We tested the APU for it’s overclockability. The APU runs default at 3.8GHz with a Graphics core of 800MHz. Using the BIOS, we tuned up the BIOS via multiplier to 44x. with CPU CLK set to 100MHz, RAM at DDR3-2133-11-10-11-30-1T. The GPU clock (IGD) runs at 1000MHz.

The voltage levels supplied are DDR at 1.672v, APU DDR-HY/PCIe voltage at 1.314v, FCH voltage at 1.2v, APU Core Voltage (auto) 1.50v, APU-NB voltage (auto) 1.324v.

Default 3DMark Vantage score is E17654, after overclocking it to 4.4GHz and GPU to 1GHz, the score breaks the 20K mark scoring E20384.


4 thoughts on “Review of Biostar Hi-Fi A85X Socket FM2 Trinity motherboard with A10-5800K processor”
  1. AMDroid, u r right about the board, I thought i would also get a review on the Audio system,

  2. And the review didn’t touch on the Audio aspect??? That is one of the strengths of this board! The comparo is also invalid, it should be tested with Intel i3s and similar lower-end CPUs, not the more expensive i5s. Of course the more expensive platform would win, and those synthetic benchmarks mean nothing because most of them don’t reflect real-world performance in games and multi-threaded, highly optimized programs. Plus a lot of them are Intel-optimized since they mostly use Intel-compilers which naturally would benefit Intel CPUs more.

    I would like a more comprehensive review of the Audio system on this board since it is one of only two FM2 boards that use the high-end Realtek ALC898 audio chip (the other being the AsRock FM2A85X Extreme 6), most of the other boards use the low-end ALC892 or 888 audio chip. The ALC898 on this board has superior SNR for both output & inputs (109+ dB) and it should be evident in use.

  3. Definitively a nice looking mainboard, the CPU Vcore regulator looks sturdy and all in all it made a good impression to me 🙂
    And for relatively cheap price it offer competitive speed to Intel competitor at premium price. Socket FM2 show a good start!

  4. awesome!

    hope AMD did a good job so Intel will lower their CPU price.

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