Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Review

The second generation of AMD A-Series hybrid processors, announced earlier in October, are already integrated in a number of graphics solutions. The newly appeared products are compatible with Socket FM2 only and cannot be applied for Socket FM1 infrastructure. This implies that a number of motherboards lose their upgrade facilities and can't be updated with a new advanced solution. Still, the market is currently ready to present a few boards destined to operate with the updated AMD A-Series. Gigabyte is one of the pioneers in this respect, introducing its motherboard GA-F2A85X-UP4, developed specifically for Socket FM2.



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Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 is designed in ATX form-factor with 305x244 mm PCB dimensions. AMD A85X chipset is a heart of the motherboard; it secures the compatibility with A-Series (second gen.) APU and Athlon CPUs in the implementation of Socket FM2. The overall TDP level claimed for the model is not more than 100W. The PCB allots four DIMM slots …

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This storage offers four vertically arranged slots for 3.5” and 2.5” drives with SATA 6 Gbps interface, which significantly minimizes space, occupied by the device. You do not need a screwdriver to fix drivers in sleds. All sections are covered with a common upper lid. The R/W memory slot is located in the basic part of the framework.


One should also highlight the hot swap, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 arrays formation support and Intel AES-NI hardware encryption with a 256-bit key. The 4-core Celeron J3455 CPU features 4 or 8 GB of DDR3L RAM, distributed over 2 SO-DIMM slots.


The network part consists of two Gigabit Ethernet ports (which can be combined), one USB 2.0, four USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI video output. The 64-bit QTS 4.3 OS supports виртуализацию Linux, Windows, UNIX and Android virtualization, mail and contacts synchronization in a personal cloud.

ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer: Motherboard for Fastidious Gamers and Overclockers

Hardware solutions from Fatal1ty series have been enjoying great popularity among gamers and overclockers since the first product came out. ASRock continues gladdening its fastidious devotees by introducing one more representative of Fatal1ty series – motherboard Fatal1ty Z87 Killer. It attracts potential customers by a powerful VRM system, prime-quality hardware base, and the implementation of KillerLane 2200 network chip that eliminates lags in online games.



ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer is designed in ATX form-factor and is based on Intel Z87 chipset, targeted Intel Haswell processors (Core i3/i5/i7, Celeron, Pentium) for Socket LGA1150 platform. Memory subsystem supports up to 32 GB of two-channel DDR3 memory chips that run at the maximal 3050 MHz frequency. Power subsystem is organized according to 8-phase scheme; it consists of special MOSFET-transistors that are characterized by a low TDP level.


To continue, this motherboard accommodates three high-speed PCIe 3.0 x16 …
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