This 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
The 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.
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
Active 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
Experience 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.
ASUS Exclusive Features
AI Suite II
One-stop 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 different utilities.
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-level upgrades for every use.
ASUS Power Solutions
System 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–helping save power and money!
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply(PSU).
ASUS EZ DIY
EFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Flexible, 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 system settings.
8 Channel Audio Codec
Enjoy 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 technology.
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.
- by David_W @Jul 06, 2011
Intel® Socket 1155 for 2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3 Processors Supports Intel® 32 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
2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1333/1066 Hz Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Integrated Graphics Processor Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports - 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 2.0 x16
Intel® H61(B3) chipset : 4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue
VIA 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Built-in Controller : 2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue) Built-in Controller : 8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 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 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) (4 -pin) 1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (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 System panel(s) 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
User's manual I/O Shield 2 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
32 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a
WOL by PME,PXE
Drivers Anti-virus software (OEM version) ASUS Update ASUS Utilities
Mini ITX Form Factor 6.75 inch x 6.75 inch ( 17.1 cm x 17.1 cm )
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This is a humble mITX board, without the bells and whistles. Expect good value for your money and you won't be disappointed. Beyond that, it has an easily navigable BIOS that permits mouse functionality; two (rear, I/O shield) USB3.0 ports; and the Support DVD packs good value as well.
I recommend this board for budget-conscious HTPC builds, and enthusiasts who want to keep it simple, and avoid paying through the nose for added functionality they won't use.
Overall, great board for anyone looking to build a media centre. No SATA3 isn't a deal breaker, but I have a SSD and would like the benefits. Otherwise, I like the BIOS now that it is more graphical.
This board caused issues until I flashed with the newest BIOS, changed the HDD mode to IDE and reinstalled windows. Caused hard to troubleshoot BSOD's which resulted in almost a month of trying various things and retesting the hardware. The biggest gripe is that it sometimes took a day or two to actually BSOD, so each individual test took ages.
Now that it's flashed, reinstalled and stable, the board is nice and small, and gets the job done.
Picked this up for an HTPC build. Really small, and EFI BIOS is a nice touch. Only issue I have is with waking from S3 suspend in Linux - it doesn't work. Found a few reviews online mentioning the same issue, so using Windows 7 + xbmc for now.
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