AMD FM2 and FM2+ motherboards offer the latest and greatest features AMD has to offer in their current processor lineups. We carry a wide range of FM2 boards from all the major manufacturers including Asus, Asrock, MSI, Gigabyte, and more. There are a lot of great motherboards on the FM2 & FM2+ platform designed to work with some of AMD's most popular chips like the 860K, A4-6300, 750K, and others.
FAQ & Section Info
What processors are supported by Socket FM2 Motherboards?
AMD FM2 Socket Motherboards support AMD CPUs from the Richland and Trinity generation of A-series and Athlon X2/X4 APUs. These motherboards are meant for mid-class and budget systems, offering decent performance even for gamers and enthusiasts without shelling out a ton of cash.
What technologies do FM2 Motherboards support?
Popular technologies that socket FM2 motherboards are compatible with are DDR3 RAM, SATA III, and PCI-Express which is most often used for video cards. You'll also be able to find motherboards that support USB 3.0, PCI, PS/2, S/PDIF, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, VGA and more.
Socket FM1 to Socket FM2 - AMD's Processor Socket Transition
As AMD transitions away from Socket FM1 and into Socket FM2 for their processors and motherboards, many users have been facing compatibility issues, unclear labeling, and plain old confusion when deciding which processor or motherboard to purchase. If you're having difficulty drawing lines between Socket FM1 products and Socket FM2 products, here are the facts you need to know.
The first thing you ought to know is that FM1 and FM2 are not necessarily that much alike. If you buy an AMD processor you'll need to know that Socket FM1 processor are
compatible with Socket FM2 motherboards, and vice versa. Regardless of if you want Socket FM1 or Socket FM2,
the processor and motherboard need to match.
The chipsets, however, will stay the same across both sockets. Socket FM1 and Socket FM2 will both use the AMD A55 and A75 chipsets that are currently in use.
You can tell the difference between the processors themselves based on the model number. AMD Socket FM2 A-Series processors will use 5000 series model numbers such as AX-5XXX. Socket FM2 Athlon processors will use a 700 series model number, such as Athlon II X2 7XX. This is in comparison to Socket FM1 A-Series processors which use a 3000 series model number such as AX-3XXX, and Socket FM1 Athlon processors which use 600 series model numbers like Athlon II X4 6XX.
The packaging of Socket FM2 motherboards and processors will all display the phrases, "Socket FM2," or, "FM2 Socket." That means despite a lot of the nuances, it will be fairly easy to identify the compatible socket based on what's on the box. The table below lists the processors from each of AMD's processor series and which processors are compatible with which sockets.
||Athlon II X4 651K
Athlon II X4 641
Athlon II X4 631
||Athlon II X4 750K
Athlon II X4 740