MSI A68HM Grenade Motherboard

MSI A68HM Grenade Motherboard

MSI A68HM Grenade Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Micro-ATX Form Factor
  • AMD FM2+ Socket
  • AMD A68H Chipset
  • Supports AMD A-Series/Athlon Series CPUs
  • Supports DDR3-2133 (OC) Memory
  • Supports SATA III 6 Gb/s
  • USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / HDMI / DVI-D / VGA
  • PCIe 3.0 x16 / PCIe 2.0 x1 / PCI
  • Realtek RTL8111G Gigabit LAN
  • RAID 0, 1, and 10
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  • 1Description

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.

Military Class 4
Military Class 4 helps provide high quality components. The Super Ferrite Choke and Solid CAP will help make sure that your PC runs more stable under extreme gaming conditions.

Super Ferrite Chokes - Super Ferrite Chokes use a Ferrite core that is very permeable. This allows the Super Ferrite Chokes to run at a 95°F / 35°C lower temperature, have a 30% higher current capacity, a 20% improvement in power efficiency, and better overclocking power stability

Solid CAP - With their aluminum core design and Japanese-made quality, Solid CAPs have been created for high-end design motherboards. Not only do Solid CAPs provide lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), but they also have a lifespan of over 10 years
Military Class Essentials
The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials which help increase stability in the worst conditions. The humidity protection and high temperature protection help ensure your system survives each environment, no matter how harsh. The structure of the PCB also limits EMI radiation. On top of that, all the connectors have ESD protection in order to help prevent short circuits.

Humidity Protection - Gen 4 Fabric PCB helps protect against moisture caused by humid conditions and environments

EMI Protection - The optimized EMI-proof design helps to keep users safe during long-term computer operation

ESD Protection - Onboard anti-ESD OCs and fuses help to protect the motherboard from electrostatic damage

HIGH Temperature Protection - Certified Military Class 4 components help the motherboard to continue to perform under some extreme conditions
Click BIOS 4
MSI Click BIOS 4 is a UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8.1. It reacts faster, runs smoother, and has improved mouse support
Live Update 6
MSI Live Update 6 automatically downloads and installs the drivers, BIOS, and software. Rest assured that your system is configured using the up-to-date software to help increase its performance and stability
Fast Boot
MSI Fast Boot helps to make your system boot quickly. MSI Fast Boot also features a GO2BIOS button. Simply click it to restart your PC and go straight to the system BIOS
M-Flash
Compared to common motherboards which need extra BIOS chips, MSI's M-Flash has a double advantage which doesn't need extra components and secondly, all your BIOS data will be saved on a USB drive. The stored data does not only have backup and upgrade functionality, but it can also be seen as a portable BIOS chip which is actually able to boot up your PC
USB 3.0
Compared to the 480 Mb/s provided by traditional USB 2.0, USB 3.0's 5 Gb/s offers up to 10 times the transfer bandwidth
SATA III 6 Gb/s
SATA III 6 Gb/s provides up to double the bandwidth of traditional SATA II 3 Gb/s and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices, such as 7200 rpm hard drives, 10,000 rpm hard drives and SSDs
USB Safeguard
USB Safeguard can help prevent motherboards and USB devices from being damaged by short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) with Anti-ESD chips that are built directly into the motherboards. Additionally, the safeguard can protect against such dangers multiple times, which helps to improve a product's lifespan
AMD Cool'n'Quiet
AMD Cool'n'Quiet Technology helps reduce heat and noise so you can experience performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements included in the AMD processors that can help improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency, Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust the processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with the following modes:

Independent Dynamic Core Technology
Dual Dynamic Power Management
AMD CoolCore Technology
AMD Wideband Frequency Control
Multi-Point Thermal Control
HDMI / DVI-D / VGA
Enjoy the HD video playback, as MSI motherboards that equipped with HDMI ports support the HD signal outputs to provide an strong visual experience. The HDMI port on the A68HM-E33 V2 supports the following resolutions:

4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz, 36bpp
3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz, 36bpp
1920 x 1200 @ 120 Hz, 36bpp
1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 36bpp

In addition to HDMI, there is also a DVI-D port and a VGA port. The DVI-D port supports a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, 24bpp / 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 24bpp, while the VGA supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 24bpp
UPC: 824142115831
In the Box
MSI A68HM Grenade Motherboard
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    CPU Supports FM2+ Sockets for AMD A-series / Athlon Series processors
    Chipset AMD A68H
    Memory 2 x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 32 GB
    Supports DDR3 2133 (OC)/ 1866 / 1600 / 1333 MHz
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory
    Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP)
    Supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
    1 x PCI slot
    Graphics - 1 x VGA port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 24bpp
    - 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp / 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 24bpp
    - 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz, 36bpp / 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz, 36bpp / 1920 x 1200 @ 120 Hz, 36bpp / 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 36bpp
    On-Board SATA 4 x SATA 6 Gb/s ports
    Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10
    USB AMD A68H Chipset
    - 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
    - 8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)

    VIA VL806 Chipset
    - 2 x USB 3.0 ports through the internal USB 3.0 connector. These USB 3.0 ports do not support M-Flash recovery function
    Audio Realtek ALC887 Codec
    LAN Realtek RTL8111G Gigabit LAN
    Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
    1 x PS/2 mouse port
    1 x VGA port
    1 x DVI-D port
    2 x USB 3.0 ports
    1 x HDMI port
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port
    4 x USB 2.0 ports
    3 x audio jacks
    Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors
    2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports an additional 4 x USB 2.0 ports)
    1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports an additional 2 x USB 3.0 ports)
    1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
    1 x 4-pin system fan connector
    1 x Front panel audio connector
    2 x System panel connectors
    1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
    1 x TPM module connector
    1 x Serial port connector
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    Mounting 6 mounting holes
    Dimensions Micro-ATX Form Factor
    8.9 x 6.8" / 22.6 x 17.3 cm

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