Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 AMD Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Motherboard FM2+ A88x UP4

We see one of our fan headers placed at the bottom of the board near the front I/O panel and 7th SATA port.

Gigabyte Motherboard FM2+ A88x UP4

As well as behind the rear I/O for rear exhaust fans


And finally we have the top CPU fan placement which should be out of the way of any large air coolers although it may be a little tight for top mounted radiators if your case doesn’t have much room up top.

Gigabyte Motherboard FM2+ A88x UP4

The Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 has four memory slots which support memory up to 64GB with support for up to 2400MHz memory.

The Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 also supports up to 3 way crossfire, although on this platform even two high end cards may be pushing it. The PCI-Express 3.0 lanes are divided in to dual x8 when using both top full size slots, or a single slot at x16.

The additional 4 slots are PCI-Express 2.0 at x4 and are divided among the other 4 slots 3 of which being PCI-e x1. While the 3rd card might not be an option for most, the additional x1 slots are fantastic for other add in cards like Sata or USB cards.

Gigabyte Motherboard FM2+ A88x UP4

This motherboard has seven SATA 3.0 ports with the last one near the front panel connectors. While lacking SATA Express and M.2 support like the current Intel boards, this is something that FM2+ boards don’t support, and isn’t a necessity for most users, hopefully this is something AMD will address in their next platform.

Thanks to our friends at AMD we are glad to bring you a Gigabyte A88X UP4 Motherboard Review. This board came with our test kit of the AMD A8 7650K APU which was a pleasant surprise thanks to our experiences in the past with other Gigabyte boards like the Z97X UD3-BK and the X99-UD3P so naturally we have some high expectations, does this motherboard meet them? Let's find out! UNBOXING AND PACKAGING  Taking a look at the front of the box we see Gigabyte listing off their Ultra Durable branding, as well as product features we will be going over later on…

Review Overview


Ultra Durable!

As one of the top motherboards on FM2+ this is a feature packed board that is worth its price. If you plan on building an APU system this one definitely deserves your attention!

User Rating: 3.4 ( 1 votes)

One comment

  1. what happened to the way you done the pictures from the other Gigabyte board. When it comes to the BIOS it should have been laid out the way where its more of a gallery

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