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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

USB Charging Results

To test the ability of Gigabyte's 3X USB Charging technology, I used my Samsung Nexus S 4G smartphone, my Samsung Galaxy Tab, and my iPad 2. Each of the devices was used until they shut off on their own. Then I plugged them in and charged them to full. I didn't use the On/Off feature, I just left the system on the whole time. Below is a chart showing the differences in minutes.

Normal Charging (min)
F2A85X-UP4 Charging (min)
Samsung Nexus S 4G Phone
365 215
Samsung Galaxy Tab
420 245
Apple iPad 2
512 310

The difference is clear. The 3X USB Charging Technology really makes a difference. This technology pushes 1.5A of power through the USB ports rather than the normal 0.5A. Unfortunately, it doesn't cut charging times by a third, but it does cut them down significantly. These times are very close to the charging times that I experienced on the last motherboard I tested, the Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X motherboard. That motherboard had a program that, when turned on, would push 1.5A to the USB ports. The consistency of the results shows that it is an effective thing for motherboard manufacturers to add.



# 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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