Gigabyte Reveals the A88X Series Motherboards

Gigabyte has launched two new motherboards for the upcoming AMD Kaveri APUs, though they will also support the existing Trinity and Richland APUs. The motherboards, which will be known as the Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X and the F2A88X-UP4, will feature the FM2+ socket. The former is also the first AMD G1-Killer gaming motherboard that Gigabyte has ever made. In addition, Gigabyte has also released a list of other A88X motherboards.

The G1.Sniper A88X will feature Gigabyte's AMP-Up Audio technology, as well as Dual-UEFI BIOS, digital PWM, and support for up to three displays. The AMP-Up Audio Technology allows for the motherboard's OP-AMPs to be replaced, the system is built with higher-quality audio components, and it is placed on a separate part of the PCB.

The FM2+ socket also offers support for the PCIe 3.0 standard, as well as DirectX 11.1. The motherboards should also be able to drive up to 4K displays through either the HDMI port or the DisplayPort interface.

Gigabyte is also launching the F2A88X-D3H, F2A88X-HD3, F2A88XM-D3H, F2A85XM-DS2, and F2A88XM-HD3, the last three of which are likely Micro-ATX motherboards. At the time of writing there were no further details on these motherboards.

There was no word on pricing or availability.

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  • sarinaide
    I will be buying that :D

    Very nice looking boards from Gigabyte.
  • rolli59
    All well and good but why a gaming AMD APU board which would need a discrete GPU for serious gaming performance? It is not even their performance line.
  • sarinaide
    The availability of PCIe does not diminish the value of a APU, it enhances its value. As Toms latest review showed the lower clocked 750K was keeping up and beating a 965BE and 4300, the 6800K has higher clocks and faster native memory support so should add performance despite the IGPU which can just be disabled in BIOS.

    Is it wrong to add high end flavour to the FM2 socket, it was mostly the masses that branded a A-Series lowend, but for what the socket offers you get lots for little, forgive me for not complaining.