- CPUIntel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
- ChipsetIntel® H81
- Memory2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to Intel® chipset limitation, DDR3 1600 MHz and higher memory modules on XMP mode will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1600 Mhz.
- GraphicIntegrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : DVI-D/RGB ports
- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
- Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
- StorageIntel® H81 chipset :
2 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), dark brown
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), yellow
Supports Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *1
- LAN Realtek® RTL8111G, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
- AudioRealtek® ALC887-VD 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *2
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, Anti-pop Function
- USB PortsIntel® H81 chipset :
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Intel® H81 chipset :
8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
- Special FeaturesASUS EPU :
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- GPU Boost
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- Network iControl
- USB 3.0 Boost
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Slot
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
- Operating System SupportWindows® 8
- Back I/O Ports1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Parallel port(s)
1 x Audio jack(s)
- Internal I/O Ports2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM header
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
2 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
- AccessoriesUser's manual
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
- BIOS64 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a
- ManageabilityWfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE
- Support DiscDrivers
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
- Form FactormATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 7 inch ( 24.4 cm x 17.8 cm )
- Note*1-1:Due to the limitation of the Intel® H81chipset, Intel® Rapid Start Technology can be configured only from the BIOS Setup program.
*1-2:These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
*2:Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.
New UEFI BIOS
- New EZ Mode
- My Favorites/Shortcut
- Quick Note/Last Modified
- SATA Port Renaming
New UEFI BIOS – friendlier and more intuitive
Exclusive EZ Mode adds useful info to become even easier
Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest
mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive
functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and
frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even
write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of
setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a
whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed
fan controls, XMP profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock
adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.
1. Fast Clock Adjustment
Easily change the time and date in EZ Mode using the mouse.
2. EZ XMP Settings
Quickly apply XMP settings in UEFI BIOS EZ Mode, achieving better DRAM performance.
3. EZ Fan Settings
As demanded by the community, detailed fan controls come to EZ Mode
so you can switch fan profiles for quick cooling and noise-level
4. SATA Information
Displays each SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices.
Get all your favorite functions on one page
F4 or right click to add settings to My Favorites under Advanced
Mode, which cuts time spent on searching and further speeds up system
One press to apply and access frequent settings
Now you can customize your own shortcut log by pressing F4 or right
clicking to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings. Instantly
access them by simply hitting the F3 hotkey.
You no longer need to have a pen and paper notepad around. Quick Note
works inside the BIOS so you can just type remarks and ideas to help
you remember important settings info and save time on trial and error.
Always forget those important BIOS changes you did? This friendly
function creates a tuning log to track your BIOS settings history, which
can be saved onto a USB drive.
SATA Port Renaming
You can rename your SATA ports for easy identification, including by
usage scenario. Get greater convenience and spend less time on finding
the right devices when you want to change settings.
USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support)
170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports
UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost
technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased
up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software
automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals
without any user interaction.
- World’s 1st USB 3.0 UASP support – instantly 170% faster.
- Complete USB 3.0 solution – performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devices.
- Simple plug and boost – auto detection design ensures best performance.
Go to the limit with iGPU level up!
GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics
performance. The user-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency
adjustments. It easily delivers stable system-wide upgrades for every
Real-time network bandwidth management
One click to prioritize network traffic for applications you're
currently using or set up favorite profiles to run at specific times.
Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online
gaming runs optimized, all through an intuitive user interface.
Complete USB 3.0 integration
Double USB access, double the convenience
ASUS facilitates USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear
panel. Experience the latest plug n play connectivity at speeds up to 10
times faster than USB 2.0. Our motherboards afford greater convenience
with high speed connectivity.
SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Twice the speed
ASUS provides SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s.
Effortless PCI Express component removal
Press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics cards just pop out. The
large winged clip is easy to reach so you don’t have to struggle with
installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards.
Windows 8 Exclusive Features
ASUS Boot Setting
Multiple startup options
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting
provides better flexibility in customizing your PC’s startup process.
You can shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user
experience under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Also,
you can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly
interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method:
either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever
your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose
every time you power on.
*On select models
Probe II Sense
Handy system monitoring
Popular ASUS real-time system monitoring software now available for
Windows 8. It helps you supervise your entire PC through a live tile on
the Windows 8 start screen, and make quick adjustments. Probe II Sense
is a free app available from the Windows Store.
AI Suite 3
One-stop access to innovative ASUS features
ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand new user experience through a clearer
and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It
consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package,
allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds,
voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use
functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different
Dedicated CPU and case fan controls
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust CPU and case fan
speeds according to different ambient temperatures in diverse climate
conditions and locations, as well as actual PC loading. Various preset
fan performance profiles offer flexible fan speed controls to achieve a
quiet and cool environment.
CrashFree BIOS 3
Restore corrupted BIOS data from USB storage
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data
from a USB flash drive or support CD containing a BIOS file. This
utility saves you the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
EZ Flash 2
Easy BIOS updates from USB outside the OS
Quickly update your BIOS from a USB flash drive before entering the
OS. It only takes a few clicks, with no floppy disk or an OS-based flash
All-round energy efficiency
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through the
AI Suite 3 utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by
automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating
power consumption. It can directly reduce CPU wattage to an indicated
level on demand and manually switch to Max Power Saving Mode for further
energy savings, creating a more efficient PC. Exclusive Away Mode* puts
your system into an extreme energy-saving stance, and even shuts down
unused add-on I/O ports while can continue to download, stream, and
backup content while away from your PC.
*Power cut-off to add-on connectors varies by model
Detailed CPU wattage settings
Away Mode – cuts off add-on IC power
Stainless Steel Back I/O
3X more durable corrosion-resistant coating
ASUS motherboard back I/O panels are made from strong and
corrosion-resistant stainless steel, which is bonded with a thin layer
of chromium oxide to enhance anti-corrosive properties. Passing 72-hour
spray salt endurance tests, ASUS stainless steel back I/O panels have a
usage life three times longer compared to ordinary panels.
High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid State Capacitors
2.5X longer lifespan with excellent durability
ASUS high-quality solid state capacitors assure a 5,000-hour
lifespan, equivalent to 2.5 times longer than traditional capacitors.
All capacitors pass testing under temperatures as high as 105 degrees
centigrade and meet Japanese industrial standards to provide excellent
durability and enhanced thermal capacity.
CPU and Chipset Features
Intel® LGA1150 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors Ready
motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core™
i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU,
memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard
graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (2 DIMM) DDR3 memory
and 16 PCI Express lanes. This provides great graphics performance.
Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are
among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® H81 Express Chipset
Intel® H81 Express chipset is a single-chipset design that supports
socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron®
processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial
point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It
natively supports up to two USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster
transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel® H81 Express chipset
also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel
integrated graphics performance.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Auto application refresh and shorter wait times
Your computer can receive web updates with fresh content for selected
applications, even when the system is in sleep mode. This means less
time waiting for applications to update and sync with the cloud, leading
to a more efficient computing experience.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Instantly awaken your PC from sleep mode
Allows your computer to quickly resume from a low-power hibernate
state in seconds. Saving your system memory to the designated SSD, it
provides your computer a faster wake-up response time, while still
keeping energy use low.
to the limitation of the Intel® H81chipset, Intel® Rapid Start
Technology can be configured only from the BIOS Setup program.