ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Motherboard Unleashed
Published on January 31st, 2013
ASRock has recently unleashed it’s first mini-ITX motherboard that is perfect for small form factors (SFF), NAS, home-servers and HTPC. The ASRock FM2A85X-ITX is an AMD A85X chipset based motherboard with socket FM2, and features a 6-phase VRM with 8 SATA 6Gbps ports (one is eSATA). See more specifications of the ASRock FM2A85X-ITX motherboard below.
ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Specifications
The ASRock FM2A85X-ITX draws its power from a 24-pin ATX and 4-pin CPU power connectors, just like your typical motherboard. It supports the current AMD A-Series “Trinity” APU processors, and will also support the upcoming “Richland” A-Series APUs. It has two DDR3-DIMM slots and supports up to 32GB of dual channel memory with speeds of 1866MHz.
Like most of ASRock’s mid-stream to high end motherboards (Extreme series), it’s built with gold-plated solid capacitors. It has only one expansion slot and that is the PCI-E 3.0 for the graphics card. The FM2A85X-ITX has 6 internal SATA 6Gbps ports that supports RAID 0/1/10.
At the I/O port of the FM2A85X-ITX, there are 4x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x PS/2, a dual-link DVI and D-Sub, HDMI, Gigabit ethernet port, 8 channel HD audio ports and eSATA port.
Price and Availability
The ASRock FM2A85X-ITX is expected to have an SRP of around $110 and will be available in the following weeks. I’ll update this post once it’s available for sale online.