Buying Guide

The Best FM2+ Motherboards For Gaming

By September 4, 2018 No Comments

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.


LGA 2011-v3 motherboards with an X99 chipset support Haswell-E processors that were released in
September 2014: Intel Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K.
We have listed some of the best X99 motherboards for gaming below, compare them to find out which board is best suited to your setup and budget.

ASUS A88X-PRO

MotherboardASUS A88X-PRO
Socket TypeFM2+
ChipsetA88X
Form FactorATX
Year Released2014
Expansion Slots5 x PCI Express
2 x PCI
Onboard GraphicsYes
RAM Slots4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM64GB

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING

MotherboardMSI A88X-G45 GAMING
Socket TypeFM2+
ChipsetA88X
Form FactorATX
Year Released2014
Expansion Slots6 x PCI Express
1 x PCI
Onboard GraphicsNo
RAM Slots4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM64GB

ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+

MotherboardASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+
Socket TypeFM2+
ChipsetA88X
Form FactorATX
Year Released2013
Expansion Slots5 x PCI Express
2 x PCI
Onboard GraphicsYes
RAM Slots4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM64GB

Asus A88XM-PLUS

MotherboardAsus A88XM-PLUS
Socket TypeFM2+
ChipsetA88X
Form FactorMicro ATX
Year Released2013
Expansion Slots3 x PCI Express
1 x PCI
Onboard GraphicsYes
RAM Slots4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM64GB

Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X

MotherboardGigabyte G1.Sniper A88X
Socket TypeFM2+
ChipsetA88X
Form FactorATX
Year Released2013
Expansion Slots4 x PCI Express
2 x PCI
Onboard GraphicsYes
RAM Slots4 x DDR3
Maximum RAM64GB