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Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI
8.2 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI

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Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI

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Overall 8
8.0

Great mini itx mobo for the price!

J. Ayers, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: This motherboard was an upgrade for me from an asrock with soldered on processor. Worked with my Athlon X4 860k right out of the box without a bios update. (Some motherboards don't work with Kaveri CPUs out of the box) Wifi reception is great better than my old usb adapter on my old motherboard.
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Overall 10
10

Small mobo for a small case. Choose CPU cooler carefully if you need the PCIe slot.

D and K, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: This mobo is compact for a smaller case so choose your components carefully, in my build my CPU fan (Scythe Big Shuriken) is very close to blocking the PCIe slot. I haven't installed a GPU yet, it may not fit. Other reviewers mention a few coolers that fit better. No issues with AMD FM2+ CPU.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does everything as advertised. Bought this to replace a ...

Jonathan herde, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: Does everything as advertised. Bought this to replace a prior motherboard that would not post with the Athlon 860k I had purchased. Comes with a wireless antennae. Installed a Noctua NH-L9x65 heatsink and the DIMM slots are a little too close, meaning I have to squeeze the RAM in at an angle.
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Overall 10
10

Check the NB heat sink thermal pad!!!!!

Snorkel, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: Good, but check the small heat sink over the AMD North Bridge Chip, mine had a completely dried up thermal pad that was barely touching the center die of the chip, it was like cardboard stuck on the bottom of the chip. I had put a bigger fan from a AMD FX chip and it was running extremely fast.
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Overall 2
2.0

dont bother with this cheap item...

Josh Morris, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: I am a computer enthusiast so I get new motherboards on a regular basis and never encountered an experience so horrendous. In addition, I never owned a gigabyte board, so I wanted to see what all the hype was about.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not support FM2+ CPU

Mursalin H., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Pros: Small form factor, lots of ports. Wifi included
  • Cons: It does not support FM2+ out of the box, you would need FM2 CPU to update the bios and then put a FM2+. Gigabyte should have shipped it with the bios updated to the latest version
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Overall 4
4.0

Slow RAM Speed

robb r., Newegg
12 June 2015
  • Pros: Installed cleanly in a tiny mini-itx case and everything went together as spec'd.
  • Cons: Purchased Gskill 2133 RAM. Motherboard claims its 1333 mhz. Not happy about that. Want the full performance. I tried AutoTune and set it to 2133. Windows still reports its running at 1333. No bueno. If Gigabyte would get back to me and help me get it squared away, stars will go up.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does Okay and does the job

Computer Geek "Computer Geek", Amazon
30 May 2015
  • Summary: Board has some great features and the wifi works fast. Too bad there are not an additional two more memory slots. The real annoying thing is when I use the reset button it will almost constantly hang on reboot and I would have to power the system completely down to get it to boot.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Patrick R., Newegg
20 May 2015
  • Summary: I must say, I NEVER knew that mITX boards are TINY. Not where I can snap it, but where the entire board fits on my hand securely. Its no wonder these boards are cramped with all kinds of stuff to make great power.
  • Pros: Tiny motherboard, overall layout is nice and the VRAM heatsinks are tall. It looks like it could actually push a decent OC on a small dual core APU, and maybe a small OC on a quad-core APU
  • Cons: BIOS is somewhat confusing, and the layout is weird; however once you figure out where everything is, it becomes easier to manage. That's one egg off: Lack of easily navigable BIOS/EFI For some reason that is completely crud, is that when in the BIOS/EFI, is that, it runs the CPU at full speed, m...
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Overall 10
10

1 Enterprise and Ubuntu Linux with this motherboard and am very pleased with its performance

Joe Gruberman, Amazon
16 May 2015
  • Summary: While I'm still assembling my home theater PC (HTPC), I've successfully run both Windows 8.1 Enterprise and Ubuntu Linux with this motherboard and am very pleased with its performance. WiFi is totally automatic (no setup required) and quick.
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