Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4

  • Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4
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Based on 18 scores, 61 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    12
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • VRM ready to rock watercooling.
  • Many overclocking specific features.
  • Good audio rendering.

Cons:

  • Overclockdesigns on APU platform leads to limited performance gains.
  • Same price as A105800K.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Computer Shopper on 80

The GA-F2A85X-UP4 won't stun you with a load of in-box extras or onboard bling, but if you want solid power performance for overclocking with the A85X chipset, this may be your board....

By PCPer on

I have to admit that I really like this board. It is a unique design with that (overly) beefy power deliver system for the CPU. It overclocks as well as any other board and has many of the same features of products in its price range. It is an...

By HotHardware on

We have had a few weeks with three A85X motherboards and AMD’s top of the line Trinity APU, the A10-5800K, which combines 4 unlocked Piledriver CPU cores (stock 3.8GHz, turbo 4.2GHz) with an integrated Radeon HD 7600D GPU with 384 Radeon Cores at...

By FutureLooks on

AMD brought their newest Piledriver architecture to their APU chips first with the release of Trinity. We have already looked at the Trinity chips themselves, so lets take a better look at the motherboards designed to support them. Today, our AMD...

By X-bit Labs on

Over the past several months we did quite a bit of work and published reviews of almost two dozen LGA 1155 mainboards. Of course, our interest in these products is quite logical, because it is the newest and most current, interesting and universal...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Good selection of ports and easy overclocking make this a great Trinity motherboard...

By AnandTech on

Since Computex back in June, Gigabyte has been pushing a new power delivery system across parts of its motherboard range. This involves an integrated circuit to combine power delivery MOSFETs into a small form factor with great heat dissipation,...

By TweakTown on 90

At $129.99 the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 is an aggressively priced motherboard. What we really like about the board is the look of it at this price point. When you're talking low $100 based motherboards, you expect them to look pretty ordinary. The matte...

By Legit Reviews on

The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 may be on the higher side of the price range for FM2 motherboards, but the old adage you get what you pay for holds true today. The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 is packed with features and performance to spare!...

By Hardware Secrets on

The Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 is a good mainstream motherboard for the new socket FM2 processors, presenting one additional PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, two additional USB 3.0 ports, a POST diagnostics display, and two BIOS chips in comparison with competing...

By Tom's Hardware on

After just one generation, Socket FM1 is dead. We test six Socket FM2-based motherboards able to take AMD's newest APUs built using the Trinity architecture. Can any of these platforms, armed with AMD A85X Fusion Controller Hubs, get us to upgrade? ...

By techPowerUp! on 97

When it comes to FM2, Gigabyte really has done an excellent job with the Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4. This is it if you want a "high-end" APU board. Not only does it take full advantage of all the features offered by the A85X FCH and the FM2 APU platform, but...

By Vortez on

There are a few questions raised by this motherboard, mostly minor, but has made me realise a few things. Firstly, the A85X chipset adds few features over the A75 chipset, I can't help but feel that, as a platform, it is trying to be more than it...

By Hi Tech Legion on

The Trinity setup is aimed at the mainstream user that wants to keep their costs low and performance high. The best APU that is offered is the A10-5800K, and it only costs $129.99. That is dirt cheap for a 3.8GHz quad core processor with a mainstream...

By uk.hardware.info on

Last month AMD launched its new generation A10/A8/A6/A4 desktop processors . These CPUs need a new type of processor socket, called Socket FM2. Hardware.Info reviewed three motherboards with the new AMD socket based on the most high-end A85X chipset,...

By Benchmark Reviews on 86

The Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 is an excellent motherboard. It has tons of features and is very well built using high quality components. It is easy to overclock and has a great UEFI. The Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 would be a good choice for a budget minded gamer...

By Pureoverclock on 100

If your looking for a low priced platform, Trinity is definitely a great bang for the buck and Gigabyte has a winner with the GA-F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard Discuss in the...

By HardOCP on

Founded in 1986 GIGABYTE is well known in the computer industry as one of the leaders in motherboard manufacturing and design. In recent years it has branched out in a lot of directions such as graphics cards, cases, various peripherals, laptops, network...

By Guru of 3D on

It is the weirdest thing, the Tinity based APUs as released by AMD really are entry level products, I meant he most expensive APU is like 125 USD/EUR and that's a quad core processor with an embedded GPU. So the dynamic then is weird, as the...

By eTeknix on

Another day, another motherboard on the FM2 platform and today sees the turn for Gigabyte with their top of the range F2A85X-UP4. This particular board is aimed at competing with the MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 that we looked at the other day by utilising the same...