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Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI: Mini-ITX Board for Kaveri (FM2+)

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Gigabyte’s F2A85XN-WIFI was one of the best mini-ITX board for the FM2 socket. With the release of the Kaveri (FM2+) APU, Gigabyte has updated their mini-ITX board with the latest A88X chipset. With the F2A88XN-WIFI, Gigabyte essentially retained the same overall design and the layout as the older board except it has swapped out the FM2 socket for the FM2+ so it will support AMD Kaveri and it has added support for 802.11ac. So if you are aiming to build a mini-ITX system with the latest AMD APU, you would probably want to check out this review for more information as to what the board has to offer. Board Layout    Visually, it would be hard to tell F2A88XN-WIFI apart from its younger sibling F2A85XN-WIFI as both boards sports exactly same layout to a T. If it were not for the different color CPU socket (black for the A88X and white ... Read More »

Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X Review

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Gigabyte’s G1.Sniper has a long history of targeting toward gamers. The board is designed with features that gamers seek the most: better audio quality, better network performance, and better cooling for overclocking, Dating back to the first G1.Sniper, Gigabyte has released various models of the G1.Sniper series: 3, 5, and M5. What they all have in common is that they are all for Intel processors. The G1.Sniper A88X marks the first motherboard from Gigabyte that carries the G1.Sniper moniker for AMD APU. With Kaveri, AMD not only brings performance enhancement but also PCI Express 3.0 support along with other technologies such as TrueAudio, HSA, and hQ. As such, Gigabyte is betting that there are gamers who are looking to build a gaming PC without spending a lot of cash would be interested in pairing the AMD APU with their latest G1. Sniper A88X motherboard. Board Layout Shipped in the typical ... Read More »

GIGABYTE announces 7 FM2+ Motherboards for the Upcoming Kaveri

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While AMD has yet officially announced the release date for the Kaveri, the successor to the Richland/Trinity APU, we are expecting it to arrive before the year ends. The motherboard vendors, like GIGABYTE, are gearing up for the upcoming APU and have announced list of boards supporting the forthcoming Kaveri. According to the press release, the upcoming Keveri will use the new FM2+ socket that will also be compatible with current FM2 socket Trinity and Richland APU. As far as we know, current generation FM2 socket will not be forward compatible with the upcoming FM2+ APU. The FM2+ socket motherboard will utilize new A88X chipset that brings support for 8 GT/s PCI Express 3.0, DirectX 11.1, and 4K resolution on HDMI and DisplayPort support. All motherboards will include unique GIGABYTE features such as UEFI DualBIOS™, Digital Power delivery, as well Triple Display support.   GIGABYTE’s line up includes seven boards: five ... Read More »

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