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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.

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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.


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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



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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.


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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

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


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  • Thomas N.
  • 6/19/2015 7:11:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFirst AMD system build

Pros: Update to my previous review since after a month I started getting blue-screens wildly. The GSkill RAM just would not stabilize under any setting imagined. Tech support was somewhat helpful by email but still a time consuming waste. Finally I tossed the $300 Gskill Ares RAM set and ordered the Kingston HyperX series and wahla, the problem vanished.

Cons: This board is very finicky about RAM. Make sure you get the customer experience version of RAM suggestions for this board or you will have expensive RAM sticks collecting dust. Do not go by the ASUS RAM recommendation, save yourself some time and money.

Other Thoughts: AMD A10-7850K Kaveri, 630 Watt PS.

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  • James P.
  • 6/1/2015 9:23:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsA88X-PLUS

Pros: Board has a nice layout with plenty of room to handle everything.

Cons: Even the board has integrated Video outputs it has no on-board GPU.
Bios that was delivered with the board was not compatible with the CPU purchased (AMD Athlon X4 860K). Initial troubleshooting with ASUS suspected a bad MB so had it replaced by RMA. Still did not work next call with ASUS figured it was a bad CPU so had it replaced by RMA. Third call with ASUS determined the BIOS needed to be updated so ordered and replace the BIOS chip with the latest BIOS. At this point the board did post but would not give a video signal. Fourth call to ASUS was a joke as I felt the technician was being bothered by me, young person with no knowledge of the product. In the meantime I install a discrete video card GPU and all works well. I called ASUS back a fifth time to find out why the CPU was on the compatibility list for the MB but did not work. this time I had very knowledgeable technician that informed me this board definitely requires and APU to use the on-board graphics as it does not have GPU. What a mess. ASUS really needs to be clear about this in there product description.

Other Thoughts: ASUS product support that I experienced was very inconsistent.

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  • Bryan K.
  • 5/29/2015 10:54:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Support

Pros: Features I was looking for at a good price point.

Cons: I bought this for a new build and got a board with a very old version of the BIOS which does not recognize my Athlon X4 860K CPU. That CPU is specifically listed as compatible with the board, but with a current BIOS. Without an up-to-date BIOS version, the system fails to POST (no beeps or anything). Asus tech support and website have been utterly unhelpful and we've gone round and round long enough that I'm beyond the return/replace window with NewEgg. Each link in the e-mail chain has been like starting over completely with restating the problem and symptoms.

Another user on here had this problem and apparently shipped it to Asus to flash the BIOS, but the best option they've recommended is to buy a CPU compatible with the earliest BIOS version, update it, and put in the CPU I want. Call me crazy for thinking that explicitly compatible components should work out of the box, or at least not put you in a catch-22 (need the CPU to boot into BIOS, need to boot into BIOS to use the CPU).

Unfortunately I cannot evaluate the board or its performance because the one I got has an old BIOS.

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  • Steven H.
  • 4/29/2015 10:25:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Perfect for media PC or Server. Good price, smooth install

Cons: None so far

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  • George P.
  • 4/27/2015 1:29:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSome BIOS incompatible with newer AMD FM2+ CPU's

Pros: Looked to be a great motherboard upon examining up close.
Lots of features, if it works. Didn't Post, so I don't know...?
ASUS support team was great during this problem.

Cons: Came with older BIOS, version 1352 that did not support my new AMD X4 FM2+ 860K quad core CPU, even though it was stated on their website as compatible with this CPU. I wouild have needed to have BIOS version 1701 or higher. How would I know which BIOS chip I am getting? At the mercy of what is shipped to me.
Had to send this into ASUS via FedEx for them to update the BIOS, would not post, hopefully the board is OK, no way to tell if the board is really OK otherwise, since it would not post. The board was getting power at least. May the g.o.d.s. of compatibility have mercy on me!!!

Other Thoughts: Concerned that will extend past 30 day time with NewEgg to get a replacement since having to send board into ASUS for a new BIOS might take a week or 2 or 3?
I don't remember BIOS revision and CPU compatibility being such a problem a few years ago. Should have option in the future to choose BIOS revision at time of purchase to avoid all the hassle.

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  • Charles B.
  • 4/21/2015 6:14:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate from early review

Pros: Good price, good sound & video.

Cons: I had to upgrade the OS for the consumer. I assumed the MB would be compatible with Vista & W7.

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  • James W.
  • 4/5/2015 3:18:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Motherboard

Pros: Has loads of features, real great BIOS, just a great little board.

Cons: 2 of the SATA connectors are in precarious positions making them really hard to get to if the board is mounted. Front panel audio connection schemata is rather difficult to follow. Hard to mount in the case just doesn't like to fit.

Other Thoughts: For the price you just can't beat this board...

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  • Thomas N.
  • 3/27/2015 1:16:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS A88X-PLUS FM2+ / FM2

Pros: My first AMD system build and it went really simple and fast. Did not know USB3 required a 20p internal connector so I had to wait for that to arrive. AMD Kaveri APU with 32GB ARIES Ram and a Hybrid Seagate drive and it is very smooth and quiet.

Cons: USB 3 must have internal 20 pin connector to get active port on the front panel. USB 3 speed is NOT 10 times faster than USB2 on this board.(Not even close). Absolutely must upgrade BIOS before installing OS.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I have had much worse build experiences that with this one. If the board holds up to some serious use over time, it could be another ASUS super workhorse board.

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  • Tyler H.
  • 3/22/2015 3:31:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Everything works well. Solid construction, and I like that the SATA ports are facing up rather than to the side. Makes it way easier to connect cables. It arrived in 3 days even though I paid for 4-7 day shipping.

Cons: Firmware in the board doesn't come with a USB 3.0 controller, so those are useless until you install the firmware that comes with the install DVD.

Other Thoughts: Does not work well with the ZALMAN CNPS9700... the board does not have a 3-pin CPU fan connector, so any fan (including the ZALMAN CNPS9700) with a 3-pin connector will simply run at full speed. For the 9700, this meant 3600rpm, which is about as loud as a jet engine from the inside of a fuselage. This isn't the fault of the board, however, just a warning to anyone else.

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  • Charles B.
  • 3/16/2015 5:58:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsKeeps Rebooting

Pros: Lots of USB, good price

Cons: Keeps rebooting with known good drives/OS

Other Thoughts: I will try new RAM, Using Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2K4G3D169DS3. but will try something else

Not sure what to try after that

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