- By Shi Xiao Min @Jul 19, 2013
Windows 8 Exclusive Features
Instant OS Login ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and higher efficiency - No more waiting around.
ASUS Boot Setting
Multi-startup Options Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. You can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.
APU,FCH and Graphics features
AMD® A-series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 7000/8000 Series Graphics
This motherboard supports AMD® A-series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 7000/8000 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.
Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!
Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice! F2A55-M LE brings you the multi-GPU choice of CrossFireX™. Expect a brand-new gaming style you’ve never experienced before!
ASUS Exclusive Features
DIGI+ POWER CONTROL: Digital Power Design for the APU ASUS motherboards using the AMD® A55 chipset employ precise digital voltage regulation for the APU, called DIGI+ VRM (Voltage Regulation Modules) digital power design. The APU voltage is adjusted via either carefully developed automated modes, or by using user-defined profiles. The effect is that DIGI+ VRM technology ensures greater energy efficiency and the most precise power delivery. Boosted by world-renowned ASUS quality, it creates an ideal computing platform for a diverse range of applications, from gaming to multimedia or office work and heavy multitasking. Engineered and tested to assure unmitigated performance, ASUS A55 boards with DIGI+ VRM remain efficient and accurate, for reliable application in every scenario.
* DIGI+ VRM functions also available in FM2 socket compatible CPUs
UEFI BIOS (EZ mode)
Flexible and Easy BIOS Interface ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with select able modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating systems.
ASUS Exclusive Interface EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.
New Upgrade! Quick and Easy Info for Enhanced System Control - F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshooting - New F3 Shortcut for most accessed info - ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations
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!
Go to the Limit with iGPU Level Up! GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. The user-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. It easily delivers stable system-level upgrades for every use.
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.
Easy, Real-Time O.C. Tunings Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy OC tool allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly interface makes overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV provides the best O.C. settings in different scenarios.
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.
Protect Your Computer with ESD Guards. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) conditions can happen while plugging or unplugging any USB peripherals-causing damage to the computer. ASUS ESD Guards clamp the ESD voltage and shunt the majority of the ESD current away for a more reliable computing environment.
F2A55-M LE 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 Shi Xiao Min @Jul 19, 2013
AMD Socket FM2 Athlon™/A- Series Processors Supports CPU up to 4 cores Supports AMD® Turbo Core 3.0 Technology
AMD A55 FCH (Hudson D2)
2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2250(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(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 for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists). * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
Integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 7000/8000 Series Graphics in A-series APU Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz - Supports DVI with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz - Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1600 @ 60 Hz Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB AMD® Dual Graphics technology support *1 Supports DirectX 11
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16/x4) 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 1 x PCI
6 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue Support Raid 0, 1, 10, JBOD
Realtek® 8111F, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
AMD A55 FCH (Hudson D2) chipset : 12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, , 6 at mid-board)
ROG Exclusive Features
Overclocking Protection : - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS EPU : - EPU ASUS Digital Power Design : - Industry leading Digital 3 +2 Phase Power Design - ASUS DIGI+ VRM Utility TurboV GPU Boost ASUS Exclusive Features : - AI Suite II - Ai Charger - Anti-Surge - ESD Guards - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface - Network iControl - Disk Unlocker ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution : - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution - ASUS Fan Xpert ASUS EZ DIY : - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 1 x DVI 1 x D-Sub 1 x HDMI 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 6 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 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) 1 x COM port(s) connector(s) 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s) 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin) 1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin) 1 x Power Fan connector(s) (3 -pin) 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 parallel port connector(s) 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP) 1 x System panel(s)
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I purchased this to upgrade an HTPC with weak video. Very happy at the price. Not sure if the BIOS video glitch is due to the board or the FM2 graphics. In all other respects, it does a very good job.
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