The A68HM Grenade Motherboard from MSI is designed to fit in cases that support the Micro-ATX form factor. It supports AMD A-Series and Athlon Series processors in the AMD FM2+ socket, as well as the AMD A68H chipset. The A68HM Grenade has been optimized for Windows 8.1.
The Micro-ATX form factor of the A68HM Grenade has two RAM slots that can support up to 32GB of DDR3 RAM, or 16GB per slot. The following memory speeds are supported: 2133 (OC), 1866, 1600, and 1333 MHz. The A68HM Grenade also has a total of 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, and 8 x USB 2.0 ports. To provide data redundancy, RAID 0, 1, and 10 modes are supported. For PCI expansion, there is one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, one PCIe 2.0 x1 slot, and one PCI slot. Video may be output to an external display using the built-in HDMI port, which supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160, the built-in DVI-D port, which supports a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600, and the built-in VGA port, which supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200.
Network connectivity is achieved using Realtek RTL8111G Gigabit LAN which supports wired Gigabit Ethernet network speeds. Whether you are watching a movie, playing a game, or listening to music, the integrated Realtek ALC887 codec supports 7.1 channel HD audio and will provide higher fidelity than standard controllers. The A68HM Grenade has also been designed with Military Class 4 components, including Super Ferrite Chokes and Solid CAPs. There is also a software suite that includes Live Update 6, Fast Boot, M-Flash, and more. This motherboard is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.