FM2 is a CPU socket used by AMD in some of its desktop processors. The socket was introduced in 2012 and is used by AMD’s Trinity and Richland APUs (Accelerated Processing Units). These APUs combine a CPU and GPU on the same chip and are used for entry-level and mid-range desktop computers.
One of the most significant advantages of FM2 over FM1 is its reduced power consumption. This is due to the use of a new manufacturing process, which allows for more energy-efficient chips. Additionally, socket offers better overall performance and supports more advanced technologies.
The FM2 socket supports the AMD A-series and Athlon processors with the Piledriver and Steamroller microarchitectures. The socket has 905 pin holes, which provide a secure and stable connection between the CPU and the motherboard.
FM2 CPU list
|Processor Model||Cores||Threads||Base / Max Clock||L1 + L2 Cache||Process||TDP||System Memory Specification||System Memory Type||Graphics Model|
|A10-6800K||4||4||4.1GHz Up to 4.4GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||100W||Up to 2133MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8670D|
|A10-6790K||4||4||4.0GHz Up to 4.3GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||100W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8670D|
|A10-6700||4||4||3.7GHz Up to 4.3GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8670D|
|A10-6700T||4||4||2.5GHz Up to 3.5GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||45W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8650D|
|A8-6600K||4||4||3.9GHz Up to 4.2GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8570D|
|A8-6500||4||4||3.5GHz Up to 4.1GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8570D|
|A8-6500T||4||4||2.1GHz Up to 3.1GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||45W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8550D|
|A6-6420K||2||2||4.0GHz Up to 4.2GHz||96KB+1MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8470D|
|A6-6400K||2||2||3.9GHz Up to 4.1GHz||96KB+1MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8470D|
|A4-7300||2||2||3.8GHz Up to 4.0GHz||96KB+1MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1600MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8470D|
|A4-6320||2||2||3.8GHz Up to 4.0GHz||96KB+1MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1600MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8370D|
|A4-6300||2||2||3.7GHz Up to 3.9GHz||96KB+1MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1600MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8370D|
|A10-6800B||4||4||4.1GHz Up to 4.4GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||45W||Up to 2133MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8670D|
|A10-6790B||4||4||4.0GHz Up to 4.3GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||45W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8670D|
|A8-6500B||4||4||3.5GHz Up to 4.1GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8570D|
|A6-760K||4||4||3.8GHz Up to 4.1GHz||L2 4MB||32nm||100W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||Discrete Graphics|
|A6-750||4||4||3.4GHz Up to 4.0GHz||192KB+4MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||Discrete Graphics|
|A6-6420B||2||2||4.0GHz Up to 4.2GHz||96KB+1MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8470D|
|A6-750K||4||4||3.4GHz Up to 4.0GHz||L2 4MB||32nm||100W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||Discrete Graphics|
|A6-740||4||4||3.2GHz Up to 3.7GHz||L2 4MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||Discrete Graphics|
|A6-6400B||2||2||3.9GHz Up to 4.1GHz||96KB+1MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1866MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8470D|
|A4 PRO-7300B||2||2||3.8GHz Up to 4.0GHz||96KB+1MB||32nm||65W||Up to 1600MHz||DDR3||AMD Radeon HD 8470D|
Best CPU for Socket FM2
The AMD A10-6800K is a quad-core processor that is designed for use in socket FM2 motherboards. This CPU is known for its excellent performance, making it a great choice for a variety of applications, including gaming, content creation, and general computing tasks.
One of the standout features of the A10-6800K is its built-in graphics card, which provides smooth and responsive graphics performance. This makes it a great choice for gamers who want to enjoy their favorite games without the need for a dedicated graphics card.
Additionally, the A10-6800K supports AMD’s Turbo Core technology, which allows the processor to automatically increase its clock speed when needed, providing a boost in performance when you need it most. This makes it ideal for demanding tasks, such as video editing or 3D rendering.
In terms of power consumption, the A10-6800K is relatively efficient, with a thermal design power (TDP) of just 100W. This means that it is well suited for use in small form factor builds, where power and thermal management are key considerations.
Compatible sockets and chipsets
What sockets are compatible with FM2 processors? The FM2+ socket is one of the compatible sockets. The FM2+ socket has the same 905 pin holes as the FM2 socket and provides backwards compatibility for FM2 processors. However, FM2+ also introduces support for new features, such as support for DDR4 memory, which was not available on the FM2 socket.
What chipsets does the FM2 socket support? Some of the supported chipsets include A58, A55, A75, and A85X.
- The A58 chipset is a budget-friendly option that offers basic functionality for everyday use. It supports dual-channel DDR3 memory and has a limited number of expansion options.
- The A55 chipset is similar to the A58, but with additional support for the latest technology, such as USB 3.0 and SATA III.
- The A75 chipset provides improved performance and expanded options compared to the A58 and A55. It supports dual-channel DDR3 memory and has additional features such as PCI Express 3.0 and AMD Crossfire support.
- The A85X chipset is the highest-end option for the FM2 socket, offering advanced features for enthusiasts and gamers. It supports dual-channel DDR3 memory, has extensive expansion options, and provides support for AMD Crossfire and Lucidlogix Virtu MVP technology.
Motherboard M ATX Motherboard Desktop Computer Motherboard DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Slot, Supports 904 Pin FM2 APU 7650K 860K Quad Core CPU
Desktop Computer Motherboard Computer Mainboard Dual Channel DDR3 1600/1333 4G/8G Interface Support for A10/A8/A6/A4 Graphics Chip
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