MSI AMD FM2 Early MSI socket FM2 motherboard tips up

Thanks to one of our forum members we can show you an early picture of an AMD socket FM2 motherboard from MSI. Admittedly the forum post doesn't mention the fact that it's from MSI, but the product model number gives it away.

Thanks to one of our forum members we can show you an early picture of an AMD socket FM2 motherboard from MSI. Admittedly the forum post doesn't mention the fact that it's from MSI, but the product model number gives it away.

The board is simply called the MS-7778 and it actually looks like an OEM product from MSI and we'd guess the target customer is one of the big brand name PC makers like HP or Dell. The blurrycam picture doesn't really help when it comes to spotting a lot of details on the board, but we can clearly see the single x16 PCI Express slot, three x1 PCI Express slots and a half size mini PCI Express slot for something like a Wi-Fi module.

MSI AMD FM2 Early MSI socket FM2 motherboard tips up

The board also seems to have six SATA ports of which two are fitted to the edge of the board at 90 degree angle, a single USB 3.0 pin header and two USB 2.0 pin headers. What we can see of the rear ports it looks like four USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, a DVI and D-sub connector and 7.1-channel audio with optical S/PDIF out. We would guess this motherboard is using the upcoming A85 chipset from AMD, although the current chipsets are meant to be compatible with the new CPU's, albeit with a socket change.

AMD has already announced that the company will be unveiling its new CPUs at Computex in two weeks' time, so unless there are some more leaks, we're going to have to wait until the 6th of June to find out the full details of the new platform.

Source: VR-Zone forums