LGA1155 socket for Intel® Second Generation Core™ i7/ Core™ i5/ Core™ i3 Processors
This motherboard supports the Intel® second generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 processors in LGA1155 package with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 2-channel (2 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® second generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® H61(B3) Express Chipset
The Intel® H61(B3) Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design to support the new 1155 socket Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 2nd generation processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the H61 (B3) provides 4 SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval at double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
Dual-Channel DDR3 1333 / 1066 support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
Tap into the world’s first real time PC power saving engine through AI Suite II utility. Get total system power savings by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity.
AI Suite II
With its fast user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all the exclusive ASUS features into one simple to use software package. It allows you to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed control, voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and ease to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
Easy, Real-Time O.C. Tunings Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy OC tool allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly interface makes overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV provides the best O.C. settings in different scenarios.
GPU Boost overclocks the integrated GPU in real time for the best graphics performance. User-friendly UI facilitates flexible frequency and voltage adjustments. Its ability to deliver multiple overclocking profiles also provides rapid and stable system-level upgrades.
Protect Your Device Anti-Surge Protection Design detects overvoltage conditions and prevents voltage surges from spreading in real time. It also actively cuts off the overvoltage supply to protect the system.
1. Real-time over voltage detection. 2. Active protection against potential damage to your motherboards and systems.
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU and chassis fan speeds according to different ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and your PC’s loading. The built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
8-channel high definition audio
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output and jack-detect feature that automatically detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection, which means there will be no more confusion of Line-in, Line-out, and Mic jacks.
C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
The BIOS C.P.R. feature automatically restores the CPU default settings when the system hangs due to overclocking failure. C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the BIOS automatically restores the CPU parameters to their default settings.
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 @Mar 18, 2011
Intel® Socket 1155 for Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7 Processor/Core™ i5 Processor/Core™ i3 Processor/ Support Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 * Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list. * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
Intel® H61(B3) Chipset
2 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel memory architecture Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) * According to Intel® SPEC, the Max. 16GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market. * Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL. * When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 1 x PCI
Support dual VGA output: HDMI/DVI & D-Sub - Supports HDMI™ Technology with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz - Supports Single-link DVI with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz - Supports D-Sub with max. resolution 2048x1536 @75Hz - Supports DirectX 10.1 - Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology Support
Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel Audio CODEC - Optical S/PDIF out @back pannel - Supports Jack-Detection, Front Panel Jack-Retasking(HD only) * Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.
10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features
- 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors - ASUS Turbo V - Anti-Surge Protction - ASUS EPU - GPU Boost - AI Suite II - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) - Internal Base Clock tuning from 80MHz up to 300MHz at 1MHz increment Overclocking Protection - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port 1 x DVI 1 x D-Sub 1 x HDMI 1 x LAN(RJ45) port(s) 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 1 x S/PDIF Out (Optical) 3 x Audio jacks
Internal I/O Connectors
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector(s) support additional 4 USB ports 4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connector 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 1 x LPT connector 1 x S/PDIF Out connector 1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector 1 x Front panel audio connector 1 x COM 1 x System Panel connector
32 Mb Flash ROM , EFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, ACPI v2.0a, SM BIOS v2.6, Multi-language BIOS
1 x I/O Shield 2 x SATA 3.0Gb/s cables 1 x User's manual 1 x Support DVD
Drivers Anti-virus software (OEM version) ASUS update ASUS Utilities
uATX Form Factor 9.6 inch x 8.4 inch ( 24.4 cm x 21.3 cm )
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Asus has gone to a new, pretty graphical bios which almost threw me off. It's gonna take some getting used to.. but I like it. Only 2 internal USB ports which made adding a card reader problematic (had to abandon two USB ports on the front). 4 Sata connectors also can run out quickly... and not legacy IDE. Great for a new build... not so good if you are replacing your motherboard.
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