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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...