After having a look at both models we then took the time to check out the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 and saw that when it came to the overclocking side of things on normal everyday coolers that the results weren't fantastic. Looking around, though, and talking to other editors, we knew it wasn't us and our fairly limited 4.5GHz overclock on the A10-5800K was standard.
A month on, though, we've got some new boards and some updated BIOS's to play around with. We wonder if anything has changed in that time. We've seen some amazing numbers come out of the latest AMD CPU's when it comes to pure speed, but they're all based on extreme LN2 cooling. Today we'll take the time to check out an ASRock FM2 offering in the form of the FM2A85X Extreme6 motherboard.
What has ASRock brought to the FM2 table? Well, there's only one way to find out and the first thing we'll do is check out the package. Once we've done that we'll move onto the board itself before checking out the BIOS and the options that are on offer there. We'll then look at our testbed and cover the overclocking side of things before we finally get into the meat of it all and find out how performance looks.
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