MSI A88XI-AC V2 mITX Motherboard

MSI A88XI-AC V2 mITX Motherboard

MSI A88XI-AC V2 mITX Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Mini-ITX Form Factor
  • AMD FM2+ / FM2 Socket
  • AMD A88X Chipset
  • Supports A-Series/Athlon Processors
  • Supports up to 32GB of 2133 MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot
  • 4 x SATA III Connectors
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • OC Genie 4, Click BIOS 4, Super Charger
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MSI A88X overview

  • 1Description

The MSI A88XI-AC V2 Mini-ITX Motherboard lets you create a compact mid-range system for personal or business use. It features a FM2/FM2+ socket that supports AMD's A-series and Athlon processors to provide performance while working with applications. For multitasking, you can populate its two DDR3 memory slots with up to 32GB of non-ECC unbuffered RAM modules. Additionally, MSI has outfitted this motherboard with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies so you can use this system as a multimedia PC in your living room.

By supporting an AMD APU processor, this motherboard can deliver visuals via an integrated graphics engine through the HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA ports. When more graphics performance is needed, it has a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot that can hold a dedicated graphics card. Additionally, four internal SATA III connectors allow your system to access storage and optical drives. For external devices, this motherboard has two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports along with a PS/2 combo port.

MSI offers other features that complete or enhance your system. They have outfitted this motherboard with a Gigabit Ethernet LAN jack as well as a Realtek ALC887 chip to deliver 7.1-channel high definition audio. To increase the system's stability and lifespan, Military Class 4 components are used in creating this motherboard. Furthermore, MSI lets you easily fine-tune or increase the performance of your system by offering OC Genie 4 and M Flash.

Military Class 4
The core of Military Class 4 is based on the essentials to help increase your system's stability in sub-optimal conditions. The humidity and high temperature protections help ensure your system survive in different types of environments. The structure of the PCB helps limit EMI radiation. On top of that, all the connectors have ESD protection to prevent short circuits.

Additionally, the Dark Choke uses a core design that lowers temperatures with higher capacities and offers efficient power as well as stability. With an aluminum design, the Solid CAPs provide a lower equivalent series resistance (ESR).
OC Genie 4
The one-second overclocking option OC Genie helps increase performance. Just hit the button and your PC receives the equivalent of an adrenalin shot, providing a performance boost. However, please bear in mind that the OC Genie supports 65W K-series APU only.
Click BIOS 4
The MSI Click BIOS 4 is a UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. It reacts faster, runs smoother, and has better mouse support.
Fast Boot
MSI Fast Boot helps your system quickly boot up and features a GO2BIOS button. Simply click it to restart your PC and go straight to the system BIOS.
Military Class Essentials
Humidity Protection
This motherboard is built using a Gen 4 Fabric PCB to help reduce the amount of moisture created in humid environments.

ESD Protection
Anti-ESD ICs and fuses on-board help protect your motherboard from electrostatic damage.

EMI Protection
The EMI-proof design helps keep you safe while working an extended amount of time.

High-Temperature Protection
Certified Military Class 4 components help the system remain stable under extreme conditions.
Live Update 6
MSI Live Update software automatically downloads and installs drivers, BIOS, and software.
Compared to common motherboards that need extra BIOS chips, MSI's M-Flash does not need extra components and saves all your BIOS data on a USB drive. By backing up your BIOS data, you can easily restore your computer after a failed BIOS firmware upgrade. You can also set the USB drive as a portable BIOS chip to test a new setting or BIOS software.
  • Backup/restore your BIOS to/from a USB drive
  • Avoid unnecessary repair due to accident failures during the upgrading process
  • Extend the lifespan of the BIOS by reducing unnecessary rewriting processes
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.
  • Up to 10x faster than USB 2.0
  • Up to 5 Gb/s data transfer bandwidth
  • Boost the transfer rate between your PC and external storage devices
SATA III 6 Gb/s provides up to double the bandwidth of the traditional SATA II 3 Gb/s and increases the data transfer rate between your motherboard and internal storage devices such as 7200 rpm HDDs, 10,000 rpm HDDs, and SSDs.
  • Two times faster than SATA 3 Gb/s
  • Up to 6 Gb/s data transfer bandwidth
USB Safeguard
With Anti-ESD chips built into the motherboards, USB Safeguard helps prevent damage to motherboards and USB devices caused by a short-circuit and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge). Additionally, it protects against these types dangers multiple times and improves the product's lifespan.
  • MSI motherboards use USB Safeguard's anti-ESD chip for protection against ESD damage
  • USB Safeguard is protected against a short circuit and/or ESD without the need for a fuse. It also supports a stand-by power supply
Winki 3
Winki 3 is a free Linux-based OS that is based on the Linux core. With fast booting speeds and a multi-language interface, the built-in Winki 3 provides an easy-to-use Internet environment that includes most functions such as Internet surfing, web mail, instant messaging, picture browsing, and more.
AMD Cool'n'Quiet
AMD Cool'n'Quiet technology helps reduce heat and noise so you can experience performance without distractions. Combined with core enhancements in AMD processors, this technology can deliver overall power savings, better multitasking, and energy efficiency. It also automatically adjusts the processor's ratio into one of the four modes that controls the speed of the CPU.
  • Independent Dynamic Core Technology
  • Dual Dynamic Power Management
  • AMD CoolCore Technology
  • AMD Wideband Frequency Control
  • Multi-Point Thermal Control
This motherboard is equipped with an HDMI port that supports resolution outputs up to 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz and 36bpp.
In the Box
MSI A88XI-AC V2 mITX Motherboard
  • Drivers and Utilities Disc
  • I/O Shield
  • SATA Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    MSI A88X specs

    CPU AMD A-Series/Athlon processors for the FM2+ and FM2 packages
    Chipset AMD A88X Chipset
    Memory • 2 x DDR3 memory slots support up to 32 GB
    • Supports DDR3 1333/1600/1866/2133 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
    • Half-size mini-PCIe slot (occupied by the dual band wireless-AC 7260 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card)
    Please be aware that only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0
    Graphics • 1 x VGA port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp
    • 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp and 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp
    • 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz, 36 bpp, 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz, 36 bpp, 1920 x 1200 @ 120 Hz, 36 bpp, and 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, 36 bpp

    Please be aware that 4096 x 2160 and 3840 x 2160 displays modes are only compatible with the FM2+ processor
    On-Board SATA • 4 x SATA 6 Gb/s ports by AMD A88X
    - Supports storage and data transfers at up to 6 Gb/s
    - Supports RAID 0/1/5/10 modes by AMD A88X
    USB - 4 x USB 3.0 (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connector)
    - 6 x USB 2.0 (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB connector)
    Audio Chipset integrated by Realtek ALC887
    - 7.1-Channel High Definition audio
    - Supports S/PDIF output
    LAN • Supports Gigabit LAN by Realtek RTL8111G
    - Supports 10 Mb/s, 100 Mb/s, and 1000 Mb/s
    Wireless • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth mini-PCIe card with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip
    - Supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) up to 867 Mb/s speed
    - Supports Bluetooth v4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth 3.0 +HS supported)
    Internal I/O Connectors - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    - 1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
    - 4 x SATA 6 Gb/s connectors
    - 1 x USB 2.0 connector (supports an additional 2 USB 2.0 ports)
    - 1 x USB 3.0 connector (supports an additional 2 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 Clear CMOS jumper
    Back Panel I/O Ports - 1 x Optical S/PDIF-Out connector
    - 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
    - 1 x HDMI port
    - 1 x VGA port
    - 1 x DVI-D port
    - 4 x USB 2.0 ports
    - 1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
    - 2 x USB 3.0 ports
    - 3 x Audio jacks
    Mounting 6 mounting holes
    Dimensions Mini-ITX form factor
    6.7 x 6.7" / 17.0 x 17.0 cm
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    Package Weight 1.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 7.5 x 2.7"

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