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ASUS A88XM-PLUS/CSM Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #56 in AMD Motherboards

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Pros: 4 ram slots, 2 PCI-E slots, FM2+ socket (nice upgrade-ability) , Asus 5x protection, built in (hdmi, dvi, and vga), MEMOK.

Cons: the second PCI-E is x16 but runs at x4 so it defeats the purpose of crossfire, no surround sound (expected by a board of this price though)

I've had this Motherboard for a few months now, im running it with a 760K and it runs perfectly fine. for an matx board i love the fact that it has 4 ram slots, and 2 PCI-E slots. My only issue is that said one of those PCI-E slots is actually x4 even though it is a x16 connection, i wouldn't run crossfire on this anyway, but it would be nice if we had the option. Another plus is the 8 SATA 6gb/s connectors.

the FM2+ socket will allow upgrade paths for the FM2+ platform in the later future, i know that AMD is coming out with some new FM2+ processors soon so i will be ready for that. I also like how this socket doesnt force you to use APU's, for example my 760K is an FM2 and is not an apu, and fits perfectly on this board.

A plus, especially on all Asus boards, is their UEFI BIOS. Its really easy to go through and update. One thing i did read about, is if you wanted to use Kaveri APU's you would need a BIOS update, but that isn't really a problem.

In conclusion. the reason why i gave this board 4 1/2 stars was because of the lack of : USB 3.0 ports (only 2 on I.O)(2 mid board), only one PCI- E 2.0/3.0 x16 ( the other is a Pci-E x16 (@x4), and the lack of surround sound audio ( although expected from this type of board so it isn't much of a surprise)

Overall great board for the money.
ASUS A88XM-PLUS/CSM Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin Memory Standard: DDR3 2400(OC)/2250(OC)/2200(OC)/2133/1866/ 1600/1333 PCI Express 2.0 x16: 1 (x4 mode) Onboard Video Chipset: None Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC887 Audio Channels: 8 Channels Max LAN Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps Maximum Memory Supported: 64GB

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DetailValue
ManufacturerASUS
UPC886227592272
Conditionnew
Model NumberA88XM-PLUS/CSM
ClassificationMotherboards - AMD
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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