Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H Review

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Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H Review


For our gaming tests we're running the A8/D3H at both resolution and image quality settings we'd expect the kind of purchaser of this setup to run. 1600x900 and choosing the settings just below the top of the relative game should give us a good balance between eye-candy and playability. We're comparing the APU of the A8-5600K, a HD7560D, with the AMD HD7770. The HD7770 is cheap enough to come within the range of the budget conscious. Either option provides a playable experience, and certainly if you're careful with your setting choices then you can have no complaints.


Clearly the D3H with an A8 installed is a vast improvement upon the Llano A4, even if it's not quite the calculating behemoth that is available on the Intel options.


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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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