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Old October 25, 2011, 08:54 AM
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Default Another overclocking breakthrogh - ECS A75F-A Motherbaord

In early July, AMD launched the latest architecture Llano APU.
Since the launch, it has already been two and a half months. Initially, the only CPUs that can work with it were the relatively high-end A8-3850 and the A6-3650.
The market prices of course were a bit higher.
For chipsets, there are two options, the A75 and the A55, adopting the latest FM1pinout design. For now, it appears the price difference between the two is not very wide.
The main advantage of the A75 is its support for the new SATA3 and USB 3.0 specifications. If you have sufficient budget, this is the better choice.

The Llano APU was relaunched in early September together with three new CPUs, and compared with the previous two, the prices are lower
With built-in GPUs, the A4-3400/A6-3500 are quite expensive compared with the A6-631, which has no GPU
Currently, a total of five CPUs support the Llano APU architecture to offer more choices for the AMD FM1 platform
To begin, windwithme has shared tests of the previous two Llano APUs, and we know that the biggest advantage of this platform lies in its significant 3D performance.

Now the star of the show is the latest product from ECS, the ECS A75 motherboard
The product is positioned as part of the Black Series, and the complete serial number is A75F-A, including the AMD A75 chipset
The PCB is black, and the extension card slots are a complimentary gray or white

Based on the ATX form factor, the size is 305mm x 220mm, a little smaller than standard ATX measurements
The A75F-A is positioned as a high level A75 product, but the price is actually lower than many other brands

Motherboard Lower Left
2 X PCI-E X16, supporting 2Way CrossFireX technology, bandwidth of X16 + X4
2 X PCI-E X1
Realtek RTL8111E LAN chip
Realtek ALC892 audio chip, with support for 8-channel High Definition Audio technology

Lower Right of Motherboard
6 X gray SATA, A75 chip included, SATA3 specification, supporting RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10
Lower area F_USB1 USB 3.0 expansion slots for the front

Top Right of Motherboard
4 X DIMM DDR3, supporting 1333/1600/1866/2133 (OC)
This board can be overclocked to extra performance of DDR3 2133.
Beside this is the 24-PIN power input.

Upper Left of Motherboard
The A75F-A uses a 4-phase power supply supporting AMD's latest FM1 series CPU
At the top is the 8 pin power input, and heat sinks used with the previous AM2 + / AM3 can also be installed on the pins of the FM1

1 X PS2 keyboard / mouse
Clr CMOS button
4 X USB 2.0 (Black / Red)
1 X eSATA / USB 2.0 both supported (red)
2 X USB 3.0 (Blue)
1 X RJ-45 network connector

Closeup of Power Supply
While the machine is running, you can feel the temperature is not high around the heat sink.

The heat sink models used with the A75F-A are of a typical style with a design that increases the cooling area
If you touch the heat sink, youíll find the actual surface temperature is quite low, but if you use a more attractive heat sink, itís certain to have a stronger selling point
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