Page 1:Four Motherboards For AMD's Kaveri-Based APUs
Page 2:ASRock FM2A88X+ Killer
Page 3:FM2A88X+ Killer Firmware
Page 4:Tuning With ASRock F-Stream
Page 5:Additional F-Stream Tools
Page 6:Asus A88X-Pro
Page 7:A88X-Pro Firmware
Page 8:Tuning With Asus DIP 4
Page 9:Additional AI Suite 3 Tools
Page 10:Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4
Page 11:F2A88X-UP4 Firmware
Page 12:Gigabyte Software
Page 13:MSI A88X-G45 Gaming
Page 14:A88X-G45 Gaming Firmware
Page 15:Tuning With MSI Command Center
Page 16:Additional MSI Software
Page 17:Test Hardware And Benchmark Configuration
Page 18:Results: Synthetic Tests
Page 19:Results: Media Conversion And Content Creation
Page 20:Results: Productivity And File Compression
Page 21:Power, Heat, And Efficiency
Page 23:Which A88X Motherboard Is Best?
Tuning With ASRock F-Stream
The F-Stream menu opens to three power options, with the Power Saving setting able to drop stock-speed idle power by around 10% in our configuration. An Advanced button opens more easy-tuning options.
EZ OC profiles reflect those available in firmware. The same menu offers an Auto Tuning algorithm that increases CPU clock and tests stability continuously until it detects the CPU’s highest sustainable frequency.
Our A10-7850K reached a peak Turbo Core clock rate of 4.3 GHz at stock voltage, using a 3.8 GHz base frequency.
Additional overclocking options are found under F-Stream’s OC Tweaker tab, including CPU and GPU multipliers.
The full set of motherboard voltage levels are represented, though DRAM ratio is not.
Tuners can track their changes, along with other vital component statistics, under F-Stream’s System Info tab.
A click of the Hardware Monitor button pops up an image of the FM2A88X+ Killer, which should show every detected component. While this could be useful for indicating a component that stopped responding during an aggressive overclock attempt, it also erroneously detects graphics cards that aren't installed.
- Four Motherboards For AMD's Kaveri-Based APUs
- ASRock FM2A88X+ Killer
- FM2A88X+ Killer Firmware
- Tuning With ASRock F-Stream
- Additional F-Stream Tools
- Asus A88X-Pro
- A88X-Pro Firmware
- Tuning With Asus DIP 4
- Additional AI Suite 3 Tools
- Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4
- F2A88X-UP4 Firmware
- Gigabyte Software
- MSI A88X-G45 Gaming
- A88X-G45 Gaming Firmware
- Tuning With MSI Command Center
- Additional MSI Software
- Test Hardware And Benchmark Configuration
- Results: Synthetic Tests
- Results: Media Conversion And Content Creation
- Results: Productivity And File Compression
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Which A88X Motherboard Is Best?