Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H Review

Test Setup and Power Consumption

Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H Review

Test Setup

We're mainly running the D3H using the AMD A8-5600K APU. Our early experience with this has shown it to be a very willing performer with some of the best integrated graphics around. We'll test with a HD7770 for our gaming benchmarks, but our main comparisons will be against the earlier Llano A4, and the bIntel i3s on both Sandy and Ivy Bridge.

Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H
AMD Trinity A8-5600K
AMD HD7770
8GB Corsair Dominator
Corsair H100
Corsair HX650 PSU
Corsair Force 3 SSD
Windows 7 x64

Power Consumption

With a small form-factor system, power consumption is very important. You wouldn't want to run a Crossfire HD7970 setup and only browse the internet or watch films with it as both the planet and your electricity bill would suffer. The D3H/A8 combination is extremely frugal considering how much performance it has, topping out at just over 65W at full load.


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Most Recent Comments

31-03-2013, 08:44:13

What an ugly pcb !!!Quote

31-03-2013, 10:47:49

I think it's good to see an AMD setup performing closer to Intel. True you might not be able to get the neatest of setups, but it might be good for someone new to gaming and custom PCs.Quote

31-03-2013, 11:35:41

I long for the day that an APU has something like a 7850 aboard.

Nice to see AMD doing what they're becoming good at ; providing cheaper stuff that's capable of bits and bobs.

Also nice to see a review of something more mainstream so cheers guys !Quote

31-03-2013, 15:56:53

right angled SATA cables would neaten it up a bit. But who has a windowed case at that price point?
The lack of VGA out might put some users off though, lots of budget monitors still have them.Quote

31-03-2013, 19:04:36

Im being thinking about a fm2 set up for under my tv. Might wait till next AMD APU which supposed to be couple months. It has pcie-3Quote

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