Gigabyte has launched two new motherboards for the upcoming AMD Kaveri APUs, though they will also support the existing Trinity and Richland APUs. The motherboards, which will be known as the Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X and the F2A88X-UP4, will feature the FM2+ socket. The former is also the first AMD G1-Killer gaming motherboard that Gigabyte has ever made. In addition, Gigabyte has also released a list of other A88X motherboards.
The G1.Sniper A88X will feature Gigabyte's AMP-Up Audio technology, as well as Dual-UEFI BIOS, digital PWM, and support for up to three displays. The AMP-Up Audio Technology allows for the motherboard's OP-AMPs to be replaced, the system is built with higher-quality audio components, and it is placed on a separate part of the PCB.
The FM2+ socket also offers support for the PCIe 3.0 standard, as well as DirectX 11.1. The motherboards should also be able to drive up to 4K displays through either the HDMI port or the DisplayPort interface.
Gigabyte is also launching the F2A88X-D3H, F2A88X-HD3, F2A88XM-D3H, F2A85XM-DS2, and F2A88XM-HD3, the last three of which are likely Micro-ATX motherboards. At the time of writing there were no further details on these motherboards.
There was no word on pricing or availability.