ASUS A88XM-A/USB 3.1 Review & Specs

ASUS A88XM-A DDR3 AMD FM2 SATA 6Gbs Micro ATX

ASUS A88XM-A DDR3 AMD FM2 SATA 6Gbs Micro ATX

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5X Protection II - Advanced hardware safeguards for all-around protection
Dual USB 3.1 Type A ports ready for next-gen devices
Epic gaming audio with LED-illuminated shielding
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS with EZ Flash 2
DIGI+ VRM for precise, stable digital power control

Specs Overview

Model A88XM-A/USB 3.1
Series
Socket FM2+
Form factor Micro ATX
Chipset AMD A88X
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek RTL8111H
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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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 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™ HD 7000/8000 Series Graphics in A-series APU 
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports 
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - 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 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 *3
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

  • USB Ports

    AMD A88X FCH(Bolton D4) chipset : 
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 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 , 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 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
    2 x USB 2.0 
    3 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 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

    Micro ATX Form Factor 
    9.3 inch x 8.2 inch ( 23.6 cm x 20.8 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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