World’s Thinnest UltraBook record holder, mainboard manufacturer Gigabyte has just introduced a high-end “UP Series” FM2 mainboard today, but now the company is showing the rest of its FM2 lineup.
These mainboards are slim-ATX and microATX models that sport UltraDurable 4 quality certification and are powered by AMD
’s A55 FCH chipset.
The first one is the Gigabyte GA- F2A55-DS3 in the slim-ATX format using a simpler 4 + 2 phase VRM to fuel the processor.
The board only comes with two DDR3 DIMM slots supporting DDR3-2400 memory through overclocking and a single PCI-Express x16 slot belonging to the 2.0 PCIe generation.
There are four more PCI-Express x1 slots and two legacy PCI 32-bit expansion slots on the GA-F2A55-DS3.
On the connectivity side, the GA- F2A55-DS3 comes with VGA and HDMI ports on the back I/O.
USB 3.0 and SATA 3 should be present, but it is not mentioned on the presentation cart.
Gigabyte’s 3D Bios (UEFI) and On/Off Charge is also present.
Next is the GA-F2A55M-DS2 in microATX format with a single slot of each flavor: a PCI-Express x16 one, a PCI-Express x1 one and a legacy PCI-32 Bit slot.
There are four SATA ports that are probably SATA 3 and a DVI link next to the VGA port on the back panel I/O.
The GA-F2A55M-DS2 is using an even simpler 3 + 2 phase VRM and comes with a full complement of two PS/2 ports.
The audio back panel has only three connectors and On/Off Charge USB ports must be connected to the back of the computer by the means of an USB bracket.
These mainboards seem to be using only solid capacitors, which is a very good thing, although Dual BIOS is not mentioned.