GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 Review & Specifications

GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 Socket FM2 AMD A55 DDR3 SATA2 USB 2.0 MicroATX

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GIGABYTE 3D BIOS technology with UEFI DualBIOS™ design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™4 Classic technology
Supports socket FM2 AMD A-series/ Athlon-series processors
Enhanced AMD Radeon HD 8000/7000-series graphics (DX11) integrated with the APU
1 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interface with AMD Dual Graphics and Eyefinity support
Features HDMI/ Dual-link DVI/ D-sub ports for Triple-Monitor support
8 USB2.0 and 4 SATA2 ports with RAID 0,1,10 support
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology

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Specs Overview

Model GA-F2A55M-HD2
Release Date October 2012
Series
Socket FM2
Form factor Micro ATX
Chipset AMD A55
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 0
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Pros

  • Cheap
  • HDMI output

Cons

  • No USB 3.0 and SATA3 support
  • Only 2x DDR3 slots

Score Pangoly

75

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APU FM2 Socket:
  1. AMD A series processors
  2. AMD Athlon™ series processors
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
  1. AMD A55
Memory
  1. 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
  2. * The maximum 64 GB of system memory can be supported using 16 GB (or above) memory modules. GIGABYTE will update the memory support list on the official website when the memory modules are available on the market.
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
  3. Dual channel memory architecture
  4. Support for DDR3 2400(OC)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
  5. Support for AMD Memory Profile (AMP)/ Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
“Memory support is dependent on memory module compatibility and system OS”.
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Onboard Graphics APU with integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 8000/7000 series graphics:
* To use the onboard graphics ports, you must install an AMD APU with integrated graphics.
  1. 1 x D-Sub port
  2. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600
  3. * Support for 2560x1600 resolution requires both a monitor and cable that support Dual Link DVI.
    * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.

  4. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
Audio
  1. Realtek ALC887 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  4. * To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.

  5. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
  2. 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
  3. (All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  4. 1 x PCI slot
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for AMD Dual Graphics technology
  2. * Only A series APUs support AMD Dual Graphics.
Storage Interface Chipset:
  1. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
  2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and JBOD
USB Chipset:
  1. Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  4. 1 x APU fan header
  5. 1 x system fan header
  6. 1 x front panel header
  7. 1 x front panel audio header
  8. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  9. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  10. 1 x serial port header
  11. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 1 x D-Sub port
  3. 1 x DVI-D port
  4. 1 x HDMI port
  5. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  6. 1 x RJ-45 port
  7. 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. APU/System temperature detection
  3. APU/System fan speed detection
  4. APU overheating warning
  5. APU/System fan fail warning
  6. APU/System fan speed control
  7. * Whether the APU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the APU/system cooler you install.
BIOS
  1. 2 x 32 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS™
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
Unique Features
  1. Support for @BIOS
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Xpress Install
  4. Support for EasyTune
  5. * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
  6. Support for Smart Recovery 2
  7. Support for Auto Green
  8. Support for ON/OFF Charge
  9. Support for 3TB+ Unlock
  10. Support for Q-Share
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
  2. * Support for Windows 8/7 only when an APU with integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 series graphics is installed.
Form Factor
  1. Micro ATX Form Factor; 22.5cm x 17.4cm
Remark
  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
  2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

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