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    Default ASUS A88X-Pro Motherboard Review

    When AMD announced the launch of the new FM2+ based socket for the up coming "Kaveri" APU Processor, manufacturers were in full force with the launch of new motherboards. Over the next few weeks we caught a glimpse of the up coming releases, and its design and aesthetics caught our attention. In the past, we have seen some nice products for the APU socket line, but the motherboards were never as fancy as some of the enthusiast boards we have come to see with the higher end chipsets and processors, like the AMD FX Series, the 990FX chipset line.With AMD's FX Series road map unclear, and AMD's APU series processors rising success, it was only a matter of time before we start to see more enthusiast style motherboards hit the market. Today, we have the pleasure of taking a look at an ASUS motherboard that sports the fancy aesthetics and brings to the table the full enthusiast experience that the APU market has missed out on before.Today we have the ASUS A88X-Pro Motherboard which runs the flagship A88X chipset. This is one of the 3 chipsets launched for the FM2+ based Kaveri APU. So, the question that most of us have today is does all this fancy aesthetic meet the demands of an enthusiast's desire? Well today we are going to put the ASUS A88X Motherboard to the test and find out.

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    Great review Kenny, thanks.

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    Great review as always Kenny. I was shocked to see ASUS using a gold on there board's.

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    Thanks Guys! Great APU board here from ASUS.

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    Great review Kenny,

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    great review Kenny. that's a sweet board. still on the fence though about the color though.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: ASUS A88X-Pro Motherboard Review

    Nice review Kenny. I own this board and can attest to it's greatness. Were it not for my cooling I could probably my CPU cores that high as well, albeit with a bit more voltage. The other thing I really liked about this board is that IMMEDIATELY after the Kaveri chips released, Asus kept issuing out BIOS revision after BIOS revision to work out the Kaveri bugs until it was rock stable.

    As for the color: trust me, black and gold is SUPER sexy in a rig; Especially if you pair this board with the Silverstone black and gold cable extensions and some Avexir Blitz RAM or the Corsair Vengeance PRO gold capped memory.

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