A full-featured board complete with USB3.0, PCI-Express x16 and automatic overclocking
Well-known motherboard manufacturer, Taiwanese company MSI has just announced its new AMD FM2 motherboard supporting the new Trinity APUs and we presented the top-of-the-line FM2-A85XA-G65 here and the more affordable models here.Not much was known about the MiniITX version, but today the company is officially presenting its smallest Trinity FM2 motherboard.
The official name of the new card is MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 and this one features high-quality solid capacitors along with support of a full PCI-Express Gen2 x16 video card with only the case being the limiting factor.
The new mainboard features two DDR3 DIMM slots, but it will further allow the user to mount modules rated beyond the 2133 MHz mark with some overclocking help.
On the other hand, the maximum memory capacity supported is unfortunately only 16 GB.
The chipset used is AMD’s own A75 and this means that USB 3.0 ports are also present and, in this case, we have two of them on the backside I/O panel with another supplementary header on the PCB.
MSI Super Charger technology is available, as well as the four SATA III internal ports along with the back side eSATA connector.
Realtek’s RTL8111E takes care of Gigabit LAN connectivity while Bluetooth 3.0+HS is also present through a rear mounted adapter along with the WirelessN module.
Connectivity is expanded by four USB 2.0 ports that are on the I/O panel, next to the VGA and HDMI connectors and the classic PS/2 combo port.
There is no info on pricing yet, although the motherboard will soon be listed in Germany.