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  2. Gigabyte AMD G1.Sniper A88X mATX Motherboard - Socket FM2 / FM2+

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    Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X : all-in-one FM2/FM2+ Motherboard

    Product Specifications

    Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X : all-in-one FM2/FM2+ mb - onboard quick buttons + 3D power engine for 2x dedicated power zones (CPU/GPU) + 3D UEFi dual BiOS + ultra durable 4 plus ( 2 layers copper + humidity protection via Glass Fabric PCB + 15 gold plated CPU socket + ESD Protection + power failure protection via dual BiOS + high temperature protection via all solid cap + low RDs(on) MoSFET ) , with USB blocker2 security to block unwanted USB connection + on/off charge technology ( charge usb device when PC is off ) , support intel SRT+SCT+ Rapid Start Technology ; Amd A88X chipset , 4x dual channel DDR3 2400(o.c)/2133/1866/1600/1333 upto 64Gb , 8x SATA6G with raid 0/1/5/0+1/10 , on-board VGA with tripple displays support ( DVi + HDMi + D-sub ) + Realtek ALC898 7.1 audio with optical s/pdif out + built-in front audio headphone amplifier + Nichicon MUSE ES + MW series Bi-Polarized audio capacitors + audio noise guard with LED path lighting + realtek RTL8111G gigabit lan ; 2xPCi + 3x pci-e (1x) + 2x pci-e 3.0 (16x+4x) for CrossFireX ( no SLi ), with 2x USB3.0 + 5x USB2.0 ( one fuse per USB ) , support optional serial port add-on cable , 2x PS2 - micro atx

    Product Range Features (Actual Product Features May Differ)

    GIGABYTE FM2+ series motherboards based on AMD A88X chipset and feature the new FM2+ APU socket, and are designed to get the most from forthcoming Kaveri AMD APUs, while preserving compatibility for current AMD FM2 APUs. FM2+ AMD APUs offer DDR3-2400 AMP memory support, native support for 8 GT/s PCI Express gen 3.0 as well as DX11.1 support integrating the high performance Steamroller core. AMD socket FM2+ APUs also offer native support for 4K resolution displays on HDMI port.

    Note: To enable AMD FM2+ APU support, please update your motherboard with latest version of specific BIOS and driver in Motherboard's Download section once available.

    • Socket FM2+ supports AMD FM2+/FM2 A-series APU
    • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Plus Technology
    • GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio technology
    • Exclusive Upgradable OP-AMP
    • Exclusive Gain Boost
    • Audio Noise Guard with LED path lighting
    • Nichicon High End Audio Capacitors
    • Noise-less USB DAC-UP port
    • 2way CrossFire Support
    • HDMI, Dual-link DVI, D-sub ports for Triple-Monitor support
    • High ESD Protection on GbE LAN and USB ports
    • Realtek ALC898 with High Quality 110dB SNR HD audio
    • Bundle CFOS Speed Internet Accelerator Software

    Product Range Specifications (Actual Product Specifications May Differ)

    APU FM2+ Socket:
    1. AMD A series processors
    2. AMD Athlon series processors
    (Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)
    1. AMD A88X
      1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
    * Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
    * The maximum 64 GB of system memory can be supported using 16 GB (or above) memory modules. GIGABYTE will update the memory support list on the official website when the memory modules are available on the market.
    1. Dual channel memory architecture
    2. Support for DDR3 2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz memory modules
    3. Support for AMD Memory Profile (AMP)/Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    (Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
    Onboard Graphics APU with integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000/7000 series graphics:
    * To use the onboard graphics port, you must install an AMD APU with integrated graphics.
      1. 1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
      2. 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600
    * Support for 2560x1600 resolution requires both a monitor and cable that support Dual Link DVI.
    * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
      1. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160
    * The resolution of 4096x2160 can be supported when using an FM2+ APU; the maximum resolution supported is 1920x1200 when using an FM2 APU.
    * Support for HDMI 1.4a version.
    1. Maximum shared memory of 2 GB
    1. Realtek ALC898 codec
    2. High Definition Audio
    3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    4. Support for S/PDIF Out
    1. Realtek GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    Expansion Slots
      1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
        (The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
    * To support PCI Express 3.0, you must install an FM2+ APU.
    1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
    2. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
      (The PCIEX4 and PCI Express x1 slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
    3. 2 x PCI slots
    Multi-Graphics Technology
      1. Support for AMD CrossFire technology
      2. Support for AMD Dual Graphics technology
    * Only A series APUs support AMD Dual Graphics.
    Storage Interface Chipset:
    1. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    2. Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and JBOD
    USB Chipset:
    1. 4 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    2. 9 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (5 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    Internal I/O Connectors
    1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    3. 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    4. 1 x APU fan header
    5. 3 x system fan headers
    6. 1 x front panel header
    7. 1 x front panel audio header
    8. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
    9. 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
    10. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    11. 1 x serial port header
    12. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    13. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
    14. 2 x gain control switches
    Back Panel Connectors
    1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    2. 1 x D-Sub port
    3. 1 x DVI-D port
    4. 1 x HDMI port
    5. 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
    6. 5 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    7. 1 x RJ-45 port
    8. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    9. 5 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Rear Speaker Out, Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
    I/O Controller
    1. iTE I/O Controller Chip
    H/W Monitoring
      1. System voltage detection
      2. APU/System temperature detection
      3. APU/System fan speed detection
      4. APU overheating warning
      5. APU/System fan fail warning
      6. APU/System fan speed control
    * Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
    1. 2 x 64 Mbit flash
    2. Use of licensed AMI EFI BIOS
    3. Support for DualBIOS
    4. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
    Unique Features
      1. Support for @BIOS
      2. Support for Q-Flash
      3. Support for Xpress Install
      4. Support for EasyTune
    * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model.
    1. Support for Smart Recovery 2
    2. Support for ON/OFF Charge
    Bundle Software
    1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
    2. cFosSpeed
    Operating System
      1. Support for Windows 8.1/8/7 32-bit/64-bit
    * If you plan to install Windows 8.1, please download the latest drivers from GIGABYTE's website.
      1. Support for Windows XP 32-bit
    * To support Windows XP 32-bit, you must install an AMD FM2 Trinity APU.
    * It requires Service Pack 3 to support Windows XP driver installation.
    Form Factor
    1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 22.5cm
    • Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.
    • Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP SP1/SP2. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

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