F1A75 V EVO 3D PRODUCT Asus unveils a pair of AMD A75 Llano motherboards

Not to be one upped by the competition, Asus has also announced some of its AMD A75 motherboards for AMD's upcoming Llano APUs which are launching later this week. Both of Asus' first models are full-size ATX boards and they're quite similar, but the boards aren't without differences. Click on through to check out some high-res pictures of the two boards and for the full specs.

Not to be one upped by the competition, Asus has also announced some of its AMD A75 motherboards for AMD's upcoming Llano APUs which are launching later this week. Both of Asus' first models are full-size ATX boards and they're quite similar, but the boards aren't without differences. Click on through to check out some high-res pictures of the two boards and for the full specs.

Let's start with the model names, the more basic model of the two and by basic we merely mean that it's the less feature rich of the two, we have the F1A75-V PRO and this is followed by the slightly feature richer F1A75-V EVO. The main difference between the boards is the slot layout; in fact it appears to be the only difference between the two models.

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The F1A75-V PRO features a pair of x16 PCI Express slot, although the second slot only has four lanes worth of bandwidth, two x1 PCI Express slots and three PCI slots. On the other hand the F1A75-V EVO packs three x16 PCI Express slots where the first slot is a x16 slot that operates in dual x8 mode together with the second slot, while the third slot is now a x4 slot. The board also has two x1 PCI Express slots and two PCI slots.

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Common features include seven SATA ports, six from the A75 chipset and one from an ASMedia SATA 6Gbps controller, a pin-header for two front USB 3.0 ports (from the chipset), four headers for eight USB 2.0 ports and one header for a serial port. Both boards also have two additional 4-pin fan headers, a one regular 3-pin one and of course switches and buttons for Asus' EPU, TPU and MemOK features.

F1A75 V EVO Asus unveils a pair of AMD A75 Llano motherboards

The rear I/O is full to the brim with ports as well which consists of a PS/2 port, four USB 3.0 ports (two via an ASMedia controller and two via the chipset), two USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, Gigabit Ethernet, 7.1-channel audio with optical S/PDIF out and all four display interfaces, D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. Both boards also feature an 8-phase PWM design and a very flat and long heatpipe that connects the chipset heatsink to the MOSFET heatsink.

F1A75 V EVO 3D Asus unveils a pair of AMD A75 Llano motherboards

Overall we're looking at a pair of competent desktop boards here, but we have a feeling that many DIY:ers are waiting for mATX and mini-ITX boards to appear before taking the jump to the new Fusion platform from AMD. No word on pricing as yet, but with the launch taking place on Thursday this week, it won't be long until we'll find out.

Source: Asus