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MSI A88X-G43 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
  • Athlon/A- Series
  • DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333
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A88X-G43 Military Class 4
MSI's new Military Class 4 components support you while you are questing, racing, battling and shooting your way to the top. MSI's Military Class 4 components deliver record-breaking stability when you need to keep cool in the heat of battle. The new standard in stability built on a proven technology of high quality components.
A88X-G43

A88X-G43 A88X-G43 World's First PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
With ultra-high 32GBps transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides double the transfer rate over the previous generation, delivering amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.

Benefits:
  • Double bandwidth
  • Increased efficiency and compatibility
  • Extreme performance for current and next gen PCI Express cards
A88X-G43 M-Flash
Compared to common motherboards which need extra BIOS chips, MSI's M-Flash has a double advantage - first, it doesn't need extra components, and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade functions, it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features
  • Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
  • Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
  • Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process
A88X-G43 A88X-G43 Live Update 5
MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
  • Automatically Detect the BIOS / Driver / VGA / Utility Update
  • Support Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 – 32- & 64-bit

A88X-G43 USB 3.0
Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5GBps offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute.

Features
  • 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
  • Up to 5GBps Data Transfer Bandwidth
  • Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices
A88X-G43 SATA 6GBps
SATA 6GBps provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3GBps, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10,000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.

Features
  • 2X Faster Than SATA 3GBps
  • Up to 6GBps Data Transfer Bandwidth
  • Unleash True Performance of New HDDs/SSDs
A88X-G43 AMD CrossFireX
AMD CrossFireX™ is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFireX technology allows you to expand your system's graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system's graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFireX gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.
A88X-G43 A88X-G43 Fast Boot
No more waiting for entering OS! MSI Fast Boot helps to make motherboards boot lightning fast. MSI also add the GO2BIOS button with-in. Simply click it to reset your PC and then go straight to the system BIOS.
A88X-G43 Military Class Essentials
The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the worst conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system surviving each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation. On top of that all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.
A88X-G43 A88X-G43 Humidity Protection
The latest Gen 4 Fabric PCB helps against moisture caused by some humid conditions and environments.
A88X-G43 A88X-G43 ESD Protection
Anti-ESD ICs and onboard fuses help to totally protect your motherboard from electrostatic damage.
A88X-G43 A88X-G43 EMI Protection
The optimized EMI-proof design helps to keep users safe during long-time computer operation.
A88X-G43 A88X-G43 High Temperature Protection
Certificated Military Class 4 components work stably under some extreme conditions.
A88X-G43 A88X-G43 OC Genie 4
OC Genie 4 supercharges your speed! When used, OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive! Tuned by the professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you record-breaking performance on a silver platter.
A88X-G43 A88X-G43 4K UHD Support
Enjoy the awesome 4K UHD video playback now! MSI's 8 series motherboard equipped with HDMI port(s) supports the latest and most innovative 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) signal output to provide an unprecedented visual experience.
A88X-G43 A88X-G43 Command Center
Command Center allows easy visual adjustment of system settings, automatically tunes fans, and gives you complete freedom. It features an integrated unlimited RAM disk.
A88X-G43

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


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  • Roger H.
  • 12/6/2014 7:07:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Board Easy Setup

Pros: nice mb easy setup, great with a8-7600 kaveri, pcie 3.0 works great gives that extra push for ur graphics.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: great uefi bios setup lots of sata, usb, usb 3.0 all around nice board

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  • Randy V.
  • 12/1/2014 6:52:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board for the price

Pros: Easy install and have had no issues with this board I have installed an a10-6800 and a xfx r7 260 x2 graphics card and now wish I had a better monitor than a cheap 19 inch old lcd tv but it has to do. I love the fact that it has so many sata ports it would be a great board to setup as a storage server if you are looking to install a mass amount of hard drives you are able to do so.

Cons: so far none

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  • Don B.
  • 11/28/2014 5:17:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works!

Pros: It powered on out of the box unlike another mobo I just bought. I've never hard one single problem with an MSI board. They make good stuff.

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: n/a

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  • Ken H.
  • 11/24/2014 3:16:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It now works.

Cons: I have been selling MSI boards in computers for years but I think this will be my last.
I installed the board only to find a loose heat sink. Had to remove the board and correct the problem.

Other Thoughts: I have a question about the board and all attempts to contact MSI have failed. They won't even reply to my e-mails.

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  • Michael A.
  • 11/6/2014 7:58:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo eggs & 10 minus eggs for MSI

Pros: None at all

Cons: I bought two of these, first one decided to try & burn down the tower by arching. I was lucky being next to the tower when it happened & pulled the plug. Got the smell of burning, melting circuts and circuit boards...had some other electrical devices die this way over the years so I knew it was shot. Was past the 30 day return process so I wrote it off as a loss. Second one showed up with the the south bridge loose & north bridge loose & only attached to MoBo with one screw. Found the missing screw after I took a closer look at the anti static bag. Put the missing screw back in & tighten them both down hoping it would work. Got called away on a family emergerncy didn't get back until 45 day later. Installed MoBo & ummm nothing is happening. Here is where all the words I said after running all the tests on the Mobo.....deleted because they would never allow them in a review. Anyway can not blame
Newegg because it is not their job to open every piece of electronic gear & inspect them. That's was it for me, have a different MSI Mobo in another tower never had any problems, but I will never buy anything MSI again....unless I am really desperate or have gone insane. No eggs & 10 minus eggs for MSI.

Other Thoughts: I will never buy anything MSI again... only put one egg on because the program would not let me submit this review with out any eggs

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2), verify make sure you're not having a grounding or short issue.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • Andrew H.
  • 10/31/2014 9:16:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove the UI & features

Pros: I put this in a mid tower & I will run out of space way before this mo-bo runs out of options, basically I can add a but load to my system & still have ports to spare. Beautiful UI

Cons: I should have went with a full tower

Other Thoughts: Every thing in this build came together like magic. I would trust this Mo-Bo with my life. I know their is better but I was on a budget & I couldn't be more pleased

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  • Chia V.
  • 10/25/2014 3:38:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsitem quality

Pros: very good, fast, price is good

Cons: it isn't after mounting onto tower

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  • Michael P.
  • 10/15/2014 10:58:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMSI A88X-G43 FM2/FM2+

Pros: Easy to use BIOS. PCI-E 3.0 (must use FM2+ processor to use 3.0). 32gb of ram capacity.
AMD chipsets for gaming.
Crossfire support.
OC Genie for fast and easy overclocking.
USB booting option (great for booting with ISO software & restoring bios with backup).
MSI Live Update 5 bios flash utility is easy to use.
USB 3.0
SATA 3.0 6gb/s
MSI command center

Cons: Not set up for Nvidia SLI support.
Fast Boot option Is kind of sketchy.
Screws were loose when I received the board

Other Thoughts: Bought this board for my nephews gaming computer and it works just perfect.
I did try the fast boot and it was kind of sketchy. it didn't want to allow me to get into the bios, and when the video card crashed (which I RMA'd) it wouldn't let me access the bios. I had to uninstall it so I could get access to the bios. The fast boot didn't actually boot all that much faster than not using it. I decided to not use it after that little experience.
The screws for the heatsinks and CPU back plate were loose when I got it (poor quality control I guess). Just check the board for loose screws and tighten them if needed and everything will be fine.
Other than that the board works great.

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  • John C.
  • 10/13/2014 6:05:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Seems to be working well at this point, I have one other MSI board almost two years old and working fine, unlike the Gigabyte board it replaced, after 4 tries at replacing the Gigabyte board with new ones.

Cons: I chased an unusual problem with this board trying to get it set up, seems the combination PS2 mouse and keyboard port on the board would only work on the PS2 mouse but not the PS2 keyboard. I debated sending it back for a replacement, but decided to use an old USB adapter for mouse and keyboard that I found in my junk box, and it works fine now.
The bad port is not a deal breaker, but takes off one of the good stars.

Other Thoughts: NEWEGG is GREAT to deal with, and I say that with many years of computer parts and other items purchased from them. Customer service is one of the best in internet sellers.

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  • shirley a.
  • 10/13/2014 9:14:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVideo/Audio ouputs don't work

Pros: It would be great if all the IO outputs worked

Cons: The VGA, DVI, and HDMI outputs dont work and without a video card it wont boot. I attempted to do an RMA but I couldn't find the time to disassemble everything and ship it back. I figured that wasn't such a big deal since i was going to use the card anyway. Then later on i learned that none of the audio outputs work either. So now I'm stuck using the front audio jack on my case which is not okay...

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