Overview

AMD A-series chipsets are designed to unleash the performance of the AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and are offered in a variety of different I/O configurations. The A88X even offers end users the capability to run dual discrete graphics units (dGPUs) simultaneously in an AMD CrossFire technology configuration.

Platform features for FM2+

  • AMD dual graphics Boost graphics performance when pairing AMD APUs and select AMD graphics cards
  • AMD memory profiles New memory profiles boost graphics and OpenCL performance
  • AMD configurable TDP Customize platform power limits for unique usages and form factors
  • AMD Eyefinity technology Supports up to 3+1 monitor outputs for a visual surround experience
  • AMD Start Now technology Resume from sleep in 1.5 seconds and fast boot in as few as 7 seconds

A88X FM2+ Performance-class motherboards

  • AMD CrossFire technology-ready
  • Featuring AMP, configurable TDP and full RAID options
  • Best overclocking
  • Recommended product pairing A10, A8

 

Specifications

FM2+

Backwards compatible, future-ready and PCIe Gen3.0-ready

CHIPSET BRAND

A88X

PCI EXPRESS

1x16 / 2x8

SATA III

8 (8)

RAID

0, 1, 5, 10

RAID DRIVER

Dot Hill

USB (3.0)

14 (4)

 

APU FM2+ Socket:
  1. AMD A series processors
  2. AMD Athlon series processors
(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
Chipset
  1. AMD A88X
Memory
  1. 4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz memory modules
  4. Support for AMD Memory Profile (AMP)/Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
Onboard Graphics
  1. Integrated Graphics Processor:
    * To use the onboard graphics ports, you must install an AMD APU with integrated graphics.
    1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
    1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600
    * Support for 2560x1600 resolution requires both a monitor and cable that support Dual Link DVI.
    * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
    1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160
    * The resolution of 4096x2160 can be supported when using an FM2+ APU; the maximum resolution supported is 1920x1200 when using an FM2 APU.
    * Support for HDMI 1.4a version.
  2. Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
  3. Maximum shared memory of 2 GB
Audio
  1. Realtek ALC887 codec
  2. High Definition Audio
  3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    * To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
  4. Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
  1. Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
  2. * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
    (The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
    * To support PCI Express 3.0, you must install an FM2+ APU.
  3. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
  4. 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
    (The PCIEX4 and PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
  5. 1 x PCI slot
Multi-Graphics Technology
  1. Support for AMD 2-Way CrossFire technology
  2. Support for AMD Dual Graphics technology
    * Only A series APUs support AMD Dual Graphics.
  3. Support for AMD Eyefinity technology
Storage Interface Chipset:
  1. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
USB ASMedia USB 3.1 Controller:
  1. 1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 support
  2. 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
Chipset:
  1. 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
  2. 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  4. 1 x APU fan header
  5. 2 x system fan headers
  6. 1 x front panel header
  7. 1 x front panel audio header
  8. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  9. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  10. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  11. 1 x serial port header
  12. 1 x parallel port header
  13. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  14. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
  2. 1 x D-Sub port
  3. 1 x DVI-D port
  4. 1 x HDMI port
  5. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  6. 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port (red)
  7. 1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.1 support
  8. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  9. 1 x RJ-45 port
  10. 3 x audio jacks (Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  2. APU/System temperature detection
  3. APU/System fan speed detection
  4. APU overheating warning
  5. APU/System fan fail warning
  6. APU/System fan speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
BIOS
  1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash
  2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
  3. Support for DualBIOS
  4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Unique Features
  1. Support for APP Center
    * Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
    @BIOS
    Cloud Station
    EasyTune
    Smart TimeLock
    Game Controller
    Smart Recovery 2
    System Information Viewer
    USB Blocker
  2. Support for Q-Flash
  3. Support for ON/OFF Charge
  4. Support for Smart Switch
  5. Support for Xpress Install
Bundle Software
  1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Operating System
  1. Support for Windows 10/8.1 64-bit
  2. Support for Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
    * Please download the "Windows USB Installation Tool" from GIGABYTE's website and install it before installing Windows 7.
Form Factor
  1. Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm
Remark
  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
  2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

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