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MSI A88X-G45 Gaming Motherboard Review

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MSI A88X-G45 Gaming Motherboard Review

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Technical Specifications

CPU  • AMD Socket FM2+/ FM2 A-Series/Athlon™ Processors*
 

Chipset 
 
• AMD A88X Chipset

Main Memory

• Support four DDR3 1333/1600/1866/2133/2400 (OC) MHz. up to 64GB Max

– Supports Dual-Channel mode
– Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
– Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP)
– Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* For the support status of AMP/XMP memory modules, please take MSI’s Memory Support list as reference.

Slots
• 3 x PCIe x16 slots
– PCI_E2 supports PCIe 3.0 x16 speed*
– PCI_E5 supports PCIe 3.0 x8 speed*
– PCI_E6 supports PCIe 2.0 x4 speed
• 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots**
• 1 x PCI slots

* Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0
** Only PCI_E3 is available, if PCI_E3 and PCI_E4 had been installed.

 

Graphics
• 1 x VGA port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920×1200 @ 60Hz, 24bpp
• 1 x DVI-D port, supporting the maximum resolutions of 2560×1600@60Hz, 24bpp/ 1920×1200 @ 60Hz, 24bpp
• 1 x HDMI port, supporting the maximum resolutions of 4096×2160@24Hz, 36bpp*/ 3840×2160@30Hz, 36bpp*/1920×1200@120Hz, 36bpp and 1920×1200@60Hz, 36bpp
• 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@24HZ, 24bpp**
* Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0
** Only PCI_E3 is available, if PCI_E3 and PCI_E4 had been installed.

On-Board SATA SATAIII controller integrated in AMD A88X chipset
– Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
– Supports eight SATAIII ports (SATA1~8) by A88X• RAID
– Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID5 and RAID10 by AMD A88X

USB

• AMD A88X Chipset
– 4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
– 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB connectors)

• VIA VL805 Chipset
– 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel*
* These USB 3.0 ports do not support M-Flash recovery function.

Audio• Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
– 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
– Supports S/PDIF output
LAN • Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
– 1 x LAN port on the backpanel

* The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on the website if provided by vendor.

 

Internal I/O Connectors
– 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
– 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
– 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
– 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
– 1 x USB 3.0 connector
– 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
– 2 x 4-pin system fan connectors
– 2 x 3-pin system fan connectors
– 1 x Front panel audio connector
– 2 x System panel connectors
– 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
– 1 x TPM module connector
– 1 x Serial port connector
– 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
– 1 x OC Genie button
– 1 x Power button
– 1 x Reset button
– 1 x OC Genie mode switch
– 1 x Slow mode booting switch
– 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LEDs
Back Panel I/O Ports
– 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
– 2 x USB 2.0 ports
– 6 x USB 3.0 ports
– 1 x VGA port
– 1 x DVI-D port
– 1 x HDMI port
– 1 x DisplayPor
– 1 x Optical S/PDIF-Out connector
– 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
– 6 x audio jacksThis platform supports dual-display and triple-display function

VGA + DVI-D /
VGA + HDMI /
DVI-D + HDMI /
DVI-D + DisplayPort /
HDMI + DisplayPort
VGA + DVI-D + HDMI /
DVI-D + HDMI + DisplayPort
Extend mode
(Extend the desktop to the second
and third monitor)
Clone mode
(Monitors have the same screen)
Multi-GPU Support
•  Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFireTM Technology*
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8.
BIOS
• The motherboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.
Dimension
• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor
Mounting
• 9 mounting holes

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