ECS A85F2-A Golden

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CPU º Socket FM2 for AMD A series processors
º Supports AMD Turbo Core 3.0
º Note: This board supports to 4+1 phase 140W TDP
CHIPSET º A85X (Hudson D4) FCH
GRAPHICS º AMD Radeon HD 7xxx graphics
º Supports CorssFire™ and Dual Graphics
º ECS 4most Display For Four independent Display outputs
º Intergrated DirectX 11 3D graphic processors in APU
º Supports UVD 3
º Supports AMD Eyefinity
º DP 1.2 supports 4096 x 2160 or 4096 x 2400
º HDMI 1.4a supports 1920 x 1080, 3D
º Dual link DVI 2560 x 1600
º Single link DVI 1920 x 1200
MEMORY º Dual-channel DDR3 memory architecture
º 4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM socket support up to 64GB, per one DIMM support 16GB
º Support DDR3 up to 1333/1600/1866/2133(OC)/2400(OC)/2600(OC)
º Supports AMP (AMD Memory Profile)
º Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
º *Duo to limitation of AMD chipset spec, it supports up to 1866 MHz for motherboards with a single DIMM per channel
º * Please refer to Memory QVL for more information
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS.
For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation
EXPANSION SLOT º 2 x PCI Express x16 Gen2.0 slot
º When install VGA cards in all PCIe x16 slots, it runs at x8+x8; When only one VGA Card,recommand place it in PCIE x16 slot near CPU socket.
º 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
º 2 x PCI slots
STORAGE º Support by AMD A85X
• 7 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s devices
• 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port
• RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID 10 configuration
AUDIO º VIA VT 1819S 8-Ch High Definition audio CODEC
º Compliant with 8CH HD audio specification
LAN º Realtek 8111E Gigabit LAN Fast Ethernet Controller
º Supports Wake on LAN, PXE, RPL
REAR PANEL I/O º 2 x USB 2.0 ports
º 4 x USB 3.0 ports
º 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port
º 1 x D-sub(VGA)
º 1 x DVI Port
º 1 x HDMI Port
º 1 x DP port
º 1 x RJ45 LAN connector
º 1 x Audio port (1 x Line in , 3 x Line out , 1 x MIC in , 1 x Optical Out)
º 1 x Clear_CMOS button
INTERNAL I/O CONNECTORS & HEADERS º 1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
º 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power Connector
º 1 x 4-pin CPU_FAN connector
º 1 x 3-pin SYS_FAN connector
º 1 x 3-pin PWR_FAN connector
º 3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 USB ports(The Grey one F_USB1 supports EZ Charger)
º 1 x USB 3.0 header supports additional 2 USB 3.0 Ports
º 7 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s connectors
º 1 x COM header
º 1 x Clear CMOS header
º 1 x Front panel audio header
º 1 x Front panel header
º 1 x Speaker header
SYSTEM BIOS º AMI BIOS with 32Mb SPI ROM
º Supports Multi-language BIOS
º Support ECS M.I.B X Utility
º Supports eBLU
º Supports eSF
º Support EZ Charger
º Supports eDLU
º Support eOC
º Supports Plug and Play
º Supports ECS EZ BIOS
º Supports STR (S3)/STD (S4)
º Support Hardware monitor
º Audio, LAN, can be disabled in BIOS
º Supports ACPI & DMI
º F7 hot key for boot up devices option
FORM FACTOR º ATX Size, 305mm*220mm
Bundled Software º Supports THX, Muzee, Cyberlink MediaSuite, Norton

Official URL

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1426&CategoryID=1&MenuID=154&LanID=0

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ECS A85F2-A Golden Reviews Rating: 88 out of 100 based on 2 ratings.

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Overclockers Club  --- Feb 12 '13
PureOverclock.com 4.5/5 Feb 05 '13
t-break  --- Nov 27 '12
techPowerUp! 8.6/10 Feb 22 '13
Techware Labs  --- Nov 26 '12
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"Once again, another impressive incarnation of the A85X chipset that should be on your tire kicking list if you are looking at this terrific platform."

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PureOverclock.com on

"If you are looking for a budget friendly APU motherboard with great overclockability and many features, the ECS A85F2-A is a great buy at the price point."

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t-break on

"The ECS A85F2-A Golden is a great motherboard with some nice features packed in, especially for its price. Overclocking is easy, although not as high as I’ve seen on other FM2 motherboards. The..."

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techPowerUp! on

"Add in its relatively low price right now and the ECS A85F2-A Golden presents a rather decent package with a decent layout, a decent price, a fancy new BIOS, and decent stock performance. If you..."

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Techware Labs on

"Overall I have mixed feelings about the ECS A85F2-A Golden motherboard. On one hand you get the flashy looks, lots of room to expand, and a UEFI with adjustable overclocking settings. Unfortunately..."

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