- By David_W @Nov 20, 2012
APU,FCH and Graphics features
AMD® A-& E2- series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series Graphics
This motherboard supports AMD® A-& E2- series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series Graphics. This revolutionary APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) combines processing power and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in one small, energy-efficient design to enable accelerated performance and an industry-leading visual experience. It features Dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5GT/s.
AMD® A55 FCH (Hudson D2)
AMD® A55 FCH (Hudson D2) is designed to support up to 5GT/s interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 x 16(at x4 speed)graphics.
ASUS Exclusive Features
Hybrid DIGI+ VRM
Maximizing System Potential
ASUS brings the exclusive Hybrid DIGI+ VRM design to great value motherboards to better serve a wider range of user needs. Based on technology developed for high performance ASUS products, Hybrid DIGI+ VRM on ASUS motherboards with the AMD A55 chipset allows APU voltage and VRM frequency adjustments via smart preset modes and user-defined profiles. The unique design offers a broad range of adjustable power options to create more headroom for flexible system tuning. Boosted by world-renowned ASUS quality, it create s an all-round platform for a diverse range of applications, including gaming, multimedia, and productivity, all with improved multitasking.
*Hybrid DIGI+ VRM functions also available in FM1 socket compatible CPUs
UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
Exclusive to ASUS motherboards, its UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designed with dual selectable modes. It delivers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient input with quick scrolling. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclocking and setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information.
Supports Hard Drives over 2.2TB
ASUS UEFI BIOS natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit, with full storage space utilization helping deliver far more exciting computing than traditional BIOS versions.
Exclusive ASUS Interface
- EZ Mode - gives easy access to selectable, optimized system modes, clear system info display and drag and drop boot prioritizing
- Advanced Mode - for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand intricate system settings
Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.
AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed, voltage, and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
Energy Efficiency All Around
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU and chassis fan speeds according to different ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and your PC’s loading. The built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
Anti-Surge Protection Design detects overvoltage conditions and prevents voltage surges from spreading in real time. It also actively cuts off the overvoltage supply to protect the system.
1. Real-time over voltage detection.
2. Active protection against potential damage to your motherboards and systems.
C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
The BIOS C.P.R. feature automatically restores the CPU default settings when the system hangs due to overclocking failure. C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the BIOS automatically restores the CPU parameters to their default settings.
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
CrashFree BIOS 3
Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
F1A55-M LX PLUS R2.0 Product Overview
Green ASUS and ErP Ready
The motherboard is European Union’s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
- by David_W @Nov 20, 2012
|CPU||AMD Socket FM1 A- Series/E2- Series Accelerated Processors |
Supports AMD® Turbo Core 2.0 Technology
* The AMD® Turbo Core 2.0 Technology Support depends on the APU types
|Chipset||AMD A55 FCH (Hudson D2)|
|Memory||2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2250(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory|
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
* The Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 16GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
|Graphic||Integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series Graphics in Llano APU |
VGA output support : RGB port
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
Supports DirectX 11
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology|
Supports LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP Technology *1
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue) |
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
|Storage||AMD A55 FCH (Hudson D2) chipset : |
6 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Support Raid 0, 1, 10, JBOD
|LAN||Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC |
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
|USB Ports||AMD A55 FCH (Hudson D2) chipset : |
12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
|Special Features||ASUS EPU :|
ASUS Digital Power Design :
- ASUS Hybrid DIGI+ VRM Utility
ASUS Power Design :
- 4 +1 Phase Power Design
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- AI Suite II
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- Network iControl
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
|Back I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)|
1 x D-Sub
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
6 x USB 2.0
1 x COM port(s)
1 x Parallel port(s)
3 x Audio jack(s)
|Internal I/O Ports||3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)|
6 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
|BIOS||64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.6, WfM2.0, SM BIOS V2.6, ACPI V3.0|
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
|Form Factor||uATX Form Factor |
9.6 inch x 8.4 inch ( 24.4 cm x 21.3 cm )
|Note||*1: LucidLogix® Virtu MVP supports Windows® 7 operating systems.|
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