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MSI A88XM GAMING FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
  • Athlon / A- Series
  • DDR3 2400(OC) / 2133 / 1866
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MSI A88XM GAMING FM2+ / FM2 AMD Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Let the Games Begin

MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

The Best Gaming Weapons at Hand

  • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer E2200 Game Networking
  • Crystal clear sound with Audio Boost
  • Top quality audio solution with Sound Blaster Cinema
  • Gaming Device Port
  • Military Class 4 Components
  • OC Genie 4 & Click BIOS 4
  • Optimized for multiple graphics cards
  • Supports DDR3-2400+ memory for super fast loading


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Killer E2200 Game Networking

Kill Your Lag!

The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect? Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.

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Through the detection and prioritization of gaming traffic you can finally fully utilize your network without fear of being kicked from an on-line game because of high ping. This enables true multi-tasking without manually enabling or disabling applications, updates and installations. Killer networking actually allows you to use your PC 24 hours a day.


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USB Audio Power

USB Audio Power is a breakthrough in Home Theater Entertainment audio quality. Using an unique design, the USB ports onboard provide a TRUE 5V signal that doesn't drop when more devices are connected.This simply means better signal quality over USB, especially for devices that rely on a perfect signal, like USB DAC's as they rely on a perfect transmission of audio bits from the motherboard to the DAC. This also means that external low-noise power supplies are no longer essential for better audio quality as USB Audio Power is able to deliver an optimum USB signal.

Benefits

  • Enhances USB Audio Quality
  • Stable 5V Power & Better Signal Transmission over USB
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Audio Boost

Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games.

Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you'll enjoy less interference and more stability.

The built-in headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of your gaming PC.

  • Studio level Integrated 600O Headphone amplifier
  • Gold-flashed audio jacks for pure audio signals
  • EMI shielded audio codec & amplifier
  • High quality Japanese audio capacitors
  • Illuminated Audio Isolation Line

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Hear your enemies perfectly, even on an ear-drum shattering battlefield. Thanks to Sound Blaster Cinema, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones. Your most important gaming sound effects are reproduced crystal clear allowing you to focus on your game even during extremely long gaming sessions.

Powered by the SBX Pro Studio technologies, Sound Blaster Cinema enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments, making your ears a decisive tool on the battlefield.


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Gaming Device Port

You want more FPS, lower ping, but why use a pro-gaming mouse with old-fashioned standards? MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized for high polling rate mice (500 to 1000 Hz) which lowers your mouse's response time from 8 milliseconds to 1 millisecond! This gives a much smoother mouse response in games. The additional gold plating on the ports enhances the durability drastically and ensures your PS/2 and USB ports are always working when you ship out to a LAN party.

Gaming Benefits

  • More responsive
  • Smoother gameplay
  • Faster reactions

Technical Benefits

  • 3X more gold than regular connectors
  • 10X longer lifetime when plugging and unplugging
  • prevents oxidation and corrosion

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Military Class 4 Components

Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c Cap, Super Ferrite Choke and Solid CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions.

Hi-C Cap

A Hi-C Cap is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP`s MSI mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

Dark Caps

With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end design motherboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

Super Ferrite Choke

Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.

Military Class Essentials

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the toughest conditions.

The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system can survive each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation.

On top of that the all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.


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OC Genie 4

OC Genie is the world's first built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this new generation of OC Genie, we're giving you even more performance. The OC Genie button works as you expect it to, but now you have even more control. Flick the OC_MODE switch from the normal "Turbo" to "GAMING" and your PC gets another adrenalin shot! For the more advanced overclockers, we give you complete control of your settings with "My OC Genie".


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Click BIOS 4

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Besides that, it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And all this comes with advanced and cool features.

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Hardware Monitor

Hardware monitor allows you to take control of your system through Total Fan and check your primary system characteristics in an easy graphical interface.

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Board Explorer

This feature shows the user a visual representation of all the connectors of the motherboard and displays which devices are connected. In case of a device having a bad connection you can easily trace it with board explorer.

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OC Profiles Preview

With OC profiles you can rapidly switch between settings and you can save up to eight profiles. In the blink of an eye, you can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the stored profiles.

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Optimized for Multiple Graphics Cards

MSI GAMING motherboards feature one or more PCI-Express 3.0 slots, perfectly aligned and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running AMD CrossFire gaming setup.


Command Center

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Total Control


MSI's exclusive Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.

Graphical Fan Control & Monitoring

Command Center features a total new fan control interface from which users can control all fans' speed on the motherboard and set profiles. Users can real-time monitor the status of the fans as well as record fan speed, voltage and temperate status into a log file. This feature is both convenient for pro-gamers and overclockers.

Unlimited RAMDisk


MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk with the retail value of $35. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD. There are options to load complete game images, you can speed up your browser or your page file which increases your whole system's performance.

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Supports DDR3-2400+ Memory for Super Fast Loading

Tired of everlasting loading screens? The MSI Gaming series motherboards offer support for DDR3-2400+ memory modules. That way, you will not have to miss out on any gaming action because your in-game levels will be loaded superfast!


Smart Fan Control

Smart Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans to enable you to find the best balance of fan performance and silence. Because you can also monitor and record all your fan information, a great pool of information is available to base the fan settings on.

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Dragon Heat Sink

With an awesome product comes an inspiring heat sink! Styled after the iconic MSI GAMING Dragon. The heat sink is oversized to provide the best thermal transfer and heat dissipation to enable your PC to just game 24 hours per day.

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Package Content

What's in the box? Check it out for yourself! Besides a plethora of necessary cables and connectors you also get a cool Do-Not-Disturb door-hanger, a slick gaming case badge and a stylish gaming I/O panel.

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Learn more about the MSI A88XM GAMING

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 4/11/2015 7:07:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Amazing, I have had this installed in my computer for over a month and haven't had any problems with it. My computer runs much smoother with it and the cinema booster is definitely a great perk for gaming and music. As far as looks go, it looks amazing.

Cons: Couldn't find anym

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  • kerry w.
  • 4/8/2015 9:50:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good options for OC, Bought as it was to suppose to work with Athlon X4 860K

Cons: Arrived with both PCI-E slots and LAN port not working
Arrived with old BIOS ver 1.0, Athlon X4 860K CPU would not POST till BIOS was upgraded to Ver 1.4

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  • Russell J.
  • 4/2/2015 5:18:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsshipped with first bios version...

Pros: It is a very good mobo once I got it to function. I have the 970 version and the z97 version and enjoy them both. I usually get MSI mobos for durability and reliability reasons, but go with Gigabyte mobos when I want bells and whistles. This mobo (on the other chipsets) did both, and still does for the A88X chipset, but fought me thru the install process...

good bios, good cooling ability, very good built in sound, precise voltage control are all reasons why I like this Mobo...

Cons: was shipped with bios version 1.0. not really MSI's fault but I had to use my older A6 to get it to post to allow me to update the bios so i could put my 860k in. the manual (both on paper and thru the website) tells me to install the RAM on DIMM 4 and 2 for two sticks. however, it would not post that way and I needed to put RAM in DIMM 1 and 3. the print on the Mobo for what DIMM is which is incorrect from what bios says (and that is kinda common with other MSI boards i have owned). I have noticed that almost all my MSI mobo don't give me any "beep" codes, but i never needed that info until i messed with this board. i had to go thru the parts bucket to figure why it would post, only to find it was the issue of where the RAM was installed (DIMM 4 was ok with one stick, DIMM 3/2/1 wouldn't post with one stick. DIMM 1 and 3 was the only way it would post with 2 sticks). if the manual told me DIMM 1 and 3, and or i had the beeps to guide me, a 30 minute build wouldn't take 3 hours of swapping stuff around...

Other Thoughts: it works, and it does work well....have it paired with the 860k and a 750Ti and 8 gigs of Gskill RAM. blows my FX8350 (with the same GPU in a 990FX mobo) out of the water when it comes to games, general use and boot up time. this mobo overclocks very well and keeps stable more than any other MSI or Gigabyte Mobo i have ever used.....just put the RAM in DIMM 1 and 3 first...

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  • Dr M.
  • 4/1/2015 12:38:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: Absolutely the best bios to date, all the features needed for a great system build. For most gaming purposes, the on-board graphics will suffice

Cons: FM2+ ... it's not AM2+, but it's an great alternative

Other Thoughts: The onboard graphics will be fine for many gamers, but you can add a decent video card if required. The bios is absolutely the best It's the best bios I've ever encountered to date. I'm not completely sold on the FM2+ CPUs, but you probably get the bast bang for the buck with this series. It's light years ahead of any tablet, phone, or laptops under $1000, so I'm not selling it short. Unless you want an 8-core AMD 8350 or above, this unit will do more than you'll ever need.

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  • Brad P.
  • 3/29/2015 3:32:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt does the job

Pros: It's a good solid motherboard. It has great audio and networking features, and contains a push button OC genie that overclocks for newbies.

Cons: Where do I start... I read reviews about this board having displayport problems (which is one of the biggest reasons I purchase this board instead of the model below it), and took a chance anyway, and of course it doesn't work. No matter what i try, I can't get the displayport to work. Also, for a gaming motherboard, it really doesn't have many options to play with for overclocking, tweeking, etc. I wouldn't recommend this board if you plan to overclock and get the very best performance out of your APU - I'm saying you can't overclock with this board, i just like more options to play with...

Other Thoughts: Like I said, overall is a solid board. And if you're an enthusiast, you're probably not going to be purchasing this board anyway. So having said all that, I shouldn't knock the board too much, because it will work just fine for the average gamer. I'm just upset I couldn't get that displayport to work!

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  • Louis P.
  • 3/27/2015 4:30:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent budget gaming board

Pros: Out of the box dropped in my AMD 7850k and fired up Windows 8.1. After OS installation I updated the BIOS AND DRIVERS from MSI website.

Running BIOS version 1.4. Also have ram running stable XMP profile of Gskill Ripjaws Z DDR3 2400(F3-2400C10D-8GZH). Board runs really cool and power is super stable.

Board is running with a kingston 120GB SSD with Windows 8.1. boot up time is really fast with the AMD 7850k.

Using the APU's built in video for gaming and running battlefield with Mantle and HSA a decent frame rates thanks to having really fast speed ram. Plan on running an AMD 280X in the near future but so far all my casual games run flawless at 1080P.

Got this board on a 24 hour discount for really cheap! Would definitely recommend!

Cons: Not much cons only that I didn't see much optimization with my network and games while running the Killer network software.

Other Thoughts: If you want a decent AMD Micro ATX board that has the looks and bells an whistles, I would definitely recommend this board to anyone that wants to run an APU/FM2+ .

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  • MICHAEL G.
  • 3/24/2015 10:35:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMsi motherboard mouse

Pros: have not received yet

Cons: i didnt get a mouse for my purchase,and its only been a couple of days since purchsing

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

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

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  • jimmy h.
  • 3/22/2015 6:58:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsgreat board serious flaw

Pros: stable great over clock looks great

Cons: for a motherboard thats the designed for APU's an aimed at gaming msi forgot to include the ability to increase the IGP's dedicated VRAM. so my A10 7850k. is locked at 1gb of ram. thats a designed flaw. im sure some of you right now it saying . just use a video card. why should i have to its a APU it should have this feature. i hope msi releases a bios that enables it

Other Thoughts: if i knew i couldn't increase the allocated vram of the apu i would have never bought this motherboard

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  • Lee n.
  • 3/21/2015 5:34:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome.

Pros: I'm really enjoying it so far. I like the colors and the design. Plenty of 3.0 usb ports.
Works great with my AMD A10-7850k APU and 8gb HyperX Savage memory at 2133 speeds.
The BIOS is cool looking!

Cons: none

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  • Timothy m.
  • 3/20/2015 7:21:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Looks Kool

Cons: Video dont work at all. I see others are haveing the same problem . Comeon MSI you know theres a problem .

Other Thoughts: wont buy another

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).
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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