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?
Gigabyte’s EasyTune 6 doesn’t get its own page in this review because it does not yet work with this combination of motherboard, CPU and drivers. The company has acknowledged the issue and is working towards a solution in future EasyTune revisions.
The F2A88X-UP4 provides file and drive backup via Gigabyte Smart Recovery 2. Backups can be stored locally and remotely, and users unable to enter Windows can access those save points from the board’s installation DVD.
Gigabyte On/Off Charge 2 enables quick-charge methods, but was originally named for the increased-amperage ports that Gigabyte keeps active when the system is powered down (and still plugged in).
Gigabyte @BIOS provides firmware updates from within Windows, and synchs to Gigabyte’s servers to search for new versions.
Gigabyte Face Wizard is designed to replace the factory boot logo (splash screen) with user-selected images up to 640x480 at 8-bit color.
Because it modifies firmware, Face Wizard should only be applied in conjunction with factory firmware settings.
- 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?