Since AMD was nice enough to formally introduce its new APUs, even if they aren't shipping to consumers yet, MSI figured it might as well launch a motherboard ready to receive them.
Called A85XMA-P33, it is of the micro-ATX variety, but has fewer features than MSI would have been able to cram into it if it really tried.
For example, there are only six SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, and no eSATA connectors, even though the AMD A85X chipset could have handled eight connectors of the sort.
There also seems to be no HDMI output, although DVI and D-Sub connectors do exist.
On the bright side, MSI did install a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, as well as a PCI Express x1 slot and a legacy PCI.
Other than that, buyers will find 6-channel HD audio, Gigabit Ethernet and a 5-phase VRM, plus UEFI BIOS.
The price should be of around $70 / 54-70 Euro. This is the price of the A75MA-P33. Which MSI is replacing after all.
CES 2013: MSI Releases A85XMA-P33 Socket AMD FM2 Motherboard
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MSI 85XMA-P33 (3 Images)
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