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GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
  • Athlon/A- Series (FM2+)
  • DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Tooks
  • 11/14/2014 2:45:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGigabyte f2a88xi-wif

Pros: -perfect wifi
-usb 3
-ram worked
-satas 0-1 work (havent tried other 2)

Cons: none atm

Other Thoughts: Got this today, and i was skeptical if i could get it working. Suffice to say it works. MoBo came with latest bios (f4) and upon seeing that, i was happy it would work with my fm2+ processor. (Athlon x4 860k). Was pleasantly surprised by it, so 5 eggs! time will tell though.

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  • N/A
  • 11/4/2014 1:06:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice board

Pros: Loaded with features - built in Wi-Fi and x16 PCI Express slot are the most useful to me. The I/O panel is well constructed. (This may seem minor but lousy I/O panels are a nuisance.)

Cons: Drivers for the board are on two discs; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on one and the rest on the other. The installation utility on the disc "with all the rest" freezes up and fails on Windows 7 w/ SP1, requiring manual installation. This is kind of a pain but not enough to lose an egg.

Other Thoughts: Excellent board for the money. We have purchased 10 so far and I expect to buy more.

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  • Steve
  • 10/31/2014 9:35:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsLove the Motherboard

Pros: I love this mobo. Its got alot going for it. it has the antenna pins and comes with an antenna which i think is awesome because its also magnetic. The Motherboard has a nice bios, it runs cool, it fits in my evga hadron air and i love it.

Cons: i cant find the drivers for the USB 3.0 ports. It has 4 of them and thats really the only problem im having right now but i wouldnt mind some help figuring out if this board "needs" the work around or if the drivers are on the CD. Thanks

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  • Snowhound2
  • 10/26/2014 9:41:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsQuality Missed the Mark

Pros: The board is packed with options and I use most all of them - that is why I bought it. AMP profile with AMD Ram worked like a dream - 16GB. Had latest bios when shipped.

Cons: Quality - there is a bad SATA port on the board (drops HDD on boot sometimes), the USB 3.0 header on back drops out periodically and then comes back a few seconds later (imagine photo editing on removable storage - fun), file transfers between internal drives are extremely slow.

Other Thoughts: I moved to another SATA port, connected my monitor to front USB3.0 ports, got everything working but it all feels like it has been pieced together. Disappointed to say the least - gets 2 Eggs for the fact it runs now.

To be fair, I haven't contacted support yet but I shouldn't have to at this price point.

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  • Power pls
  • 10/22/2014 12:05:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFantastic product, shame it died

Pros: Cheap, loads of features, TONS OF USB 3.0.

great support!

Cons: It died... other than that and an issue with finding the right USB 3.0 drivers, this is a fantastic board

even though it died I've already contacted gigabyte's RMA dept.

Other Thoughts: after ~3 months it died. A power surge that killed the power supply took the motherboard down with it. It wont power on no matter what I do.

I'm still waiting for it to come back from their repair shop, bet I'll just get a replacement, but their support is pretty great.

It only took a few minutes to fill out the RMA and 3 days for them to receive it.

This thing when paired with an A10k is fantastic as a light gaming rig for stuff like League of Legends and EVE Online. I only noticed bad FPS in the more intensive games like skyrim and TERA when they were at peak settings at 1080p.

dropping in an R9 gpu would greatly improve this.

but still for a budget multi-media rig, this is simply one of the most amazing options for the size and cost.

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  • N/A
  • 10/3/2014 5:27:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks for me

Pros: Great Features
Supported A10-7800 out of the box.

Cons: Price.

Other Thoughts: I was very disappointed by the lack of options for mini itx FM2+ motherboards. At time of purchase there was this, and 2 Asrock ones, all round about $100. I've seen intel socket ones as low as $50, where's the love motherboard manufacturers? Makes building a solid APU build on a tight budget much more difficult.

No complaints about how the motherboard performs.

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  • N/A
  • 9/18/2014 6:54:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't Support 7850K

Pros: None, It won't post. So I can't flash the bios.

Cons: Doesn't support 7850K

Other Thoughts: Waste of Time and money.

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  • N/A
  • 9/16/2014 12:19:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Very small, Very tough. Easy to updated everything.

Cons: Wish It supported my gskill 2133 ram. It cant run it very stable. most of the time it wont boot. So i let it down clock to 1600. Any other settings I have tried I still can get it to clock up.

Other Thoughts: I do have to say though. I was using an asrock MB before this. And just by changing to this bored. My fps in games have increased to about 40 fps more than What I was getting before. Love it.

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  • hope this helps
  • 9/2/2014 3:01:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsneed to update BIOS to F4 for AMD Kaveri

Pros: 802.11ac wifi, decent feature set, one of few available mini-ITX motherboards with A88 chipset.

Cons: Motherboard came out of the box with F3 version BIOS. I paired the motherboard with an AMD A6-7400k (Kaveri) processor. Had numerous instability issues with DVI output, system sleep in Win 8.1, etc. When I flashed the BIOS to version F4, all the issues disappeared.

Outdated/incomplete drivers for APU (radeon r5?). Go to AMD website and download AMD catalyst control center.

Other Thoughts: Newest AMD Kaveri processors will boot up and work but are very unstable until BIOS is updated. Flashing the BIOS can be tricky/scary when system is unstable and crashes unexpectedly so often.

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  • DigitalAdapt
  • 8/22/2014 8:02:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Dual built-in hdmi on a mini-itx board was one of the bigger selling points for me, the wifi is a plus.
Like all motherboards now-a-days, has a large complement of features, and everything has been working perfectly (though I did have to manually clock the ram, see cons).

Cons: I'm not sure if it's the ram I used, or this motherboard (which is why I don't take away an egg), but it underclocked my ram from its advertised speed, I was able to use EasyTune to correct the voltage and speed, and it has been stable at 2133MHz with 1.6v.

I used: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory, which is listed on the supported memory list on Gigabyte's website.

Other Thoughts: CPU ** AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor
MB ** Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard
Ram ** G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
HD ** Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive
Case ** Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case
PSU ** Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
DVD ** Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
OS ** Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM)(64-bit)

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