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MSI updates socket FM2+ lineup for AMD Godavari APUs

by on05 May 2015

A total of eight socket FM2+ motherboards

Ahead of the AMD's official launch of its next-generation APU lineup, codename Godavari, MSI has updated its socket FM2+ motherboard lineup with total of eight new models.

Based on AMD's A68H, A78 and enthusiast A88X chipsets, the new MSI socket FM2+ lineup will also be available in mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX form factors and promises plenty of features and technologies, including onboard LAN, PCI Express 3.0 x16, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, multiple display support, RAID controller and more. The entire lineup will also be using Military Class 4 components, including Solid CAPs and Dark Chokes as well as some MSI exclusive features like the OC Genie 4, Click BIOS 4 and Command Center.

The new lineup is also backward compatible with AMD's socket FM2 APUs, including Kaveri, Richland and Trinity APUs.

The top offer are the A88X-G41 PC Mate V2, based on the ATX form-factor and the A88XI AC V2 motherboard based on mini-ITX form-factor. The A88X-G41 PC Mate V2 packs single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 and one PCI-Express 2.0 x4 slot, two PCI-Express x1 and three PCI slots, six SATA 6Gbps ports, support for up to 32GB of DDR3-2133 memory in two DIMM slots, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 and ten USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, DVI and D-Sub outputs as well as all the MSI exclusive features.

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The smaller, and a bit more impressive, mini-ITX A88XI AC V2 motherboard packs a single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, one half-size mini-PCIe slot with Intel dual band 802.11ac 7260 WiFi+Bluetooth 4.0 module, same support for 32GB of DDR3-2133 memory in two DIMM slots, four SATA 6Gbps ports, four USB 3.0 and six USB 2.0 ports, Realtek ALC887 7.1-channel audio, Gigabit Realtek RTL8111G Ethernet, and all the rest of MSI features which makes it perfect for a high-end HTPC or small form-factor gaming system.

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There will be plenty of other motherboards to choose from, including single A68H-based A68HM-E33 V2, two A78-based motherboards, the A78M-E35 V2 and the A78M-E45 V2 as well as three other A88X-based motherboards, the A88XM-E35 V2, A88XM-E45 V2 and the A88XM-P33 V2.

There are plenty of socket FM2+ in MSI's lineup to choose from and AMD's Godavari APU lineup is expected to launch at Computex 2015 show in June, and hopefully be available soon after.


Last modified on 05 May 2015
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