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Reviewed: ASUS F1A75-V PRO vs ECS A75F-A vs Gigabyte A75-D3H

By on August 4, 2011
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Check out what’s the best AMD Llano motherboard.

Good: Fast performance at stock speeds; Enough USB 3.0 and SATA III ports to last many years; Easy expansion with further PCIe slots; Built-in VGA/DVI/HDMI ports; Easy overclocking
Bad: Overclocking CPU & GPU speeds doesn't increase performance
Price: AED 340 (ECS); AED 480 (Gigabyte); AED 520 (ASUS)
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

With the recent release of the new AMD Llano desktop motherboards, there is going to be a whole lot of choice for people to get a motherboard suitable for their needs. Now, Bear in mind that the AMD Llano desktop APUs aren’t exactly powerhouses when it comes to raw performance. They’re mid-range CPUs combined with lower-end GPUs on one die.

This means that you can have playable gaming performance for a resolution of 720p with 30+fps in most modern games, and much higher in older games. Alternatively it also makes one hell of an HTPC processor since it can easily power even the most demanding high-definition video files and Bluray movies with ease. All the while staying extremely cool.

So what I’m looking at today are three motherboards that promise to squeeze out every last drop of performance from your new AMD Llano APU. All of these boards have specific features to improve and enhance your experience and extend the usability of this new platform. So let’s move on to see today’s contenders.

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