GIGABYTE Readies FM2+ Motherboards for AMD Godavari APUs

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If you own a socket FM2+ GIGABYTE motherboard, the company has good new for you. With a simple BIOS update, your motherboard can support the newly launched AMD Godavari APUs. Here is the press release we received today from GIGABYTE on the subject.

GIGABYTE Readies FM2+ Series Motherboards for Newly Launched AMD Godavari APUs
New APU from AMD brings support for Windows 10, DirectX12 and AMD FreeSync Technology

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City of Industry, California, May 28th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce that its lineup of FM2+ motherboards is now compatible with the newly launched Godavari APU from AMD. Featuring 12 CPU and GPU compute cores (4+8), the latest AMD A-Series APU brings great support for exciting new technology such as AMD FreeSync™, DirectX™ 12 and also Windows 10 64-bit support. Paired with the connectivity featured on GIGABYTE FM2+ motherboards, the combo offers the best platform capable of delivering great processing performance, smooth high framerates in the most popular online game and a path to easy upgrades with many of the latest technologies available for today’s desktop PCs.

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AMD FreeSync Technoloty
GIGABYTE FM2+ series motherboards now support AMD FreeSync™, a technology which resolves the communication issues between the processor and the monitor to eliminate image tearing and choppiness. By adjusting the frame refresh rate of the monitor to the same speed as the processor’s frame creation rate, AMD FreeSync™ helps provides the fluidity needed for the smoothest graphics during gameplay.

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AMD Radeon Dual Graphics Technology
The AMD FM2+ series platform showcases AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics technology, allowing users to further boost 3D graphics performance by adding an additional discrete AMD Radeon™ graphics card to the system. This unique AMD Radeon™ 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.

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AMD Eyefinity Technoogy Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity™ technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.

To ensure your GIGABYTE FM2+ socket A88X, A78, A68H and A58 chipset motherboards can support the latest Godavari APU from AMD; make sure to update it to the latest BIOS which in the download section of GIGABYTE website: http://www.gigabyte.us/support-downloads/download-center.aspx

For more information about the GIGABYTE FM2+ motherboards, go to:
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=0&p=2&v=32

Dino DeCesari (Lvcoyote)

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  1. Biostar and Asus boards also support this update. Looks to me like the only real dif is slightly higher gpu clocks. Still I'm excited about any updates to my board. Though I should grab the 120gb 850 evo msata now that it's avail.