Motherboard Guide

Preview: AMD A75 Motherboards

Preview: AMD A75 Motherboards



ASUS too has gone for a normal ATX form factor for its F1A75-V PRO board. What we noticed first was the single heatpipe connecting the passive heatsink on the FCH to the rear heatsink at the motherboard's power delivery system. As usual, you can expect a host of ASUS technologies and features that are just too long to be listed here. Suffice to say that they are familiar names that have appeared in other ASUS boards this year.

Some of the extras include an Asmedia USB 3.0 controller that gives this board up to six USB 3.0 ports. There's also an additional SATA 6Gbps port onboard and an eSATA 6Gbps port, both provided by an Asmedia SATA controller. ASUS also uses a Realtek ALC892 CODEC for audio and like the ASRock, supports CrossFireX, though with only 4 lanes of PCIe bandwidth for the second card.

What this board does lack are onboard buttons for power and reset. Clearing the CMOS too is done via jumpers and the only onboard buttons are for ASUS' proprietary features like MemOK! and its TPU. Of course, we doubt that this will matter to the consumers in this segment and we do get the same, excellent UEFI BIOS that's found on current-gen ASUS boards.