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ASUS A88X-Pro Motherboard

ASUS A88X-PRO FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Initial release circa 2014.

Front overview of the ASUS A88X-Pro motherboard.


This article serves as a personal archive and therefore should not be treated as an official source.




  • AMD® FM2+ socket for AMD® A-series/ Athlon™ Series processors
  • Supports CPU up to 4 CPU cores
  • AMD® Turbo Core Technology 3.0 support


  • The AMD® Turbo Core Technology 3.0 support depends on the APU types.
  • Refer to for the AMD® CPU support list.


AMD® A88X FCH (Bolton-D4)


  • Dual-channel memory architecture
  • 4 x 240-pin DIMM slots support maximum 64GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR3 2400(O.C.) / 2250(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133 / 1866 / 1600 / 1333MHz memory modules
  • Supports AMD® Memory Profile (AMP) Memory


  • When you install a total memory of 4GB or more, Windows® 32-bit operating system may only recognize less than 3GB. We recommend a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a Windows ® 32-bit operating system.
  • The 64GB maximum memory capacity can be supported with 16GB DIMMs or above. ASUS will update the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List) once the DIMMs are available on the market.
  • Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
  • Refer to for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).


  • Integrated AMD Radeon™ R/HD8000/HD7000 Series Graphics in A-series APU
  • Multi-VGA output support: DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, RGB ports
  • Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096x2160@60Hz
  • Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096x2160@24Hz/1920x1200@60Hz**
  • Supports Dual-link DVI with max. resolution 2560x1600@60Hz
  • Supports D-Sub with max. resolution 1920x1600@60GHz
  • Maximum shared memory of 2GB
  • Supports AMD® Dual Graphics technology


  • Refer to for discrete GPUs supporting Dual Graphics technology
  • Only FM2+ APU can support up to 4096x2160 resolution display via HDMI port.

Expansion slots

  • 2 x PCIe 3.0*/2.0 x16 slots (single@x16 or dual@x8/x8 mode)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (dark brown, max @x4 mode)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
  • 2 x PCI slots


  • Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0

Multi-GPU support

Supports AMD® 3-Way CrossFireX TM Technology

Storage / RAID


  • 6 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connectors support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and JBOD configurations
  • 2 x eSerial ATA 6.0Gb/s at the rear I/O


Realtek® 8111GR Gigabit LAN controller


ALC1150 supports 8-channel High Definition Audio

  • Optical S/PDIF Out port at the rear I/O
  • Supports Jack-detection, Multi-streaming and Front Panel Jack-Retasking


ASMedia® USB3.0 controller

  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue, at the back panel)


  • 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports at the back panel [blue], 2 ports at mid-board)
  • 10 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports at the back panel, 8 ports at mid-board)

ASUS unique features

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization

  • The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert2 to optimize digital power settings, system performance, power savings and whole system cooling

ASUS Digital Power Design

  • Industry leading digital 6+2 phase power design
  • ASUS CPU power utility
  • ASUS DRAM power utility


  • EPU, EPU switch


  • GPU Boost, TPU switch

ASUS Fan Xpert2

  • Featuring Fan Auto Tuning for optimized speed control and a customized fan speed setting for each fan

ASUS 5X Protection

  • ASUS motherboards safeguard your PC with 5X Protection: DIGI+VRM, DRAM Fuse, ESD Guards, High-Quality Solid Capacitors and Stainless Steel Back I/O to ensure the best quality, reliability and durability


  • Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection and short circuit damage prevention


  • Strong ESD Protection for extended component lifespan

ASUS High-Quality 5K Solid Capacitors

  • 2.5x long lifespan with excellent durability

ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O

  • 3x more durable corrosion-resistant coating

ASUS Exclusive Features

  • ASUS USB 3.0 Boost
  • ASUS Remote GO!
  • ASUS Network iControl*
  • ASUS USB Charger+*
  • ASUS AI Charger+
  • ASUS Disk Unlocker
  • ASUS MemOK!
  • ASUS AI Suite 3
  • ASUS Anti Surge

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution

  • ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish Heatpipe & MOS Heatsink Solution
  • ASUS Fan Xpert2


  • ASUS DirectKey
  • ASUS Precision Tweaker 2
  • ASUS USB BIOS Flashback with USB BIOS Flashback Wizard for EZ BIOS download scheduling
  • ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring a friendly graphical user interface
  • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2
  • ASUS MyLogo 2

ASUS Q-Design

  • ASUS Q-Slot, Q-Shield, Q-Connector, Q-Code


  • Network iControl and USB Charger+ are only supported in Windows ® 7 and later versions.

ASUS exclusive overclocking features

Precision Tweaker 2

  • vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
  • vDDNB: Adjustable CPU/NB voltage at 0.00625V increment
  • vDRAM Bus: Adjustable DRAM voltage at 0.005V increment
  • vFCH: Adjustable FCH voltage at 0.01V increment

SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection):

  • APU frequency tuning from 90MHz to 300MHz at 1MHz increment

Overclocking Protection:

  • ASUS C.P.R (CPU Parameter Recall)

Back panel I/O ports

  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse combo port
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x DVI port
  • 1 x D-Sub port
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF output port
  • 1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
  • 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue, 1 supports USB BIOS Flashback)
  • 5 Audio jacks (Line In, Front Speaker Out, Mic in, Center/Subwoofer, Rear Speaker Out)

Internal connectors / switches / buttons

  • 1 x 19-pin USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 6 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x S/PDIF out header
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector
  • 1 x COM connector
  • 1 x EPU switch
  • 1 x TPU switch (embeded with GPU switch)
  • 1 x USB BIOS Flashback button
  • 1 x MemOK! button
  • 1 x DirectKey button
  • 1 x DRCT header
  • 1 x System panel connector (20-pin)
  • 1 x CPU fan connector (4-pin)
  • 4 x Chassis fan connectors (4-pin)
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector

BIOS features

64Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.7, WfM 2.0, ACPI 5.0, SM BIOS 2.7, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen Function, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Memory information

Support DVD contents

  • Drivers
  • ASUS Update
  • ASUS utilities
  • Anti-Virus software (OEM version)


  • 4 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
  • 1 x Q-connector (retail version only)
  • 1 x Q-Shield
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Support DVD

Operating System

  • Windows ® 8.1 / 8.1 64-bit
  • Windows ® 8 / 8 64-bit
  • Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit
  • Windows ® XP 32-bit

Form factor

ATX form factor: 12.0 in x 9.6 in (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)