AMD A85X Mobo Roundup: ASRock, Gigabyte, Asus
|CPU:||Supports AMD Socket FM2 100W Processors
|Chipset:||AMD A85X (Hudson-D4)|
|Memory:||Dual Channel DDR3 memory
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM slots
Supports DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066
Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) and AMD Memory Profile (AMP)
|Graphics:||1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600
* Support for 2560x1600 resolution requires both a monitor and cable that support Dual Link DVI.
* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600
Support for AMD CrossFire™ technology
Support for AMD Dual Graphics technology
|Audio:||Realtek ALC892 codec
High Definition Audio
Support for S/PDIF Out
|LAN:||Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)|
|Slots:||1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
* The PCIEX1_3 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX4 slot. When the PCIEX1_3 slot is populated, the PCIEX4 slot will operate at up to x1 mode.
3 x PCI Express x1 slots
(All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x PCI slot
|SATA3:||7 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3 0~6) supporting up to 7 SATA 6Gb/s devices
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s connector on the back panel supporting up to 1 SATA 6Gb/s device
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
|USB 3.0:||Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
Up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 8 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Etron EJ168 chip:
Up to 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
|Rear Panel:||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
1 x HDMI port
1 x DisplayPort
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s connector
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
|Form Factor:||ATX Form Factor
In addition to all the ports and outputs of the Asrock board, the Gigabyte also has a DisplayPort. It has four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 in the rear. This is a bit awkward if you have a USB keyboard, mouse, and external optical drive, as you’ll have a hard time installing the drivers for the USB 3.0 ports without all three.
Gigabye officially supports DDR3/1866 at the highest, while the other two boards support overclocking up to DDR3/2400 in theory (or "2600+," in ASRock's case. Finally, Gigabyte opts for Realtek audio and Ethernet controllers and adds an Etron USB 3.0 chip for two additional USB 3.0 ports in the rear panel.