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FM2A55M-DGS
Recommended by AnandTech for best AMD Trinity budget general use desktop

  1. Support for Socket FM2 100W processors
  2. Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2400+(OC)
  3. Supports Intel® XMP 1.3/1.2 and AMD Memory Profile
  4. Supports AMD Dual Graphics
  5. Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7000 series graphics in A-series APU
  6. Graphics Output Options : D-Sub, DVI-D
  7. 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)
  8. Supports ASRock XFast 555, X-Boost, Fast Boot, Restart to UEFI, OMG, Dehumidifier, Easy RAID Installer, Interactive UEFI, AMD Steady Video 2.0
This model may not be sold worldwide. Please contact your local dealer for the availability of this model in your region.

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Features

X-Boost

Brilliantly designed for smart overclocking, ASRock X-Boost Technology is able to unleash the hidden power of your CPUs. Simply press “X” when turning on the PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the relative components to get up to 15.77% performance boost! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking CPU can become a near one-button process.

AMD 2nd Generation A-Series APUs Graphics: Onboard Graphics that break the 3DMark Vantage P7800+ Barrier!

The next generation “Trinity” A-Series APUs provide even more opportunity for tweaking and overclocking, and are better than ever at performing the compute-demanding activities (entertainment, gaming). Supporting AMD Radeon HD 7000 series graphics and DirectX 11 standards, the AMD next-gen A-Series APUs provide 3D gaming experiences similar to discrete-level graphics card solutions. The ASRock FM2 Platform takes advantage of AMD’s Trinity APUs, users can overclock the APU to gain further performance. With the powerful integrated graphics, the ASRock FM2 Motherboard Series can deliver 3DMark Vantage (Performance setting) scores of over 7800 points, providing up to 48.92% performance boost.

Overclocked Onboard Graphics Score
3DMark Vantage (Performance)

*Please be noted that 7800+ points in 3DMark Vantage was achieved by overclocking with air cooling.
XFast 555 Technology : XFast RAM / XFast LAN / XFast USB

Fully Optimize Memory Usage
Faster Internet Access
Boosts up your USB speed
5X Faster for
Photoshop Execution
XFast RAM will create a virtual disk from the system memory to boost the performance. For Photoshop, It can even perform 5X faster than before.
Lower Latency
In Game
XFast LAN can lower latency in the game after setting online game priority higher.
Time latency in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
* Lower is better
USB Performance
Comparison
ATTO Disk Benchmark 4K Read
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*The performance boost percentage may vary with a different configuration.

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Fast Boot

With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds* to logon to Windows® 8 from a cold boot. No more waiting! The speedy boot will completely change your user experience and behavior.

*The boot time may vary with a different configuration.
Restart to UEFI

Fast Boot is so fast that it is impossible for users to enter the UEFI setup utility during POST. Therefore, ASRock Restart to UEFI technology allows users to easily enter the UEFI setup utility automatically when turning on the PC next time. It is designed for those who constantly need to enter the UEFI setup utility.
Support DDR3 2400+

The World's Fastest A55 Motherboard With DDR3 2400+ Support.
AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series Graphics

Engineered for supremacy, designed for efficiency and packed with incredible features, the AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series offers the world’s most advanced graphics.

DirectX® 11 is the very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing. It can enable not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite websites and everyday applications.

Dual Graphics

The AMD Dual Graphics technology combines APU and GPU computing power to optimize user's visual experience.

Please use an APU that supports AMD Dual Graphics. For detailed information please refer to the AMD official website.
AMD Steady Video™ 2.0

Bringing the best video experience! Compared to v1.0, AMD Steady Video 2.0 provides more tech advances such as Letter/Pillar Boxed Content, Indicator Overlay, Enhanced Algorithm Effectiveness, etc.
AMP & XMP

Not only supporting AMD Memory Profile (AMP), ASRock FM2 Motherboard Series also come with Intel® XMP memory tuning kits, making it’s easy to get maximum memory performance from your system.
Interactive UEFI

ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system configuration tools, cool sound effects and stunning visuals. The unprecedented UEFI provides a more attractive interface and brings a lot more amusing.
Dehumidifier

Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling “Dehumidifier Function”. When enabling Dehumidifier Function, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.

ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)

Fast, Easy and Free – ASRock OMG technology allows you to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access at specified times. Administrators are able to schedule the starting and ending hours of internet access granted to other users. Normally, ISPs (Internet Service Provider) will charge for internet curfew service, which controls “all” the PCs connected at home. However, ASRock OMG is a free tool for controlling internet access of each single PC. Parents can easily control internet access through the BIOS setup to protect their kids from using the Internet at inappropriate times, and meanwhile, enjoy their own internet space.
Internet Flash

Updating the UEFI is easier than ever with ASRock Internet Flash! Simply by a few clicks it searches for available UEFI firmware updates from ASRock's servers, then it automatically downloads and flashes the latest UEFI file within the UEFI setup utility without having to enter Windows® OS.
Easy RAID Installer

Easy RAID Installer can help you install the RAID driver easily without floppy drive. It can copy the RAID driver from a support CD to your USB storage device with just one simple click in UEFI setup.
Google Chrome Browser & Toolbar

Chrome is a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web. Google Toolbar is designed to help you find what you're looking for quickly and discover new things along the way. Now ASRock has both Chrome and Google Toolbar bundled with our motherboards so users may enjoy better internet surfing experiences.
Free Bundle - Cyberlink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial

CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 trial now supports hardware transcoding and is optimized to accelerate conversion of all your favorite media files for your favorite portable players. Now you can easily display your favorite movies, songs and photos on iPhone, iPad, PSP, Xbox, Youtube, Facebook etc. Compile, convert and enjoy images and songs as much as you want and enhance your videos to new levels with TrueTheater Technology. Try it today!

Limitations:
30-day trial limitation
Convert videos to the H.264 format 50 times
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