Gigabyte GA-A55-DS3P Motherboard Review
Just a few days ago AMD launched their new enthusiast platform with the release of the FX-8150 processor which consumers pair with the 990FX chipset and a graphics card of their choice. AMD don't just cater for the high end user though and it is clear that in the longer term they feel that APUs offer an advantage over traditional processors. As a result for the past year AMD have been releasing APUs onto the market starting with the low end E series and more recently with the A-Series which we have covered before along with the A75 chipset.
Despite the fact that AMD's A75 Chipset has allowed motherboard manufacturers to build some excellent value boards there are still those who want even better value, people who don't necessarily need some of the more advanced features A75 offers.
Designed to cater for those who want AMDs best APUs but without the cost of a high end motherboard A55 products are the ideal option and today we have one of those boards on our test bench. The GA-A55-DS3P from Gigabyte aims to provide a solid APU based system at a very low cost, let's see how it does...