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ASUS A88X-PLUS 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 (FM2+)
  • DDR3 2400(OC)/2250(OC)/2200(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333

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ASUS A88X-PLUS FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) - HDMI - SATA 6Gbps - USB 3.0 - ATX AMD Motherboard


A88XM-PLUS

GPU Boost

Unlock Integrated Graphics Performance for a Boost of Up to 30% in Performance

Exclusive GPU Boost is able to unlock any APU for overclocking integrated graphics. Even non-Black Edition APUs can be boosted – for an integrated graphics performance increase of up to 30%! Gaining this unique power is as simple as flipping an onboard switch or using ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. It easily delivers stable system-wide upgrades for every use.

A88XM-PLUS


Fan Xpert 2

Comprehensive Controls for the Perfect Cool and Quiet Balance

Seeing an opportunity for more fine-tuned control, hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 features Fan Auto Tuning, providing a tailored fan speed setting for each fan with the exclusive, automatic fan speed detection to achieve the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. It even provides an "RPM Fixed Mode" for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with a specific fan speed control.


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New UEFI BIOS – Friendlier and More Intuitive

Exclusive EZ Mode Adds Useful Info to Become Even Easier

Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, XMP profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.


A88XM-PLUS

4K Ultra HD Ready

Discover Future Visual Experiences

Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and you're ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI or DisplayPort. That's four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.


A88XM-PLUS

Network iControl

Real-time Network Bandwidth Management

One click prioritizes network traffic for applications you're currently using or sets up favorite profiles to run at specific times. Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online gaming runs optimized, all through an intuitive user interface.


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AI Suite 3

One-Stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features

ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.


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PCI Express 3.0

PCI Express 3.0 uses improved encoding that provides twice the performance of PCI Express 2.0. Total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches 32Gbps, delivering unprecedented data speeds combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility.

*Only FM2+ Processors can support PCIe 3.0



A88XM-PLUS

Complete USB 3.0 Integration

Double USB Access, Double the Convenience

ASUS facilitates USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel. Experience the latest plug n' play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Our motherboards afford greater convenience with high speed connectivity.



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SATA 6.0Gbps

Twice the Speed

ASUS provides SATA 6.0Gbps ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of SATA 3Gbps.



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MemOK!

Enhanced Memory Compatibility - Save Trial and Error Time

Memory issues can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to fix or work around. If RAM problems are preventing your system from booting, MemOK! helps by automatically loading failsafe settings to enable basic functionality with a simple push of a button on the motherboard. This troubleshooting feature saves you time and annoyance, and adds to the confidence of DIY builders.



ASUS Boot Setting

Multiple Startup Options

Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PC's startup process. You can shorten system boot-up time to two-seconds* for a smoother user experience under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Also, you can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.
*On select models


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ASUS 5X Protection

All-Around Protection Provides the Best Quality, Reliability, and Durability

ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. We use quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise CPU power on demand, ESD units tested to strict standards that eliminate electrostatic interference, and resettable fuses around DRAM slots to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. We also use corrosion-resistant back I/O shields - all examples of ASUS providing the best possible reliability and durability.


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EPU

All-Around Energy Efficiency

Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through the AI Suite 3 utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. It can manually switch to Away Mode, so that you can download and stream content or backup data when away from your PC, which minimizes power draw to save money, creating a more efficient PC.


A88XM-PLUS

4K Ultra HD Ready

Discover Future Visual Experiences

Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and you're ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI or DisplayPort. That's four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.


A88XM-PLUS

Work With Up to Three Displays

Connect up to three independent monitors at once using video outputs such as DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA. Choose your outputs and set displays to either mirror mode or extended mode.


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AMD® A-Series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 / 8000 Series Graphics

This motherboard supports AMD® A-series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 / 8000 Series Graphics. This revolutionary APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) combines processing power and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in one small, energy-efficient design to enable accelerated performance and an industry-leading visual experience. It features Dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5GTps



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AMD® A88X FCH (Bolton D4)

AMD® A88X FCH (Bolton D4) is designed to support up to 5GTps interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 graphics. It natively supports eight SATA 6Gbps ports and four USB 3.0 Ports.



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GreenASUS

Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact.



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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Anthony S.
  • 1/25/2016 6:45:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis board reinforces my first choice being ASUS

Pros: Dropped my Athlon 860k in and system booted up with BIOS version 1402 which I saw a lot of people saying they had problems with, I must have gotten lucky and it let me boot with out requiring a BIOS update. I purchased this board at the end of July 2015 and have had no issues at all with it.

Cons: 1) Only two fan headers (since splitters are cheap not worth taking any eggs off)
2) Would love to be able to use my USB 3 ports with out HAVING AMD Catalyst drivers installed (a minor inconvenience since I am using an nvidia card, but as I have had zero graphics card issues not worth taking an egg off for either).

Other Thoughts: At first I was warry when purchasing this board due to the reviews about Athlon X4 860k processors not working if the BIOS was older than

My Build:
Athlon X4 860k
Silicon Power 120GB SSD
Seagate 1TB HDD
GSKILL Aegis 8GB DDR3 1600
Gigabyte NVIDIA GT730
Arctic Freezer Pro 7 Rev. 2
EVGA 600B 600 Watt PSU
Corsair Carbide

Been using ASUS products for years (boards, graphics cards, laptops, etc.) never had a problem with any of their products, then just work and I would recommend this board to any one looking to build a solid budget pc.

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  • Nicole S.
  • 11/11/2015 2:49:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't Buy

Pros: -Easy to use BIOS

Cons: -No 3.0 ports work, the motherboard and My case.
-I am forced to crawl under my desk if I want to use my printer or plug in my phone.
-Backing is flimsy
-The MB can't use my cases 2x 2.0 ports due to lack of power again causing me to jam 8 USB devices into only 4, Have tried a whole different case same problems
-Sound quality is horrible my phone outputs clearer quality sound
-The Board IS SUPER FLIMSY.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASUS Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback on this matter and I will be letting the related department know about the issues you are experiencing for future improvements to this product. Have you tried updating your BIOS to check for improved stability? Can you try re-installing your USB and audio drivers on safe mode? If you need further assistance with any technical questions or inquiries feel free to email me at cl-nestor@asus.com.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best Regards,
-Nestor
ASUS Customer Loyalty - US Support

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  • Dianna A.
  • 11/6/2015 10:01:42 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsComplete Piece of trash.

Pros: None

Cons: Refuses to boot everything you throw at it, USB, DVD, Etc.
Had nothing but problems with this motherboard, and I'm never buying Asus again. It's complete garbage. Might as well spend 20$ more for MSI or another brand, even a cheap brand cause Asus is garbage, I've spent over 20 Hours messing with this junk and I'm about to puke. I think I'll buy a new motherboard and throw this one out in the trashcan where it really belongs.

Other Thoughts: Asus sucks. That's it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Dianna,

We appreciate you taking the time to review our A88X-PLUS Motherboard. Have you tried manually setting your options in your BIOS to the boot device of your choice? Does your motherboard power on with the 24 + 8 power cords connected? What BIOS version are you running on? It's unfortunate you are experiencing difficulties and I'm sorry that you still haven't found a solution to your problem after many hours. Please inform me on the symptoms of your computer so we can act accordingly and find the best solution to your hardships. If you need guidance with troubleshooting your motherboard you can contact me at cl-nestor@asus.com. We are committed to solving customer inquires and I'm here to support you with all your technical needs.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best Regards,
-Nestor
ASUS Customer Loyalty - US Support

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  • Jesse T.
  • 10/5/2015 6:59:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMail In Rebate Runaround

Pros: No complaints about the hardware itself.

Cons: The mail in rebate from ASUS is ridiculous. I sent them all of the information they asked for in the rebate form exactly how they asked for it. My rebate was declined, stating, "Required Documentation missing-Copy of Clear or Legible Receipt/Invoice or Packing List."

So, I contacted Newegg. They reviewed my rebate submission to ASUS and immediately apologized and offered me a $25 Newegg gift card to make up for my troubles. I told them it wasn't necessary and I would contact ASUS directly.

I called ASUS this morning, and they confirmed that my rebate was declined for the reason stated. I asked why. It was because the receipt I sent them was a printout of my order details from when I placed the order here on Newegg.com and it didn't contain the word "invoice" on it (note, it says Order Details". They wanted a copy of the email that Newegg sends you once the order is placed.

I looked at both documents side-by-side, and the ONLY difference between the two is that one says "Invoice Summary" on it and the other says "Order Details."

So, I have to send in the entire mess again and wait, hoping they don't find some other stupid reason to decline it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/4/2015 12:46:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat board, quick install.

Pros: Quick and easy, utilizing a BIOS which permits mouse input allowing for rapid selection of items. Simple adjustments as well as precise alterations grant a lot of flexibility. Have heard it can be finicky with RAM, but hasn't given me any issue.

Cons: Had to RMA, the first one either simply didn't work or didn't have up to date BIOS, which has happened to several others, based on reviews.

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  • Dan B.
  • 9/29/2015 8:30:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice board, but needs more fan inputs

Pros: Great BIOS and OC capabilities. Simple to use.

Cons: This board only comes with 2 chassis fan inputs. If you are using this board with a build that has lots of fans, you better buy a fan distribution cable or fan controller.

Other Thoughts: This motherboard only has 6 mounting slots so be careful not to bend the board when connecting the 24pin power and USB bus.

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  • Jay H.
  • 9/6/2015 3:45:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood fm2+ board for the a low price

Pros: I had no trouble installing running and updating the bios on this board.

Cons: It only has a 4 pin cpu power and Ive had trouble with overclocking. the asus A88X-PRO has the 8 pin cpu power and better over clocking capability such as the 4-way optimization feature.

Other Thoughts: I made a mistake not getting the A88S-PRO and will probably end up ordering that model.

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  • William F.
  • 8/22/2015 7:16:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsStill doesn't work with the Athlon 860k

Pros: Price was about $55 after rebate if it is honored. Good specs for the price point. 3 eggs are on the assumption it will work as intended once I get the bios updated in a month or so. I'm writing this early so others can know that the bios that's shipping is still old.

Cons: The bios version shipping from Newegg as of mid August 2015 is 1402 which dates back to April 2014 and is incompatible with the Athlon 860K. It is impossible to update the bios without a processor on this board. Cost has gone up since I will have to spend at least another $15 to make this board work

Other Thoughts: I chatted with Britney at Asus online for quite some time and was told my options are to RMA the board or buy a bios chip from them for $15. The chip is sold out at Asus estore now. So I can RMA the board with shipping at my expense, buy a different FM2 processor, or buy a bios chip from Taiwan at an auction website and wait about a month for it to arrive. Since I have no older FM socket processors lying around and I don't want to pay more for shipping and risking getting a damaged or refurb board back, I will have to buy a chip elsewhere. Asus was unwilling on any compromise even though it would cost them more to RMA the board than to ship me a $1 bios chip.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear William,

I am sorry to hear that you are having problems updating your BIOS, since you don't have an older processor and the inconvenience it caused you. Unfortunately, we cannot send you a BIOS chip. You can try sending back the board and hope you get one with an updated BIOS version. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. Your case # for reference is N150876270

Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Cynthia G.
  • 8/17/2015 5:37:34 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat For The Deaf

Pros: -Came Fast *cough cough* newegg
-Easy Install (Its a MB people)
-Shiny (A racoon/crow magnet)
-B-e-a-utiful BIOS Super Easy To Use

Cons: -THE SOUND DRIVERS ARE A LIE.
-If you plan on using the built in audio jacks PLAN AGAIN because Realtek drivers just don't work on this puppy I ended up buying a USB adapter for my mic and headphones.
-Try re-downloading the drivers if you want, I personally didn't want to go through the dissapointment

Other Thoughts: I was kidding about the crow's and coons- my house has been very free of both. But seriously if you must have this board get a USB headset and mic adapter with it. I loved Reviews on newegg, this is me giving back, hope it was helpful

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Cynthia,

I am sorry that you are having sound issues with your motherboard and had to buy a USB adapter in order fix your issue. It looks like you did not want to deal with drivers, but have you tried updating the drivers? If you have any concerns or questions i can help you with, please contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. Your case # for reference is N150857209

Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Joshua R.
  • 8/14/2015 9:13:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't Work.

Pros: None

Cons: I got this motherboard right before I had to leave the country to visit my parents in Korea. After 3 months I came back and was excited to build my pc with my new motherboard. However, the motherboard DOES NOT work. There is a green light on the motherboard, but it displays nothing on the screen. I thought I might have setup the cables wrong. So I tried a dozen different possibilities to fix this, but it was fruitless. I took my computer to my local pc repair shop, and after two days they said my motherboard was definitely bad. Unfortunately, because I had to leave the country before actually trying the motherboard, I cannot return it or receive a new one. I wasted time and money; should have looked closer to the reviews. Don't buy this mother board, get something else.

Other Thoughts: Learned that I should buy parts before leaving the country :(

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Joshua,

I am sorry that your motherboard is not working. If you did not know, ASUS offers 3 year warranty on our motherboards. You can submit an RMA and have your motherboard replaced at http://www.asus.com/us/support. If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. Your case # for reference is N150855109

Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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