MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Socket FM2 Motherboard

A week after its release the AMD Trinity A10-series 5800K Black Edition was overclocked to reach an astonishing 7.113GHz. This was done on a MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 motherboard. That should give you enough indication on the performance of this full featured motherboard which, by the way, is made with Military Class III components.

Powered by the new AMD A85X chipset, the full ATX FM2-A85XA-G65 motherboard has PERFORMANCE written all over it: Auto overclocking, Raid 5, 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, AMD Crossfire support, ability to divide the Trinity A10’s 16 lanes of PCI Express 2.0 into a pair of x8 links and DigitALL Power controller for faster power transmission speed. 

MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard

The FM2-A85XA-G65 makes excellent use of the A10’s fast integrated Radeon HD7660D GPU with its dual graphics support. Even so, graphics performance can be enhanced through the collaborative computing of video cards and the APU. This is a nice bit of AMD trickery that has seen it outperform everything else on the gaming benchmarks.

With such excellent graphics performance you can expect that version 1.4 of HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) will run to its full 1080p High-Definition video potential on this motherboard. The integrated 8-channel Realtek ALC892 sound card completes the packet, leaving you to enjoy the next generation multimedia output today. Oh, and do keep in mind that all this takes place with a single compact HDMI v1.4 connector.

MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 motherboard boxed

The MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 sells for R1 560 instore and on our online shop.

Please note that high-tech liquid nitrogen cooling was used to push the Trinity A10 5800K Black Edition up to 7.113GHz on the MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 motherboard. The base clock speed of the Trinity A10 is 3.8GHz and the Turbo clock speed is 4.2GHz but this APU is unlocked. Whenever you overclock, please use efficient cooling. For CPU liquid cooling advice, call Essential IT Solutions on 021 853 4790.

See the MSI FM2-Z85X-G65 specifications.

Date: 13 Dec 2012