Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H Review

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As you'd expect from such a small, and cheap, motherboard the D3H is lacking refinement almost everywhere. It's not to say that it's an ugly thing, but it's utilitarian. Everything is roughly where you'd expect, and does the job it's supposed to. It just does it without any flair or style. Even the SATA ports are vertical.

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Despite its compact nature though, Gigabyte have packed a load of connection options onto the little D3H. There isn't much missing that you would expect to find. If you consider this is aimed squarely at the internet/social media/very-light-gaming brigade, then it wants for nothing. We'd love to see a few more USB ports, but you can never have too many of those.

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31-03-2013, 08:44:13

FTLN
What an ugly pcb !!!Quote

31-03-2013, 10:47:49

TCates90
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

alienware
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

Robi_G
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

murphy7801
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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