If you're looking to build a budget FM2 or FM2+ system, the Asus A88XM-Plus looks an enticing prospect with its low price. It's a microATX board, which means that you don't get the same range of expansion ports as on an ATX board.
- GPU Boost -Unlock integrated graphics performance for up to 30% boost
- ASUS 5X PROTECTION - All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability
- Fan Xpert 2 - Comprehensive controls for the perfect cool and quiet balance
- New UEFI BIOS – Friendlier, easier, and more intuitive with helpful info added
- USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support) - 170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0
Exclusive GPU Boost is able to unlock any APU for overclocking integrated graphics. Even non-Black Edition APUs can be boosted – for an integrated graphics performance increase of up to 30%! Gaining this unique power is as simple as flipping an onboard switch or using ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. It easily delivers stable system-wide upgrades for every use.
ASUS 5X Protection
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.
Voltage regulator modules (VRMs) are among the most essential motherboard components. A good VRM intelligently delivers APU power based on actual needs at any given time. ASUS was first with digital power design featuring faster sensing and response to deliver precise APU power on demand. This great accuracy reduces energy waste and of course improves system stability thanks to more consistent delivery.
Fan Xpert 2
Seeing an opportunity for more fine-tuned control, hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 featuring Fan Auto Tuning, providing an tailored fan speed setting for each fan with the exclusive, automatic fan speed detection to achieve the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. It even provides a "RPM Fixed Mode" for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with a specific fan speed control.
Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard system and device lifespan.
Electrostatic discharges (ESD) can happen suddenly, and their damaging effects are often underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards offer an active protective circuit design that ensures electrostatic discharges are properly grounded, providing greater component longevity.
The board's A88X chipset board has eight SATA3 ports. This takes the hassle out of installing new drives, as you can be sure that each one will be performing at the best speeds as soon as you plug it in.
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