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MSI A88X-G43 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) 8 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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  • Robert J.
  • 7/10/2015 2:58:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBEAST!

Pros: Very Stable, Easy Install, Lots of free expansions

Cons: cant think of one

Other Thoughts: I've had the MoBo over a year now and haven't had any issues. Bought this board as part of an APU package and decided to upgrade the processor and the MoBo still "purrs" like a kitten.

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  • matthew p.
  • 6/25/2015 8:18:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat board

Pros: has all the features I need and more. works great. good quality

Cons: none

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  • Tim N.
  • 4/11/2015 10:38:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBudget Build - Great Board

Pros: Budget build. Great board, well built, not cluttered. Best BIOS I've seen in the past 25+ years.

After assy. out-of-case test, it fired right up, and everything works properly. Currently paired with an A6-6400k and 8GB of 1600 RAM (waiting for 8GB of 2400 RAM to arrive). Runs real cool with an aftermarket HSF (AMD, copper base, 4 heat pipes) from previous AM2/AM2+/AM3 builds.

OC (2nd Day after several heat/cool cycles - in well ventilated case):
CPU 4.5G @ 1.435v
NB 2200 @ 1.225v
MEM 1600 @1.65v

Temps @ Idle:
CPU = 27C
SYS = 24C

Temps @ Stress Test (during pass #10 of Prime95):
CPU = 45C
SYS = 24C

It's been running 24/7 for almost a week now.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: NOTE: As with many other MB I've used over the years, It's essential to check/tighten all the heatsink screws (CPU HSF mount and Chipset(s)). This board, not surprising, they were also loose.

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  • Francine B.
  • 4/4/2015 7:09:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI probably got a bad board but...

Pros: It looks nice. Has some nice features, O.C. Genie works well

Cons: I wish i had more good things to say.


with that out of the way:

This thing had such a hard time becoming stable. I couldn't get my 2133 mhz ram stable at all at that speed. I had to overclock to reach that speed to boot. after several crashes and what not, bios flashing and driver updates i finally got it stable with an A-10 7850k at 1866 mhz ram speed and no gpu.

then i got my gpu. r9 270. installed it, and after 20mins to an hour and a half my system would lock up. eventually i tried it in the pcie 2.0 x4 slot and it ran fine after that. contacting msi support didn't help my issues much. i put up with the bottleneck until i recently upgraded to intel.

Other Thoughts: This is the last msi motherboard i'm gonna get, sticking with Asus from now on. Like I said, I probably just got a bad board that an RMA would have solved but honestly I didn't want my computer down for weeks.

this board was a pain to get stable though.

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  • Michael B.
  • 3/30/2015 3:44:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Reliable
-Design layout

Cons: -Wonky MSI software

Other Thoughts: My second pc build with MSI and another positive experience. My only complaint is that the MSI software is a resource hog. The drivers, however, are very solid.

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  • James P.
  • 2/10/2015 9:00:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: Great sturdy motherboard!
Nothing was loose as other reviews stated.

Cons: Large video cards way block SATA ports 3 and 4 on the board. Measure carefully.
I think it was this board one review called "Hot Sparky trash". Lol
I've been laughing about that every since I read it.
My board works great. :p

Other Thoughts: Flawless build. :)

NZXT Phantom 530
MSI A88x G-43
AMD Kaveri A10-7850K APU
Rosewill Lighting 1000w PSU
Power Color PCS R9 290
16Gb G.Skill Ares DDR3 2133
Silicon Power 120Gb SSD
Western Digital Green 4Tb

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  • Gregg R.
  • 2/7/2015 8:05:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Compact
Great for a personal PC
Drivers incl worked great with win 7 install
No problems with installation

Cons: FYI. As expected, use different board if PC used for games or need lots of slots.

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  • Richard V.
  • 2/1/2015 7:56:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked great for about 7 months of everyday use.

Cons: Not sure if board or cheap case but only 1 usb port works and overall a very disappointing board.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/28/2015 6:38:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsdoa

Pros: nothing.

Cons: received doa

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  • Marcos Z.
  • 1/17/2015 10:08:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead or Bios?

Pros: Well it's blue and has enought sub ports for my use

Cons: Mother board would not post after trying many new components that work like the Ram,Gpu,Psu,Monitor. Many people said that at least there had to be a post at least, but nothing. I used the 860k. MSI should update mother boards (bios) before selling them so they can get any Amd cpu to work for their mother boards. This is like an "implied cost" because instead of paying for one cpu , you would need to buy another CPU to flash the bios, which is 100+ in cluding the cpu you have and the there one you have to buy in order to flash the Bios. Motherboard I recieve was Doa

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