Motherboard Guide

AMD A85X Motherboard Roundup

AMD A85X Motherboard Roundup


Motherboards Comparison Table

Motherboards Comparison Table

AMD A85X Chipset Motherboards Compared
  ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ASUS F2A85-M Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H MSI FM2-A85XA-G65
Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • AMD Socket FM2 Accelerated Processing Units
  • AMD A85X FCH (Hudson D4)
  • System Bus: UMI 2.0, up to 2GB/s
  • AMD Socket FM2 Accelerated Processing Units
  • AMD A85X FCH (Hudson D4)
  • System Bus: UMI 2.0, up to 2GB/s
  • AMD Socket FM2 Accelerated Processing Units
  • AMD A85X FCH (Hudson D4)
  • System Bus: UMI 2.0, up to 2GB/s
  • AMD Socket FM2 Accelerated Processing Units
  • AMD A85X FCH (Hudson D4)
  • System Bus: UMI 2.0, up to 2GB/s
Memory
  • Up to 4 x DDR3-2600+(O.C)
  • 64GB Maximum
  • Up to 4 x DDR3-2400+(O.C)
  • 64GB Maximum
  • Up to 4 x DDR3-2400+(O.C)
  • 64GB Maximum
  • Up to 4 x DDR3-2400+(O.C)
  • 64GB Maximum
Storage
  • 7 x SATA 6Gbps connectors by AMD A85X
  • 8 x SATA 6Gbps connectors by AMD A85X
  • 8 x SATA 6Gbps connectors by AMD A85X
  • 8 x SATA 6Gbps connectors by AMD A85X
Audio
  • Realtek ALC887 HD audio CODEC
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
  • 5 x analog audio jacks
  • Realtek ALC887 HD audio CODEC
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
  • 6 x analog audio jacks
  • Realtek ALC887 HD audio CODEC
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
  • 3 x analog audio jacks
  • Realtek ALC892 HD audio CODEC
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
  • 6 x analog audio jacks
Video
  • APU integrated graphics engine
  • 1 x D-Sub port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DVI-D port
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • APU integrated graphics engine
  • 1 x D-Sub port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DVI-D port
  • APU integrated graphics engine
  • 1 x D-Sub port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DVI-D port
  • APU integrated graphics engine
  • 1 x D-Sub port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DisplayPort
Networking
  • Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit LAN
  • Realtek 8111F Gigabit LAN
  • Realtek Gigabit LAN
  • Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit LAN
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1 x D-Sub Port
  • 1 x DVI-D Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 x eSATA3 Connector
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Switch with LED
  • 5 x audio jacks
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse/keyboard port
  • 1 x D-Sub port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DVI-D port
  • 1 x eSATA connectors
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 (LAN) port
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
  • 6 x audio jack
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DVI-D port
  • 1 x D-Sub port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 (LAN) port
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
  • 3 x audio jacks
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
  • 1 x D-Sub port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 (LAN) port
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
  • 6 x audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x USB 3.0 header (2 ports)
  • 3 x USB 2.0 headers (6 ports)
  • 1 x IR header
  • 1 x CIR header
  • 1 x COM port header
  • 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
  • 2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
  • 4 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 3 x 3-pin)
  • 4-pin Molex power connector for graphics cards
  • 1 x front panel audio header
  • 1 x Power LED header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 header (2 ports)
  • 3 x USB 2.0 headers (6 ports)
  • 1 x TPM connector
  • 1 x COM port connector
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector
  • 2 x Chassis fan connectors
  • 1 x S/PDIF out header
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
  • 1 x System panel
  • 1 x MemOK! button
  • 1 x GPU Boost switch
  • 1 x USB 3.0 header (2 ports)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 header (4 ports)
  • 1 x CPU fan header
  • 2 x system fan headers
  • 1 x front panel header
  • 1 x front panel audio header
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  • 1 x Serial port header
  • 1 x Parallel port header
  • 1 x TPM header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 header (2 ports)
  • 3 x USB 2.0 header (6 ports)
  • 1 x CPU fan connector
  • 4 x Chassis fan connectors
  • 1 x S/PDIF out connector
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector
  • 1 x Front panel connector
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x OC Genie button
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x Voltage Checkpoints connector
Expansion Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (x16/x4, x8/x8/x4)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
  • 2 x PCI slot
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (x16/x4)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
  • 1 x PCI slot
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (x16/x4)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
  • 1 x PCI slot
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (x16, x8/x8)
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
  • 2 x PCI slots
Other Features
  • ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
  • ASRock Instant Boot
  • ASRock Instant Flash
  • ASRock APP Charger
  • ASRock XFast USB
  • ASRock XFast LAN
  • ASRock XFast RAM
  • ASRock Crashless BIOS
  • ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
  • ASRock Internet Flash
  • ASRock UEFI System Browser
  • ASRock Dehumidifier Function
  • ASRock Easy RAID Installer
  • ASRock Interactive UEFI
  • ASRock Fast Boot
  • ASRock X-Boost
  • ASRock Restart to UEFI
  • Lucid Virtu Universal MVP
  • Hybrid Booster with ASRock U-COP
  • ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 - SMART DIGI+ Power Control
  • ASUS TPU
  • ASUS EPU
  • GPU Boost
  • Remote GO!
  • MemOK!
  • AI Suite II
  • Ai Charger
  • Anti-Surge
  • ESD Guards
  • ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
  • Network iControl
  • USB 3.0 Boost
  • Disk Unlocker
  • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2
  • ASUS MyLogo 2
  • Gigabyte Ultra Durable 4 Classic
  • THX TruStudio Pro
  • Gigabyte 3D BIOS
  • @BIOS
  • Q-Flash
  • Xpress Install
  • EasyTune
  • Smart Recovery 2
  • Auto Green
  • ON/OFF Charge
  • 3x USB power boost
  • 3TB+ Unlock
  • Q-Share
  • DigitALL Power
  • Military Class III
  • OC Genie II
  • ClickBIOS II
  • M-Flash
  • Super Charger
  • USB Safeguard
  • Live Update 5
  • Winki 3
Form Factor
  • ATX (30.5 x 24.5cm)
  • mATX (24.4 x 24.4cm)
  • mATX (24.4 x 24.4cm)
  • ATX (30.5 x 24.5cm)