GIGABYTE Reveal A-Series ‘Kaveri’ Support For A88X, A78 & A55 FM2+ Motherboards
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
Gigabyte have announced official support for next generation AMD A-Series APUs based on the highly anticipated ‘Kaveri’ architecture. Gigabyte ‘Kaveri’ support includes current AMD A88X and A55 (rev3.0) platform motherboards plus forthcoming A78 platform motherboards.
“By enabling support on current GIGABYTE AMD motherboards for these new AMD A-Series APUs, GIGABYTE ensures our customers are able to take advantage of a whole new approach to PC architecture design,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “Combining the highest level of quality design with the most advanced set of features, GIGABYTE FM2+ motherboards offer the best user experience for these new A-Series APUs.”
“These FM2+ Series motherboards from GIGABYTE are the ultimate showcase for our new A-Series APUs,” said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, AMD. “In collaboration with GIGABYTE, AMD is proud to enable a truly optimized user experience in terms of raw compute performance while creating an industry-leading visual and audio experience with the latest generation of our APUs.”
The new FM2+ Series motherboards are packed full of features including the new AMP-UP Audio technology which includes an upgradable OP Amp, studio-grade Nichicon capacitors and special gain boost switches. On top of that you’ll also find True Digital Power Delivery, Triple Display Support, AMD Dual Graphics, AMD Eyefinity and native support for 4K via HDMI and Display Port. The boards will also be backed up by many other Gigabyte features such as DualBIOS, 2 x copper PCB for better heat dissipation, one-fuse-per-port to provide reliable power to each USB port.
“The latest AMD A10-7850K and A10-7700K APUs integrate an enhanced CPU core based on the ‘Steamroller’ architecture with a new and updated Radeon Graphics core. Supporting native 8 GT/s PCI Express gen 3.0 and DX11.1 graphics, these new AMD A-Series APUs also offer native support for 4K resolution displays on HDMI and DisplayPort.”
GIGABYTE FM2+ Series Motherboard Models
AMD A88X Platform
- G1.Sniper A88X
AMD A55 Platform (rev3.0 and above)
AMD A78 Platform (Forthcoming models)
- F2A78M-HD2 F2A78M-DS2
We really look forward to seeing these boards hit the market, while Intel may still dominate many performances sectors, the FM2+ architecture does pack a lot of promise and having the support of some great motherboards will only make them better.
Thank you Gigabyte for providing us with this information.
Images courtesy of Gigabyte.