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ASRock A55 Pro3 Review

tacohunter52    -   November 17, 2011
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Specifications:

CPU
- Support for Socket FM1 100W processors
- V4 + 1 Power Phase Design
- Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
- UMI-Link GEN2
Chipset
- AMD A55 FCH (Hudson-D2)
Memory
- Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 2400+(OC)/1866/1600/1333/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB*
 
BIOS
- 32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
- Supports "Plug and Play"
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- DRAM, VDDP, VDDR, SB Voltage Multi-adjustment
Graphics
- AMD Radeon HD 65XX/64XX graphics
- DirectX 11, Pixel Shader 5.0
- Max. shared memory 512MB
- Dual VGA Output: support HDMI and D-Sub ports by independent display controllers
- Supports HDMI 1.4a Technology with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1600 @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
- Supports Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D with HDMI 1.4a
- Supports AMD Steady Video™: New video post processing capability for automatic jutter reduction on home/online video
- Supports HDCP function with HDMI port
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback with HDMI port
Audio
- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
- Premium Blu-ray audio support
- Supports THX TruStudio™
LAN
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111E
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports LAN Cable Detection
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports PXE
Slots
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (PCIE2 @ x16 mode; PCIE3 @ x4 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 3 x PCI slots
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ , CrossFireX™ and Dual Graphics
SATA3
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
USB 3.0
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports by Etron EJ168A, support USB 1.0/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s
Connector
- 5 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x CIR header
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- 1 x Power LED header
- CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
- 24-pin ATX power connector
- 8-pin 12V power connector
- Front panel audio connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
Rear Panel I/O
I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x D-Sub Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x eSATA2 Connector
- 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
Unique Feature
- ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU)
- ASRock Instant Boot
- ASRock Instant Flash
- ASRock APP Charger
- ASRock SmartView
- ASRock XFast USB
- ASRock XFast LAN
- ASRock On/Off Play Technology
- Hybrid Booster:
- ASRock U-COP
Support CD
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), AMD Live! Explorer, AMD Fusion, CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite - OEM)
Accessories
- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA Data Cables (optional)
Hardware Monitor
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
- CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan
- CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
Form Factor
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.6-in, 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm
- All Solid Capacitor design
OS
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit compliant
Certifications
- FCC, CE, WHQL
- ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

 

Features:

  • Support for Socket FM1 100W processors
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2400+(OC)
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ , CrossFireX™ and Dual Graphics
  • Dual VGA Output : D-Sub and HDMI
  • Supports 2 x SATA3, 2 x USB 3.0
  • Supports AMD Steady Video™ : New video post processing capability for automatic jutter reduction on home/online video
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtec ALC892 Audio Codec), Supports THX TruStudio™
  • Supports XFast USB, XFast LAN Technologies
  • Supports graphical UEFI, AXTU, On/Off Play, Instant Boot, Instant Flash, APP Charger
  • Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite


 

Information on this page courtesy of Asrock @ http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=A55%20Pro3




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Motherboard)
  3. Closer Look (The BIOS)
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  6. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, GeekBench, Bibble 5
  7. Testing: Office 2007, POV-Ray
  8. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2011
  9. Testing: ScienceMark, Cinebench, HD Tune
  10. Testing: Aliens vs. Predator
  11. Testing: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  12. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
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