ASUS F1A75-V Pro Motherboard Review

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The ASUS F1A75-V Pro

ASUS F1A75-V Pro Socket FM1 Motherboard Layout

When the new AMD A-series APU’s launched we first had the chance to look at the ASUS F1A75-M Pro micro-ATX motherboard. Today we have the opportunity to look at what essentially the big brother, the ASUS F1A75-V Pro. When the ASUS F1A75-M Pro first launched, it was available for $119.99 plus shipping, though that price has dropped and it is now available for $98.99 with free shipping. Today we can pick up the full ATX ASUS F1A75-V Pro for only $119.99 with free shipping. You have to love the “penalty” for being an early adopter!

There is only a couple of differences between the ASUS F1A75-M Pro and the F1A75-V Pro that we are looking at today. The first and most obvious difference between the motherboards is the size of the PCB. The F1A75-M Pro is a mATX motherboard while the F1A75-V Pro is a full ATX form factor motherboard. The larger PCB gives ASUS much more room to work with, in fact the available real estate on the ASUS F1A75-V Pro is 131% of the mATX form factor. ASUS took advantage of the increased real estate on the F1A75-V Pro by adding a second PCIe x1 slot and another pair of PCI slots. 

There is no shortage of features on the ASUS F1A75-V Pro. The F1A75-V Pro utilizes ASUS’s Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM. The “Dual Intelligent Processors 2″ portion of that technology is based around two separate onboard chips. The first of these chips is the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit). The TPU offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through the ASUS auto tune, and TurboV functions. The second of the chips is the EPU (Energy Processing Unit). The EPU helps conserve system power by monitoring real time system loads and intelligently moderating power consumption. The EPU can also keep the system quiet by monitoring temperatures and fan speeds. The DIGI+ VRM is completely digital and eliminates the digital to analog conversion lag.

ASUS DIGI+ VRM

The ASUS F1A75-V Pro has many of the features we have come to know and love from ASUS. One of the features that I have come to enjoy playing with is the Auto Tuning. With the simple flip of a switch or enabling it inside the UEFI BIOS, you system will automatically overclock your system for optimum performance and well within safe limits. If the ASUS Auto Tuning isn’t enough for you, you can fire up ASUS TurboV and perform real time overclocking from within windows without the need for rebooting. Using TurboV, you will also have access to ASUS OC profiles which can provide you with different overclock settings depending on the situation that you are facing.

While features such as the TPU/EPU, Auto Tune, and ASUS TurboV  may be the more interesting features, the F1A75-V Pro isn’t without the standard ones as well. The ASUS UEFI BIOS are still one of the nicest looking and most user friendly that we have seen. If you haven’t had the chance to check out the ASUS AI Suite II, it’s a great utility that is essentially a one stop shop for all of your computers information. AI Suite II keep an eye on voltages, temperatures, fan speeds, frequency settings and various other sensor readings across the board. As we have come to expect on the current generation of motherboards whether its an Intel motherboard or an AMD motherboard we have SATA III 6Gbps, and SuperSpeed USB 3.0.

ASUS F1A75-V Pro Features and Specifications

CPU AMD Socket FM1 A- Series/E2- Series Accelerated Processors
Supports CPU up to 4 cores
Supports AMD Turbo Core 2.0 Technology
Chipset AMD A75 FCH (Hudson D3)
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered
Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Graphic Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series Graphics in Llano APU
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1600 @ 60 Hz-
-Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
AMD Dual Graphics technology support
Supports DirectX 11
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3x PCI
Storage AMD A75 FCH (Hudson D3) chipset :
-6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
-Support Raid 0, 1, 10, JBOD
ASMedia PCIe SATA controller :
-1 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), navy blue
-1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
LAN Realtek 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
Audio Realtek ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB Ports AMD A75 FCH (Hudson D3) chipset :
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
AMD A75 FCH (Hudson D3) chipset :
10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 8 at mid-board)
ASMedia USB 3.0 controller :
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Overclocking Features Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM :
ASUS TPU :
- Auto Tuning
- TurboV
- TPU switch
ASUS EPU :
- EPU
- EPU switch
ASUS Digital Power Design :
- Industry leading Digital 4 +2 Phase Power Design
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger+
- Anti-Surge
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-Connector- Multi-language BIOS
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.0 connector support additional 2 USB 3.0 port
4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
7 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x Power Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x TPU switch(es)
1 x EPU switch(es)
Accessories User’s manual
ASUS Q-Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Q-connector
BIOS 32 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS V2.6, ACPI V2.0a
Support Disc Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

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