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Written by Hank Tolman   
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 AMD FM2 Motherboard
Closer Look: F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard
Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 Proprietary Features
Motherboard Testing Methodology
ADIA64 Benchmarks
PCMark 7 Benchmarks
USB Charging Results
F2A85X-UP4 Final Thoughts
Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 Conclusion

Motherboard Testing Methodology

Motherboards are a tricky component to test. Comparing one motherboard to another in terms of component performance doesn't really work out well, because the tests are focused on the individual components. The motherboard brings them all together and helps them work in tandem to run your system smoothly. Because of that, it is better to test the actual features of the motherboard.

The Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 really sports itself as a mainstream motherboard made specifically for the high-end Trinity APUs to be used for gaming or more intensive processing tasks. The USB 3X charging capability is touted as well. In order to test the Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 motherboard, I'll be using some synthetic system benchmarks like AIDA64 and PCMark 07. I'll throw in a couple of game tests, but keep in mind that those tests won't really show the motherboard performance, but the GPU performance. Finally, I'll test the USB charging ability, since that is one of the touted features.

Test System

  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4
  • Processor: 3.8GHz AMD A-Series A10-5800K APU; 3.6GHz AMD A-Series A8-5600K APU
  • System Memory: 16GB DDR3-1866 (two 8GB DIMMs) GSkill Aries at 9-9-9-27
  • Primary Drive: Filemate Solid GO 60GB SSD SATA II
  • Power Supply Unit: Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W 80-Plus Certified

Benchmark Applications

  • AIDA64
  • PCMark07
  • USB Charging Tests



# Giga not with the times?Dave 2012-10-25 10:23
They still have ati crossfire branding on a newly released motherboard?? ATI branding has not been used in a long time.... hahaha
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