ASUS has announced their F2A85 Series motherboards based on the new AMD A85X chipset and FM2 socket, designed for AMD’s second generation Accelerated Processing Units (APU). The next generation APU offers superb performance to deliver users an upgraded gaming and multimedia experience. Embedded in the APU is an AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPU that drives superior performance-per-watt graphics, which is bolstered by support for AMD Eyefinity technology enabling an ultra-immersive visual environment on up to three independent display outputs. Users also have the option to add a discrete graphics card to enable the Dual Graphics feature, which provides users with even better graphics performance along with peace-of-mind future upgradability.
F2A85 Series motherboards also feature the USB BIOS Flashback tool, which offers users the most convenient way to flash the BIOS. Users need only insert any USB storage device and push the dedicated USB BIOS Flashback button for three seconds, which then automatically flashes the BIOS. For extra convenience, users can use this function without the need to enter the BIOS or operating system, as well as being able to function without key components such as the APU and memory installed, so if you cannot access Windows for whatever reason, you can at least try to find out what’s wrong with the BIOS.
The Remote GO! function allows one to link up multiple devices, such as TVs, smartphones, tablets, and other PCs through an existing LAN cable and router setup, so you can access your PC even when you’re on another device. You can even transfer files from your PC to any DLNA enabled device connected to Remote GO! as well.
The ASUS F2A85 series of motherboards will be available on the local market by mid-October, and prices have not yet been announced.