- By Shi Xiao Min @Aug 30, 2013
Windows 8 Exclusive Features
Instant OS Login
ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system
boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience that removes
annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows.
Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and higher
efficiency - No more waiting around.
ASUS Boot Setting
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting
provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. 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.
LGA1155 Intel® Sandy Bridge Processor Ready
motherboard supports the latest Intel® Sandy Bridge processors in the
LGA1155 package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to
support 2-channel DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. This
provides great graphics performance. Intel® Sandy Bridge processors are
among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® H61 Chipset
Intel® H61 Express is the latest single-chipset design that supports the
new socket 1155 Intel® Core™ i3/Core™ i5/Core™ i7 2nd generation
processors. It improves performance by utilizing serial point-to-point
links, allowing for increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally,
Intel® H61 Express Chipset also supports iGPU function.
PCIe 3.0 Ready
Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the latest PCI Express bus standard with
improved encoding schemes that provide twice the performance of current
PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GB/s,
double the 16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). As such, PCIe 3.0 provides
users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience and
seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe
1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. PCIe 3.0 will become a must-have feature for
users who wish to improve and optimize graphic performance, as well as
have the latest technology available to them.
* PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel®
3rd generation Core™ processors.
Quiet & Cool
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and
chassis fan speed according to different ambient temperature , which is
caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions
and system loading.Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible
controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
USB 3.0 Support
ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0--the latest
connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next-generation
components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10X faster and is
also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.
AI Suite II
Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all the
exclusive ASUS features into one simple to use software package. It
allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed
control, voltage and sensor readings, and even interact with mobile
devices via Bluetooth. This all-in-one software offers diverse and ease
to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between
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-level upgrades for every
Level Energy Efficiency
The ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) provides total system power
management by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating
power usage for critical PC components in real-time¨Chelping save power
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from
damage caused by power surges from switching power supply(PSU).
EFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Easy BIOS Interface
ASUS brand new EFI 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 EFI 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
8 Channel Audio Codec
high-end sound system on your PC!
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously
codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output,
jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming
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.
- by Shi Xiao Min @Aug 30, 2013
Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2ndGeneration
Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® 32 nm CPU
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU
* Refer towww.asus.comfor
CPU support list
2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3
2200(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC,
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
* Refer towww.asus.comor
user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Integrated Graphics Processor
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1530 @ 75 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1748 MB
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16
Intel® H61(B3) chipset :
4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
Realtek® 8111F, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
VIA 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
ASMedia® ASM1042 controller :
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, ) Built-in Controller :
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
4 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(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)
2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
64 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a
WOL by PME, PXE
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Mini ITX Form Factor
6.75 inch x 6.75 inch ( 17.1 cm x 17.1 cm )
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Great bang for the buck as this board has more than enough power for expansion and future capacity. I've started out with an i3 and 8 GB of Kingston DDR3 RAM...runs smoothly so far for the past 3 months. I really like that it has dual display at the back for a dual monitor set up on an mITX system.
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Warranty covering accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
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