Phew, a very long title but that’s how it goes when it’s a very long product name.
The MSI A88X-G45 GAMING is definitely a stylish looking board with its red and black color scheme.
Here’s the box content.
The NB cooler is quite big but not overwhelming, the CPU12V socket is placed towards the edge of the board and away from the NB Heatsink.
The board comes with POWER, RESET and OC Genie button that’s placed along the DIMM slots. I think it’s a pretty neat location, certainly a much better placement than having them on the other side of the board that’s often blocked when having a secondary graphic card.
The board comes with 8 forward-facing SATA ports, placed along the SB heatsink.
It’s also great to see that the board comes with LED indicators, I love it when boards come with this.
The board supports 3 way CFX but looks like the ideal setup is 2 card CFX which it does an x8 / x8 configuration.
The board comes with Audio Boost sound enhancement feature, and also Killer Ethernet.
Here’s the video of the available I/O ports, which I think is more than enough for the average user. 6x USB 3.0 port goodness!
More details at the official product page.
MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassinâ€™s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard retails at around RM 500, it is without a doubt it’s really a great offering from MSI. A red and black themed motherboard that’s feature rich and comes with a free game too.