ASUS F1A75-V Pro Motherboard ReviewThu, Sep 29, 2011 - 12:00 AM
ASUS F1A75-V Pro Motherboard Layout
Much like the ASUS F1A75-M Pro we look at a few weeks back, the F1A75-V Por is dressed up it the same blue and black color scheme. Many of the features are the same between the boards, so if you like you can reference that article here as we go through the F1A75-V Pro.
The ASUS F1A75-V Pro will take full advantage of the 1866MHz memory support in a dual channel configuration. Though it goes a step further and will support memory at 2250MHz (O.C.). If you are in need of massive amounts of memory, the ASUS F1A75-V Pro has you covered. The F1A75-V Pro will support up to 64Gb of RAM! On this corner of the ASUS F1A75-V Pro we have a pair of 4pin fan headers, 24 pin motherboard power, EPU and TPU switches, as well as the MemOK! button.
Swinging the ASUS F1A75-V Pro motherboard around we have a total of seven SATA ports here, the six grey SATA ports are the SATA III 6Gbps ports controlled by the AMD A75 FCH. The remaining blue SATA port is also a SATA III 6Gbps though this one as well as the eSATA port are controlled by the ASMedia controller. Next to the heatpipe we can see the front panel USB SuperSpeed USB 3.0 header. The front panel USB 3.0 is also part of the AMD A75 FCH. Working our way up the left side of the image we can see the front panel connectors, clear CMOS jumper, and four internal USB 2.0 headers.
The expansion slots are one area that varies quite a bit from the ASUS F1A75-M Pro. The ASUS F1A75-V Pro features a pair of PCIe x1 slots, a pair of PCIe x16 slots, as well as three PCI slots. Moving past the internal USB 2.0 headers, we have the Serial port connector as well as the front panel audio header. Rounding the corner we have the Realtek ALC892 High Definition Audio Codec, followed by the ITE IT8728F Super I/O, followed by the Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet controller.
The ASUS F1A75-V Pro has an I/O panel with a ton of connectors. The F1A75-V Pro has six USB ports, two USB 2.0, two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 from the AMD A75 FCH, and two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 from an ASMedia PCIe USB 3.0 controller. We have no shortage of video outputs here either, we find the typical DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI outputs, but we also have a DisplayPort on the I/O panel. The remaining connections on the ASUS F1A75-V Pro I/O panel include a single PS/2 port fir either a keyboard or a mouse, eSATA, a single RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, six audio jacks and an optical SPDIF out port.