ASUS Introduces Motherboards for Trinity APUs
By Cássio Lima on September 25, 2012 - 12:40 PM


ASUS has announced their F2A85 series of motherboards based on the new AMD A85X chipset and FM2 socket, designed for the upcoming AMD’s second generation Accelerated Processing Units (APU), codename Trinity.

F2A85 series motherboards come with a variety of ASUS-exclusive features, including Dual Intelligent Processors 3 (DIP3) with new DIGI+ Power Controls to save up to 65% in system energy, GPU Boost to enhance integrated graphics up to 17%, a worry-free USB BIOS Flashback tool and Remote GO! to stream multimedia content from PC to DLNA devices. In addition to the ASUS exclusive features is a superior design built with high quality components. Examples include a more efficient and silent heat-pipe cooling design that provides better overclocking ability, along with Super Alloy Chokes that give the motherboard both a high current capability and low heat generation.

In the table below we’ve listed the models launched and their main specs.

Model

F2A85-V PRO

F2A85-M PRO

F2A85-M

F2A85-M LE

Chipset

AMD A85X

AMD A85X

AMD A85X

AMD A85X

CPU Socket

FM2

FM2

FM2

FM2

PCI Express Slots

  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 2 x PCI
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16/x4)[l1]
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCI
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16/x4)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCI

Memory Sockets

4

4

4

2

SATA-600 Ports

7

7

7

7

SATA-300 Ports

NA

NA

NA

NA

eSATA Ports

1

1

1

1

USB 3.0 Ports

4

4

2

2

USB 2.0 Ports

2

2

4

4

LAN Ports

1 (Realtek 8111F)

1 (Realtek 8111F)

1 (Realtek 8111F)

1 (Realtek 8111F)

Audio

8-Channel (Realtek ALC892)

8-Channel (Realtek ALC892)

8-Channel (Realtek ALC887)

8-Channel (Realtek ALC887)

Voltage Regulator Circuitry

6+2

4+2

4+2

3+2

Video Outputs

  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • DVI
  • VGA
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • DVI
  • VGA
  • HDMI
  • DVI
  • VGA
  • HDMI
  • DVI
  • VGA


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