MSI A88X-G45 GAMING and MSI A88XM GAMING Unleashed

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MSI has recently unleashed two new FM2+ motherboards for their GAMING series, the MSI A88X-G45 GAMING and A88XM GAMING. Like the other MSI GAMING series motherboards, these two new FM2+ boards features Killer LAN, Audio Boost Sound enhancement technology and many more. MSI has also decided to bundle the A88X-G45 with the game Assassin’s Creed Liberation for free. Both these new GAMING motherboards also features Military Class 4 high quality and stability standards, OC Genie 4 – 1 second OC, 4K UHD support, 3 display outputs, PCI Express Gen 3, AMD CrossFire support and Fast Boot. Check out the rest of their features and specifications below.

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MSI A88X-G45 and A88XM GAMING Specifications

SpecificationsMSI A88X-G45 GAMINGMSI A88XM GAMING
SocketFM2+FM2+
ProcessorAMD Socket FM2+/ FM2 A-Series/Athlon™ ProcessorsAMD Socket FM2+/ FM2 A-Series/Athlon™ Processors
ChipsetAMD A88X ChipsetAMD A88X Chipset
MemorySupport four DDR3 1333/1600/1866/2133/2400 (OC) MHz. up to 32GB Max
Supports Dual-Channel mode
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP)
Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Support four DDR3 1333/1600/1866/2133/2400 (OC) MHz. up to 32GB Max
Supports Dual-Channel mode
Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP)
Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Expansion Slots3 x PCIe x16 slots
PCI_E2 supports PCIe 3.0 x16 speed
PCI_E5 supports PCIe 2.0 x8 speed
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
1 x PCI slots
2x PCIe x16 slots
PCI_E1 supports PCIe 3.0 x16 speed
PCI_E4 supports PCIe 2.0 x8 speed
2x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
1 x PCI slots
Graphics1x VGA port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI port
1x DisplayPort
1x VGA port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI port
1x DisplayPort
On-Board SATAAMD A88X Chipset
8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID5 and RAID 10
AMD A88X Chipset
8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID5 and RAID 10
USBAMD A88X Chipset
4x USB 3.0 ports
8x USB 2.0 ports
VIA VL805 Chipset
4x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
AMD A88X Chipset
4x USB 3.0 ports
8x USB 2.0 ports
VIA VL806 Chipset
2x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
AudioRealtek ALC1150 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
Realtek ALC1150 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
LANKiller E2205 Gigabit LAN controller
1 x LAN port on the backpanel
Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller
1 x LAN port on the backpanel
Internal I/O Connectors1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
3x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
1x USB 3.0 connector
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
2x 4-pin system fan connectors
2x 3-pin system fan connectors
1x Front panel audio connector
2x System panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x TPM module connector
1x Serial port connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x OC Genie button
1x Power button
1x Reset button
1x OC Genie mode switch
1x Slow mode booting switch
1x 2-Digit Debug Code LEDs
1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
8x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
3x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
1x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
2x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x Front panel audio connector
2x System panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x TPM module connector
1x Serial port connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x OC Genie button
1x Power button
1x Reset button
1x OC Genie mode switch
1x Slow mode booting switch
Back Panel I/O Ports1x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
2x USB 2.0 ports
6x USB 3.0 ports
1x VGA port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI port
1x DisplayPor
1x Optical S/PDIF-Out connector
1x LAN (RJ45) port
6x audio jacks
1x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
2x USB 2.0 ports
4x USB 3.0 ports
1x VGA port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI port
1x DisplayPort
1x Optical S/PDIF-Out connector
1x LAN (RJ45) port
6x OFC audio jacks
Dimensions12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form FactorM-ATX Form Factor 9.6 in. x 9.6 in. (24.4 cm x 24.4 cm)

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Sensational sound with MSI Audio Boost
Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we’re delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio. Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features through EMI shielding, you’ll enjoy less interference and more stability resulting in a sensational sound quality. Topping this with the use of gold plated connectors, illuminated isolation line, studio level integrated headphone amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, and whether you demand the best sound quality for music or professional gaming, MSI Audio Boost delivers.

MSI USB Audio Power
When connecting USB devices such as External DACs, only MSI Real USB Power can continue to deliver 5V to the USB ports on motherboards. Not just one USB port, MSI USB Audio Power exclusively supports all USB ports. The USB audio power design, which powers the USB port independently, offers more stable power and audio signals. The whole new design results in much clearer sound effects with reduced noise along with stable voltage for improved stability for the users’ extra devices, enjoying an enriched sound presentation.

Kill your lag with Killer LAN
Make use of advantages while gaming online with MSI to get ahead. Killer LAN automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.

Military Class 4: The Most Stable Military Class Components
Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c Cap, Super Ferrite Choke and Solid CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions. These key components have all passed the seven tests of MIL-STND-810G military class which are performed by independent laboratories to ensure stable operation under the harshest environments.

OC Genie 4 & Click BIOS 4
MSI GAMING motherboards are equipped with many exclusive new technologies, including the all new two-stage one-second overclocking OC Genie 4, the world’s first graphical monitoring interface Click BIOS 4, and the Control Center software that combines monitoring, tuning and remote controlling, and much more. The easy to use high quality software and hardware design allow consumers to gain more convenient experiences.

Price and Availability

As of to date, the MSI A88X-G45 GAMING and A88XM GAMING respective manufacturer’s suggested retail price are not yet disclosed. However it is expected that we will see both of these two new FM2+ motherboards soon, perhaps starting this February.

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