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ASUS Announces A88X-Gamer

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PRESS RELEASE

Socket FM2+ ATX gaming motherboard delivers absolute fun with Gigabit Ethernet, exclusive SupremeFX audio and rock-solid Gamer's Guardian components 

Taipei, Taiwan (29th September, 2014) - ASUS today announced A88X-Gamer, a new AMD® A88X chipset-based ATX gaming motherboard engineered with exclusive technologies to deliver absolute fun.

A88X-Gamer is equipped with the latest Intel® Gigabit Ethernet networking for fast, lag-free online-gaming experiences, exclusive SupremeFX technology for flawless gaming audio and exclusive Gamer's Guardian components for exceptional durability and reliability. It also includes the ASUS-exclusive AI Suite 3 software to unleash the true power of AMD accelerated-processing units (APUs).

Gaming audio

A88X-Gamer players benefit from exclusive SupremeFX technology for near-lossless audio with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 115dB - so gamers hear every sound detail.

The advanced audio chipset is isolated from electromagnetic interference (EMI) by a protective shield, preserving the integrity of the audio signals. Exclusive ‘red-line shielding' horizontally separates SupremeFX audio components from the rest of the motherboard. This unique combination effectively eliminates analog interference to ensure flawless sound quality. Premium ELNA® audio capacitors are added to the mix to deliver a warmer, natural sound to complete the audio experience.

SupremeFX also has a built-in amplifier that drives high-quality headphones - all the way up to 300ohm impedance - for sound quality that's as great as a dedicated sound card.

Gaming networking

A88X-Gamer's networking is powered by Intel Gigabit Ethernet. This has the advantage of communicating directly with Intel processors to offer exceptionally-high Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) throughput, lowering overall processing demands and improving efficiency - releasing more power for games and gameplay.

Gamer's Guardian components

A88X-Gamer is engineered with high-quality, highly-durable Gamer's Guardian components for exceptional real-world protection.

Gamer's Guardian includes onboard resettable fuses that protect the connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage, while exceptionally high-quality, Japanese-made 10K black-metallic capacitors offer greater temperature endurance and improved lifespans.

Gamer's Guardian ESD Guards on the USB ports, audio connectors and Ethernet (LAN) port ensure that A88X-Gamer is actively protected against sudden electrostatic discharge (ESD). The result is that the components last much longer.

A88X-Gamer also has the ASUS-exclusive Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) to enhance performance, increase efficiency and ensure reliability, and a stainless-steel back input/output (I/O) panel that's chromium-plated and corrosion-resistant to last up to three times (3X) longer than traditional panels. 

Envelope-pushing APU performance with AI Suite 3

A88X-Gamer includes AI Suite 3, an ASUS-exclusive dashboard-style control panel that lets gamers fine-tune almost every aspect of A88X-Gamer-based systems for the best balance between performance, stability and efficiency - all via a simple and intuitive interface.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS A88X-Gamer is available in the UK now at CCL, eBuyer, Aria and Dabs. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS [1]

CPU socket

AMD® Socket FM2+ for up to four-core AMD A-series / AthlonTM-series processors

AMD Turbo Core Technology 3.0 supported

Chipset

AMD A88X FCH (Bolton-D4)

Memory

4 x DIMMs, up to a maximum of 64GB, DDR3 2400MHz (OC)

AMD Memory Profile (AMP) memory supported

Expansion slots

1 x PCI Express 3.0[2]/2.0 x16 slot

1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (x4 mode maximum)

2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots

3 x PCI slots

Graphics (VGA)

Integrated AMD RadeonTM R / HD 8000 / HD 7000-series graphics in A-series accelerated processing unit (APU)

Multi-VGA output: HDMI/DVI/RGB ports

Multi-GPU

AMD quad-GPU CrossFireXTM technology supported

Storage connectivity

8 x SATA 6Gbit/s connectors

Networking/LAN

Intel® Gigabit Ethernet

USB

4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 on back panel, 2 mid-board)

10 x USB 2.0 ports (4 on back panel, 6 mid-board)

Audio

SupremeFX 8-channel high-definition audio

- High-quality stereo playback with 115dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

- SupremeFX shielding technology

- ELNA® premium audio capacitors

- Jack-detection, multi-streaming, front-panel mic jack-retasking

- Headphone amp

- Optical S/PDIF-out port on back panel

Exclusive ASUS gaming features

Gamer's Guardian, with 10K black metallic capacitors, ESD Guards, Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM), DRAM overcurrent protection, stainless-steel back I/O. ASUS AI Suite 3, USB 3.0 Boost, GPU Boost, TurboV Processing Unit (TPU), Energy Processing Unit (EPU), Fan Xpert2, Disk Unlocker, AI Charger, HomeCloud Media Streamer, Q-DIMM,Q-Slot and Q-Shield.

Dimensions / form factor

ATX, 12-inch x 9.0-inch (30.5cm x 22.9cm)

 

 

 

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world's best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PCTM. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

[2] AMD FM2+ processor required for PCI Express 3.0 support.