ASUS A88XM-A Review & Specifications

ASUS A88XM-A Socket FM2 AMD A88X DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 MicroATX

- ASUS

FM2+ socketed motherboard features high-endurance 5X Protection and new UEFI BIOS on the A88X chipset
ASUS 5X PROTECTION - All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability
New UEFI BIOS – Friendlier, easier, and more intuitive with helpful info added
USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support) - 170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0
Network iControl - Real-time network bandwidth management

Specs Overview

Model A88XM-PLUS/CSM
Socket FM2+
Form factor Micro ATX
Chipset AMD A88X
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2200Mhz 2250Mhz 2400Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Pros

  • HDMI output
  • USB 3.0
  • 4x DDR3 DIMM Slots

Cons

Score Pangoly

79

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  • 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 A88X (Bolton D4)

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, 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. 64GB 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 : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz*1
    - 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 *2

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 *3
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    1 x PCI

  • Storage

    AMD A88X FCH(Bolton D4) chipset :
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), yellow
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD

  • LAN

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

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC887-VD 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *4
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

  • USB Ports

    AMD A88X FCH(Bolton D4) chipset :
    4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    AMD A88X FCH(Bolton D4) chipset :
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)

  • Special Features

    ASUS 5X Protection :
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 3 + 2 Phase digital power design
    - ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
    - ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
    - ASUS High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors - 2.5x long lifespan with excellent durability
    - ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3x more durable corrosion-resistant coating
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger
    - Anti-Surge
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    - Network iControl
    - 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
    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 HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    2 x USB 2.0
    3 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    6 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 Internal speaker connector(s)
    1 x System panel(s)

  • Accessories

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

  • BIOS

    64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, 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
    9.3 inch x 8.2 inch ( 23.6 cm x 20.8 cm )

  • Note

    *1: *Only FM2+ APU can support up to 4096 x 2160 resolution display via HDMI port.
    *2: Refer to https://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/dual-graphics/Pages/dual-graphics.aspx#3 for the discrete GPUs which support Dual Graphics technology.
    *3: Only FM2+ Processors can support PCIe3.0.
    *4: Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.

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