AMD A75 Motherboard Shootout: Asus, Gigabyte & Asrock

By on October 11, 2011, 12:44 AM

AMD's integrated graphics received a new lease on life when the company unleashed its 32nm "Llano" desktop processors earlier this year. Sporting an on-die Radeon HD 6550D graphics processor, the AMD A8-3850 APU rendered many low-end discrete graphics cards obsolete and made Intel's HD Graphics 3000 engine look foolish in the process.

In addition, the Llano platform offers a plethora of affordable AMD A55 and A75 motherboards. A75 products are particularly appealing as they boast of extensive support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s (up to four and six ports, respectively). By comparison, Intel's H67/P67/Z68 only support two SATA 6Gb/s ports and no USB 3.0.

Although AMD A75 boards start at around $70, we've decided to check out three more attractive, and inherently pricier options. Some of the best-equipped A75 motherboards include the Asrock A75 Extreme6 ($130), Asus F1A75-V Pro ($130) and Gigabyte A75-UD4H ($123). Currently, the Asus F1A75-V Evo is the most expensive A75 board at $140.

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Guest said:

Wow, 2 thumbs up for a nicely done review...

I'm an Intel fan but the possibility of buying an affordable entry level gaming without sacrificing features such as more sata 6gbps and usb 3.0 ports, i am seriously considering going the llano way... budget box, here i come :)

darkzelda said:

I love almost all AMD products, I'm always on a budget but still looking for a really good performance, and AMD has always offered just that. I'm right now waiting for the Bulldozer processors so I can upgrade my ancient AMD Athlon II X2

darkzelda said:

Techspot I'm waiting for your Bulldozer review, a very extensive and gaming oriented one, as soon as they hit the market!

Guest said:

Cool. I'm still waiting for more news about Intels X79 Motherboards after seeing pictures. Can't wait for those to come out.

SKYSTAR SKYSTAR said:

We are waiting for Bulldozer review.

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Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

Techspot I'm waiting for your Bulldozer review, a very extensive and gaming oriented one, as soon as they hit the market!

Soon

Guest said:

Too bad Asus has THE WORST customer service is all history.

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