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Asus F2A85-V Pro Motherboard Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specifications
  3. Motherboard Layout
  4. BIOS Screenshots
  5. Test Bench and Methodology
  6. 3DMark 11: Performance preset
  7. PCMark 7 Benchmark
  8. PCMark Vantage x64 Benchmark
  9. Conclusion
  10. View All

Like you would expect in a tier 1 brand manufacturer, Asus also follows a standard design when it comes to packaging and detailing.

The specifications are as follows:

Advertised Specifications Asus F2A85-V Pro
CPU
  • AMD Socket FM2 Athlon/A- Series Processors
  • Supports CPU up to 4 cores
  • Supports AMD Turbo Core 3.0 Technology
Chipset AMD A85X FCH(Hudson D4)
Memory
  • 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2250(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
  • Dual Channel Memory Architecture
  • Support AMD Memory Profile (AMP) memory
Graphic
  • Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7000/8000 Series Graphics in A-series APU
  • Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB/DisplayPort ports
    – Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    – Supports DVI with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ Hz
    – Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    – Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
  • Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB
  • AMD Dual Graphics technology support
  • Supports DirectX 11
  • Multi-GPU Support
  • Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology
  • Supports LucidLogix Virtu MVP Technology
Expansion Slots
  • 2x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
  • 1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
  • 2x PCIe 2.0 x1
    2x PCI
Storage AMD A85X FCH(Hudson D4) chipset :

  • 7x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), grey
  • 1x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
  • Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
LAN Realtek 8111F, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Audio Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature: Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB Ports ASMedia USB 3.0 controller :
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
AMD A85X FCH(Hudson D4) chipset :
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 2 at mid-board)
AMD A85X FCH(Hudson D4) chipset :
10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, , 8 at mid-board)
Special Features Overclocking Protection :
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control :
SMART DIGI+ :
– Smart DIGI+ Key- Quickly delivers optimized VRM frequency, voltage and current for superior APU/DRAM overclocking performance with one click.
ASUS TPU :
– Auto Tuning
– TurboV
– GPU Boost
– TPU switch
ASUS EPU :
– EPU
– EPU switch
ASUS Digital Power Design :
– Industry leading Digital 6 +2 Phase Power Design
– CPU Power Utility
– DRAM Power Utility
ASUS Exclusive Features :
– Remote GO!
– USB BIOS Flashback
– MemOK!
– AI Suite II
– Ai Charger+
– USB Charger+
– Anti-Surge
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
– Network iControl
– USB 3.0 Boost
– Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
– Stylish Fanless Design Heat-pipe solution
– ASUS Fan Xpert 2
ASUS EZ DIY :
– DirectKey
– Precision Tweaker 2
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 2
– ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-Shield
– ASUS Q-Slot
– ASUS Q-Connector
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Back I/O Ports
  • 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
  • 1x DVI
  • 1x D-Sub
  • 1xDisplayPort
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x eSATA
  • 1x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
  • 4x USB 3.0 (blue)
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 6x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports
  • 1x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
  • 4x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 1x COM port(s) connector(s)
  • 7x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
  • 1x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 x -pin)
  • 4x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x -pin)
  • 1x S/PDIF out header(s)
  • 1x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
  • 1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
  • 1x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
  • 1x System panel(s)
  • 1x DirectKey Button(s)
  • 1x DRCT header(s)
  • 1x MemOK! button(s)
  • 1x TPU switch(es)
  • 1x EPU switch(es)
  • 1x USB BIOS Flashback button(s)
Accessories
  • User’s manual
  • I/O Shield
  • 4x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
  • 1x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
BIOS 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen Function, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Support Disc Drivers, ASUS utilities, ASUS Update, Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

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