ASUS launches A88XM-A - FM2+ APU ready Motherboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ASUS today announced A88XM-A, a FM2+ socketed motherboard that features high-endurance 5X Protection and new UEFI BIOS on the A88X chipset. The feature laden motherboard is equipped with ASUS 5X prote...

    ASUS launches A88XM-A - FM2+ APU ready Motherboard
     
  2. icedman

    icedman Master Guru

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    I haven't owned too many FM2 boards but I have the a85-vpro and it hauls ass can oc memory and igpu like crazy.
     
  3. DLD

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    Is it a mistake (typo) or is the lifespan of these capacitors REALLY only 5000 hours?
    If one uses a computer, say, 8 hours a day, it is only some 600 days, which means a little more than a year and a half!!! Only 1.5 years?! But the old and plain (electrolitic) capacitors in my 15 years old hifi stereo set are still in a perfect condition (and I almost do not turn off my receiver!)!
    And we are talking here of "military class" and it's "extreme durability"!!!
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    @after some researching, I found the complete info on lifespan of these capacitors:
    -5000 hours is related to the extremely high temperature to which these components could be exposed - up to 105*C
    -under the "normal" temp conditions (that is: below 80*C), the expected lifespan exceeds 10 years (though the review does not specify the number of hours per day):bed:

    http://url.ie/jsrd
     
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    yea I was going to say that has to be at max output/heat even crappy caps last forever in the right conditions.
     

  5. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I have not found reason yet to upgrade from my 85x board yet, but if I were to what would be my advantage aside from better cpu support down the line maybe? Maybe when the next series of APU's come out I'll look into it.
     

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