Friday, August 16th 2013

GIGABYTE Announces A88X Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its new FM2+ motherboard lineup supporting the forthcoming 'Keveri' AMD APUs with support for existing socket FM2 Trinity and Richland APUs.

GIGABYTE A88X motherboards 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.


Ready for Kaveri on AMD Socket FM2+
GIGABYTE A88X series motherboards feature the new FM2+ APU socket, and are designed to get the most from forthcoming Kaveri AMD APUs, while preserving compatibility for current AMD FM2 APUs. FM2+ AMD APUs offer native support for 8 GT/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.
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8 Comments on GIGABYTE Announces A88X Series Motherboards

#1
seronx
FM2+ APUs support DX11.2 as Bonaire supports it.
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#2
erocker
I'd like to see some M-ATX/ITX versions. :)
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#3
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
These are some pretty hefty and serious boards for a processor that I thought wasnt really supposed to be competing with FX in terms of board features. This thing plus a kaveri APU sounds like it could replace the AM3+ and FX side of things altogether... But steamroller is still to come...
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#4
Jorge
by: RCoon
These are some pretty hefty and serious boards for a processor that I thought wasnt really supposed to be competing with FX in terms of board features. This thing plus a kaveri APU sounds like it could replace the AM3+ and FX side of things altogether... But steamroller is still to come...
It doesn't compete with the FX CPUs as FM2+ is for APUs where as the FX CPUs must be mated to discrete graphics. Eventually AMD's APUs will cover all market segments including the high end sector currently occupied by a discrete CPU/GPU combo. It would be great to see AMD deliver a Steamroller desktop CPU and they might.
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#5
badtaylorx
ok GB,

Time for a refresh of the FX line too....


Please incorporate everything you have learned since the original release of 990fx....

Perhaps your new power phases can alleviate the LLC issues the current 990 UD line is plagued with....
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Fiery
FinalWire / AIDA64 Developer
by: badtaylorx
ok GB,

Time for a refresh of the FX line too....


Please incorporate everything you have learned since the original release of 990fx....

Perhaps your new power phases can alleviate the LLC issues the current 990 UD line is plagued with....
FX line is already dead and buried. There will be no more classic CPUs from AMD, but only APUs (in BGA package and FM2+ socket) and some ARM microserver chips. Motherboard vendors also stopped developing AM3+ products.
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#7
seronx
by: Fiery
There will be no more classic CPUs from AMD...
Warsaw and its successors will be the next classic CPUs and FX line.
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Fiery
FinalWire / AIDA64 Developer
by: seronx
Warsaw and its successors will be the next classic CPUs and FX line.
Is that a new core?

Abu Dhabi (existing Opteron): 32 nm, 12/16 Piledriver cores
Warsaw (Opteron for 2014): 32 nm, 12/16 Piledriver cores

That's just a facelift, not a new CPU. And for the FX line AMD haven't yet announced anything beyond Vishera, and there's a reason for that... They also haven't yet announced any chipsets beyond 990FX, or any platforms beyond Volan (Vishera + 990FX).
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