It wasn’t that long ago when home computers were strictly for enthusiasts who spent plenty of time getting to know the ins and outs of their system. Computers today are very much a part of everybody’s life and everyone is able to operate it for their work or leisure at home. Mainstream computing requirements may not be as demanding compared to an enthusiast’s needs but regular home users recognize that increasingly rich multimedia content available demands a capable and up-to-date system. Also, since technological progress moves to miniaturization, capable systems have also become increasingly affordable and reliable compared to bulky and expensive home PCs of the last decade.
High-definition media consumption is at an all time high and HD video recorders have also come within budgetary reach of a regular home user. If you are connected online, you have access to thousands of rich multimedia content that was once only available to a select few with a high-speed internet access, a powerful system for playback and monthly subscription. With over 2 Billion views a day, YouTube is a prime example of how easily accessible multimedia content today is. Video playback and authoring of course is only a small facet of mainstream computing, mainstream gaming accounts for a major share at 80% of PC video game activity, spending $5 Billion in PC hardware last year. Ushering these gamers forward into the latest DirectX11 technology has been overlooked by some companies but not AMD. AMD believes that providing mainstream users with state-of-the-art, discrete level graphics is an important and appropriate response to the demands of modern computing.
The ASUS F1A75-V Pro motherboard is part of AMD’s FM1 APU based desktop line-up. The ASUS F1A75-V Pro is equipped with the Hudson D3 FCH, designed to support PCI-Express 2.0 x16 graphics as well as 6 SATA III and 4 USB 3.0 ports. Since the F1A75-V Pro is an ASUS motherboard, it uses a DIGI+ VRM power design for precise power delivery, high performance and rock solid stability. For extra connectivity, the ASUS F1A75-V pro also has two more USB 3.0 ports and an additional SATA III port via Asmedia USB3 and SATA controllers. For users who wish to push their system beyond mainstream performance, ASUS has also equipped the F1A75-V Pro with the TPU chip for precise voltage control and monitoring through TurboV overclocking and ASUS CPU parameter Recall for safe BIOS restoration just in case the overclock fails. The F1A75-V Pro also features a UEFI BIOS and AI Suite II software for easy and straightforward access to the F1A75-V Pro’s advanced features.