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Gigabyte F2A55-DS3 AMD FM2 A55 DDR3 ATX



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GIGABYTE FM2 motherboards are the latest range of next-generation desktop motherboards based on the AMD A55 chipset, supporting a new generation socket FM2 of 32nm AMD A-series APUs with DirectX11 graphics integrated. Not only delivering AMD's industry-leading performance and advanced graphics capabilities, GIGABYTE motherboards are equipped with a comprehensive range of unique features that offer mainstream PC users the most compelling platform on the market today.

GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (patent pending)

The revolutionary GIGABYTE 3D BIOS application is based on GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ technology and is available to consumers in two exclusive modes of interaction, providing enthusiast and mainstream users with a choice of unique and powerful graphical interfaces.

UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

At the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS technology is a pair of physical BIOS ROMs containing GIGABYTE's exclusive in-house designed UEFI BIOS technology. With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS™ makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.

AMD Dual Graphics: Unrivalled Upgradability

The AMD A85X/A75/A55 series platform showcases AMD Dual Graphics technology, allowing users to further boost 3D graphics performance by adding an additional discrete AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics card* to the system. This unique Dual Graphics technology means users can enjoy higher frame rates on the latest gaming titles, utilizing the processing power of both discrete and integrated graphics processors.

HDMI Interface

HDMI is latest High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is able to provide up to 5Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and also 8-channel high quality audio. Via transmitting uncompressed digital data, HDMI is able to reduce signal interference as transferring between digital and analog signal, seen and heard, direct from the source. In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), which allowing playback of Blu-ray/ HD DVD and other protected contents.



Product Description
Gigabyte GA-F2A55-DS3 - 1.0 - motherboard - ATX - Socket FM2 - AMD A55
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Processor Socket
1 x Socket FM2
Compatible Processors
Athlon, A8 series, A6 series, A4 series, A10 series
Max RAM Size
32 GB
RAM Supported
2 DIMM slots - DDR3
Storage Ports
6 x SATA-300 (RAID)
USB / FireWire Ports
6 x USB 2.0 + ( 8 x USB 2.0 via headers )
HD Audio (8-channel)
Gigabit Ethernet



Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Processor Socket
Socket FM2
Max Processors Qty
Compatible Processors
Athlon, A8 series, A6 series, A4 series, A10 series

Supported RAM

Max Size
32 GB
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz
Dual channel memory architecture, AMD Memory Profile (AMP)


HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC887
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio


Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s)
1 x CPU , 2 x DIMM 240-pin ( 1.5 V ) , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 2 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
SATA-300 - connector(s): 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / JBOD
1 x PS/2 keyboard , 1 x PS/2 mouse , 1 x serial , 1 x HDMI , 6 x USB 2.0 , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
1 x audio - header , 1 x SPDIF out - header , 8 x USB 2.0
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector


BIOS Features
DMI 2.0 support, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.6 support, UEFI BIOS, GIGABYTE 3D BIOS
Hardware Monitoring
CPU core temperature, chassis temperature, CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU overheating protection
Hardware Features
DualBIOS, Q-Flash, AutoGreen, EasyTune6, On/Off Charge, AMD Radeon Dual Graphics, Ultra Durable 4 Classic


Software Included
Norton Internet Security, @BIOS, EasyTune 6, Q-Share, Xpress Install
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a, Energy-Related Products (ErP) Lot 6
30.5 cm
19 cm

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