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Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI (A85X Mini-ITX) Motherboard

Test Setup

Test Rig
Case Open Air
CPUs A10-6800K
Motherboards FM2: Asus F2A85V PROGigabyte F2A85XN-WIFI
Ram Kingston HyperX Gray 4 GB (2x2GB)G.Skill RipJawX 2133MHz
CPU Cooler Thermalright SI-128
Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB
SSD 1x OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA III 6Gb/s SSD

General Performance

PCMark7_A85-1

There is not much difference between the other A85X motherboards on the market. Though the Gigabyte F2A85XN-WIFI tends to score a tad under the Asus F2A85-V Pro. The mixed workload that includes the GPU and storage seems to favor the Asus board slightly. However, the Gigabyte board does really well in the Computational benchmark.

truecrypt_aes

truecrypt_1

There is virtually no difference when comes to data encryption.

x264_a85x

With video transcoding, again, there is essentially no difference at all.

Cinebench_R115

Same result with the Cinebench 11.5 CPU test.

Cinebench_R115_1

Though, in the OpenGL test, the Gigabyte board scored a tad lower than the Asus board.

Gaming

3dmark11-1P

3dmark11-1P1

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game02

game04

If we want to be nick-picking we can see that when comes to gaming with the integrated GPU, the Gigabyte’s board again just trails the Asus’s ATX board ever so slightly. Though, we doubt anyone would be able to tell any difference between the two boards.

SATA

SATA_6_Sequential_Read

SATA_6_Sequential_Write

Since the F2A85XN-WIFI uses AMD A85X for the storage controller, its performance is in line with what we would expect out of the chipset. AMD A85X chipset’s SATA 6 Gbps controller is still lagging behind the Intel’s offering but the board is consistent with other A85X boards.

Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI (A85X Mini-ITX) Motherboard   With only 17cm x 17 cm of area to work with, available real estate limits what manufacturers can put on a mini-ITX motherboard. However, for the Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI, Gigabyte has done a very good job at offering what users need the most. The F2A85XN-WIFI does not come with a lot of the bells and whistles that we find on gaming boards or extreme overclocking boards. However, Gigabyte is able to pack in quite a lot of extra features, including DualBIOS, a WiFi card, Bluetooth, and plenty of USB and SATA…

Review Overview

Perforamnce - 8.5
Value - 9
Quality - 9.5
Features - 9.5
Innovation - 9.5

9.2

Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI (A85X Mini-ITX)

Summary : The Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI is packed with features such as four SATA 6 Gbps, four USB 3.0, six USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, and 2.4/5GHz 2x2 802.11 a/b/g/n WIFI. It is easily one of the best mini-ITX motherboard on the market for the FM2 socket.

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4 comments

  1. With the power consumption stated, is that just the mobo, out does that include the processor as well?

    Thanks.

  2. With the power consumption stated, is that just the mobo, out does that include the processor as well?

    Thanks

  3. With the power consumption stated, is that just the mobo, out does that include the processor as well?

    Thanks

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