AMD A85X Platform - Precise Digital Power Control for APUs and Superb Graphics with Native HDMI and DVI Outputs
AMD® A-series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 7000/8000 Series Graphics
This motherboard supports AMD® A-series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 / 8000 Series Graphics. This revolutionary APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) combines processing power and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in one small, energy-efficient design to enable accelerated performance and an industry-leading visual experience. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5GTps.
AMD® A85X FCH (Hudson D4)
AMD® A85X FCH (Hudson D4) is designed to support up to 5GTps interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 x 16 graphics. It natively supports eight SATA 6Gbps ports and four USB 3.0 Ports.
AMD® Dual Graphics Technology
AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics is an exclusive technology only available to AMD platforms. It allows AMD APUs and selected AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics cards to work together, delivering an unrivalled 3D gaming graphics quality and performance. By combining both the discrete and integrated graphics processors, gamers can now enjoy faster and smoother frame rates on any latest gaming titles.
AMD® Eyefinity Technology
Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD®Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.
ASUS Home Entertainment Motherboard
ASUS A85XM-A features USB 3.0 connections with exclusive USB 3.0 Boost technology, along with native HDMI and DVI support to serve your home entertainment needs perfectly. With a slower transfer interface, HD video and audio files can become choppy or lag, ruining your HD entertainment experience. ASUS knows this, so that's why our Home Entertainment Motherboards were created.
HDMI and DVI Outputs
High-Definition Visual Enjoyment
Maximize your multimedia enjoyment! Enjoy high-quality visuals with a digital display monitor via HDMI or DVI output.
ASUS Exclusive USB 3.0 Boost
1.3x Faster than Traditional USB 3.0
With USB 3.0 Boost technology, USB transfer speeds are significantly increased up to 1.3x, enhancing an already impressive USB 3.0 transfer rate. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any further user configuration.
DIGI+ Power Control: Digital Power Design for the APU
ASUS motherboards using the AMD® A85X chipset employ precise digital voltage regulation for the APU, called DIGI+ VRM (Voltage Regulation Modules) digital power design. The APU voltage is adjusted via either carefully-developed automated modes, or by using user-defined profiles. The effect is that DIGI+ VRM technology ensures greater energy efficiency and the most precise power delivery. Boosted by world-renowned ASUS quality, it creates an ideal computing platform for a diverse range of applications, from gaming to multimedia or office work and heavy multitasking. Engineered and tested to assure unmitigated performance, ASUS A85X boards with DIGI+ VRM remain efficient and accurate, for reliable application in every scenario.
*DIGI+ VRM functions also available in FM2 socket compatible CPUs.
Superior Compenents Excellent Quality and Durability
100% All High-quality Solid Capacitors
ASUS high-quality solid capacitors assure a 5,000 hour lifespan – equivalent to 2.5 times longer than traditional capacitors. All capacitors pass testing under temperatures as high as 105°C and meet Japanese Industrial Standards to provide excellent durability and enhanced thermal capacity.
Extra Durable Stainless Steel Back I/O
ASUS Motherboard back I/O panels are made from strong and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, which is bonded with a thin layer of chromium oxide to enhance the anti-corrosion properties. That's why ASUS stainless steel back I/O panels have a usage life three times longer compared to ordinary panels.
USB 3.0 Support
Experience ultra-fast data transfer at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0 – the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10x faster and is also backward-compatible with USB 2.0 components.
Native SATA 6Gbps Support
The AMD® A85X FCH natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0Gbps data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems
Real-Time Network Bandwidth Control
With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.
AI Suite II
One-Stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all the exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use software package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed control, voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and ease to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating systems.
ASUS Exclusive Interface
EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.
New Upgrade! Quick and Easy Info for Enhanced System Control
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
Anti-Surge Protection Design detects overvoltage conditions and prevents voltage surges from spreading in real time. It also actively cuts off the overvoltage supply to protect the system.
With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, ASUS provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Starting now, users can experience the next generation operating system on ASUS hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released without any compatibility issues!
The motherboard is European Union's Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
HORRIBLE! DO NOT BUY
Cons: The motherboard is extremly flimsy, and weak. Also, the BIOS only recognizes 6GB out of 8GB RAM. ASUS Tech support sucks (They hung up the phone twice!) I have to remove the battery every time to reboot. I WILL NEVER BUY FROM ASUS AGAIN! STAY AWAY!
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So far so good
Pros: Easy to install. Booted up fine the first time. UEFI BIOS is great to work with.
Cons: None so far. I just installed it, and everything seems to be working fine.
Other Thoughts: I tried to do this budget build, while keeping relatively good components. I had some old components laying around that I wanted to use up, so this worked out very well.
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Great mobo for the money
Pros: Works, performs as should. Backed up with an Asus warranty!
Other Thoughts: This motherboard went into a customer's computer so I haven't been able to test it out extensively. However, the customer is happy and so am I! 2 months in and no complaints.
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A10 6800K APU Video
Pros: Nice board with the A10 6800K APU if your running Win 7 SP1
Cons: With the A10 6800K APU there's no video drivers for Vista 64 that I can find. It would be nice if ASUS would step up
Other Thoughts: Go to amd for the correct SMBus, SATA & USB driver. The drivers supplied don't support the Hudson D4 only the D1-D3 chip
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Don't Buy This Board
Pros: The board never functioned correctly to provide a "pro"
Cons: 1 long beep, 3 short beeps = video failure
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Small board, but feature packed
Pros: Suprisingly small board, used two less screws than the previous Micro ATX board it replaced used, looking at the specs it is an inch narrower than most other Micro ATX boards. I have not utilized all the available connections, I have a card reader and a USB 3.0 HUB coming that will help complete my build. Otherwise there was plenty of options with 6x SATA, 2x 2.0 USB, 1x 3.0 USB on board, HDMI works great, really wish it had 2 more USB ports instead of the standard PS2 mouse and keyboard connections, but whatever 2x 2.0 USB and 2x 3.0 USB on the back is fine, as I will be adding 2 more 3.0 and 1 more 2.0 USB ports with the card reader and HUB.
Cons: None that I could find while putting everything together. I didn't go for the next model up, as I didn't see the need for 2 extra RAM slots or an extra PCI-E slot for Crossfire, as of now I have been satisfied with the performance of the APU for what we need it to display and I am sure there are plenty of graphics cards that could upgrade its performance, but it is not necessary for what I need it to do.
Other Thoughts: Little things, the front panel connectors were off just a little from the case connectors, the PWR LED is a 3 Pin from the Case and only has 2 Pin on the board, but whatever, the lights are annoying for our build, so nothing lost, nothing gained. I just switched the PWR and the HDD connectors, whatever.
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