Summary: Although the ASUS F1A75-V Pro is on the higher end of the price spectrum,it proved that it has what it takes to carry the ASUS name. Great performance, great overclocking capability, and great features make the ASUS F1A75-V Pro a board that should be on the top of any short list!
Conclusion: Being an ASUS board, it comes with AI Suite II – a software that people have mixed feelings about. I like the software but I’ve not had good experience with it when it comes to uninstallation (is there such a word?) I tried the AI Suite II for this setup and it worked well, . At stock speed the video encoding was 9 minutes 33 seconds, and on 3.16Ghz it was 9 minutes 3 seconds. I got rid of the AI Suite II after that.
Conclusion: So what I’m looking at today are three motherboards that promise to squeeze out every last drop of performance from your new AMD Llano APU. All of these boards have specific features to improve and enhance your experience and extend the usability of this new platform. So let’s move on to see today’s contenders.
Conclusion: AMD provides a heck of a lot of integration with its A-series APU processors, as it couples CPU cores, a memory-controller, and graphics on to one chip. Going further, AMD provides a controller chip with built-in USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps high-speed connectivity. One can make a case for any A-series motherboard to be simple in design; AMD has done most of the hard work.
Summary: The ASUS F1A75-V PRO Motherboard offers a pleasurable user experience at an affordable price without skinping on features or build quality.
Due to the price many would consider the ASUS F1 A75-V Pro motherboard to be a trimmed down version of an enthusiast level motherboard. That statement couldn’t be farther from the truth. The fact is the ASUS A75-V Pro has much more than you would expect from a motherboard at its price point.
Pros: Inexpensive Desktop Solution, Better Graphics Performance than Expected, 6+2 Phase DIGI+ VRM, Dual Intelligent Processors Technology (DIP2), ASUS Anti-Surge Protection, Both Native and ASMedia SATA 6G, ASUS UEFI BIOS, Solid Construction, AI Suite 2
Excerpt: I find myself excited about Fusion. Prior to the launch of Llano; Brazos gave us a really good idea on what exactly AMD wanted to do with the new platform. Brazos is great and it clearly has its place in the market. Like I've said so many times, though, the power for everyday computing probably isn't quite there.