Asus’s new F1A75 series motherboard makes a splash

Today, Asus launched their new AMD A75 chipset-based F1A75 Series motherboards. These motherboards are designed to optimize performance for the AMD Llano Accelerated Processing Unit or (APU). These motherboards have exceptional overclocking capability for the versatile APU with a variety of integrated graphics built onto the same die.  This new series of motherboard are also equipped with the latest ASUS-exclusive technologies and features, Dual intelligent Processors 2 or (DIP2) for short. With DIGI+ VRM you’ll have precise power control to the components on the motherboard. Also ASUS implanted a graphical mouse-controlled UEFI-BIOS which means you no longer have to rely on arrow key’s to move around the bios of your system, everything will be displayed with images like in the picture below. Some things to mention about this motherboard, is it’s the world’s first FM1 socket motherboard with dual x8/x8 PCI-Express slots ready for AMD’s CrossFireX™, while the entire range of ASUS F1A75 Series motherboards are designed to natively support the latest USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps standards.

 

 

Some key things to highlight about this motherboard;

Any Memory is A-OK!
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves system boot success. Get your system up and running in no time!

Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
Exclusive to ASUS motherboards, its UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designed with dual selectable modes. It delivers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient input with quick scrolling. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information.

Easy, Real-Time O.C. Tunings
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy OC tool allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly interface makes overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV provides the best O.C. settings in different scenarios.

One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed, voltage, and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.

 

 

UEFI-BIOS

 

Tech Specs:

CPU

AMD Socket FM1 A- Series/E2- Series Accelerated Processors Supports CPU up to 4 coresSupports AMD® Turbo Core 2.0 Technology* The AMD® Turbo Core 2.0 Technology Support depends on the APU types

Chipset

AMD A75 FCH (Hudson D3)

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered MemoryDual Channel Memory Architecture* The Max. 64GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 16GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.

Graphic

Integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series Graphics in Llano APUAMD® Dual Graphics technology support *1

Multi-GPU Support

Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 3 x PCI

Storage

AMD A75 FCH (Hudson D3) chipset : 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), graySupport Raid 0, 1, 10, JBOD

LAN

Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

Audio

Realtek® ALC 887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC – Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retaskingAudio Feature :– Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

USB Ports

AMD A75 FCH (Hudson D3) chipset : 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)AMD A75 FCH (Hudson D3) chipset : 10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)

Overclocking Features

Overclocking Protection :– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Special Features

ASUS EPU :– EPU ASUS Protect 3.0 Technology :– Anti-Surge Protection- Low EMI Solution- ESDTurboVASUS Exclusive Features :- MemOK!- AI Suite II- Ai Charger- Anti-Surge- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution- ASUS Fan Xpert ASUS EZ DIY :– ASUS O.C. Profile- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 – ASUS EZ Flash 2 – ASUS MyLogo 2 – Multi-language BIOS100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors

Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)1 x PS/2 mouse (green)1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)2 x USB 3.0 6 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out6 x Audio jack(s)

Internal I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)1 x COM port(s) connector(s)6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)1 x Power Fan connector(s) (1 x 3 -pin)1 x S/PDIF out header(s)1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)1 x System panel(s) 1 x MemOK! button(s)

Accessories

User’s manualI/O Shield2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

BIOS

32 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS V2.6, ACPI V2.0a

Support Disc

DriversASUS PC Probe IIASUS Update Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 8.8 inch ( 30.5 cm x 22.4 cm )

Note

*1-1: Refer to www.amd.com for the Dual Graphics selected GPUs.*1-2: Refer to www.amd.com for the discrete GPUs that support AMD® Dual Graphics.

 

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