Foxconn is preparing for the launch of AMD's next generation 'Trinity' APUs. The notebook versions are already available, while the desktop models, based on the FM2 socket, will follow soon. Foxconn's first creation, the A85AP, was shown during Computex. The name suggests AMD's new A85 chipset, the successor to the current A75. This chipset features a controller for six SATA 6 Gbps connector and four USB 3.0 connectors.
The board is full-size ATX and offers plenty of expandability. There are four DDR3 memory slots, two PCI-Express x16 connectors (the bottom slot has four lanes available through the chipset). Also present is a mini PCI-Express connector, used for WiFi and Bluetooth adaptors. Further connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gbps ports, frontpanel USB 3.0 header, several fan connectors and physical power and reset buttons.
The I/O panel features 7.1 audio, Gigabit LAN, several USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, VGA and DVI. The processor is powered by a 5-phase VRM, the mosfets of which are covered by a heatsink. Foxconn has left some headroom on its A85AP for overclockers.
No details have been released regarding pricing and availability.
Foxconn A85AP motherboard with socket FM2 (source: Techpowerup)