Asus To Launch FM2+ A88X & A55 Motherboards
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
Asus has introduced two new motherboards to their range and while they’re nothing fancy they are the first range of motherboards from Asus with the FM2+ socket, which is set to be compatible with the upcoming release of AMD Kaveri hardware. The new A88XM-A and the A55BM-A/USB3 motherboards are both FM2+ socket boards and both will support the new mid-range APU from AMD aka “Kaveri”.
Of course, in true AMD fashion, the new AMD socket will be backwards compatible with Trinity and Richland components giving them grate upgrade potential for people already using the Trinity and Richland processors.
both of the boards are mATX and pack all the standard modern luxuries plus a few extras such as PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0 and USB 3.0 Boost, a Xpert fan controller, Asus 5X protection technology and DIGI+ VRM.
The boards require a bios update before they’ll handle the new chips but that’s hardly a big issue and something Asus can resolve pretty quickly and we can expect the rest of the FM2+ motherboard range from Asus later in the year.
We don’t’ have any prices or availability information just yet, but these aren’t exactly the most exciting motherboards in the world so I would expect them to be budget friendly.