Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

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Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

Post by Lawrence Lee » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:07 pm

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Re: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

Post by johannes » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:28 am

So they finally released this board. It was the most promising board when it only existed in rumours and as a small picture on the Gigabyte site. And it actually became the nicest FM2 mini-itx board available.

I already went for the MSI mini-itx board this spring, but given the availability I would have bought the Gigabyte. It's a pity that FM2+ for Kaveri should be released in about half a year and the waiting for a decent AMD mini-itx board begins anew. Gigabyte - create a board like this for FM2+ closer to launch and you have my money.

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Re: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

Post by Moogles » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:31 am

It was mentioned in the review that the layout is irrelevant because it's itx -- I disagree. The layout prevents this motherboard from being used in passively cooled cases such as those from Streacom or HD-Plex. To me, that is a huuuuge downside.

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