A88X-G43

AMD A88X Chipset

  • AMD Socket FM2+ A-Series/Athlon™ Processors
  • Supports DDR3 Memory
  • USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Military Class 4: Top Quality & Stability
  • Military Class Essentials: Total Protection for Military Class Motherboards
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • 4K UHD Support: Ultra-high Definition Visual Experience
  • 3 Display Outputs: HDMI/DVI/D-Sub Support
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
  • Multi-GPU: AMD CrossFire Support
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds
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Military Class 4

MSI's new Military Class 4 components support you while you are questing, racing, battling and shooting your way to the top. MSI's Military Class 4 components deliver record-breaking stability when you need to keep cool in the heat of battle. The new standard in stability built on a proven technology of high quality components.
 

 
SFC

  • 10% Higher Power Efficiency
  • Better Overclocking & Power Stability
Solid CAP

  • Long Lifetime
  • Low ESR
  • Low Temperature
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Military Class Essentials

The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the worst conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system surviving each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation. On top of that all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.
 

HUMIDITY
PROTECTION

The latest Gen 4 Fabric PCB helps to against moisture
cause by some humid conditions and environments.


ESD
PROTECTION

Anti-ESD ICs and fuses onboard helps to totally protect your
motherboard from electrostatic damage.


EMI
PROTECTION

The optimized EMI-proof design helps to keep
users safe when during a long-time computer operation.


HIGH TEMPERATURE
PROTECTION

Certificated Military Class 4 components help to work
stable under some extreme conditions.


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OC Genie 4

OC Genie 4 supercharges your speed experience! When used, OC Genie 4 accelerates your entire system and puts it into overdrive! Tuned by the professional overclockers, OC Genie 4 hands you record-breaking performance on a silver plate.

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AMD CrossFire

AMD CrossFire is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Enabling game-dominatig power, AMD CrossFire technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve graphics performance. AMD CrossFire technology allows you to expand your system's graphics capabilities. It allows you the ability to scale your system's graphics horsepower as you need it, supporting up to four AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards, making it the most scalable gaming platform ever. With an AMD CrossFire gaming technology, the traditional graphics limitation exists no more, allowing you to enjoy higher performance as well as visual experience.

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World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 motherboard brand

With ultra-high 32GB/s transfer bandwidth, PCI Express Gen 3 provides a 2X faster transfer rate than the previous generation, this delivers amazing capabilities for true next generation extreme gaming.

Benefits:
- 2X bandwidth
- Increased efficiency and compatibility
- Extreme performance for current and next gen PCI Express cards

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4K UHD Support

Enjoy the awesome 4K UHD video playback now! MSI's 8 series motherboards that equip with HDMI port(s) supports the latest and the most innovative 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) signal outputs to provide an unprecedented visual experience.

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USB 3.0

Compared to the 480Mbps provided by traditional USB 2.0, the all-new USB 3.0's 5Gb/s offers 10 times the transfer bandwidth, so transferring a Blu-ray movie takes less than one minute.

Features
- 10X Faster Than USB 2.0
- Up to 5Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- Boost Transfer Rate Between Your PC and External Storage Devices

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SATA 6Gb/s

SATA 6Gb/s provides double the bandwidth of traditional SATA 3Gb/s, and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200RPM HDDs, 10000RPM HDDs and SSDs. It's also the current trend for upcoming high-speed internal storage devices to break the existing bottleneck of a PC's performance.

Features
- 2X Faster Than SATA 3Gb/s
- Up to 6Gb/s Data Transfer Bandwidth
- Unleash True Performance of New HDDs/SSDs

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3 Display Outputs

When combined with today's processors featuring advanced integrated graphics, MSI motherboards equipped with 3 video outputs support 4K monitors and triple display configurations for more efficiency and flexibility of the desktop layout or immersive display of movies and games.

 

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Command Center

Command Center is the next-gen multi-function software platform and allows easy visual adjustment of system settings, automatically tune fans or give complete freedom. It features an integrated unlimited RAM disk. With the Command Center mobile version, you can remote and monitor your PC wirelessly via your iPhone or Android phone.

Benefits:
- System Settings Adjustment
- Fan Curve Tuning
- Unlimited RAMDisk
- Mobile Control
 

 

Fan Curve Tuning   Unlimited RAMDisk   Mobile Control
 

Fan Curve Tuning helps to completely control all your fans to enable you to find the best balance of fan performance and silence.
 
Easily configure a RAMDisk to give an enormous speed boost to your system by storing your most used files in it.
 
MSI Command Center is an user-friendly and easy to use app that lets you control every aspect of your motherboard with your mobile device.

 

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Fast Boot

No more waiting for entering O/S! MSI Fast Boot helps to make motherboards boot lightning fast. MSI also adds the GO2BIOS button with-in. Simply click it to reset your PC and then go straight to the system BIOS.

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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving your time and lowering the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.


Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit


 

 

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M-Flash

Compared to common motherboards which need extra BIOS chips, MSI's M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn't need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved in the USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade function, moreover, it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC.

Features
- Backup/Restore Your BIOS to/from Any USB Flash Disk
- Avoid Unnecessary Repair Due to Accident Failures During The Upgrading Process
- Earn more BIOS Lifespan by Reducing Unnecessary Rewriting Process

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Click BIOS 4

 

The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Not only reacting faster and running smoother, it also has better mouse support. This is all comes with many cool features, such as Hardware Monitor, Board Explorer, and OC Profile Preview.

Benefits:
- Optimizations for Latest Windows
- Hardware Monitor
- Board Explorer
- OC Profile Preview
 
  

 

Hardware Monitor

  Board Explorer

  OC Profile Preview

 
Hardware monitor allows you to take control of your system through Total Fan and check your primary system characteristics in an easy graphical interface.
 
Board explorer gives you detailed info about on-board components on mouse-over. Quickly identify connected ports and devices.
*Actual performance and photos vary by your system and model.
 
In the blink of an eye, you can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the eight profiles you can have stored.

 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

  • Socket
    FM2+
  • CPU (Max Support)
    AMD Socket FM2+ A-Series/Athlon™ Processors
  • Chipset
    AMD A88X
  • DDR3 Memory
    DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz
  • Memory Channel
    Dual
  • DIMM Slots
    4
  • Max Memory (GB)
    64
  • PCI-Ex16
    2
  • PCI-E Gen
    Gen3 (16), Gen2 (4)
  • PCI-Ex1
    3
  • PCI
    2
  • SATAIII
    8
  • RAID
    0/1/5/10
  • TPM (header)
    1
  • LAN
    10/100/1000*1
  • USB 3.0 ports (Front)
    2
  • USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
    2
  • USB 2.0 ports (Front)
    6
  • USB 2.0 ports (Rear)
    4
  • Audio ports (Rear)
    6
  • VGA
    1
  • HDMI
    1
  • DVI
    1
  • VGA Max Share Memory (MB)
    1760
  • DirectX
    DX11
  • Form Factor
    ATX
  • CrossFire
    Y
  • Dual Graphics
    Y

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 


CPU 

• AMD Socket FM2+ A-Series/Athlon™ Processors*
* Also support FM2 A-Series/Athlon™ Processors
 


Chipset

• AMD A88X Chipset
 


Main Memory

• Support four DDR3 1333/1600/1866/2133 MHz . up to 64GB Max
- Supports Dual-Channel mode
- Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP)
- Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* For the support status of AMP/XMP memory modules, please take MSI’s Memory Support list as reference.
 

 
Slots
 

• 2 x PCIe x16 slots
- PCI_E2 supports PCIe 3.0 x16 speed*
- PCI_E5 supports PCIe 2.0 x4 speed
• 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
• 2 x PCI slots
* Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0
 


On-Board SATA

SATAIII controller integrated in AMD A88X chipset
- Up to 6Gb/s transfer speed.
- Supports eight SATAIII ports (SATA1~8) by A88X 


• RAID
- SATA1~8 support AMD Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10) by AMD A88X
 


USB

• AMD A88X Chipset
- 4x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
 


Audio 

• Realtek® ALC892 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
- Supports S/PDIF output
 


LAN 

• Realtek® RTL8111E Gigabit LAN controller
 


Internal I/O Connectors
 

- 1 x ATX 24-Pin power connector
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connectors
- 2 x 4-pin system fan connectors
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
- 8 x Serial ATAIII connectors
- 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
- 1 x Front Panel Audio connector
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
 


Back Panel I/O Ports
 

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 1 x Graphics card  port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz, 24bpp
- 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560 x1600 @60Hz, 24bpp/ 1920x1200 @ 60Hz, 24bpp
- 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz, 36bpp*/ 3840x2160@30Hz, 36bpp*/ 1920x1200@120Hz, 36bpp and 1920x1200@60Hz, 36bpp
- 1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
*Only Support when using an FM2+ APU
 

This platform supports dual-display and triple-display function
 

  HDMI+VGA HDMI+DVI VGA+DVI HDMI+VGA+DVI

Extend mode
(Extend the desktop to
the other monitors)

Clone mode
(Monitors have the same
screen)



 


Multi-GPU Support
 

•  Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFireTM Technology*
* Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8.
 


BIOS


• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.
 


Dimension
 

• 12.0 in. x 8.9 in. (30.5 cm x 22.5 cm) ATX Form Factor
 

 
Mounting
 

• 9 mounting holes

 

 

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

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