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  • Manufacturer: MSI
  • UPC #824142020531
  • Model #A88X-G45 Gaming
  • Supports AMD Socket FM2+/FM2 A-Series/Athlon™ Processors
  • Supports XMP/AMP DDR3 Memory
  • 8 x USB 3.0 + 8 x SATA 6Gb/s
  • Audio Boost: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • 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
  • PCI Express Gen 3: World's 1st PCI Express Gen 3 Motherboard Brand
  • Multi-GPU: AMD CrossFire Support
  • Sound Blaster Cinema: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices
  • Smart Fan Control: Optimize All Fan Speed As You Wish
  • Command Center: Control & Customize Your PC Settings
  • Fast Boot: Quickly Boot Up & Enter OS in A Few Seconds

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    Detail Description
    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # A88X-G45 Gaming )

    Features
    Let the games begin

    MSI GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

    The best gaming weapons at hand
    • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer E2200 Game Networking
    • Crystal clear sound with Audio Boost
    • Top quality audio solution with Sound Blaster Cinema
    • Gaming Device Port
    • Military Class 4 Components
    • OC Genie 4 & Click BIOS 4
    • Optimized for multiple graphics cards
    • Supports DDR3-2400+ memory for super fast loading
    Killer E2200 game networking
    Kill your lag!
    The Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect? Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.
    Through the detection and prioritization of gaming traffic you can finally fully utilize your network without fear of being kicked from an on-line game because of high ping. This enables true multi-tasking without manually enabling or disabling applications, updates and installations. Killer networking actually allows you to use your PC 24 hours a day.
    • Network traffic
    • Game traffic
    • Other traffic
    USB AUDIO POWER
    USB Audio Power is a breakthrough in Home Theater Entertainment audio quality. Using an unique design, the USB ports onboard provide a TRUE 5V signal that doesn't drop when more devices are connected.This simply means better signal quality over USB, especially for devices that rely on a perfect signal, like USB DAC's as they rely on a perfect transmission of audio bits from the motherboard to the DAC. This also means that external low-noise power supplies are no longer essential for better audio quality as USB Audio Power is able to deliver an optimum USB signal.
    Audio Boost
    Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we're delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games.

    Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you'll enjoy less interference and more stability.

    The built-in headphone amplifier allows you to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of your gaming PC.
    • Studio level Integrated 600Ω Headphone amplifier
    • Gold-flashed audio jacks for pure audio signals
    • EMI shielded audio codec & amplifier
    • High quality Japanese audio capacitors
    • Illuminated Audio Isolation Line
    Top quality audio solution with Sound Blaster Cinema
    Hear your enemies perfectly, even on an ear-drum shattering battlefield. Thanks to Sound Blaster Cinema, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones. Your most important gaming sound effects are reproduced crystal clear allowing you to focus on your game even during extremely long gaming sessions.

    Powered by the SBX Pro Studio technologies, Sound Blaster Cinema enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments, making your ears a decisive tool on the battlefield.
    Gaming device port
    You want more FPS, lower ping, but why use a pro-gaming mouse with old-fashioned standards? MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized for high polling rate mice (500 to 1000 Hz) which lowers your mouse's response time from 8 milliseconds to 1 millisecond! This gives a much smoother mouse response in games. The additional gold plating on the ports enhances the durability drastically and ensures your PS/2 and USB ports are always working when you ship out to a LAN party.

    Gaming benefits
    • more responsive
    • smoother gameplay
    • faster reactions
    Technical benefits
    Regular connectors ahen plugging and unplugging and corrosion
    Military Class 4 components
    Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c Cap, Super Ferrite Choke and Solid CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions.

    Hi-c CAP

    A Hi-c CAP is a very small, but super-efficient capacitor. Besides ensuring enough spacing around a CPU socket to install large coolers, it also allows for 93% energy efficiency. Thanks to Hi-c CAP`s MSI mainboards are the most energy efficient in the market.

    Dark CAP

    With their aluminum core design, Dark CAP's have been a staple in high-end design motherboard designs and provides lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) as well as its over-10-year lifespan.

    Super Ferrite Choke

    Super Ferrite Choke uses a Ferrite core that is Super-Permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Choke to run at a 35 degree Celsius lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency and better overclocking power stability.
    Military Class essentials

    The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which increase your stability in the toughest conditions.
    The humidity protection and high temperature protection ensure your system can survive each environment, no matter how harsh. The new structure of the PCB limits EMI radiation.
    On top of that the all the connectors have ESD protection in order to prevent short circuit.
    OC Genie 4
    OC Genie is the world's first built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this new generation of OC Genie, we're giving you even more performance. The OC Genie button works as you expect it to, but now you have even more control. Flick the OC_MODE switch from the normal "Turbo" to "GAMING" and your PC gets another adrenalin shot! For the more advanced overclockers, we give you complete control of your settings with "My OC Genie".
    Click BIOS 4
    The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Besides that, it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And all this comes with advanced and cool features.
    Hardware Monitor
    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
    This feature shows the user a visual representation of all the connectors of the motherboard and displays which devices are connected. In case of a device having a bad connection you can easily trace it with board explorer.
    OC Profiles preview
    With OC profiles you can rapidly switch between settings and you can save up to 8 profiles. In the blink of an eye, you can see the differences between your current system settings and any of the stored profiles.
    Optimized for multiple graphics cards
    MSI GAMING motherboards feature one or more PCI-Express 3.0 slots, perfectly aligned and with enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running AMD CrossFire gaming setup.
    Command Center
    Total control
    MSI's exclusive Command Center software is a very powerful tool to push your motherboard to the max. With a very intuitive touch ready interface, Command Center allows users to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize overclocking performance and adjust cooling features.
    Graphical fan control & monitoring
    Command Center features a total new fan control interface from which users can control all fans' speed on the motherboard and set profiles. Users can real-time monitor the status of the fans as well as record fan speed, voltage and temperate status into a log file. This feature is both convenient for pro-gamers and overclockers.
    Unlimited RAMdisk
    MSI Command Center integrates an unlimited RAMdisk with the retail value of $35. With a RAMdisk you can create a virtual drive from your system memory enabling speeds 20x faster than a modern SSD. There are options to load complete game images, you can speed up your browser or your page file which increases your whole system's performance.
    SUPPORTS DDR3-2400+ MEMORY FOR SUPER FAST LOADING
    Tired of everlasting loading screens? The MSI Gaming series motherboards offer support for DDR3-2400+ memory modules. That way, you will not have to miss out on any gaming action because your in-game levels will be loaded superfast!
    Total Fan Control
    Total Fan Control gives you complete control of all your fans to enable you to find the best balance of fan performance and silence. Because you can also monitor and record all your fan information, a great pool of information is available to base the fan settings on.
    Dragon heat sink
    With an awesome product comes an inspiring heat sink! Styled after the iconic MSI GAMING Dragon. The heat sink is oversized to provide the best thermal transfer and heat dissipation to enable your PC to just game 24 hours per day.
    Specifications
    CPU (Max Support) AMD Socket FM2+/ FM2 A-Series/Athlon™ Processors
    Chipset AMD A88X
    DDR3 Memory DDR3 2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz
    Memory Channel Dual
    DIMM Slots 4
    Max Memory (GB) 32
    PCI-Ex16 3
    PCI-E Gen Gen3 (16)
    PCI-Ex1 3
    PCI 1
    SATAIII 8
    USB 3.0 ports (Front) 2
    USB 2.0 ports (Front) 6
    RAID 0/1/5/10
    LAN 10/100/1000*1
    TPM 1
    USB 3.0 ports (Rear) 6
    USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 2
    Audio ports (Rear) 6
    Display Port 1
    VGA 1
    HDMI 1
    DVI 1
    VGA Max Share Memory 1760
    DirectX DX11
    Form Factor ATX
    CrossFire Y
    CPU
    AMD Socket FM2+/ FM2 A-Series/Athlon™ Processors*
    Chipset
    AMD A88X Chipset
    Main Memory
    - Support four DDR3 1333/1600/1866/2133/2400 (OC) MHz. up to 32GB Max
    - Supports Dual-Channel mode
    - Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    - Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP)
    - Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Slots
    - 3x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
    - PCI_E2 supports PCIe 3.0 x16 speed
    - PCI_E5 supports PCIe 2.0 x8 speed
    - 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
    - 1 x PCI slot
    Graphics
    - 1 x VGA port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @ 60Hz, 24bpp
    - 1 x DVI-D port, supporting the maximum resolutions of 2560x1600@60Hz, 24bpp/ 1920x1200 @ 60Hz, 24bpp
    - 1 x HDMI port, supporting the maximum resolutions of 4096x2160@24Hz, 36bpp/ 3840x2160@30Hz, 36bpp/1920x1200@120Hz, 36bpp and 1920x1200@60Hz, 36bpp
    -1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24HZ, 24bpp
    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
    - Support AMD Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10) by AMD A88X
    USB
    -AMD A88X Chipset
    - 4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
    - 8 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB connectors)
    - VIA VL805 Chipset
    - 4 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
    Audio
    - Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
    - 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
    - Supports S/PDIF output
    LAN
    - Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
    - 1 x LAN port on the backpanel

    * The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on the website if provided by vendor.
    Internal I/O Connectors
    - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    - 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    - 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
    - 3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
    - 1 x USB 3.0 connector
    - 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
    - 2 x 4-pin system fan connectors
    - 2 x 3-pin system fan connectors
    - 1 x Front panel audio connector
    - 2 x System panel connectors
    - 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
    - 1 x TPM module connector
    - 1 x Serial port connector
    - 1x S/PDIF-Out connector
    - 1x Clear CMOS jumper
    -1 x OC Genie button
    - 1 x Power button
    - 1 x Reset button
    - 1 x OC Genie mode switch
    - 1 x Slow mode booting switch
    - 1 x 2-Digit Debug Code LEDs
    Back Panel I/O Ports
    - 1x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
    - 2x USB 2.0 ports
    - 6 x USB 3.0 ports
    - 1 x VGA port
    - 1 x DVI-D port
    - 1 x HDMI port
    - 1 x DisplayPor
    - 1 x Optical S/PDIF-Out connector
    - 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
    - 6 x audio jacks
    Multi-GPU Support
    - Supports 3-Way AMD®CrossFire™ 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 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor
    Mounting
    - 9 mounting holes
    What's in the Box
    • Aluminium Interference Shielding (NEW)
    • Force Absorbing Layer (NEW)
    • Steel Shielding
    • I/O Panel Ports Label
    • Dark coating






    Specifications
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     Specification Value
    Processor Supported: AMD
    Socket Type: FM2 Plus
    CPU Type: A4 FM2
      A6 FM2
      A8 FM2
      A10 FM2
      A4 FM2 PLUS
      A6 FM2 PLUS
      A8 FM2 PLUS
      A10 FM2 PLUS
    North Bridge Chipset: A88X
    South Bridge Chipset: None
    Number of Memory Slots: 4 DIMM Slot
    Memory Type: DDR3
    Form Factor: ATX
    Onboard Video Chipset: APU dependent
    Video Output: HDMI
      DVI
      VGA
      Display Port
    Multi-GPU Solution: CrossFire
    Memory Channel: Dual
    PCI Express 2 x16 Slots: 0
    PCI Express 3 x16 Slots: 3
    PCI Slots: 1
    PCIe x1 Slots: 3
    PCIe x4 Slots: 0
    PATA Support: None
    SATA 1 5 Gb Support: 0
    SATA 3Gb Support: 0
    SATA 6GB Support: 8
    SATA RAID: 0
      1
      5
      10
    USB 3.1 Ports: 0
    USB 3 Ports: 12
    USB 2 Ports: 4
    eSATA Ports: 0
    Firewire 1394a Ports: 0
    Thunderbolt: No
    LAN Ports: 10/100/1000
    On Board Power Connectors: 24 Pin ATX
      1x 8 Pin ATX 12V
    CPU Fan Header: 1x 4 Pin PWM
    3 Pin System Fan: 2 Headers
    4 Pin PWM System Fans: 2 Headers



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