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Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4
8.6 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4

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Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 FM2 Motherboard Review: Overkill for Trinity?

PC Perspective
15 February 2013
  • Excerpt: FM2 poses an interesting quandary for motherboard manufacturers. AMD provides a very robust and full featured chip for use with their processors (A85X) that would lend itself well to midrange and enthusiast class motherboards.
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Expert Review

8 February 2013
  • Summary: Gigabyte's new UP model series was inserted into their product range after Z77 motherboards with Intel's socket 1155 was introduced. It turns out that this model won't be limited to Intel sockets, but will also include AMD sockets.
  • Pros: good performance with good CPU power supply and extensive overclocking features, adequate equipment, like seven SATA and six USB 3.0 ports and an eSATA 6G, good overall performance and good stability, supports 3 way CrossFireX, reasonable efficiency, very economical when idling
  • Cons: suboptimal positioning of the CPU fan header
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Overall 9

FM2 Platform: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Mainboard and AMD A10-5800K Processor Review

X-bit labs
3 February 2013
  • Summary: Today we will talk about the functionality of the mainboard and try to find out why not very fast AMD Trinity processors consume so much power after all. Which of the system components have the most serious effect on the performance and power consumption?
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Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 Review – Are PowIRStages Needed with Trinity?

14 December 2012
  • Conclusion: During the testing of a motherboard, anything that seems out of the ordinary or is not default behavior compared to a normal usage scenario gets noted down in my lists under the benchmark results.
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GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 AMD FM2 Motherboard Review

Legit Reviews
29 November 2012
  • Summary: The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 may be on the higher side of the price range for FM2 motherboards, but the old adage you get what you pay for holds true today. The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 is packed with features and performance to spare!
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
27 November 2012
  • Summary: At $129.99 the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 is an aggressively priced motherboard. What we really like about the board is the look of it at this price point. When you're talking low $100 based motherboards, you expect them to look pretty ordinary.
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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Performance 9
Construction 10
Functionality 9
Appearance 8

Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 AMD FM2 Motherboard

Benchmark Reviews
25 October 2012
  • Conclusion: The Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 is an excellent motherboard. It has tons of features and is very well built using high quality components. It is easy to overclock and has a great UEFI. The Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 would be a good choice for a budget minded gamer who is looking for something that will play the...
  • Cons: Small MOSFET heatsink, UEFI is a little difficult to navigate
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GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 Socket FM2 Motherboard Review

18 October 2012
  • Summary: GIGABYTE's F2A85X-UP4 brings AMD's "Trinity" APU to the desktop arena with a new chipset and a solid feature set at a nice price. But is that enough to make it compelling for enthusiasts?
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Overall 8

Gigabyte GA-F2A85X UP4 motherboard review

The Guru of 3D
8 October 2012
  • Summary: It is the weirdest thing, the Tinity based APUs as released by AMD really are entry level products, I meant he most expensive APU is like 125 USD/EUR and that's a quad core processor with an embedded GPU.
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Overall 10

Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard

24 October 2012
  • Summary: If your looking for a low priced platform, Trinity is definitely a great bang for the buck and Gigabyte has a winner with the GA-F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard
  • Pros: Priced right and offers choices from the single on die GPU to an added 6670 in Crossire or a discrete higher end graphics card.
  • Cons: Black and grey will flow with any hardware but look is a bit bland,
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