Asus A88XM-PLUS Micro-ATX Motherboard

Asus A88XM-PLUS, AMD A88X, FM2+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/DVI/HDMI, mATX

Scan code: LN54826 Manufacturer code: A88XM-PLUS Request call
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Product Overview GPU Boost
Unlock integrated graphics performance for up to 30% boost

Exclusive GPU Boost is able to unlock any APU for overclocking integrated graphics. Even non-Black Edition APUs can be boosted – for an integrated graphics performance increase of up to 30%! Gaining this unique power is as simple as flipping an onboard switch or using ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. It easily delivers stable system-wide upgrades for every use.

ASUS 5X Protection
All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability

ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. We use quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise APU power on demand, ESD units tested to strict standards that eliminate electrostatic interference, and resettable fuses around DRAM slots to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. We also use corrosion-resistant back I/O shields, all examples of ASUS providing the best possible reliability and durability.

New UEFI BIOS – friendlier and more intuitive
Exclusive EZ Mode adds useful info to become even easier

Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, D.O.C.P profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.

Fan Xpert 2
Comprehensive controls for the perfect cool and quiet balance

Seeing an opportunity for more fine-tuned control, hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 featuring Fan Auto Tuning, providing an tailored fan speed setting for each fan with the exclusive, automatic fan speed detection to achieve the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. It even provides a "RPM Fixed Mode" for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with a specific fan speed control.

PCI Express 3.0
PCI Express 3.0 uses improved encoding that provides twice the performance of PCI Express 2.0. Total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches 32GB/s, delivering unprecedented data speeds combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility.
*Only FM2+ Processors can support PCIe3.0

Complete USB 3.0 integration
Double USB access, double the convenience

ASUS facilitates USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel. Experience the latest plug n play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Our motherboards afford greater convenience with high speed connectivity.

SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Twice the speed

ASUS provides SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s.
Features A88X motherboard with FM2+ Socket boosts integrated graphics on all APUs and features intuitive UEFI BIOS

• GPU Boost -Unlock integrated graphics performance for up to 30% boost
• ASUS 5X PROTECTION - All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability
• Fan Xpert 2 - Comprehensive controls for the perfect cool and quiet balance
• New UEFI BIOS – Friendlier, easier, and more intuitive with helpful info added
• USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support) - 170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0
Core Specifications
Form Factor MicroATX
CPU Socket FM2+
Chipset AMD A88X
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR3 - 1333
  • DDR3 - 1600
  • DDR3 - 1866
  • DDR3 - 2133
  • DDR3 - 2200(OC)
  • DDR3 - 2250(OC)
  • DDR3 - 2400(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI Support N/A
Crossfire Support 2-Way CrossFire
On-Board Graphics Connectors
  • D-Sub (VGA)
  • DVI-D
  • HDMI
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCI (32 bit)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support  
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x GPU Boost Switch
  • 1 x MemOK! Button
  • 1 x Parallel Port (LPT) Header
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type  
Network Chip/Modules  
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000 (LAN)
  • 1 x D-Sub (VGA) Out
  • 1 x DVI
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A

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12 months
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Asus Service Centre
01442 265548
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Asus A88XM-PLUS, AMD A88X, FM2+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/DVI/HDMI, mATX is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just awesome It boost my Amd processor very hard and its very easy to be done, and it saved me a lot of money because of the boost I gave the half of the amount of money I was ready to give for Intel!
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spoiled For the Sake of a ha'pworth of tar' My first AMD system build since the days of the Athlon XP. When 1.4Ghz was the fastest CPU they did! This motherboard is of the usual Asus good quality- a bargain for the price. But the whole thing is let down by the dreadful cheap 'n nasty I/O plate. In all my years of building and dismantling PC's I have never before come across such a dire piece of cheap rubbish. There's no justification for a company like Asus selling such appalling tat like this. Razor sharp edges so watch your fingers if you choose to use it. Good motherboard spoiled by a cost cutting exercise to save a fraction of a penny. I built the system without this piece of junk.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product. Bought it for building a media PC to be used as central media device for home. Good value and all needed external connectors. Works like a charm, coupled with a SSD it is very fast.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I'm very happy with this m/b. Installation was simple and set up took barely any time. The Asus bios manager is easy to use whether you want a stock set up or to o/clock.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good features. I love this motherboard's BIOS/UEFI. I think the best thing about it is how, when you are about to exit and save changes, it give you a quick overview of what you changed. It is a fairly intuitive BIOS with a good interface. The fan control in-BIOS is good. I set mine to silent and the fans slowed down accordingly. I haven't done any overclocking yet and I don't plan to, but the features are there to do so. The VRMs are heatsinked so overclocking is just that bit safer. There is an LED for errors which I haven't had to look at yet. Like many motherboards it tells you the CPU temperature in the BIOS which is helpful because the CPU was reporting its temperature incorrectly in Windows 7.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value board. Great board, hugely feature rich considering price (how will I ever fit 7 SATA devices in my mATX case?), user friendly bios that even a novice like me can use to speed up their RAM. There's only so many gripes I can have regarding this board because of the price. There's nowhere to secure the MoBo to your case near the ram sockets so you will have to deal with a lot of flex when installing ram. It would also be nice to know how many fan headers the board has in advance. I built my machine hoping for a quiet experience but I now have the front fans running at full speed because I can only power them by molex. Get a case with fan controllers with your purchase.
Date published: 2014-01-23
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Questions & Answers


What does it mean by 2400(oc) Does that mean i can't put 2400mhz ram in it? Or will i need to get 2133mhz and overclock?
Asked by: Karl0508
It means you can put 2400Mhz RAM in it, but you will need to overclock your memory controler to run it at full speed. With no overclocking performed, your 2400Mhz RAM will run at 2133Mhz. You'd probably have a hard time overclocking 2133Mhz RAM to 2400Mhz. Getting 2400Mhz RAM and then overclocking the memory controller to make the most of it is the way to go. Having said that, 2133Mhz RAM is already really, really quick stuff - the performance difference between 2133Mhz and 2400Mhz would be neglibible to be honest, and personally I wouldn't say it's worth the effort.
Answered by: Jonesey
Date published: 2015-07-17

i was going to order this today, but was told this is only fm2

fm2 only supports pci express 2, yet this board has pci express 3 so i am a litle bit confused as to about it being fm2 or fm2+
Asked by: drifter
This motherboard is a Fm2+ socket type motherboard. This can be clarified here:
Answered by: CarlH
Date published: 2015-07-17

What BIOS version are these shipping with?

Looking at grabbing this and either a Richland or Kaveri quad but this is my first FM2/+ build so I don't have another FM2 chip lying around to use to update the BIOS... Did consider one of the preassembled value bundles but mobo/CPU choice is very limited.... Cheers
Asked by: samwise78
For AMD we always recommend a BIOS update, request this via the sales line when placing the order ( not online ) and if required we will upgrade the BIOS prior to shipping.
Answered by: ChrisP
Date published: 2015-07-17

will this support kaveri out of the box

or will i have update the bios myself
Asked by: drifter
For AMD we always recommend a BIOS update, request this via the sales line when placing the order ( not online ) and if required we will upgrade the BIOS prior to shipping.
Answered by: ChrisP
Date published: 2015-07-17

i asked a question earlier this morning but forgot to state which motherboard i was asking about

asus A88xm-plus, original question was, i was going to purchase this this morning, but was told it only supports fm2 yet the aboard has pci express 3, which is is not supported by fm2, and is supported by fm2+
Asked by: drifter
FM2 CPU's are supported, a full list can be found here.
Answered by: ChrisP
Date published: 2015-07-17
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Asus A88XM-PLUS Micro-ATX Motherboard
Asus A88XM-PLUS Micro-ATX Motherboard