Gigabyte GA-F2A68-DS2 DDR3 FM2+ Socket AMD Mainboard

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Gigabyte GA-F2A68-DS2 DDR3 FM2+ Socket AMD Mainboard

Product Id: 02.02.018.163

Regular Price  4,560
Special Price  4,300

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Quick Overview

Model - AMD A68 GA-F2A68-DS2
CPU Sockets - FM2+
Chipset - AMD A68H
Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887 codec

General

Model
AMD A68 GA-F2A68-DS2
Chipset
AMD A68H
Form Factor
Micro ATX Form
Warranty
3 year
Country Of Origin
Taiwan
Made in/ Assemble
China

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
FM2+
Supported CPU
AMD A series / AMD Athlon series processors

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR3
Memory MHz
2400(OC)/ 2133/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333MHz
Memory Slot
2
Memory Max.
64GB

Graphics

PCI Express Slot
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16

Storage

SATA Port
4 x SATA 6Gb/s

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Realtek GbE LAN chip
LAN Speed (Mbps)
10/100/1000Mbit

Ports

USB Port
2 x USB3.0/2.0, 8 x USB2.0/1.1
VGA Port
1
DVI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC887 codec
Audio Channel
2/4/5.1/7.1

Additional Info

WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No

Details

Gigabyte GA-F2A68-DS2

                                                

  • High Quality Audio Capacitors

     


    GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ motherboards use high quality Nippon Chemicon ARE series audio capacitors. These professional audio capacitors deliver the highest quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for user experience.

  • Dedicated Audio Hardware Zone

     


    + Separation on the PCB layer protects the board's sensitive analog audio components.
    + Separate analog and digital ground to protect against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI).

  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Plus

     



    GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Plus debuts on GIGABYTE motherboards, with a range of features and component choices that provide record-breaking performance, cool and efficient operation and extended motherboard lifespan.

  • Ultra Performance


    GIGABYTE uses Solid Caps (Capacitors) for APU VRM and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs which are rated to work at higher temperatures to provide a longer lifespan.

  • Ultra Safe


    GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
    GIGABYTE motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
  • Humidity Protection

     

    Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry.GIGABYTE's new Glass Fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.

  • Power Failure Protection

     

    GIGABYTE also uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard against power surges.

  • Electrostatic Protection

     

    GIGABYTE motherboards feature High Resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.

  • GIGABYTE FM2+ Series Motherboards

     

    GIGABYTE FM2+ series motherboards feature AMD the latest FM2+ socket, and are designed to get the most from forthcoming AMD Kaveri APUs, while preserving compatibility for current AMD FM2 APUs. AMD FM2+ APUs offer native support for 8 GT/s PCI Express gen 3.0 as well as DX11.1 support integrating the high performance ‘Steamroller’ core. Based on AMD A68H chipset, native USB3.0 and SATA3 ports support up to 5Gbps and 6Gbps of data transfer speeds, delivering the GIGABYTE FM2+ series motherboards most stable and high efficiency working experience via the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ technologies.

  • AMD Dual Graphics Technology

     

    The AMD FM2+ series platform showcases AMD Dual Graphics technology, allowing users to further boost 3D graphics performance by adding an additional discrete AMD Radeon™ graphics card to the system. This unique Dual Graphics technology means users can enjoy higher frame rates on the latest gaming titles, utilizing the processing power of both discrete and integrated graphics processors.
     

  • AMD Eyefinity Technology

     

    Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.

  • Dual-link DVI port


    Designed to leverage the awesome potential of the latest AMD Fusion A-series APUs, GIGABYTE motherboards deliver an enhanced visual experience that includes advanced DX11® gaming, incredibly smooth HD multimedia playback and support for high resolution displays of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels by Dual-link DVI port.

  • On/Off Charge Technology

     

    GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger...more
    *Due to certain mobile phone limitations, users may need to connect the mobile phone to their PC before the PC enters S4/S5 mode to enable a quick charge from non On/Off Charge USB ports. Charging results may vary by model.
    *Whether to support 3X USB power design, it may vary by models.
     

  • ErP Lot 6 support

     

    The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system efficiency.

 

 

Model - AMD A68 GA-F2A68-DS2, CPU Sockets - FM2+, Chipset - AMD A68H, Supported CPU - AMD A series / AMD Athlon series processors, Memory Type - DDR3, Memory MHz - 2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333MHz, Memory Slot - 2, Memory Max. - 64GB, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16, M.2 Slot - No, LAN Chipset - Realtek GbE LAN chip, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbit, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887 codec, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 2 x USB3.0/2.0, 8 x USB2.0/1.1, VGA Port - 1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA 6Gb/s, Form Factor - Micro ATX Form, Warranty - 3 year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China

Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
 

It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard: 


Pick up the Right Socket: You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.


Motherboard Sizes: Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
 

Number of RAM Slots: Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
 

Motherboard ports: It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.
 

Motherboard Chipsets: CPU mainly dictates the compatible chipset options. For Intel motherboards, one can choose from the cheaper options that can’t be overclocked or the expensive ones that can. Chipset with the letter 'Z' in the name has the overclocking feature and chipsets with letters 'B', 'H', 'Q'… do not come with this particular feature.

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