Gigabyte A75-UD4H AMD A75 Motherboard with AMD A8-3850 Review – Intro
Bluetooth 2 Jul 2011
The wait is over as AMD launches it’s APU – the accelerated processor unit which integrates graphics into the traditional processor just like Intel’s Core i5-2500K. With this new APU, a new generation of motherboards are making it inroads to various market segments.
Today, we are going to take a look at the Gigabyte A75-UD4H, one of the higher end board available for the new Socket FM1 supporting the A75 Hudson chipset for the 32nm DX11 capable APU like A8-3850.
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.
In addition, the chipset supports Dual Graphics, allowing you to pair up another Radeon HD 6000 series graphics card to boost up the 3D graphics performance.
Unboxing the A75-UD4H
If you look at the box of the motherboard, you would have noticed the SUPER 4. Basically, Gigabyte’s proposition is
．DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)
．One Fuse per USB Port
．50,000 hr. Solid Capacitors
to ensure durability of the board.
．Ultra Durable™ design
．3 x USB Power Boost + On/Off Charge
GIGABYTE Super Speed ensures that you’re always on the cusp of PC performance, data transfer and device charging speeds. GIGABYTE 3x USB power means better device compatibility and faster charging on USB connected devices like portable storage devices without needing to use two USB ports. The additional power provided by 3 x USB Power allows iPad, iPhone and iPod devices to charge up to 40% faster compared to standard USB implementations, while On/Off charge allows fast device charging even when your PC is on standby or turned off.
．Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs
．Lower CPU Zone Temperature
All GIGABYTE Super4™ motherboards are equipped with the very best quality components that ensure that you PC is running at maximum power efficiency. Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs reduce energy wastage through unnecessary residual heat dissipation. This amounts to tangible energy savings which are beneficial for both end-users and the environment without impacting system performance.
．High-end 108dB HD Audio (3.5x better audio quality than standard PC audio solutions) offer excellent 7.1 surround sound audio backed by a proprietary converter that is able to achieve 108dB noise ratio (SNR) playback quality. This means that users will enjoy a better audio experience with lower levels of noise and hiss when enjoying the latest HD content.
In the next few pages, we take a detail look at the motherboard, it’s chipsets and BIOS followed by benchmarks.