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.


We are waiting for Bulldozer review.

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!


Guest said:

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

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