The revised AMD FM2-Series platform is based on the latest FM2 socket, supporting new AMD APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) based on the AMD 'Trinity' architecture. The new top-end AMD A10 series combine up to 4 cores with the latest 7000 series graphics core, offering a balanced, visually enhanced user experience.
30% Performance Boost over Previous Generation Motherboards
The latest AMD 7000 series graphics embedded in all Trinity APUs bring 3D gamers up to 30% better 3D performance compared to previous the generation.
This makes the new FM2 platform a great option for mainstream 3D gaming applications, with Microsoft® DirectX® 11, OpenGL 4.2 and OpenCL 1.1 support helping to deliver a 3D gaming experience similar to discrete graphics card solutions.
Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry. Gigabyte's new Glass Fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.
Gigabyte Ultra Durable 4 Classic motherboards feature High ESD Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.
Permanent damage from power surge or failure during BIOS update, can be avoided with Gigabyte DualBIOS, which automatically enables a secondary, back up BIOS.
Gigabyte uses Solid Caps (Capacitors) on CPU power zone and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures.
The revolutionary Gigabyte 3D BIOS application is based on Gigabyte UEFI DualBIOS™ technology.
It is available to consumers in two exclusive modes of interaction, providing enthusiast and mainstream users with a choice of unique and powerful graphical interfaces.
At the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS technology is a pair of physical BIOS ROMs containing Gigabyte's exclusive in-house designed UEFI BIOS technology.
With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS™ makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
Designed to provide an extremely streamlined and user-friendly BIOS environment, Gigabyte's exclusive 3D Mode offers a fully interactive and illustrative GUI that allows users to easily and intuitively make key adjustments to the UEFI BIOS settings for optimum performance.
3D Mode also allows novice or casual users to more clearly understand the different areas of the motherboard that are being affected through the BIOS settings, gaining a clearer understanding of the BIOS functionality.
Advanced Mode provides a more comprehensive UEFI BIOS environment that is designed specifically for overclockers and power users who want maximum control over their PC's hardware.
It also combines the signature Gigabyte BIOS expertise you've come to expect, wrapped a slick, new and optimized graphical UEFI interface.
Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.
Gigabyte motherboards feature Gigabyte 333 Onboard Acceleration; a range of the latest technologies that are designed help speed up data transfer, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) technology and an unprecedented 3x USB power boost on USB ports for more power hungry USB devices.
This motherboard provides Dual-link DVI, HDMI and D-sub ports, allowing output your desktop to three displays at the same time! Just image how much more efficient you could be by spreading your busy Computer Desktop accross 3 monitors, allowing 3 times the space to see and work with your files without wasting time searchng thru a deep stack of windows.
Designed to leverage the awesome potential of the latest AMD Fusion A-series APUs, Gigabyte motherboards deliver an enhanced visual experience that includes advanced DX11® gaming and incredibly smooth HD multimedia playback.
This motherboard supports high resolution displays up to 2560 x 1600 pixels by the Dual-link DVI port.
HDMI is latest High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is able to provide up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and also 8-channel high quality audio.
By transmitting uncompressed digital data, HDMI is able to reduce signal interference as transferring between digital and analog signal, seen and heard, direct from the source.
In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), which allows playback of Blu-ray/ HD DVD and other protected contents.
Gigabyte On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of Gigabyte's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from Gigabyte motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger2.
The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the proliferation of electronic devices continues.
The ErP works to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. Gigabyte supports ErP and produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system efficiency at a fundamental level.
|CPU||AMD A series processors
AMD Athlon™ series processors
|Chipset||AMD A85X chipset|
|Form Factor||Micro ATX Form Factor; 244 x 244mm (9.6 x 9.6")|
|Memory||4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets
64 GB Maximum System Memory (4 x 16GB)
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Support for DDR3 1866, 1600, 1333 and 1066 MHz Memory
|Storage||8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors supporting up to 8 SATA 6Gb/s devices with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD|
|Onboard Graphics||To use the onboard graphics ports, you must install an AMD APU with integrated graphics.
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port, maximum resolution of 2560x1600
1 x HDMI port, maximum resolution of 1920x1200
|Multi-Graphics Technology||Support for AMD Dual Graphics technology when AMD A series APUs are installed.|
|Audio||Realtek ALC887 codec
High Definition Audio
2, 4, 5.1 and 7.1 Channel
Support for S/PDIF Out
|LAN||1 x Realtek GbE chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)|
|IEEE 1394||Not included. Optional FireWire Cards can be purchased.|
|USB||Up to 4 USB 3.0, 2.0 combo ports (2 ports on the back panel,
2 ports available through the internal USB header)
Up to 8 USB 2.0, 1.1 combo ports (4 ports on the back panel,
4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x APU fan header
2 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x USB 3.0 / 2.0 header
1 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 header
1 x IEEE 1394a header
1 x Serial Port header
1 x Parallel Port header
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1 x clearing CMOS jumper
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out connector
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks (Line In, Line Out and Microphone)
|I/O Controller||iTE I/O Controller Chip|
|Hardware Monitoring||System Voltage Detection
APU/System temperature detection
APU/System fan speed detection
APU overheating warning
APU/System fan fail warning
APU/System fan speed control (with supported Coolers)
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
(All PCI Express slots meet the PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
1 x PCI slot
|BIOS||2 x 64 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
Support for DualBIOS™
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
|Unique Features||Support for @BIOS
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Support for EasyTune
Support for Smart Recovery 2
Support for Auto Green
Support for ON/OFF Charge
Support for 3TB+ Unlock
Support for Q-Share