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Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H Motherboard (with AMD A8-5600K) Review

Rating: 9.0.

Today we are going to look at the Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H motherboard which supports AMD’s latest Trinity APUs and occupies a Micro-ATX form factor.  We will also be looking briefly at the performance of the AMD A8-5600K APU as we haven’t had a chance to test it previously.  This processor and motherboard combination isn’t top-of-the-range, but should offer users a healthy balance between price and performance.

Gigabyte is renowned for producing a wide range of quality motherboards which encompass both Intel and AMD platforms.  Additionally they have a comprehensive range of models supporting the latest AMD FM2 socket, spanning from those based on the low-end A55 chipset to the more feature-filled A85X that resides on this particular model.

The F2A85XM-D3H fits in the range below the F2A85X-D3H and F2A85X-UP4 which are both full size models.  The Micro-ATX form factor of the F2A85XM-D3H makes it ideal for those looking to build a compact tower PC or a large HTPC.  We look forward to seeing how it performs in our tests.

Features

  • GIGABYTE 3D BIOS technology with Dual UEFI BIOS design.
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™4 Classic technology.
  • Supports socket FM2 AMD A-series/ Athlon-series processors.
  • Enhanced AMD Radeon HD 7000-series graphics (DX11) integrated with the APU.
  • 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces with AMD Dual Graphics, Eyefinity and CrossFire support.
  • Features HDMI/ Dual-link DVI/ D-sub ports for Triple-Monitor support.
  • 4 native USB 3.0 ports with transfer rates of up to 5Gbps.
  • 8 native SATA3 ports with up to 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support.
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology with 3x USB power design.

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  • Darth Digglers

    Bargain prices, thats a really capable little system , better than I thought it would be.

  • Joe

    Certainly can;t knock the value of the system. Would be good attached to a tv with a remote and keyboard.

  • Jon L

    Thats pretty impressive gaming performance for the price.

  • Andy

    Excellent little board, going to pick one up this month,

  • I would have preferred benching with the internal GPU. Otherwise this is a great bargain.

  • Looks like a bargain but if you’re looking for high end z77 performance you’ll definitely have to pay a bit more.