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.
|Chipset||AMD A88X (Bolton D4)||A55 FCH (Hudson D2)|
|Memory||4 x DDR3 DIMMsUp to 64 GB DDR-2133||2 x DDR3 DIMMsUp to 32 GB DDR-2133|
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16*1 x PCIe 2.0 x11 x PCI||1 x PCIe 3.0 x161 x PCIe 2.0 x11 x PCI|
|Networking||Realtek 8111G, 1 x Gigabit LAN||Realtek 8111G, 1 x Gigabit LAN|
|Video Output||DVI-D, HDMI, VGA||DVI-D, HDMI, VGA|
|Audio Output||Realtek ALC887-VD 8-Channel||Realtek ALC887-VD 8-Channel|
|Ports||6 x SATA 6 Gb/s2 x USB 3.02 x USB 2.0||6 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.”