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Asus Debuts World's First FM2+ Motherboards

Asus has launched the A88XM-A and A55BM-A/USB3 motherboards, the first in the industry to support AMD’s new FM2+ APU socket.

Both motherboards offer a micro-ATX form factor and are compatibility with both AMD’s current “Richland” and “Trinity” APUs and the upcoming socket FM2+ “Kaveri” processors.

ChipsetAMD A88X (Bolton D4)A55 FCH (Hudson D2)
Memory4 x DDR3 DIMMsUp to 64 GB DDR-21332 x DDR3 DIMMsUp to 32 GB DDR-2133
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 3.0 x16*1 x PCIe 2.0 x11 x PCI1 x PCIe 3.0 x161 x PCIe 2.0 x11 x PCI
NetworkingRealtek 8111G, 1 x Gigabit LANRealtek 8111G, 1 x Gigabit LAN
Audio OutputRealtek ALC887-VD 8-ChannelRealtek ALC887-VD 8-Channel
Ports6 x SATA 6 Gb/s2 x USB 3.02 x USB 2.06 x SATA 6 Gb/s2 x USB 3.02 x USB 2.0

 * Only FM2+ Processors can support PCIe 3.0

The A88XM-A and A55BM-A/USB3 also include Asus’ 5X Protection which incorporates a number of features for better quality and reliability including a DIGI+ VRM for precise power delivery to the APU, DRAM overcurrent protection via on-board resettable fuses,  5K-hour Solid Capacitors and a chromium oxide-plated stainless steel rear I/O.

Further information is available at the respective product pages for the Asus A88XM-A and A55BM-A/USB3 motherboards. Asus has announced that further information on the company’s upcoming FM2+ motherboard range will be released “later in the year.”