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MSI announces availability of its FM2+ Military Class motherboards

by Mark Tyson on 19 November 2013, 14:17

Tags: MSI, AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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MSI has announced that its FM2+ Military Class 4 motherboard range is now available via the usual distributors. The line-up is extensive, a total of nine motherboards, and all of the range are compatible with FM2 Trinity and Richland APUs, as well as the upcoming 4th generation FM2+ Kaveri APU from AMD.

The new range of motherboards employs one of the three new AMD chipsets; the AMD A88X, A78 or A55. As usual for MSI motherboards you get the ‘Military Class’ components which have passed through seven MIL-STD-810G tests “to ensure stable operation under the harshest conditions”. As the foundation for your PC system a stable, reliable motherboard is essential.

4K resolution support

The combination of your Kaveri GPU and the MSI FM2+ motherboard will be able to output to 4K UHD displays at 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. The MSI motherboard range are all furnished with a native HDMI 1.4 connector to support such a high resolution without needing a discrete graphics card. This out of the box experience could be great for productivity but won’t be useful for 3D PC gaming – regular HEXUS readers will know that even systems equipped with top end graphics cards struggle to hit playable frame rates pushing pixels onto such a high resolution display.

MSI’s new range of FM2+ motherboards also supports the usual MSI features such as the “one second” OC Genie 4 overclocking wizard, Click BIOS 4 - its fourth generation graphical BIOS and MSI Control Centre software to monitor, tune and remotely control certain motherboard parameters.

At the time of writing only the top end MSI FM2+ A88X-G43 motherboard is detailed on the MSI UK website. You can read an overview and or detailed spec of this particular motherboard here.



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Maybe MSI needs to concentrate on better VRM sections with less of the marketing.
Oh good, another manufacturer has recognised how great Kaveri will be in SFF and has produced an ITX board or two.

No, hang on. No ITX at all :(
cheesyboy
Oh good, another manufacturer has recognised how great Kaveri will be in SFF and has produced an ITX board or two.

No, hang on. No ITX at all :(

Luckily Gigabyte and ASRock have released their FM2+ mini-ITX motherboards already and you can buy them now.
CAT-THE-FIFTH
Luckily Gigabyte and ASRock have released their FM2+ mini-ITX motherboards already and you can buy them now.

Yeah, it's just that it's incredible to me that manufacturers don't think there is a market for it. Only one each from Giga and Asrock - loads of bigger boards.

Maybe the truth it that there isn't (a market), but I would be surprised.
I hope they're just waiting for processor availability. A Kaveri in a m-itx htpc (!) should be awesome