The motherboards support both FM2 and the upcoming FM2+.
September 09, 2013
ASRock’s first FM2+ motherboard, FM2A88X Extreme6+, is based on AMD’s high-end A88X chipset, and the socket will support both FM2+ and FM2 APUs. Major improvements for this next-generation AMD motherboard include support for PCIe Gen 3.0 with FM2+ APUs, Quad Monitor from the onboard DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, DisplayPort connectors, and dual-channel DDR3 DIMMs that can reach up to 2,600+MHz. Support is also included for AMD Radeon HD 8000/7000 Series graphics with DX11.1, premium gold capacitors, Digi Power, and 8 + 2 power phase design.
FM2A88X Extreme6+ features include support for Purity Sound 115dB via a Reatek ALC1150 audio chip, two TI NE5532 amplifiers (one for headset amplifier, the other for differential amplifier), EMI shielding cover, and PCB isolate shielding plus DTS Connect; HDMI-In for connecting a secondary device to your computer, and the ability to toggle between the computer’s screen and the secondary device’s screen with a hotkey; and Home Cloud, the remote wake and remote desktop solution for computers. Moreover, the single-click overclocking technology X-Boost will also be implemented on this motherboard, for an extra 15.77 percent performance boost.
Besides ASRock’s FM2A88X Extreme6+, more FM2+ A88X motherboards in different sizes and serving different purposes will continue to be released, according to the company, such as FM2A88X Extreme4+, FM2A88M Extreme4+, FM2A88 Pro+, FM2A88M-HD+, and a mini-sized FM2A88X-ITX+. FM2A88X-ITX+ is packed with Home Cloud, HDMI-In technology, an additional mini-PCIe slot reserved for a Wi-Fi module, plus support for triple monitor with the onboard D-Sub, DVI-D, and HDMI connectors. The audio solution supports 7.1 channel audio, an added TI NE5532 amplifier for pushing 600 ohm headphones, and DTS Connect.
To learn more, go to ASRock.