ASUS F1A75-M Pro AMD APU Motherboard ReviewWed, Jun 29, 2011 - 11:00 PM
ASUS F1A75-M Pro Motherboard Layout
The ASUS F1A75-M Pro features the blue and black color scheme that we have seen on the recent ASUS motherboards, except of course for a few of the segment boards. The F1A75-M Pro Packs a lot of features into the smail micro ATX form factor, so let’s scroll down and take a look!
The new AMD FM1 socket and AMD APU’s will support memory up to 1866MHz. The ASUS F1A75-M Pro takes full advantage of this and will support up to 64Gb of memory in a dual channel configuration. Along the edge of the ASUS F1A75-M Pro we have a couple of switches for the E.P.U. and the T.P.U., with the MemOK! button to the left. Along the right side of the F1A75-M Pro we can see the four pin CPU fan header.
To the left of the 24 pin motherboard power plug is an additional four pin fan header followed by six SATA III 6Gbps ports. Working our way up the left edge of the ASUS F1A75-M Pro we have the pin out for the front panel L.E.D.’s and switches. Just past that is solder points the TPM would be, though the ASUS F1A75-M Pro isn’t equipped with it. After the location for the TPM is the clear CMOS jumper, Super Speed USB 3.0 header and an additional four USB 2.0 headers.
Swinging the ASUS F1A75-M Pro around once again, we can see the COM port header as well as the front panel audio header. Working our way around the corner and up the edge we can catch a peek at the Realtek ALC892 Hi-Def audio Codec right in the corner with the ITE IT8728F super I/O controller, as well as the Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet controller just beyond. The ASUS F1A75-M Pro supports dual AMD Graphics cards in CrossfireX with a pair of PCIe X16 slots. The F1A75-M Pro also has a single PCIe X1 slot and an old school PCI slot.
The ASUS F1A75-M Pro has a total of six USB ports, two of which are Super Speed USB 3.0 while the remaining four are USB 2.0. We also have a DVI, DSub, and HDMI for video outputs. For audio out we have an optical SPDIF and six 3.5mm audio jacks, and last but not least is the RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet controlled by the Realtek RTL8111E.
The retention bracket for the FM1 socket is the same as what is on the new AMD 990FX motherboards as well as what we have seen in previous sockets from AMD. This is great news if you are upgrading from and earlier platform and don’t want to part with your custom cooler.