Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini Review & Specs

Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+

Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+

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  • Socket FM2+
  • Chipset: AMD A88X
  • Memory: 2x DDR3-2400(OC)/ 2133/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • Slots: 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot, 1x Mini PCI-Express Slot
  • SATA: 4x SATA3 Ports, Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD
  • APU FM2+ Socket:AMD A series processors, AMD Athlon series processors
  • Memory:2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory; DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz memory modules
  • Onboard Graphics: 1 x DVI-D port; 2 x HDMI ports
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbit
  • Wireless Communication module: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.0+HS, 2.1+EDR, Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16, 1 x mini-PCI Express slot for the wireless communication module
  • Storage Interface: 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
  • USB: Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports, Up to 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports

Specifications Overview

Model GA-F2A88XN-WIFI
Release Date December 2013

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

Series
Socket FM2+
Form factor Mini ITX
Chipset AMD A88X
Supported Memory DDR3:
1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz
* 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 ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
Wi-Fi Generation 5
PCI-Express x16 Slots 1
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB
Onboard USB 2.0 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0

  • 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. 2 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
    2. * 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.
      * The maximum 64 GB of system memory can be supported using 16 GB (or above) memory modules. GIGABYTE will update the memory support list on the official website when the memory modules are available on the market.
    3. Dual channel memory architecture
    4. Support for DDR3 2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz memory modules
    5. Support for AMD Memory Profile (AMP)/Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    “Memory support is dependent on memory module compatibility and system OS”.
    (Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
  • Onboard Graphics

    APU with integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 8000/7000 series graphics:
    * To use the onboard graphics ports, you must install an AMD APU with integrated graphics.
    1. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600
    2. * 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.
    3. 2 x HDMI ports, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160
    4. * 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.
    5. Maximum shared memory of 2 GB
  • Audio

    1. Realtek® ALC892 codec
    2. High Definition Audio
    3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    4. Support for S/PDIF Out
  • LAN

    1. Realtek® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
  • Wireless Communication module

    1. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
    2. Bluetooth 4.0, 3.0+HS, 2.1+EDR
    3. Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
    4. * Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
      * Supports Windows 7/8/8.1 only.
  • Expansion Slots

    1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
    2. (The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
      * To support PCI Express 3.0, you must install an FM2+ APU.
    3. 1 x mini-PCI Express slot for the wireless communication module
  • Storage Interface

    Chipset:
    1. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
  • Multi-Graphics Technology

    1. Support for AMD Dual Graphics technology
    2. * Only A series APUs support AMD Dual Graphics.
  • USB

    Chipset:
    1. Up to 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    2. Up to 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
  • Internal I/O Connectors

    1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    2. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
    3. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    4. 1 x APU fan header
    5. 1 x system fan header
    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. 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
    11. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    12. 1 x chassis intrusion header
  • Back Panel Connectors

    1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    2. 2 x HDMI ports
    3. 1 x DVI-D port
    4. 2 x antenna connectors
    5. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    6. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    7. 1 x RJ-45 port
    8. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    9. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, 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/System fan speed control
    5. * 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 EFI 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 @BIOS
    2. Support for Q-Flash
    3. Support for Xpress Install
    4. Support for EasyTune
      * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
    5. Support for Smart Recovery 2
    6. Support for ON/OFF Charge
    7. Support for Wi-Fi Share
    8. Support for Cloud Station
  • Bundle Software

    1. Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
  • Operating System

    1. Support for Windows 8.1/8/7 32-bit/64-bit
    2. * If you plan to install Windows 8.1, please download the latest drivers from GIGABYTE's website.
    3. Support for Windows XP 32-bit
    4. * To support Windows XP 32-bit, you must install an AMD FM2 Trinity APU.
      * It requires Service Pack 3 to support Windows XP driver installation.
      * Bundled wireless communication module does not support Windows XP.
  • Form Factor

    1. Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm
  • 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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80

La Gigabyte F2A88XN-WiFi est une carte mère mini-itx de bonne facture alliant performance et compacité. De plus ses fonctionnalités sont à son avantage : Wi-Fi, bluetooth, Dual Bios mais avec un contrtôleur S-ATA un peu (de pas grand chose) moins rapide...

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Gigabyte's F2A85XN-WIFI was one of the best mini-ITX board for the FM2 socket. With the release of the Kaveri (FM2+) APU, Gigabyte has updated their mini-ITX board with the latest A88X chipset. With the F2A88XN-WIFI, Gigabyte essentially retained the...

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