Page 1:AMD's A75 Platform: The Triumph Of Adequacy
Page 2:ASRock A75M
Page 3:Overclocking ASRock's A75M
Page 4:Asus F1A75-M Pro
Page 5:Overclocking Asus' F1A75-M Pro
Page 6:ECS A75F-M2
Page 7:Gigabyte A75M-UD2H
Page 8:Overclocking Gigabyte's A75M-UD2H
Page 9:Jetway TA75MG
Page 10:MSI A75MA-G55
Page 11:Overclocking MSI's A75MA-G55
Page 12:Test Settings
Page 13:Benchmark Results: Aliens Vs. Predator
Page 14:Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Page 15:Benchmark Results: Crysis
Page 16:Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Page 17:Benchmark Results: Productivity
Page 18:Power, Heat, And Efficiency
Page 20:Which A75-Based Motherboard Is The Best?
Asus F1A75-M Pro
Asus’ F1A75-M Pro goes several steps beyond its low-cost competitors by providing more USB 3.0 connectivity, more on-board graphics options, and greater discrete graphics support.
Though the board lacks DisplayPort output, Asus has most monitors covered with its selection of HDMI, VGA, and DVI connectors. Users with two HDMI or two DVI monitors can even use an adapter on the other digital connector, since these are cross-compatible.
Four USB 2.0 ports ease the installation of front-panel bay devices, such as card readers, in addition to the traditional port extension cables. Internal USB 3.0 is also available in addition to the I/O panel’s four ports, since two of the rear ports are interfaced through a third-party PCIe-based controller.
Llano-based APUs have twenty PCIe 2.0 lanes, so Asus adds a second graphics card slot capable of running in x4 mode. While that might be fast enough for certain mid-range 3D cards, its probably most useful for adding displays that won't be tasked with gaming. And choose carefully. A dual-slot card in that bottom slot would almost certainly conflict with the USB 2.0 and 3.0 headers lining the board's bottom edge.
Switches on the side support Asus’ TPU automatic-overclocking utility and EPU energy saving modes, while the MemOK button underclocks memory to make it easier to boot up with low-quality modules installed.
Like its lower-cost rivals, the F1A75-M Pro only includes two SATA cables. While we would have liked to see four cables accompany such a fully-featured board, we earnestly question why Asus didn’t include at least three.
- AMD's A75 Platform: The Triumph Of Adequacy
- ASRock A75M
- Overclocking ASRock's A75M
- Asus F1A75-M Pro
- Overclocking Asus' F1A75-M Pro
- ECS A75F-M2
- Gigabyte A75M-UD2H
- Overclocking Gigabyte's A75M-UD2H
- Jetway TA75MG
- MSI A75MA-G55
- Overclocking MSI's A75MA-G55
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Aliens Vs. Predator
- Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Which A75-Based Motherboard Is The Best?