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