Foxconn A75M FM1 Motherboard Review

Motherboards/AMD FM1 by stefan @ 2011-10-26

For users which are not pretentious, the A75M FM1 motherboard from Foxconn represents a solution to consider, in case we want to get the benefits of the Lynx platform, like the powerful IGP or the quad core APUs. For making this board even more attractive, the Dual Graphics feature should be enabled, along with the ability to be able to modify the memory speed and its timings.

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A Closer Look Contd.

Near it, there is the Realtek ALC888S high-performance 7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codec:




The CMOS battery is located near the PCI-Express x1 slot; near it we can also find the CLR_CMOS jumper:




On the lower side of the PCB, we can find:


- Front Audio Header

- CD_IN Connector

- SPDIF-OUT Connector

- 1x Front Panel USB 3.0 Header

- 2x Front Panel USB 2.0 Headers

- Speaker Connector

- Front Panel Connector




The 6 SATA connectors are pointed upwards and are found near the chipsets' heatsink:




Also on the right side, near the 24-pin ATX Power Connector, we can find the IrDA/CIR header, along with the LPT connector and the Chassis Intrusion Alarm header:




On the top right side, we can find the SuperIO chip and the COM1 header:




Near the top side of the CPU socket, we can find two CPU_FAN headers, useful when we have a cooler with a push-pull configuration:




In the top left corner, we can find the Intersil ISL6328, which is a Dual PWM Controller:




The board does also come with the following back panel connectors:

-PS/2 Keyboard Port

-6x USB 2.0 Ports

-DVI-D Port

-VGA Port

-HDMI Port

-LAN Port

-2x USB 3.0 Ports

-Audio Ports



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