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GIGABYTE GA-F2A88X-UP4 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
  • Athlon/A- Series (FM2+)
  • DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333
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GIGABYTE GA-F2A88X-UP4 FM2+ AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GA-F2A88X-UP4

GIGABYTE FM2+ Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE FM2+ series motherboards are based on AMD A88X chipset and feature the new FM2+ APU socket, and are designed to get the most from forthcoming Kaveri AMD APUs, while preserving compatibility for current AMD FM2 APUs. FM2+ AMD APUs offer native support for 8GTps PCI Express gen 3.0 as well as DX11.1 support integrating the high performance "Steamroller" core. AMD socket FM2+ APUs also offer native support for 4K resolution displays on HDMI port.

Note: To enable AMD FM2+ APU support, please update your motherboard with the latest version of specific BIOS and driver in Motherboard's Download section once available.



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AMD Dual Graphics Technology

The AMD A88X series platform showcases AMD Dual Graphics technology, allowing users to further boost 3D graphics performance by adding an additional discrete AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics card* to the system. This unique Dual Graphics technology means users can enjoy higher frame rates on the latest gaming titles, utilizing the processing power of both discrete and integrated graphics processors.



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AMD Eyefinity Technology

Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.



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Triple-Monitor Support

GIGABYTE FM2+ series motherboards take advantage of AMD Eyefinity technology to allow users to extend their OS desktop by connecting up to three high-resolution digital displays. Triple displays mean more real-estate for enhanced productivity, plus the ability to enjoy panoramic triple screen 3D gaming thanks to AMD's optimized Eyefinity driver technology.



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Display Port Support

Selected GIGABYTE motherboards feature DisplayPort, a next generation graphics display interface that delivers up to 10.8Gbps of bandwidth over standard cables, providing billions of colors with the fastest refresh rates and the greatest color depths.



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Dual-Link DVI Port

Designed to leverage the awesome potential of the latest AMD Fusion A-series APUs, GIGABYTE motherboards deliver an enhanced visual experience that includes advanced DX11® gaming, incredibly smooth HD multimedia playback and support for high resolution displays of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels by Dual-link DVI port.



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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus debuts on GIGABYTE motherboards, with a range of features and component choices that provide extreme performance, cool and efficient operation and extended motherboard lifespan.



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Ultra Cool

All New Heat Sink Design
GIGABYTE motherboards feature new heatsink designs that offer uncompromisingly efficient cooling on key areas of the motherboard including the PWM area and chipset. GIGABYTE motherboards offer excellent cooling of the crucial APU power delivery area, ensuring even the most aggressive and extreme configurations will be kept well within optimal thermal parameters.



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Ultra Performance

All IR® Digital Power Design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus motherboards use industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage™ ICs and from International Rectifier®. These components are 100% digital, offering incredible precision in delivering power to your AMD latest generation of APU. Designed from the ground up to complement each other, these industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage™ ICs from IR® are optimized for cool and efficient operation, allowing users to get the absolute maximum performance from their next PC build.


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Ultra Safe

GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
GIGABYTE motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS™, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ means that your motherboard has both a "Main BIOS" and a "Backup BIOS," protecting you from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.



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Ultra USB 3+

Eight USB 3.0 Ports
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus motherboards offer more high speed connectivity than ever before, packing up to 8 USB 3.0 ports per board. Each of these 8 USB 3.0 ports are also provided with a dedicated fuse, ensuring that an unexpected malfunction on one port, will affect only that port, isolating potential damage and protecting other connected devices.



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Multi-Display Support with AMD CrossFire

Flexible graphics capabilities - up to two VGA cards are supported for 2-way AMD CrossFire™ (running at x8, x8 bandwidth), delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on the resolution.



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HDMI Interface

HDMI means High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is able to provide up to 5Gbps video transmitting bandwidth and also 8-channel high quality audio. By transmitting uncompressed digital data, HDMI is able to reduce signal interference when transferring between digital and analog signals, direct from the source. In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), which allows playback of Blu-ray / HD DVD and other protected content.



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2x Copper PCB

GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater-than-normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.


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High ESD Protection for USB and LAN

GIGABYTE Motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.




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On/Off Charge Technology

GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.



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ErP Lot 6 support

The ErP (also known as Energy-Related Products Directive) is part of the European Union's environmental regulations policy. It is based on concern for the environmental as the proliferation of electronic devices continues, and how to improve energy efficiency for a better and greener life. GIGABYTE supports ErP and produces motherboards that help you effectively improve system efficiency.


*The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
*Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
*All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
*Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Augusto L.
  • 2/27/2015 9:30:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsmany good things

Pros: It works! BIOS updater program is really simple, 1 click and it's updated.

Cons: BIOS. Someone in their dept has issues.. Why send a MB with BIOS not fully updated? and WHY i have to buy an extra CPU to update the BIOS ... so i can use the CPU i want (even thought in you website say "CPU supported").

Other Thoughts: Too many surprises. I bought this MB specially for my CPU, MB came with BIOS F4... for the CPU "supported" in their website(AMD Athlon X4 860K Quad-Core 3.7GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Desktop Processor (BLACK EDITION) ), but supported for BIOS F6!. Solution. spend extra $50 to buy a low profile FM CPU(AMD A4-7300 Richland Dual-Core 4.0GHz Socket FM2) , run set it up the system and then Update the BIOS.. so you can then change the CPU for the one you want.
IMPORTANT: I had to RE-INSTALL OS w7, WHY? because their BIOS F6 doesn't support windows 64 but 32bits!!! so do not install w7 64bits!! then you will need to reinstall to 32bits to update BIOS F6.... funny eh?
PS: They mention in reviews but not in specifications that MB has BIOS upgraded but they dont mention what version so.. surprise!!!

Once you pass all this, the MB works perfect and i say it because I tried 2 MBs of different brand( i can't mention which brand but i can say it's one of the most popular and "good" brand name) before this one... and they didn't work at all (1 Dead and RMA for exchange, and exchange Damaged on shipping).

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  • Tao H.
  • 2/22/2015 8:46:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWont Post

Pros: Its a nice looking board and has all the features I want for my build. I've used Gigabyte before on my last build and its been running strong for a few years now.

Cons: Wont post.....All I get is error codes 55 and 5d. Plus now I guess my board isnt compatible with the CPU I bought unless you update your bios first. Problem with that is I cant update without a CPU installed and I dont have an extra CPU laying around. My CPU is a AMD Athlon X4 860K. So dont buy this CPU unless you have already updated your bios first. I wish that specs listed what Bios version the board shipped with. Now im stuck with a cpu and board that doesnt work.

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  • THOMAS W.
  • 1/20/2015 8:10:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGA-F2A88X-UP4

Pros: More than enough usb ports to fit your needs. Lots of fan headers. It just looks great. Worked out of box with a10 7850. runs flawless with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: When I was build my pc in the BIOS the 3.0 usb slots for my keyboard and mouse worked just fine until I tried to install win 7. The 2.0 slots worked for win 7 install and then updated 3.0 driver and they all work fine.

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  • richard c.
  • 1/1/2015 12:29:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGa-F2a88x-Up4

Pros: The main thing that brought my attention to this motherboard was the details and information given to the operator/user. The operating manual has every single detail possible!!! you will not be left in the dark about this board!!!!. love it thanks.

Cons: great board.

Other Thoughts: with every build make sure to go to the compatibility web site to make sure that all components are suitable to your needs!!!! most important.

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  • Jeffrey M.
  • 12/26/2014 6:17:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNeed a board with an updated bios

Pros: Nice looking board, good reviews.

Cons: Not working out of the box with an Athlon x4 860K, much like the October reviewer. How can I get a board with an f6 bios update? Don't have another apu.

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  • Daren C.
  • 12/13/2014 3:57:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive Features

Pros: I have been around computers for quite some time but have never actually built a system before now. This board caught my eye as being a good value for all that was offered on it. Now certainly there are much faster system available but the cost is more then what I am willing to spend. Installed dual graphics cards with ease and updated the dual bios twice without any complications. Great Products from Gigabyte

Cons: None that I have found

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  • Chris M.
  • 12/6/2014 5:37:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGigabyte Woes

Pros: Nice looks, excellent chipset cooling

Cons: Horrible technical support, Dual bios malfunctions, bios development seems to be halted

Other Thoughts: I have had this board for a long time and you should know that I have in the past, loved Gigabyte's products.I had to RMA this board because of SATA PORT 0 breaking off and bios corruption. RMA did not address the bios issue and micro-soldered a new SATA port. They never contacted me except by email. Bios still corrupted. Will I send it in again? Probably not. It's the worst technical support I have ever dealt with. I have owned many main boards and this is, by far the worst experience with support I have had.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 116775 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.


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  • patrick h.
  • 11/29/2014 1:15:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsmobo not posting 5d qcode.

Pros: None

Cons: Will never buy again gygabytes.

Other Thoughts: got a 5d qcode the thing never posted. Impossible to flash the bios without a post like asus mobo. Usually I buy asus mobo believe me from now on I will stick to asus mobo. I never had one fail on me when brand new.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 116472 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.


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  • Harvest C.
  • 10/3/2014 4:18:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board, after a bios update

Pros: Works well ,Black and ref finish, 2 front usb 3.0 headers, durable build quality.

Cons: Sub par bios, did not work out of the box with the Athlon x4 860K, had to use a 750k to update the board to the f6 bios (ships with f4 bios)

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  • Bryan R.
  • 8/10/2014 8:23:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought at Xmas

Pros: Great motherboard
OC's well.
RAM Overclocking is stellar. Clocks past all declared ratings by gigabyte (on air) which are probably outdated since release.
No cons other than sound from the G1 board.
The sound on this board tho cheap is just as good as most board on-board sound if not better.
Gain in SATA and USB when skipping on the G1
( In case you were wondering what you gain from G1)
Supports classic boot modes on 1 and 7 SATA plugs
(if i remember correctly)

Cons: A bios full of double entry's and 90s style.
Mouse support in bios is buggy.
Fast boot is not consistent with some SATA drives.
Why i m not sure, not that it matters cause boot is fast on SSDS

Other Thoughts: Could have come with ONE USB3 dongle. Of the 2 things it comes with they could have added it. Its cheap and literally cost them nothing. I wish the bios was better. i mean i LOVE old style bios over the new hyper styled c.r.a.p. but it doesn't mean it has to LOOK like its from the 90s. gigabyte has totally gone cheap in this respect.

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