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Which A88X-Based Board Should You Buy For Your Kaveri APU?

Additional MSI Software

MSI Fast Boot makes it easy to reboot straight to firmware. It also changes the UEFI to Windows 8 quick boot settings.

Killer Network Manager provides network management and packet prioritization options for the Killer E2205 controller present on both MSI's A88X-G45 Gaming and the competition from ASRock. MSI adds its own logo.

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Live Update searches MSI servers for the most recent drivers and BIOS. It can even be scheduled to scan for these automatically at user-defined intervals.

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MSI Video Genie offers image enhancement for video playback. Then again, AMD’s graphics driver does as well.

Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.