ASUS A88X-Pro Review & Specs

ASUS A88X-Pro DDR3 ATX

ASUS A88X-Pro DDR3 ATX

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Specifications Overview

Model A88X-Pro
Release Date March 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series
Socket FM2+
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD A88X
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2250Mhz 2400Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1150
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111GR
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 3
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB
Onboard USB 2.0 4
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0

  • CPU

    AMD Socket FM2+ Athlon™/A- Series Processors 
    Supports CPU up to 4 cores
    Supports AMD® Turbo Core 3.0 Technology
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    AMD A68H FCH (Bolton D2H)

  • Memory

    2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory 
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture 
    Support AMD Memory Profile (AMP) memory
    * The Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 16GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.

  • Graphic

    Integrated AMD Radeon™ R/HD8000/HD7000 Series Graphics in the A-Series  APU 
    Multi-VGA output support : DVI/RGB ports 
    - Supports DVI with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB
    AMD® Dual Graphics technology support *1

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *2
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 
    1 x PCI

  • Storage

    AMD A68H FCH (Bolton D2H) chipset : 
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
    Support Raid 0, 1, 10, JBOD

  • LAN

    Realtek® 8111GR, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC887-VD 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *3
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    Audio Feature :
    - Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
    - Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
    - Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

  • USB Ports

    AMD A68H FCH (Bolton D2H) chipset : 
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
    AMD A68H FCH (Bolton D2H) chipset : 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, )

  • Special Features

    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU 
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger
    - Anti-Surge
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface 
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2 
    - ASUS MyLogo 2 
    - Push Notice
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Slot

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 8.1 , 32bit/64bit
    Windows® 8 , 32bit/64bit
    Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
    Windows® XP , 32bit

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
    1 x DVI
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 
    2 x USB 2.0 
    3 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x TPM connector(s) 
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 
    1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
    1 x System panel(s)

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    1 x Supporting DVD

  • BIOS

    64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 4.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

  • Support Disc

    Drivers
    ASUS utilities
    ASUS Update 
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

  • Form Factor

    mATX Form Factor 
    8.9 inch x 7.0 inch ( 22.6 cm x 18.0 cm )

  • Note

    *1: Refer to http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/dual-graphics/Pages/dual-graphics.aspx#3 for the discrete GPUs which support Dual Graphics technology.
    *2: Only FM2+ Processors can support PCIe3.0.
    *3: Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.


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