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Old 11-27-2012, 06:49 AM   #1
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"The ECS A85F2-A Golden is a motherboard based on the most high-end chipset for the new FM2 platform, the A85X (codenamed "Hudson D4"). It is targeted to the second-generation APUs from AMD, codenamed ..."

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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you did not say why is it "golden"...
I am still wondering why
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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you did not say why is it "golden"...
I am still wondering why
It's pretty self explanatory, don't you think? Or were you just being sarcastic?
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:14 AM   #4
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no seriosly, is it gold-plated or just yellow colored? or is it because it has a "gold" efficiency?
or they just call it golden?
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:34 AM   #5
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It is self-explanatory. Did you see the pictures? The metallic parts on the rear panel are gold-plated, while the heatsink is painted golden.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
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he.. let me rephrase the question.
Is gold plating makes components better? Better heat dissipation? better electromagnetic properties? or is it just a show off.
do they actually use gold? or some alloy.
I see more and more of those "golden" capacitors used in different brands - is there a reason?

I would expect slightly more electro-technical analysis from such a web site as hardwaresecrets. That's why I read the reviews here. Review should not be just a copy-pasta of the specs with extra HQ pics, right? Ppl are really looking for some "sauce", something beyond obvious that only couple of sites can deliver.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:18 AM   #7
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Hi, I will ask Rafael Coelho, one of our editors and a Physics professor, to answer that...

According to him, copper is a better conductor than gold, but gold doesn't oxide, differently from what happens to copper.
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