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AMD's budget-friendly Llano chips have been overshadowed by the, somewhat disappointing, release of the Bulldozer FX series. However, this is not to say that the Llano series chips aren't still alive and kicking. In the past, OCC has looked at two different motherboards utilizing the A75 chipset. Both performed fairly well and both made for extremely great budget builds. Today we'll be looking at another motherboard meant for AMD Llano APUs, but this time it is not using an A75 chipset. Instead, OCC will be taking its first look at a board utilizing the A55 chipset. The board we'll be taking a look at today is the A55 Pro3 from ASRock. Like its older brother, the A75 chipset, the A55 chipset is also able to utilize AMD dual graphics. This means, if you're using an appropriate video card, you'll be able to pair it with your APU for a nice little performance boost. Not only that, but ASRock is claiming that its motherboards are able to offer a 20% performance boost over other A75/A55 boards using AMD dual graphics technology. Not only that, but the ASRock A55 Pro3 is also one of the few A55 boards that supports memory speeds of DDR3 2400+. ASRock is also claiming that its motherboards can score over 5,500, as well as 50% better then competitors, in 3DMark Vantage just using the integrated graphics.
|Asrock A55 Pro3 Fm1 Amd A55 (hudson D2) Sata 6gb/s Usb 3.0 Hdmi Atx Amd Mot||$74.99||See it|
|ASRock AMD A55 FCH ATX DDR3 1333 AMD-FM1 Motherboards A55 PRO3||$74.99||See it|
|ASRock AMD A55 FCH ATX DDR3 1333 AMD-FM1 Motherboards A55 PRO3||$87.63||See it|
|Asrock A55 Pro3 Socket Fm1/ Amd A55 Fch/ Amd Quad Crossfirex/ Sata3&usb3.0/||$227.85||See it|