MSI announces a new socket FM2+ motherboard in the ATX form-factor, the “A88X-G41 PC Mate”. The A88X-G41 is based around the A88X FCH chipset by AMD. With power coming from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, the board uses a 5-phase VRM,two DDR3 DIMM slots, that support up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1866 MHz memory; and a single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. The second x16 slot is electrical PCI-Express 2.0 x4, and wired to the FCH.
Storage on the A88X-G41 PC Mate includes just six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. The board has four USB 3.0 ports, two on the header, two on the rear panel. Also on offer are ten USB 2.0 ports, four on the rear panel, six by headers. There still much this A88X-G41 has to offer such as LPT and COM, by headers. Display outputs include a dual-link DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI 1.4a. 6-channel HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of it. The A88X-G41 PC Mate uses a hefty AMI UEFI BIOS.