Integrated AMD Dual-Core Processor C-60 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6290 Graphics
This motherboard supports integrated AMD Dual-Core Processor C-60 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6290 Graphics. This revolutionary APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) combines processing power and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in one small, energy-efficient design to enable accelerated performance and an industry-leading visual experience. It features single-channel DDR3 1066 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 2.5GT/s.
AMD® FCH A50M (Hudson M1)
AMD® FCH A50M is designed to support up to 2.5GT/s interface speed and PCI Express 2.0 x 16 (at x4 speed) graphics. It supports 6 x SATA6Gb/s ports and 14 x USB 2.0 Ports.
Native SATA 6Gb/s Support
The AMD® FCH A50M (Hudson M1) Chipset natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
ASUS Exclusive Features
AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed, voltage and sensor readings, even interact with mobile devices via Bluetooth. This all-in-one software offers diverse and easy to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
Fanless Design Heatsink
Effective Fanless Heat Dissipation at 0dB The passive cooling solution provided by the large yet low profiled dual heat-pipe heatsink covering the CPU and the graphic processor, allows the powerful yet compact system to be cooled within limited spacing. With the additional support of fan headers, users are able to build compact yet flexible systems like never.
ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS Q-Fan 2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Flexible, Easy BIOS Interface ASUS brand new UEFI BIOS offers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard only BIOS, to enable more flexible and convenient mouse controls. Users can easily navigate the new UEFI BIOS with the same smoothness as their operating system. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system settings.
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply(PSU).
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
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2 x DIMM, Max. 8GB, DDR3 1066/800 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Single Channel Memory Architecture * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists). * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 6290 GPU Multi-VGA output support : DVI/RGB ports - Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz - Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
Built-in Controller : 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
Realtek® 8111F, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
VIA VT1708S 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Built-in Controller : 12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
ASUS Exclusive Features : - AI Suite II - Ai Charger - Anti-Surge - Network iControl ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution : - ASUS Fan Xpert - ASUS Q-Fan 2 ASUS EZ DIY : - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 1 x DVI 1 x D-Sub 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 6 x USB 2.0 3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports
3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s) 6 x SATA 6Gb/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 System panel(s)
User's manual I/O Shield 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
32Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5
Drivers ASUS utilities ASUS update Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Mini ITX Form Factor 6.7 inch x 6.7 inch ( 17 cm x 17 cm )
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Great little board. Bought for a storage server, runs great. Passive cooling is nice, completely silent. 6 sata connectors. Runs debian 6 and debian 7 without issue. Default NIC drivers for debian 6 were a little flaky though.
Got this to replace a broken CPU/mobo in an old computer that I was using for network storage and playing media on my TV. Definitely works for this purpose, and having no moving parts is a plus. 6 SATA ports makes this ideal for NAS or any machine where you want a lot of storage.
Only gripe is the lack of an HDMI port. I'm currently using a separate video card, but I may eventually move this to a case where I have to use the on-board video, in which case I'll just use an adapter. No biggie.
This was for a light user who wanted to watch some videos, listen to music, browse the web and be able to run office. It was inexpensive to build and runs great with the right case and components.
Great card for small file server. I was able to create a system that costs about third of what commercial NAS propositions with 6 drives cost. I have it setup with NAS4Free and can easily add up to 6 hard drives.
If it had Intel NIC and USB 3.0 it would be a perfect card for me. Still for the money it is really great.
Got that for a home server sitting in my closet, with my old AMD X2 it was super warm, but the CPU now sits at a cool 48C and my HDDs are the same. I got a Pico PSU 120w, it draws about 30w with 4 HDDs. Completely fanless and runs really smooth.
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