One of the biggest motherboard vendors, MSI, has launched their first AMD FM2+ GAMING motherboards A88X-G45 GAMING and A88XM GAMING. With Kaveri performing like it does hopefully some other vendors *cough* Asus ROG *cough* step up and release some as well! AMD hasn’t really seen any high end boards since the Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z released several years ago. The A88X-G45 is an ATX version and includes Assassins Creed Liberation HD while the A88XM is the mATX version. They both feature the now classic MSI red dragon on their heatsinks. Considering that Kaveri is mostly in the market for people who aren’t buying an external GPU I’d sure love to see more FM2+ mITX boards be released!

Sensational sound with MSI Audio Boost
Reward your ears with true quality. Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost! With Audio Boost we’re delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio. Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features through EMI shielding, you’ll enjoy less interference and more stability resulting in a sensational sound quality. Topping this with the use of gold plated connectors, illuminated isolation line, studio level integrated headphone amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, and whether you demand the best sound quality for music or professional gaming, MSI Audio Boost delivers.

MSI USB Audio Power
When connecting USB devices such as External DACs, only MSI Real USB Power can continue to deliver 5V to the USB ports on motherboards. Not just one USB port, MSI USB Audio Power exclusively supports all USB ports. The USB audio power design, which powers the USB port independently, offers more stable power and audio signals. The whole new design results in much clearer sound effects with reduced noise along with stable voltage for improved stability for the users’ extra devices, enjoying an enriched sound presentation.

Kill your lag with Killer LAN
Make use of advantages while gaming online with MSI to get ahead. Killer LAN automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on t


he most controllable network hardware available.

Military Class 4: The Most Stable Military Class Components
Military Class 4 is the next step in high quality components. The Hi-c Cap, Super Ferrite Choke and Solid CAPs will make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme conditions. These key components have all passed the seven tests of MIL-STND-810G military class which are performed by independent laboratories to ensure stable operation under the harshest environments.

OC Genie 4 & Click BIOS 4
MSI GAMING motherboards are equipped with many exclusive new technologies, including the all new two-stage one-second overclocking OC Genie 4, the world’s first graphical monitoring interface Click BIOS 4, and the Control Center software that combines monitoring, tuning and remote controlling, and much more. The easy to use high quality software and hardware design allow consumers to gain more convenient experiences.

Enriching the GAMING family
The MSI A88X-G45 GAMING & A88X GAMING are now added to the GAMING family. Whether you demand the best performance for professional gaming or want to build a small gaming PC, there’s always a GAMING motherboard suited to the task.