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About this Product

• AMD® A10/A8/A6/A4-series processors for the FM2 package
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.

• AMD® A85X Chipset

Main Memory
• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866/2133*(OC) DRAM, 32GB Max

• 2 PCI Express gen2 x16 slots
- PCI_E2 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E5 is empty) or PCIe x8 speed (when PCI_E5 is installed)
- PCI_E5 supports up to PCIE x8 speed
• 3 PCIE 2.0 x1 slots
• 2 PCI slots

On-Board SATA
• 8x SATA 6Gb/s ports by AMD® A85X
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 6Gb/s
- SATA1~8 ports support RAID 0/1/5/10 modes by AMD® A85X

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC892
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec

• Realtek PCI-E GbLAN controller RTL8111E
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s
- Compliance with PCI-Express Bus specification v1.0a

USB 3.0
• 2 USB 3.0 rear ports by AMD® A85X
• 1 USB 3.0 onboard connector by AMD® A85X

Internal I/O Connectors
- 1 x ATX 24-pin power connector
- 1 x ATX 8-pin 12V CPU power connector
- CPU x 1 / System x 4 FAN connectors
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 1 x Front panel connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector
- 8 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1x MultiConnect Panel connector
- 1x Power button
- 1x Reset button
- 1x OC Genie button
- 1x Clear CMOS button
- 1x Voltage Checkpoints connector

Back Panel I/O Ports
- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
- 1x Optical S/PDIF-out port
- 1x VGA port**, supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60 Hz
- 1x dual link DVI-D port**, supports a maximum resolution of 2560x1600@60 Hz
- 1x HDMI port**, supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1080@60 Hz
- 1x DisplayPort**, supports a maximum resolution of 2560x1600@60 Hz
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN jack
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack

**This mainboard supports dual-display function by two onboard graphics output ports (HDMI+VGA, HDMI+DVI-D, VGA+DVI-D, VGA+DisplayPort & DVI-D+DisplayPort).
**This mainboard also supports triple-d splay function by three onboard graphics output ports (HDMI+VGA+DVI-D & DisplayPort+VGA+DIV-D).
**Please note that, the HDMI port and DisplayPort can not be used simultaneously.

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor

• 9 mounting holes

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website score publish date  --- Oct 02 '12
Hardcoreware  --- Nov 20 '12
TBreak  --- Oct 30 '12
Techware Labs  --- Jul 09 '13
X-bit labs  --- Apr 20 '13
Submit a review link on Oct 03 '12

"Overall, I can honestly say that this board has given me mixed feelings, as I simply love the design of it and the feature list is certainly plentiful with the amount of SATA III ports, and the..."

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Hardcoreware on Nov 20 '12

"As for the FM2-A85XA-G65, since its performance was solid and the price is low for such a full featured board, we have to give it our “Recommended Hardware: Solid Performance” award. This lets you..."

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Techware Labs on Jul 09 '13

"The FM2-A85XA-G65 does its job well, I found no real faults with it. The problem is that there are lots of other A85 motherboards on the market now that can do the same things as the G65 in the..."

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X-bit labs on Apr 22 '13

"The MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 is simpler than the other three Socket FM2 mainboards we’ve tested recently, so it is also the least expensive of them. The ASRock board costs a little more, next comes..."

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