6. Final thoughts
The Foxconn A75A is an affordable motherboard for AMD's FM1 processors. The onboard VGA/DVI ports will get you a perfect system mostly for office use and light gaming. In addition, the media playback is superb and the HD 6550D GPU can playback even the most demanding AV material.
The motherboard is fair enough for the category, although it could be higher, if it supported our memory at 1866MHz. This mainboard is targeted for those users who do not deal with any overclocking - the BIOS doesn't really offer any special features/tweaks to play with performance.
This mainboard is targeted for those users who do not deal with any overclocking and prefer to have their systems run in nominal mode under default settings. In this respect, the mainboard has every chance for popularity, For instance, office users who wish a stable operation at stock speeds plus basic onboard graphics would find it a great solution. Plus, the price of this product is attractive and the power savings of AMD's onboard GPU (instead of a a discrete card) is appealing.
- Well-built and clean layout
- No problems during casual operation
- Includes six SATA III ports
- Includes two USB3.0 ports
- The onboard graphics solutions (HD6550D) performs fairly well
- Low retail price
- BIOS options are very limited
- Foxconn One software doesn't fully support this motherboard
- Memory compatibility could be better