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Asus-m5a88-m.32886626
8.1 out of 10

Asus M5A88-M

AM3+ CPU Support Ready Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU &am Read more

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Specifications

Feature
Value
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CPU
AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPUSupports CPU up to 140 WAMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset
AMD 880G/SB850
Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered MemoryDual Channel Memory Architecture* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.* AMD FX Series CPU on this motherboard supports up to DDR3 1866MHz as its standard memory frequency.* When overclocking, some AMD CPU models may not support DDR3 1600 MHz or higher frequency DIMMs* Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 and 200 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.
Graphic
Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 GPUMulti-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz - Supports DVI with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz - Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 85 HzMaximum shared memory of 1024 MBHybrid CrossFireX™ Support Blu-ray playback support *1Supports DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 4.1
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 1 x PCI
Storage
AMD SB850 controller : 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), whiteSupport Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
LAN
Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Audio
Realtek® ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retaskingAudio Feature :- Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB Ports
AMD SB850 controller : 12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 8 at mid-board)ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Overclocking Features
Overclocking Protection :- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
ASUS Xtreme Design :ASUS Hybrid Processor - TurboV EVO :- Turbo Unlocker- Auto Tuning- TurboV- CPU Level Up- GPU Boost ASUS Hybrid Switch :- Core UnlockerASUS Power Design :- ASUS EPU ASUS Exclusive Features :- MemOK!- Anti-SurgeASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution- ASUS Fan Xpert ASUS EZ DIY :- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)1 x DVI1 x D-Sub1 x HDMI1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)2 x USB 3.0 4 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out6 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports
4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)1 x COM port(s) connector(s)6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)1 x parallel port connector(s)1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)1 x System panel(s) 1 x MemOK! button(s)1 x Core Unlocker switch(es)
Accessories
User's manualI/O Shield2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1) *2
BIOS
16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, WOR by Ring, PXE
Support Disc
DriversASUS UtilitiesASUS Update Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor
uATX Form Factor 9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )
Note
*1: Please use Windows Vista or above OS for Blu-ray Playback.*2: Retail version only
Release Date
First seen
15 June 2011