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before i go on a rant i would like to point out that this looks and feels like ...
on 13 May 2016
before i go on a rant i would like to point out that this looks and feels like a really well made motherboard, with great features etc. however I have one major gripe with the unit. its advertised as supporting Fm2+ AMD processors, and out of the box it does NOT.
The Bios revision that comes as standard does not support anything beyond FM2.
Ok, so a simple bios update will fix that. But here is my problem - I cannot update the bios with a USB key, i HAVE to purchase an FM2 processor to update the bios, and then i can use my FM2+ chip. I dont believe its realistic to expect customers to already own an old processor to make this motherboard fm2+ ready.
What really makes the whole situation even more frustrating is that all of the packaging and marketing for the device has been updated for the FM2+, but a basic firmware revision wasnt?! it is not clear in the packaging that i need to go and buy another processor for the privilege of using their hardware, so this POS is going straight back to Amazon.
if you already have a fm2 chip gathering dust, go for it - you might have a good experience with this. But I have no faith in a company that has such little regard for getting the little things right.