ASRock has just unveiled its first socket FM2+ motherboards which are ready for AMD’s upcoming A-Series “Kaveri” APUs. These motherboards are also backwards compatible with the A-Series “Richland” and “Trinity” APUs. The most notable FM2+ boards from ASRock are the FM2A88X-Extreme6+ and the FM288M-Extreme4+.
The FM2A88X-Extreme6+ is an ATX board that has a 10-phase VRM to power the APU socket, four DDR3 DIMM slots, two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, a PCI-Express 2.0 x4 slot, two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots and a legacy PCI slot.
As far as storage goes you have seven SATA 6GB/s ports, and one eSATA 6GB/s. Connectivity includes dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, 8-channel audio with optical SPDIF, gigabit Ethernet and six USB 3.0 ports.
Moving on to the Micro-ATX FM2A88M-Extreme4+, it features a 6-phase VRM, four DDR3 DIMM slots, a single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, PCI-Express 2.0 x4 slot, PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slot and a legacy PCI slot. As far as connectivity you have dual-link DVI, VGA, HDMI, four USB 3.0 ports, 8-channel audio and gigabit Ethernet.
Jul 31, 2014 0