Summary: After using a MSI Socket FM2/AMD A75/DDR3/SATA3&USB3.0/A&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard FM2-A75MA-E35 (which I highly recommend) this just seems old school. The bios is just not as user friendly as the UEFI, and I couldn't get it to run at the same efficiency as the MSI (which has a nice "Eco mode" setting in its bios). My whole purpose in upgrading my computers was to save energy. For the last 3 years I've been running a Q6600 quad core, with 2 9600 GT's, watercooled.
Summary: This was my first build everything went smooth.I got 8gb of ram free with this board which i thought was a great deal. The ram was [DOA] but newegg took care it with no problem not going to give bad review because of bad ram. I now have a nice computer for me at a small cost little over $200 I used a amd A4-5300 cpu,8gb ram,sentey mini tower,elite 460 ps, 24x dvd, 500gb refurb wd blue hd.
Pros: Easy to install with good instructions. Sata lll 6 ports,usb 3.0, Hdmi
Summary: I really don't know for sure if its the motherboard or processor that is causing the throttling issue. Anyone else have this problem? Alos if someone else with a A10-5800k could run CPU-z and prime 95 with stock clock speeds to see if it still throttles that would be great.
Pros: This is a good solid motherboard with great sound. It has all the newer features a modern motherboard should have such as usb3.0 and 6Gb/s sata and hdmi. However I have not had much luck with overclocking with this motherboard.
Cons: The overclocking features are there in the BIOS, however I can not get them to work correctly. I have disabled the throttling features such as powernow and C6 state. I can get a stable 4.3ghz overclock with the A10-5800k but under full load it will still throttle to 14x multiplier. It will also throttle with stock clocks. You would not notice this unless you have cpu-z running while running prime95. I do not believe this to be an overheating issue as temp monitoring s...
Summary: I'm enjoying the motherboard upgrade from my old system, and happy with the headset gift as well.
Pros: Easy to install, after bios adjustments runs fine.
Cons: Initially board had issues with shutting off while playing games (anywhere from 5-20 mins of play), when paired with AMD A10-5800K seemed to be a common issue with may reviews I've seen here or on web.
Summary: Board has nice features such as USB 3 and front USB 3 hook up, newer CPU etc. My board is dead on arrival. I just bought a Gigabyte replacement from Amazon. Sorry that I can't elaborate, but word to the wise - Buyer Beware. PS See posting rules.
Summary: Got this board with an A10-5800K and G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900). Do yourself a big favor and if you go with this board get at least DDR3 1866. It is the fastest the board supports (you can go higher with OC) but the reviews are out that with these APUs using shared system memory for the IGP, faster is better. If you do not beleive me, search google for ourself. Just enable XMP1 Profile in bios.
Pros: Solid board for the price. With rebate mine was under 50 bucks. Even at regular price there is no reason you should not buy any other FM2 board other than the A85.
Cons: I am very used to the ASUS UEFI Bios and this is not it but no need to deduct an Egg just for the looks of the bios when all of the functionality is still there