ASUS F1A75-V Pro vs. Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H – Llano at ~$120
7 November 2011
Conclusion: When talking about motherboards in this price range, there is usually very little to separate them in terms of hardware. One or the other may sport a single different controller, or use different implementations to get better results. Ultimately, each of the ASUS and Gigabyte boards, inter alia , has their pros and cons: With a lot of users wanting a lot of options, for $120 it seems you are not going to cover everything in the A75 market from the two largest motherboard...
Excerpt: When it comes to enthusiast computer components GIGABYTE is definitely a household name. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, GIGABYTE has a pretty good idea of what makes the industry tick. Today we have one of AMD A75 motherboards from GIGABYTE’s “Super4″ collection. The GIGABYTE A75-UD4H is designed for AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) and takes advantage of the new AMD Socket FM1 as well as the AMD A75 chipset.
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H Review and Llano Overclocking
19 August 2011
Summary: New AMD Socket FM1 (Lynx) platform for Llano processors looks very appealing for those who prefer integrated systems, and broad overclocking-friendliness make it even more interesting. Let’s see what AMD A8-3850 is capable of when paired with a pretty advanced Gigabyte GA-A75-ED4H mainboard.
Summary: We don't know where to start with the Gigabyte A75-UD4H. It's almost perfect. There are but two things we can really find lacking, the old-style BIOS, and number of available USB 2.0 ports, which itself isn't a problem for near anyone providing they use a case.
The GA-A75-UD4H clocks well, has more USB 3.0 ports than you'll need, both on the blackplate and available via internal header, and has more slots than you'll ever need, too.
Pros: Full of features, Good memory support, EFI BIOS with support for 3TB+ drives, Excellent overclocking abilities, Truly raises the bar for entry-level performance and functionality, with minimal cost.
Cons: Limited included software, No obvious added power-saving features, Almost too much functionality for an entry-level platform, May be overlooked by many, just simply because of the platform it supports.
Excerpt: Now that the all mighty NDA has lifted on the new Llano platform, we're able to bring to you all those motherboards that support the new APU from AMD. Today we'll be looking at the GIGABYTE A75-UD4H. Like the ASUS board, we have already done an extensive preview on this one, so if you haven't already looked at it, I highly recommend you go check out GIGABYTE A75-UD4H (AMD A75) Llano Motherboard Preview to see what's going on with the look of the board and the bundle.
Conclusion: We already know how well Llano performs compared to Intel Sandy Bridge. Llano’s integrated graphics offers playable performance despite its lower processing power. Today, we have paired Llano with an HD 6870 to see whether or not its CPU power is able to handle the current crop of games at 1920×1080 resolution. As the tests show, Llano is able to handle most games without much problem, since many games on the market are not CPU bound but rather GPU bound.
Pros: CrossFireX support, 8 USB 3.0 ports, and 12 USB 2.0 ports, No clearance issue for the GPU and SATA, Low profile heatsink
Cons: Only 2 USB 2.0 ports on the back I/O, USB 3.0 ports do not work during POST, No onboard Clear_CMOS, Reset, Power buttons, RAM slot is too close to ATX power
Conclusion: One of the primary marketing shticks that Gigabyte uses for this board is “Super 4”. Super 4 consists of four (no really?) separate features on this board and before we go on, please remember that it wasn’t us that came up these names… “Super Safe” encompasses the fail-safe features on this board like Dual 16MB BIOS chips, separate fuses for each individual USB port and long life solid capacitors.