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ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ vs GA-F2A85XN-WIFI

candy
  • 80 months ago

I'm making a build and I can't decide between these two motherboards. The Gigabyte one IMO has better features (bios+tools) than the ASRock one, but the ASRock board has the A88x chipset and can support PCI 3.0. Is there an advantage of one over the other? Does it really matter?

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ has an FM2+ socket, this will make this board viable longer, as it will support the upcoming Kaveri chips due Q1 of next year. If you intend to use an APU & a discreet graphics card in a Hybrid Crossfire configuration, then PCIe v3 is a plus because it will facilitate much faster communication between them.

For me I chose the ASRock over a similar Gigabyte(FM2+/Wifi) board because the cable box/router in my house supports 802.11 b/g/n. Whereas the Gigabyte board supported 802.11 a/c. The 802.11 a/c wifi protocols may be faster, but I really don't want to pay Comcast for a house call$$.

I hope this has been helpful.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe they will come out with some new athlon cpu's like the Athlon II X4 760K.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Hopefully

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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