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    F2A85-M PRO

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    Precise digital power control for APUs and superb graphics on the AMD A85X platform

    • Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM
    • Direct Key - A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
    • USB BIOS Flashback - Easy, worry-free USB BIOS Flashback with Hardware-based Design
    • Fan Xpert 2 – Optimizes the Speed of All Fans for the Ultimate Cool and Quiet!
    • USB Charger+ - 3X Faster Charging for All USB Portable Devices
    • USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
    • Network iControl - Real-time Network Bandwidth Controls
    • Windows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility
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    Windows 8 Exclusive Features

    Fast Boot

    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.

    Windows 8 Experience
    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.

    DirectKey

    A Dedicated Button to Access the BIOS Directly
    Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS automatically when the PC is on standby power with the simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up from having to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at its best!

    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® A85X FCH(Hudson D4)

    AMD® A85X FCH (Hudson D4) is designed to support up to 5GT/s interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 x 16 graphics. It natively supports 8 x SATA6Gb/s ports and 4 x USB 3.0 Ports.

    Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support!

    Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
    F2A85-M PRO brings you the multi-GPU choice of CrossFireX™. Expect a brand-new gaming style you’ve never experienced before!

    Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM

    Digital Power Design: The New Standard
    The world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered the use of two onboard chips - EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and TPU (TurboV Processing Unit). New generation Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM digital power design launch control into a new era.
    The digital architecture delivers twice the precision power, intelligently adjusting PWM voltage and frequency modulation with minimal power loss through BIOS tuning and an exclusive user interface to increase the board’s overclocking range while performance reaches its full potential. It also adjusts VRM frequencies dynamically, cutting radiation interference by half and decreasing Vcore power noise for CPU to enhance system stability through enabling VRM spread spectrum. ASUS DIGI+ VRM digital power design empowers users with superior flexibility and perfect precision to ensure optimized performance, extreme system stability and greater power efficiency.

    TPU

    Unleash your performance with ASUS’ simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. ASUS Auto tuning feature can intelligently optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, and the TurboV gives you the freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios to optimize performance under varied system conditions.

    EPU

    Tap into the world’s first real time PC power saving engine through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total system power savings by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity.

    TurboV

    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.

    Auto Tuning

    Auto Tuning is an intelligent tool that automates overclocking to achieve a total system level up. This tool also provides stability testing. Even O.C. beginners can achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results with Auto Tuning!




    Latest Transfer Technology

    Complete USB 3.0 Integration

    Double USB Access, Double Convenience
    ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panels - 6 USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The F2A85-M PRO affords greater convenience with high speed connectivity.

    Native SATA 6Gb/s Support

    The AMD® A85X FCH natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems


    ASUS Exclusive Features

    UEFI BIOS

    ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable 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


    USB BIOS Flashback

    Simple Plug & Press - Hardware-based BIOS Flashback
    A truly revolutionary hardware-based update solution. USB BIOS Flashback offers the most convenient way ever to update the BIOS! It allows users to update new UEFI BIOS versions even without hardware such as a CPU or DRAM installed into the motherboard. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file, and press the BIOS Flashback button for 3 seconds with the power supply connected. The UEFI BIOS will then automatically update without requiring further interaction. With its new, complementary Windows application, users can regularly check for UEFI BIOS updates and download the latest BIOS automatically. Hassle-free updating for the ultimate convenience!

    * The image beside is for reference. Please see the BIOS Flashback button on the motherboard for actual appearance.

    Network iControl

    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.

    Remote GO!

    One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
    Remote GO! links PCs, tablets, smartphones and TVs wirelessly together through an existing LAN cable and router setup. It allows users to stream multimedia content from PC to DLNA devices, access their computer anywhere using their mobile device at home, while also allowing easy file transfers between your computer and mobile device. It provides seamless environment for a futuristic connected lifestyle with three useful functions: DLNA Media Hub, Remote Desktop and File Transfer.

    DLNA Media Hub: Enjoy HD video, music and photos stored in the PC streaming to your DLNA devices via Wi-Fi connectivity. You can even control the PC to play multimedia on a TV with a tablet. It’s the perfect match for creating your own home theater!

    Remote Desktop: Operate and control your PC in real-time from a smartphone or tablet for complete comfort. This function brings notebook-like convenience, by creating a virtual remote desktop, offering portable access to your data in desktop with a smartphone or tablet.

    File Transfer: Send and share files between your PC and smart devices* with only a right click on the mouse.
    *iPad/iPhone can send, but not receive files from the PC

    Set up Your Home PC with Remote GO!
    1.Wi-Fi environment setup - use an existing LAN cable and router setup to connect PC and smart devices on the same home network
    2.Install Remote GO! software on your PC
    3.Download Wi-Fi GO! Remote to your smart devices (Supported Systems: iOS 4.2 or later & Android 2.3 or later)
    4.Setup complete - get three useful free apps with ASUS Remote GO!

    USB 3.0 Boost

    Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
    New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.

    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.

    USB Charger+

    3X Faster Charging for All Smart Devices
    With a dedicated onboard controller, quick-charge all your smart devices such as iProducts. smartphones, tablets and more, all up to 3X faster, even when the PC is powered off, in sleep or hibernation modes.



    ASUS EZ DIY

    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.

    EZ-Flash 2

    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.

    ASUS Q-Design

    DIY Quickly, DIY Easily!
    ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience. All of Q-LED, Q-Slot and Q-DIMM design speed up and simplify the DIY process!

    F2A85-M PRO Product Overview



    RoHS

    GreenASUS 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.