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GA-F2A68HM-DS2 (Rev. 1.0)

AMD A68H chipset
 
Overview
 
 
  • Socket FM2+ supports AMD FM2+/FM2 A-series APU
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Plus Technology
  • Audio Noise Guard with High Quality Audio Capacitors
  • Dual-link DVI for high resolution display of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Native USB 3.0 and SATA3 ports with RAID support
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge for USB devices
  • All solid capacitors design
 
Overview
 
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.

Note: 1. Please use both AMD Dual Graphics technology qualified A-series APU and VGA card, detail information please refer to AMD website: http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/dual-graphics/Pages/dual-graphics.aspx#3
 
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.
 
Specifications
 
APU FM2+ Socket:
  1. AMD A series processors
  2. AMD Athlon series processors
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
  1. AMD A68H
Memory
  1. 2 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory* Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
    * The maximum 64 GB of system memory can be supported using 16 GB (or above) memory modules. GIGABYTE will update the memory support list on the official website when the memory modules are available on the market.
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for AMD Memory Profile (AMP)/Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Onboard Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor:
  1. 1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
  2. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600* Support for 2560x1600 resolution requires both a monitor and cable that support Dual Link DVI.
    * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
  3. Maximum shared memory of 2 GB
Audio
  1. Realtek  ALC887 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel* To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. Realtek  GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16(The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
    * To support PCI Express 3.0, you must install an FM2+ APU.
  2. 1 x PCI Express x1 slot(The PCI Express x1 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  3. 1 x PCI slot
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for AMD Dual Graphics technology* Only A series APUs support AMD Dual Graphics.
  2. Support for AMD Eyefinity technology
Storage Interface Chipset:
  1. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and JBOD
USB Chipset:
  1. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
  2. 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  4. 1 x APU fan header
  5. 2 x system fan headers
  6. 1 x front panel header
  7. 1 x front panel audio header
  8. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  9. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  10. 1 x serial port header
  11. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  12. 1 x chassis intrusion header
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 1 x D-Sub port
  3. 1 x DVI-D port
  4. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  5. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  6. 1 x RJ-45 port
  7. 3 x audio jacks (Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE  I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. APU/System temperature detection
  3. APU/System fan speed detection
  4. APU/System fan speed control* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
BIOS
  1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Unique Features
  1. Support for @BIOS
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for Xpress Install
  4. Support for EasyTune* Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
  5. Support for Smart Recovery 2
  6. Support for ON/OFF Charge
Bundle Software
  1. Norton  Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 8.1/7 32-bit/64-bit
  2. Support for Windows XP 32-bit* To support Windows XP 32-bit, you must install an AMD FM2+ Kaveri APU.
    * It requires Service Pack 3 to support Windows XP driver installation.
Form Factor
  1. Micro ATX Form Factor; 22.6cm x 17.4cm
Remark
  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
  2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

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