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GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-HD3 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
  • Athlon/A- Series (FM2+)
  • DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333
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Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-HD3

Model

Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
GA-F2A88XM-HD3

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
FM2+ / FM2
CPU Type
Athlon/A- Series (FM2+)

Chipsets

Chipset
AMD A88X (Bolton D4)

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
2×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333
Maximum Memory Supported
64GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
1
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 (running at x4)
PCI Express x1
1
PCI Slots
1

Storage Devices

SATA 6Gb/s
8 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID
0/1/5/10/JBOD

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Video Ports
1 x D-Sub
1 x DVI-D
HDMI
1 x HDMI
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Other Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x APU fan header
1 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x serial port header
1 x parallel port header
1 x chassis intrusion header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Micro ATX
Dimensions
9.6" x 6.85"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
Socket FM2+ supports AMD FM2+/FM2 A-series APU

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Plus Technology

GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS

2-way CrossFire Support

GIGABYTE On/Off Charge for USB devices

4 USB 3.0 ports with GIGABYTE 3x USB power

High ESD Protection on GbE LAN and USB ports

All solid capacitors design

Unique Features
-Support for @BIOS
-Support for Q-Flash
-Support for Xpress Install
-Support for EasyTune
* Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
-Support for Smart Recovery 2

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-HD3

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  • Wayne C.
  • 4/13/2014 10:02:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWroks fine but....

Pros: Lots of features and connections

Cons: Could not boot from USB flash drive

Other Thoughts: I have always put together my own systems and seldom had any problems. This time I started with MSI E35 mobo first then the E45 both had defective audio. Got this board and no audio problem. Only thing is I was able to boot Ubuntu from USB flash drive on the MSI board but somehow this Gbyte board won't recognize the same USB drive.

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  • Ryan B.
  • 3/26/2014 11:06:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsVGA Port failed

Pros: Stable board until it wasn't.

Cons: VGA port failed after 3 months.

Other Thoughts: Was 4 stars until VGA port failed. Now I have to take the system out of production and RMA the board.

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 107994 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.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • bruce h.
  • 3/16/2014 2:14:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdecent mobo

Pros: fairly quick compared to the last generation. bought the A10-5800 combo, no need to flash bios or anything, had latest. Runs xp and win 8.1 so far. Does what i bought it for and has lots of headroom for the future needs/wants.

Cons: The memory slots are a little close if you go with a big cooler. had to get memory without tall heatsinks. 8-pin power to cpu caught me off-guard, luckily had a 4-8pin conversion power cord handy from the old days.

Other Thoughts: basically happy with the purchase, it has all the latest slots/speeds for usb, video and sata. Hopefully it will last, had good luck with Gigabyte mobo's in the past. Newegg shipping was like next day and 1/2, which is outstanding.

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  • Sean K.
  • 3/6/2014 9:34:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTricky mobo

Pros: Small mother board (saves space), allows overclocking and came in the bundle package.

Cons: Issue with the mother board setup. It's a bit tricky and you have to enable the advance/enhance memory feature in the bios to enable your second RAM slot or else it will only read the first slot or make it dual. I had 2x4GB RAM but when I first installed it would only reconize 1x4GB RAM but once you enable the advance/enhanced memory setting in the BIOs it will read the second slot. The manual was vague in what the advnace memory setting did in the booklet.

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  • Paul M.
  • 2/28/2014 6:49:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't Complain...

Pros: Worked fine with an A10-6800K. Good positioning of SATA ports to work in my HTPC chassis.

Cons: Was very difficult to get advanced memory timings to work stable with DDR3 2133 RAM. This thing is smart...it will kick you back into the BIOS if it is unstable, and not require manual reset.

Other Thoughts: I recommend this motherboard for use with an APU.

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  • Maritza H.
  • 2/13/2014 11:34:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible

Pros: looks nice.

Cons: DOES NOT SUPPORT FM2+
popped in my shiny new 7700k and it didn't even boot. i dont have an older FM2 CPU so i cant even flash new BIOS.

Other Thoughts: if you're going to ship a motherboard that has FM2+ READY! all over the thing, at least live up to that.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer:

We apologize for the inconvenience. Kindly contact our service team at 626-854-9338, choose option “4” to request a replacement board with the most updated BIOS to be used with your Kaveri APU. All of our boards that we have at Newegg.com are ready for Kaveri APU now. Once again, thank you for your feedback and support.
If you need further assistance on this case, please place this case number 106133 in the e-mail subject line and drop us an e-mail at Newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com, we will contact you ASAP.

GIGABYTE Support Team.

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  • Brent S.
  • 2/10/2014 5:31:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEnergy efficient

Pros: Extremely energy efficient. Monitor doesn't power so my computer power consumption is cut in half!

Cons: Doesn't work at all. Apparently issues with the 7850k processor is common. Basically older revisions require a BIOS update to support the 7850k. Well guess what you can't update if your 7850k doesn't display?

"Sir, are you telling me you don't have another processor you can use to test this board?"

Gee willikers, it must be obvious day at Camp Stupid!

Other Thoughts: When I buy Gigabyte boards (like I do at least once a month for business) I expect a certain level of quality. If I'm picking Gigabyte over some of the other worthy competitors cough::ASUS::cough you better be good. When you tell me "We can only do 3 day shipping" that sounds like your problem. My problem is having to tell my customer I'm going to miss their due date by at least 3 days. Now your new problem is me looking over Gigabyte products.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer:

We apologize for the inconvenience. Kindly contact our service team at 626-854-9338, choose option “4” to request a replacement board with the most updated BIOS to be used with your Kaveri APU. All of our boards that we have at Newegg.com are ready for Kaveri APU now. Once again, thank you for your feedback and support.
If you need further assistance on this case, please place this case number 105956 in the e-mail subject line and drop us an e-mail at Newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com, we will contact you ASAP.

GIGABYTE Support Team.

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  • Mr. C.
  • 2/4/2014 4:01:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsFrustration revisited

Pros: None so far

Cons: Everything so far

Other Thoughts: Another disaster with A10-7850k non-support out of the box. This might be a good board, I don't know because it needs a BIOS update to work with 7850k. Apparently no way to call tech support, only email. Real helpful.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer:

We apologize for the inconvenience. Kindly contact our service team at 626-854-9338, choose option “4” to request a replacement board with the most updated BIOS to be used with your Kaveri APU. All of our boards that we have at Newegg.com are ready for Kaveri APU now. Once again, thank you for your feedback and support.
If you need further assistance on this case, please place this case number 105731 in the e-mail subject line and drop us an e-mail at Newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com, we will contact you ASAP.

GIGABYTE Support Team.

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  • Taylor G.
  • 1/28/2014 6:48:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing NAS mobo

Pros: 8 sata ports!
RAID support
EUFI BIOS
pretty cheap
gigabyte
microATX

Cons: Only supports RAID 0/1/5/10
Only 2 ram slots

Other Thoughts: Driver installation was pretty simple. Motherboard looks quality. Bios is.. a bios. RAID support worked well. Raid BIOS is reasonable intuitive. Make sure you configure your array before OS installation!

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  • Patrick E.
  • 12/30/2013 5:14:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBIOS issues

Pros: Nice features for the money.

Cons: Prior to BIOS upgrade the SATA drive would become corrupted, after the BIOS upgrade the APU would cause the screen to flash every minute or so. Didn't matter what drivers were installed on a fresh Win 8.1 install.

Other Thoughts: Called and left message with Gigabyte and hadn't heard back from them. Ended up putting in a low end video card. Also, BIOS wouldn't upgrade from USB flash memory, sees it, but won't even try to load the file. Found a Windows based version I was able to use to update BIOS.

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 104115 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.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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