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ASRock F2A85X Extreme4-M AMD A85X (Socket FM2) Motherboard

AMD A-Series APU Support, mATX, DDR3 (max 32GB), 4 x USB3, 10 x USB2, 7 x SATA3, 1 x eSATA3, RAID, VGA, DVI, HDMI, SPDIF

ASRock F2A85X Extreme4-M AMD A85X Socket FM2 Motherboard
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ASRock F2A85X Extreme4-M AMD A85X (Socket FM2) Motherboard overview

Product Overview



CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features



AMD A Series Accelerated Processor with Radeon 7000 Graphics
This motherboard supports AMD A-series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series Graphics. This revolutionary APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) combines processing power and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in one small, energy-efficient design to enable accelerated performance and an industry-leading visual experience. It features Dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5GT/s.

AMD A85X Chipset
AMD A85X Chipset is designed to support up to 5GT/s interface speed and PCI Express 2.0 x 16 graphics. It natively supports 8 x SATA6Gb/s ports and 4 x USB 3.0 Ports.

AMD Dual Graphics
The AMD A85X/A75/A55 series platform showcases AMD Dual Graphics technology, allowing users to further boost 3D graphics performance by adding an additional discrete AMD Radeon HD 6000 series graphics card* to the system. This unique Dual Graphics technology means users can enjoy higher frame rates on the latest gaming titles, utilizing the processing power of both discrete and integrated graphics processors.



AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology
AMD CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

AMD Eyefinity Technology
The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology is here, featuring all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations. Face it: the best just got better: The enhancements for AMD Radeon HD7000 series include: Stereo 3D-multi-display stereoscopic 3D support via DisplayPort 16K X 16K maximum display group resolution-output up to 268 megapixels per GPU.

Triple-Monitor support
This motherboard supports Triple-Monitor. You may choose up to three display interfaces to connect monitors and use them simultaneously.

Memory Features


Dual-Channel DDR3 2600+ MHz Support
The motherboard supports up to 32GB DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of up to 2600+ MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.

XFast RAM - Fully Optimize Memory Usage
ASRock XFast RAM is a new function that is included in our ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) software. It fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows 32-bit OS. ASRock XFast RAM also shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop by up to 5 times. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.

AMP & XMP
The motherboard supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP) and Intel XMP memory tuning kits, macking it easy to get maximum memory performance from your system.

Transfer Features


USB 3.0 Support
The SuperSpeed USB3.0 technology supports data transfer rates up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with the optimized power efficiency.

XFast USB
ASRock XFast USB Technology redefines the new standard in high performance computing. Proving once again to be the pioneer in the motherboard industry, ASRock XFast USB Series Motherboards integrate with the latest XFast USB Technology which delivers the world's fastest USB data transfer speed.

SATA 6Gb/s Support
The A85X Express chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) interface, delivering up to 6Gb/s data transfers

XFast LAN Technology
ASRock XFast LAN is a smart productivity tool to help you manage the priorities of internet applications, simplify your digital life and accomplish more. The innovative features include : Internet Application Prioritization, Lower Latency in Games, Traffic Shaping and Real-Time Analysis of Your Data. It's the smartest way to control your web programs.

Overclocking Features


X-Boost
Brilliantly designed for smart overclocking, ASRock X-Boost Technology is able to unleash the hidden power of your CPU. Simply press “X” when turning on the PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the relative components to get up to 15.77% performance boost! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking CPU can become a near one-button process.

Audio Features


THX TruStudio
THX TruStudio is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios to the PC.

Other Features


AXTU - The All-in-1 Tuning Software
ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one software utility to fine-tune different features in an user-friendly interface, which includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking, OC DNA and IES. In Hardware Monitor, it shows the major readings of your system. In Fan Control, it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. In Overclocking, you are allowed to adjust the CPU frequency, ratio and some voltages for optimal system performance. In OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with your friends. Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system to get the same OC settings. In IES (Intelligent Energy Saver), the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle without sacrificing computing performance.

Graphical UEFI – The Revolutionary BIOS Interface
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a revolutionary BIOS utility which offers tweak-friendly options in an advanced viewing interface. Compared with traditional BIOS design, the latest UEFI utility provides lots improved functions.

Restart to UEFI
ASRock "Restart to UEFI" technology is designed for those requiring frequent UEFI access. It allows users to easily enter the UEFI SETUP automatically when turning on the PC next time.

UEFI System Browser
UEFI system browser is a useful tool included in graphical UEFI. It can detect the devices and configurations that users are currently using in their PC. With the UEFI system browser, you can easily examine the current system configuration in UEFI setup.

ASRock Dehumidifier
Prevents motherboard damage due to dampness by enabling “Dehumidifier Function”. The computer will power on periodically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.

AMD Steady Video 2.0
Bringing the best video experience! Compared to v1.0, AMD Steady Video 2.0 provides more tech advances such as Letter/Pillar Boxed Content, Indicator Overlay, Enhanced Algorithm Effectiveness, etc.

Fast Boot
With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds to logon to Windows 8 from a cold boot. No more waiting! The speedy boot will completely change your user experience and behavior.

ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
Fast, Easy and Free – ASRock OMG technology allows you to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access at specified times. Administrators are able to schedule the starting and ending hours of internet access granted to other users. Normally, ISPs (Internet Service Provider) will charge for an internet curfew service.

ASRock Internet Flash
Internet Flash searches for available UEFI firmware updates from ASRock servers. The system can auto-detect the latest UEFI from our servers and flash them within UEFI setup without entering Windows OS.

Easy RAID Installer
Easy RAID Installer can help you install the RAID driver easily without a floppy drive. It can copy the RAID driver from a support CD to your USB storage device with just one simple click in UEFI setup.



Instant Boot
Most people these days don't like to switch off their computers everyday, we keep our computer up and running 24 hours a day, because it takes such a long time for our system to boot up again. ASRock Instant Boost allows you to turn on your PC and boot up to Windows in 4 seconds! this not only improves the Boot speed, but also provides clean boot to OS and saves energy.



Instant Flash
ASRock Instant Flash is a user-friendly BIOS flash utility developed by ASRock. It is embedded in Flash ROM which is used to update the system BIOS without having to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows.



App Charger
App Charger is an ASRock utility that increases the speed at which connected devices (such as mobile phones) charge by up to 40%. App Charger supports continuous charging when your computer enters into standby mode, hibernation or power off completely.

Windows 8 Ready
With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, this motherboard provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Starting now, users can experience the next generation operating system on ASUS hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released without any compatibility issues!
General
Part Number FM2A85X Extreme4-M
Model Number FM2A85X Extreme4-M
Form Factor Micro ATX
Width 24.4cm
Depth 21.6m

Processor Information
Compatible Processors AMD A-Series (FM2)
AMD Athlon (FM2)
Socket Type FM2

Note: Please refer to www.asrock.com for CPU Support List

Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset Type A85X

Memory
RAM Installed / Max Capacity 0 MB / 32 GB Max
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3 DIMM
Supported RAM Technology Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
Supported RAM Speeds DDR3 2600+(OC)/1866/1600/1333/1066 Mhz

Expansion Slots
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (running at x16)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (running at x4)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI

VGA & Integrated Graphics Options
Video Controller AMD Radeon 7000 Series
Multi-GPU Support AMD Dual Graphics Technology
AMD CrossfireX Technology

Note: Integrated Graphics vary depending on APU installed and are only supported on A-Series APU's

Ports & Connectivity - External IO Panel (Back of Motherboard)
Ports Present & Quantity 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 x D-Sub Port
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
1 x eSATA3 Connector
2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED
HD Audio Jack

Ports & Connectivity - Internal IO (Header pins on Motherboard - Inside Case)
Ports Present & Quantity 7 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
1 x IR header
1 x CIR header
1 x Print port header
1 x COM port header
1 x Power LED header
1 x Chassis Intrusion header
2 x CPU Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
1 x Chassis Fan connector (4-pin)
1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin)
24 pin ATX power connector
8 pin 12V power connector
Front panel audio connector
3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)

Storage Interfaces & Controllers
AMD A85X Chipset 7 x SATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)

LAN & Networking
Controller Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit LAN
Lan Speed 10/100/1000
Ports 1 x LAN(RJ45) port

Audio
Controller/Codec/Information Realtek ALC892 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Supports THX TruStudio

Features & Technologies
Feature List 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 On/Off Play Technology
ASRock Dehumidifier Function
ASRock Easy RAID Installer
ASRock Interactive UEFI
ASRock Fast Boot
ASRock X-Boost
ASRock Restart to UEFI
ASRock U-COP

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