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Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2
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Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2

GA-F2A55M-DS2, Micro ATX, Socket FM2, DDR3, AMD A55

Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2
Form factor
Micro ATX
CPU socket
Socket FM2
Chipset
AMD A55

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Test results


Test results


Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2 specifications

General
  Brand Gigabyte
  Product name F2A55M-DS2
  Product code GA-F2A55M-DS2
  EAN code 4719331837136, 0818313016027
  Tested on Wednesday 16 January 2013

Processor / Chipset / Memory Search for products based on specifications
  Form factor Micro ATX
  Supported processor(s) AMD A4 / A6 / A8 / A10
  CPU socket Socket FM2
  Processor bus type UMI
  Memory type DDR3

Memory rating

Memory rating DDR3-2400
  Module type DIMM
  Number of memory channels 2
  Chipset AMD A55
  ATI Crossfire compatible Nee
  Nvidia SLI compatible Nee

Intel XMP compatible

Intel XMP compatible Ja
  Maximum internal memory 32 GB

Integrated graphics card Search for products based on specifications
  D-Sub (VGA) output Ja
  DVI connector Ja
  HDMI output Nee
  DisplayPort output Nee

Expansion slots Search for products based on specifications
  PCI Express x16 slots 1
  PCI-Express x8 slots 0
  PCI Express x4 slots 0
  PCI Express x1 slots 1

Available lanes for all PCI-Express x16 slots

Available lanes for all PCI-Express x16 slots 16
  Mini PCI Express connectors 0
  PCI slots 1
  DDR DIMM slots 0
  DDR2 DIMM slots 0
  DDR2 SODIMM-slots 0
  DDR3 DIMM slots 2
  DDR3 SODIMM slots 0

Connectivity Search for products based on specifications
  USB 2.0 - Total 8
  USB 2.0 - Back connectors 4
  USB 3.0 - Total 0
  USB 3.0 - Back connectors 0
  IEEE 1394 -
  IEEE 1394 - Back connectors 0
  Bluetooth Nee
  Thunderbolt Nee

Audio Search for products based on specifications
  On-board audio - Channels 7.1
  On-board audio - Codec chip Realtek ALC887
  Onboard audio - Codec type HDA
  S/PDIF input Nee
  S/PDIF output Nee

Dolby Digital Live

Dolby Digital Live Nee

DTS Connect

DTS Connect Nee
  Audio software included -

LAN Search for products based on specifications
  Number of network connections 1
  LAN - Chip Realtek RTL8111F
  LAN - Speed 1,000 Mbit/s

Storage Search for products based on specifications
  Parallel ATA connectors 0
  Serial ATA connectors (total) 4
  Serial ATA II connectors 4
  Serial ATA III connectors 0
  eSATA connectors 0
  mSATA connectors 0
  Extra PATA (RAID) controller -
  Extra SATA (RAID) controller -
  RAID 0 support Ja
  RAID 1 support Ja
  RAID 5 support Nee
  RAID 10 support Ja

Cooling / Overclocking Search for products based on specifications
  Fan connectors 2
  Fan connectors (PWM) 2

Temperature controlled fan speed

Temperature controlled fan speed Ja
  Chipset cooler Passive
  CPU power phases 5
  Maximum FSB frequency 140 MHz
  CPU voltage tweaking (maximum) 0.3 V
  Memory voltage tweaking (maximum) 1.9 V
  North bridge / PCH voltage tweaking (maximum) 0.3 V
  Bundled Windows software for overclocking Ja
  Multiplier changeable Ja
  PCI Express clock frequency changeable Ja
  Heatsinks on voltage regulators Nee
  CPU Turbo Modus on/off switching Ja
  HyperThreading on/off switching Nee
  Cores on/off switching Ja
  PCI-Express slots can be disabled Nee
  Voltage of voltage points on motherboard Nee

Other Search for products based on specifications
  Onboard speaker Nee
  100% Solid Capacitors Ja
  BIOS type EFI
  Dual BIOS Ja
  Boot menu in BIOS Ja
  Flash software in BIOS Ja

BIOS profiles

BIOS profiles Ja

Problem diagnosis

Problem diagnosis Nee
  On-board Power / Reset switch Nee
  On-board Clear CMOS switch Nee
  Trusted Platform Module Nee
  BIOS chip(s) replaceable Nee
  Lucid VirtuMVP software Nee

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Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2 test results

Benchmarks (AMD A10 5800K, int. graphics, Win7 x64) Show charts of test results
  PCMark 7 Computation Test 5,566

Test configuration

AMD A10 5800K, 2x 4GB DDR3-1866, Integrated graphics, OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Windows 7 x64)

  3DMark Vantage (P) 6,120

Test configuration

AMD A10 5800K, 2x 4GB DDR3-1866, Integrated graphics, OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Windows 7 x64)

  Cinebench 11.5 3.33

Test configuration

AMD A10 5800K, 2x 4GB DDR3-1866, Integrated graphics, OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Windows 7 x64)

  Passmark 7 CPUmark 8,012.3

Test configuration

AMD A10 5800K, 2x 4GB DDR3-1866, Integrated graphics, OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Windows 7 x64)

  Passmark 7 MemoryMark 1,153.5

Test configuration

AMD A10 5800K, 2x 4GB DDR3-1866, Integrated graphics, OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Windows 7 x64)

  Power consumption - 3DMark Vantage (avg) 85.2 W

Test configuration

AMD A10 5800K, 2x 4GB DDR3-1866, Integrated graphics, OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Windows 7 x64)

  Power consumption - Cinebench 11.5 (max) 116 W

Test configuration

AMD A10 5800K, 2x 4GB DDR3-1866, Integrated graphics, OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Windows 7 x64)

  Power consumption - Idle (avg. 5 min.) 25.2 W

Test configuration

AMD A10 5800K, 2x 4GB DDR3-1866, Integrated graphics, OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Windows 7 x64)

  BIOS version during test F3

Test configuration

AMD A10 5800K, 2x 4GB DDR3-1866, Integrated graphics, OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Windows 7 x64)

  Standard APU freq. value 99.8 MHz

Test configuration

AMD A10 5800K, 2x 4GB DDR3-1866, Integrated graphics, OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (Windows 7 x64)


Audio test Show charts of test results
  Frequency response [+] 0.12 dB

Test configuration

Rightmark Audio Analyzer - Loopback test

  Frequency response [-] 0.08 dB

Test configuration

Rightmark Audio Analyzer - Loopback test

Noise level

Noise level 80.9 dB(A)

Test configuration

Rightmark Audio Analyzer - Loopback test

Dynamic range

Dynamic range 80.9 dB(A)

Test configuration

Rightmark Audio Analyzer - Loopback test

  Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.0040 %

Test configuration

Rightmark Audio Analyzer - Loopback test

  Intermodulation Distortion (IMD) + Noise 0.048 %

Test configuration

Rightmark Audio Analyzer - Loopback test

Stereo crosstalk

Stereo crosstalk 79.4 dB

Test configuration

Rightmark Audio Analyzer - Loopback test

  IMD+N (Swept frequency) 0.041 %

Test configuration

Rightmark Audio Analyzer - Loopback test

Gigabyte F2A55M-DS2 reviews 1 review


12 budget motherboards reviewed: affordable foundation

10 May 2013 - 14:58
When you want to assemble a basic PC system, you have no use for numerous PCI-Express slots, SATA connectors and special overclocking features. So how much do you need to spend for a good motherboard that provides all the basics without a bunch of su...


External news 4 items


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