The Best FM2+ Motherboards for Gaming

Motherboards with an FM2+ socket are designed for AMD's Steamroller based Kaveri APUs.

FM2+ Motherboards are backwards compatible with FM2 APUs, meaning Richland and Trinity APUs are compatible with FM2+ motherboards. FM2+ APUs are not compatible with FM2 boards, so if you want to upgrade to a Kaveri APU you will also need to upgrade to a motherboard with a socket FM2+.

FM2+ Motherboards have a variety of chipsets, with the most common being A88X, A78 and A55.

Here are a selection of the best FM2+ motherboards on the market today.


ASUS A88X-PRO

ASUS-A88X-PRO Motherboard
Motherboard ASUS A88X-PRO
Socket Type FM2+
Chipset A88X
Form Factor ATX
Year Released 2014
Expansion Slots 5 x PCI Express
2 x PCI
Onboard Graphics Yes
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM 64GB

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Motherboard
Motherboard MSI A88X-G45 GAMING
Socket Type FM2+
Chipset A88X
Form Factor ATX
Year Released 2014
Expansion Slots 6 x PCI Express
1 x PCI
Onboard Graphics No
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM 64GB

ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+

ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Motherboard
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+
Socket Type FM2+
Chipset A88X
Form Factor ATX
Year Released 2013
Expansion Slots 5 x PCI Express
2 x PCI
Onboard Graphics Yes
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM 64GB

Asus A88XM-PLUS

Asus A88XM-PLUS Motherboard
Motherboard Asus A88XM-PLUS
Socket Type FM2+
Chipset A88X
Form Factor Micro ATX
Year Released 2013
Expansion Slots 3 x PCI Express
1 x PCI
Onboard Graphics Yes
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM 64GB

Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X

Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X Motherboard
Motherboard Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X
Socket Type FM2+
Chipset A88X
Form Factor ATX
Year Released 2013
Expansion Slots 4 x PCI Express
2 x PCI
Onboard Graphics Yes
RAM Slots 4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM 64GB