ASUS 5X Protection
All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability
ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. We use quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise APU power on demand, ESD units tested to strict standards that eliminate electrostatic interference, and resettable fuses around DRAM slots to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. We also use corrosion-resistant back I/O shields, all examples of ASUS providing the best possible reliability and durability.
New UEFI BIOS – friendlier and more intuitive
Exclusive EZ Mode adds useful info to become even easier
Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, D.O.C.P profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience
USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support)
170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.
- World’s 1st USB 3.0 UASP support – instantly 170% faster.
- Complete USB 3.0 solution – performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devices.
- Simple plug and boost – auto detection design ensures best performance.
Effortless PCI Express component removal
Press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics cards just pop out. The large winged clip is easy to reach so you don’t have to struggle with installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards.
ASUS Boot Setting
Multiple startup options
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PC’s startup process. You can shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Also, you can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.
AI Suite 3
One-stop access to innovative ASUS features
ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
AMD® Dual Graphics Technology
AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics is an exclusive technology only available to AMD platforms. It allows AMD APUs and selected AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics cards to work together, delivering an unrivalled 3D gaming graphics quality and performance. By combining both the discrete and integrated graphics processors, gamers can now enjoy faster and smoother frame rates on any latest gaming titles.
AMD® A-Series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ R Series Graphics
This motherboard fully supports the latest AMD Socket FM2+ Kaveri APUs with AMD Radeon R series graphics and retains compatibility with AMD Socket FM2 (Richland and Trinity) APUs. AMD Socket FM2+ APUs support Microsoft® DirectX 11.1 for incredibly fast and smooth graphics, native PCI Express 3.0 for full-speed expansion and 4K resolutions via HDMI and DisplayPort connections.
AMD® A88X FCH(Bolton D4)
AMD® A88X FCH (Bolton D4) is designed to support up to 5GT/s interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 graphics. It natively supports 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports and 4 x USB 3.0 Ports.
Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact.
|Supported memory types||DDR3-SDRAM|
|Memory slots type||DIMM|
|Memory channels support||Dual|
|Supported memory clock speeds||1333, 1600, 1866, 2133 MHz|
|Maximum UDIMM memory||32 GB|
|Total RAM slots||2|
|Compatible processor series||AMD A, Athlon|
|Processor socket||Socket FM2+|
|USB 2.0 connectors||2|
|USB 3.0 connectors||1|
|Supported hard disk drive interfaces||Serial ATA III|
|Number of SATA connectors||6|
|S/PDIF out connector||Y|
|CPU fan connector||Y|
|Number of COM connectors||1|
|ATX Power connector (24-pin)||Y|
|Number of EATX power connectors||1|
|Number of chassis fan connectors||1|
|Peripheral (Molex) power connectors (4-pin)||1|
|Number of SATA III connectors||6|
|USB 2.0 ports quantity||2|
|USB 3.0 ports quantity||2|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports||1|
|PS/2 ports quantity||2|
|VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity||1|
|DVI-D ports quantity||1|
|HDMI ports quantity||1|
|LAN controller||Realtek 8111GR|
|Ethernet interface type||Gigabit|
|Motherboard chipset family||AMD|
|Motherboard chipset||AMD A88X|
|Motherboard form factor||Micro ATX|
|Audio output channels||7.1|
|Windows operating systems supported||Y|
|PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots||1|
|PCI Express x16 slots||1|
|BIOS type||UEFI AMI|
|BIOS memory size||64 MB|
|Product name||ASUS A88XM-E FM2+ AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard|