Conclusion: There’s really nothing much to say. Asus has a good streak of M/V-Pro series motherboards so far- as you would and should expect from a Tier 1 manufacturer. On a personal note, it would be best if the 8th SATA is kept as SATA port rather than eSATA. The colouring of the USB Charger+ and BIOS Flashback would be more useful. While we’re at it, having a BIOS Flashback button on the rear I/O makes a lot more sense than having it on the PCB.
Asus F2A85-V PRO Mainboard Review: Very Good Socket FM2 Mainboard
13 April 2013
Summary: This mainboard looks great, is convenient to work with, offers rich functionality and high performance. However, its price is pretty high and the board is not very energy-efficient. It does have other advantages and a few other drawbacks, which we will unveil in the following review.
Summary: The ASUS F2A85-V Pro is a very solid AMD Socket FM2 motheboard from one of the top companies out there. If you’re in the market to build AMD’s latest ‘Trinity’ platform the ASUS F2A85-V Pro should be on your short list if not on the top of it!
Conclusion: Overall, we knew straight away that this board was going to be a strong contender, and not just in one area but in pretty much every aspect and that’s what we’ve come to know and love from Asus. It’s always nice when a new platform is invented and we get to see what features are going to be added and with the F2A85-V Pro we find that nothing has been missed out with TPU, EPU, DirectKey, Qslot, and much more and these are all tried and tested features that we know first...
Excerpt: With Trinity, AMD has launched a new chipset, the A85X, for the socket FM2. The A85X is able to support AMD 3-way CrossFireX, and LucidLogix Virtu MVP is also supported. The Trinity APUs support PCI Express 2.0 with 20 lanes that can be split into x16/x4 or x8/x8/x4 configurations. While the platform does not currently support PCI Express 3.0, it should not be a major issue since current GPUs are yet to saturate the PCI-E 2.0 bandwidth.
Conclusion: Final Words Concluding a review of the first motherboard of a new chipset is difficult. New chipset usually means new processors, so a lot of what a reviewer has to say ends up being more about the processors in question. As a performance enthusiast that means I am not that happy with Trinity as a performance product – the Piledriver cores leave a lot to be desired.
Asus F2A85-V Pro & AMD A10 5800K Review (w/ HD7660D)
2 October 2012
Excerpt: 98 Flares 98 Flares × This is our second of two reviews today, focusing on the official launch of AMD’s A10 5800K when paired up with partner motherboards. In our other review we have paired up the new AMD APU with a high end AMD discrete graphics card to see how it compares against a Core i3 and Core i7 system. Many people say that you don’t need an ultra high end processor just for gaming so we though it was interesting to specifically cover that topic.
Conclusion: Asus je predstavio dostojnog i unaprijeđenog nasljednika F1A75-V PRO ploče, koji u novoj generaciji donosi poboljšanja u vidu tehnoloških napredaka kao što su modernija napojna jedinica, dodatni USB 3.0 portovi, CrossFireX podrška i bolji layout. Uz to, tu je i veći broj SATA portova, nove i korisne aplikacije, te efikasno riješeno hlađenje. Ukoliko ste se odlučili za novu AMD platformu ovaj proizvod vas neće u ničemu razočarati.
Pros: Kvaliteta izrade, solidna opremljenost, layout, ASUS tehnologije.
Cons: Bundle, bugovit BIOS, slabiji OC potencijal od konkurencije.
Summary: Det har været spændende at teste ASUS F2A85-V Pro. Bundkortet kommer spækket med features og funktioner. Der er alt lige fra USB 3.0 til understøttelse af op til to grafikkort. Udover det, så er bundkortet udført i et flot blå/sort/hvid design, som dog hurtigt kan dele vandende, da mange hellere vil have en noget mere simpel farvesammensætning.
Pros: • Features, • Innovation, • Design, • Syv SATA 3.0 porte
Summary: Den første sne har ramt vores lille Danmark, og vinteren begynder så småt at få overtaget. Heldigvis er der mange spændende ting at foretage sig indendørs, og en af tingene man kan bruge tiden på, er at teste lækre produkter. Asus har denne gang fremsendt deres F2A85-V Pro, som byder på et hav af features, som f.eks. Direct Key, USB BIOS Flashback, USB Charger+ og et hav af andre spændende sager.