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ASUS F1A75-V Pro (AMD A75) Llano Motherboard Preview

By: Shawn Baker | Socket FM1 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 26, 2011 3:56 pm
Manufacturer: ASUS

ASUS F1A75-V Pro - Features


A couple of features that stand out would be the two switches on the board that are labeled as EPU and TPU. What these two switches do is activate some presets; EPU is related to power saving. You've got two ways to really enable the EPU function; you're able to use the switch as we just mentioned or you can go into the BIOS and under AI Tweaker you can adjust EPU Setting.




The other button is TPU and that relates to performance in the terms of auto overclocking. Like EPU, this feature can be enabled two ways. The first is you can use the switch onboard, while the other option is to jump into the BIOS again and under AI Tweaker you can go to OC Tuner and select Ok.




The other standout I find on ASUS boards would have to be AiSuite II and the way it's able to handle the overclocking of your processor. Auto overclocking isn't anything all that new; ASUS do it via the TPU feature and a lot of companies offer it on their motherboards. What makes ASUS stand out and AiSuite IIs TurboV EVO, is the way it overclocks.


Instead of using a pre-determined preset, be it a multiplier or set front side bus / BCLK, TurboV EVO slowly works at your CPU by upping key areas to increase speed while testing it each step of the way. Unlike other ways, it's a little slower because of the way it tests, but it has so far brought us the biggest overclocks when compared to other Auto Turning options.




It will be really interesting to see how the TurboV EVO software handles the new APU from AMD and what kind of performance it's able to offer us via the auto overclocking feature. It will then be interesting to see how it compares to our manual overclock. Of course, this and more will be discovered when the NDA on the APU itself is lifted in just a few more days.

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