Up until now there were no FM2+ motherboards in ASUS’s Republic of Gamers motherboard portfolio. FM2+ of course replaced AMD’s FM2 socket to support Steamroller and Kaveri APUs. So if you do prefer AMD’s APUs you now have a ROG Gaming board to choose from, the ROG Crossblade Ranger.
Debuted at Computex this week the ROG Crossblade Ranger is based on the AMD A88X FCH chipset and will offer users an 8-phase CPU VRM, four DDR3 memory slots, two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, a single PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (x4 electrical) slot, 8 SATA 6GB/s ports, Gigabit Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard and SupremeFX audio. The board will support both CrossFire and SLI.
Expect the price of this board to be under $150.
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