ASRock Unveils A88X Chipset Based FM2A88X Extreme6+ and Extreme4+ Motherboards For Kaveri APUs

ASRock Unveils A88X Chipset Based FM2A88X Extreme6+ and Extreme4+ Motherboards For Kaveri APUs

ASRock has unveiled their latest A88X chipset based FM2A88X Extreme6+ and FM2A88X Extreme4+ boards for next generation Kaveri APUs. ASRock is the third manufacturer to officially unveil their A88X and FM2+ socket motherboards followed by Gigabyte and ASUS.

ASRock Unveils A88X Chipset Based FM2A88X Extreme6+ and Extreme4+

ASRock has unveiled two motherboards, the A88X chipset based FM2A88X
Extreme6+ which is going to end up as their flagship followed by the
FM2A88X Extreme4+ which is a cheaper offering. Both motherboards feature
A88X chipset and FM2+ socket which allows backward compatibility with
Richland and Trinity along with the upcoming Kaveri APUs which are going
to arrive in Q1 2014 for retail.

The ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ features an 8+2 Phase Digital PWM design featuring premium gold capacitors and high grade components. The socket is supplied power through an 8-Pin connector
allowing support for 95/65 and 100W APUs. The PCH and PWM supply are
cooled off by two aluminum heatsinks which offer cooling under normal
and overclocked load. The motherboard features four DDR3 DIMM slots
supporting memory clocked at 2600 MHz (OC+) in 64 GB Capacity. Expansion slots include 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 x PCI
supporting Dual Graphics, CrossFireX and Quad CrossFireX. Storage is
provided through 7 x SATA3, 1 x eSATA, while I/O includes 6 USB 3.0, 8
USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, DVI, Displayport, PS/2, Gigabit Ethernet and a 7.1 Channel Audio jack powered with Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec.

ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+ A88X Chipset

The ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+ features a less powerful 6-Phase Digital
PWM design featuring standard capacitors and high grade components. The
socket is supplied power through an 8-Pin connector allowing support
for 95/65 and 100W APUs.  Only the PCH is cooled off by an aluminum
heatsinks which offers cooling under normal and overclocked load. The
motherboard features four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting memory clocked at
2600 MHz (OC+) in 64 GB Capacity. Expansion slots include 2 x PCIe 3.0
x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 2 x PCI supporting Dual
Graphics, CrossFireX and Quad CrossFireX. Storage is provided through 8 x
SATA3, 1 x eSATA, while I/O includes 4 USB 3.0, 10 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA,
DVI, PS/2, Gigabit Ethernet and a 7.1 Channel Audio jack powered
with Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec.

Both motherboards are backed by ASRock’s A-Style features which
include A-Tuning, XFast 555, X-Boost, Easy driver installer, FAN-Tastic
Tuning, USB key. The Purity Sound design offers premium sound quality
while utilities such as UEFI system browser deliver ease of
accessibility. Both motherboards are expected to hit retail around
fourth quarter for a price range around sub-$150 US. Expect to see more
details and motherboard’s in ASRock’s A88X chipset lineup soon.

ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+

ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+

ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+

ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+

This article originally appeared on WCCFTech (Link)

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