AMD A8-3850 & Gigabyte A75M-UD2H Review

Introducing the Gigabyte A75M-UD2H

AMD A8-3850 & Gigabyte A75M-UD2H Review

The Gigabyte A75M-UD2H

 

As you should have guessed, the new AMD A Series processors are only available on Socket FM1 - hence, even existing AMD users will need to purchase a new motherboard. At present most popular brands have an A75 based motherboard available to purchase between £70 and £120; today's Gigabyte A75M-UD2H is priced towards the lower end of the spectrum. With this in mind, lets see what it has to offer us.

Motherboard ModelGigabyte A75M-UD2H
Form FactormATX
Processor Support

AMD A Series (Socket FM1) Processors

ChipsetA75
Overclocking
Support
Yes
Memory4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB 1866/1600/1333 DDR3
Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCI-e 2.0 x16 (x4 bandwidth)
1 x PCI-e 2.0 x1
1 x PCI

Multi-GPU SupportYes - 16x/4x
Onboard VideoN/A
Storage5 x SATA 6.0Gb/s
1 x eSATA 6.0Gb/s
LANGigabit LAN
AudioRealtek ALC889 7.1
USB4 x USB 2.0 (+4 additional PCI)
2 x USB 3.0 Rear (+2 additional PCI)
Firewire2 x 1394 (1 x back, 1 x internal)
Video I/ODVI, HDMI, VGA, Display Port

 

All in all a relatively well specified motherboard. Priced at around £85, it features everything that one would usually expect on a mid range Micro ATX board. Notable mentions include Crossfire support and all 4 video input options.

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Most Recent Comments

01-08-2011, 05:34:58

tinytomlogan
At last, we are proud to present to you our verdict on AMD's latest APU platform.



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01-08-2011, 05:53:33

SieB
Good review Mul Quote

01-08-2011, 06:43:51

alienware
This is going to be a very hard product to review.

Mostly because there is nothing else like it on the market.

I'm a little confused as to why this was pitted against an I5 when the I5 is clearly far more expensive.

£103.99 inc for the Llano from Ebuyer, £137 inc for the I5.

The comparissons should be against the I3. Now sure, as a CPU the I3 is faster. However, the GPU aboard the 3850 poos on the I3 and is actually playable at sensible resolutions. Every other review I have read have pitted it like for like, so I can't understand why this has been benched against a CPU that puts another 35% on top of what the 3850 costs.

I can only summise it was because OC3D maybe didn't have an I3 to put it against?Quote
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