ASRock A75 Extreme6 Motherboard Review with AMD LIano APU A8-3850
Bluetooth 25 Jul 2011
Not everyone makes the same boards. The features, overclocking, design differs from manufacturer to manufacturer. In fact, to us, innovation is more than anything else.
Say Hello to ASRock A75 Extreme6 where you meet the amazing feature set.
The ASRock A75 Extreme6 is a board based on the AMD A75 Hudson D3 chipset and support for Socket FM1 100W processors. It supporst native 6 x SATA3, 4 x USB 3.0 Ports. For memory, it can achieve up to dual Channel DDR3 2400+(OC).
Although the processor has an integrated video, users who wants to use external graphics cards can do AMD Quad CrossFireX™ , 3-Way CrossFireX™ , CrossFireX™ and Dual Graphics. There is also multi VGA Output : D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI.
For users who doesn’t want to spend a fortune on graphics cards, the graphics within the APU supports AMD Steady Video™ : New video post processing capability for automatic jutter reduction on home/online video. The board also also has 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Supports THX TruStudio™.
Important features only available on ASRock board are XFast USB Technology, Graphical UEFI BIOS, Supports On/Off Play Technology, Instant Boot, Instant Flash, APP Charger, SmartView.
The APU we are going to use is the A8-3850. This APU is 32nm DX11 3D graphics capable. It also supports OpenGL 4.1 and OpenCL 1.1 standards. It has 4 Core 4 threads and the embedded video is a Radeon HD6550D class video capable of doing 4000 marks in 3DMark Vantage Performance test.
On page 2, we will take a look at the motherboard layout.