Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (18 September, 2013) — ASUS Malaysia today announced the immediate availability of A88X-PRO, A88X-PLUS, and A55BM-E motherboards for AMD Socket FM2+ APUs (Accelerated Processing Units).
The new ASUS motherboard range provides PC builders with the choice needed to create a computer that’s perfect for their requirements and budget – and with exclusive tools that allow them to unleash the full power of the latest Socket FM2+ ‘Kaveri’ APUs.
Retaining compatibility with existing AMD Socket FM2 (Richland and Trinity) APUs, A88X-PRO, A88X-PLUS, and A55BM-E motherboards accommodate the latest AMD Kaveri APUs that support Microsoft® DirectX 11.1 for incredibly fast and smooth graphics and native PCI Express 3.0 support for full-speed expansion. With Socket FM2+ APUs, the new ASUS motherboards also offer native support for 4K resolutions via HDMI and DisplayPort connections, enabling use of displays with ultra-high definition (UHD) resolutions of 3840 x 2160 pixels and beyond.
Better APU performance — only from ASUS
The ASUS A88X-PRO, A88X-PLUS and A55BM-E motherboards sees renowned ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization technology arrive on the AMD platform. This is an easy-to-use tuning tool that dynamically adjusts ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), EPU (Energy Processing Unit), DIGI+ Power Control and Fan Xpert 2 technologies to enhance performance, reduce noise and increase efficiency — all with a single click.
Exclusive ASUS GPU Boost technology is able to unlock any APU for integrated graphics overclocking and even non-Black Edition APUs can be boosted for an instant performance increase of up to 30%.
Cutting-edge technologies, exclusive abilities, total reliability
The ASUS A88X-PRO, A88X-PLUS, and A55BM-E motherboards include many other cutting-edge technologies that consumers have come to expect from ASUS. 5X Protection technology safeguards sensitive components from short-circuits, electrical surges and similar risks. Specifically, 5X Protection includes ASUS DIGI+ VRM (voltage-regulator module) to ensure a smooth power supply to the processor, overcurrent protection to prevent short circuits damaging the RAM, electrostatic-discharge (ESD) guards and corrosion-resistant input/output (I/O) shields – a combination of technologies that provide the very best reliability and durability.
USB 3.0 Boost with UASP Mode accelerates the already-fast speed of USB 3.0, intelligently optimizing transfer commands so that more data can be sent and received in shorter times than is possible with other motherboards. The new ASUS motherboards also include a brilliantly easy-to-use UEFI BIOS that presents a friendly graphical interface, allowing users to set up shortcuts and favorites for quick access to the options that are used most often.
Availability & Pricing
ASUS A88X-PRO, A88X-PLUS, and A55BM-E motherboards is currently available locally.
- A88X-PRO: RM509
- A88X-PLUS: RM385
- A55BM-E: RM230