Gigabyte Rolls Out A88X-Series Mainboards for AMD’s Next-Gen APUs

Gigabyte Unleashes a Family of FM2+ Motherboards

by Anton Shilov
08/19/2013 | 05:39 PM

Gigabyte Technology, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has announced its new F2A88X-series FM2+ motherboard lineup supporting the forthcoming code-named “Kaveri” accelerated processing unit from Advanced Micro Devices in addition to existing chips.

 

Gigabyte A88X series motherboards feature the new FM2+ APU socket, and are for next-generation AMD APUs, while preserving compatibility for current AMD FM2 APUs. FM2+ AMD APUs offer native support for 8GT/s PCI Express gen 3.0 as well as DX11.1 support integrating the high performance “Steamroller” core. AMD socket FM2+ APUs also offer native support for 4K resolution displays on HDMI and DisplayPort.

Gigabyte A88X mainboards feature a number of features and technologies and also include the first AMD G1-Killer gaming motherboard, the G1.Sniper A88X which includes Gigabyte AMP-Up Audio, a range of advanced audio technologies that are designed to give audio enthusiasts and PC gamers more control over their motherboard audio than ever before. Gigabyte A88X series motherboards also offer unique Gigabyte features, including UEFI DualBIOS, Digital Power delivery, as well Triple Display support.

Gigabyte F2A88X mainboard family consists of seven different models and can satisfy demands for high performance or affordability.

AMD A-series Kaveri APUs are expected to become available in the first half of 2014.