BIOSTAR TA75A+ AMD socket FM1 Mainboard Review
Bluetooth 2 Oct 2011

These days, board makers are all trying to entice you with feature set which you don’t use. BIOSTAR, being a practical mainboard manufacturer believes otherwise. Today, we will take a look at their TA75A+ Socket FM1 board. This is a Socket FM1 board for the APUs. There is no software to speed up USB 3.0 nor Network bandwidth.   It is a serious no gimmicks board targetting the mid range DIY user.

The mainboard supports the AMD A8, A6, A4, E2 processors of up to TDP of 100W. It has 4 memory slots that support up to DDR3-2000 (OC) of up to 32GB in total. As for graphics expansion, it has 2 PCIe 2.0 x16 which works in (x16+x4) for CrossFire. There are 2 PCIe 2.0 x1.

For connectivity, there is 6 x SATA3 6Gb/s Connector supporting SATA RAID: 0,1,10. Thers is also native support of 2 x USB 3.0 Port, 1 x USB 3.0 Header, 4 x USB 2.0 Port and 3 x USB 2.0 Header on board. For network, it uses a Realtek RTL8111E GbE controller.

With the APU, the graphics capability is a Radeon HD 6550 and it capable to have a maximum resolution of VGA:1920×1600, DVI-D:1920×1200, HDMI:1920×1200. The audio is powered by Realtek ALC892 8-Channel HD Audio .

Other features on board includes THX truStudio PRO, 100% solid cpas, G.P.U (Green Power Utility), BIO-Remote2 allowing remote control of the mainboard using Android or Iphone. There is also charger booster to speed up charging of iPads, iPhones. The BIOS is a UEFI bios which you can control using your mouse. There is also BIO-Flasher and BIO-Relife and eHotline.

On board are Rapid switch which are the power and reset switches for DIY users. The DEBUG led also helps.

In addition, the BIOS also comes with Preset overclocking modes which you can select V6, V8, V12 or you can manually adjust it. There is a wide range of voltage adjustments and frequency adjustments available in the BIOS.