Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability
Our be-the-best ethos underscores the choice of every single component that goes into your ASUS motherboard. We focus relentlessly on quality to ensure long-term system reliability and performance.
Precise digital power control with ASUS DIGI+ VRM
Voltage regulator modules (VRMs) are among the most essential motherboard components. A good VRM intelligently delivers CPU power based on actual needs at any given time. ASUS was first with digital power design featuring faster sensing and response to deliver precise CPU power on demand. This great accuracy reduces energy waste and of course improves system stability thanks to more consistent delivery.
Enhanced DRAM overcurrent protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of both your system and connected device.
5K-hr solid-state capacitors that last 2.5X longer
Solid-state capacitors are able to withstand extreme temperatures of up to 105°C for as long as 5,000 hours — that's two-and-a-half (2.5X) times longer than traditional capacitors. This exceptional durability means superb real-world endurance to more typical PC operating temperatures, ensuring that ASUS motherboards continue working longer.
Stainless-steel back I/O that lasts 3X longer
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 lifespan that's three times (3X) longer compared to ordinary panels.
ESD Guards for protection from electrostatic discharge
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards are tested to very high standards, capable of up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/-6kV for contact discharge. We employ an active protective circuit design to guard your system against electrostatic interference and damage, providing greater component longevity.
Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. Our extensive certification program focuses on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, giving you the freedom to build and upgrade without frustration. Compatible today and compatible far into the future – that's the ASUS way.
Every 9 Series motherboard is compatible with thousands of devices. Our engineers fit and assess both server and consumer CPUs, hundreds of memory modules, dozens of graphics cards, loads of storage devices, power supplies, network devices, displays, optical drives, peripherals and many more. We do this to give you complete confidence in our products and their superb compatibility.
We're so confident in our 9 Series motherboards' superior compatibility that we publish our entire QVL for all to see — delivering you more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences. There are no gaps in our QVL: every compatible component is on the list for all to see. To check that a particular component or device is compatible with your motherboard, just reference the QVL for instant reassurance.
When you choose an ASUS motherboard, it's likely you'll also go with ASUS for other components. ASUS designs products from the ground up so that graphics cards, sound cards and optical drives work flawlessly with your motherboard.
Our motherboards have superb endurance. We verify this by subjecting every board to over 7,000 hours of stringent tests. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust — with reliability that surpasses industry standards.
Each motherboard is subjected to extended reliability testing under heavy load conditions, from the transportation to daily operations, to make sure they are delivered to you in perfect condition. Trials include temperature and humidity, burn-in, power on/off, power consumption, insertion and thermal-shock testing among many others. Every certified-compatible component puts through an up to 24-hour aging test to ensure trouble-free operation every day – no matter what you fit or attach and no matter what you do!
Temperature and Humidity TestComponents withstand extreme conditions
Thermal MeasurementCool and stable under the heaviest loads
Insertion TestGuaranteed I/O reliability
Up to 24-hour aging test to ensure reliability
Power Consumption TestEnsure global-standard energy efficiency
- Temperature and DC Margin
- Thermal Shock Test
- Non-Operation Vibration Test
- Burn-In Test
- Installation Test
- Drop Test
- Shock Test
- Salt and Spray Test
makes you part of the game
ASUS audio features gets you always ready for gaming, chatting, watching movies or relaxing to your favorite music. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule!
Work with up to 3 displaysConnect up to three independent monitors at once using video outputs such as DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA. Choose your outputs and set displays to either mirror mode or collage mode.
4K/Ultra HD visual excellenceNative support for 4K/UHD (ultra-high-definition) resolutions of up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI or DisplayPort —that's four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
- Fan Profile:Detailed CPU and case fan information for instant cooling!
- SATA Information:Displays SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices!
- Fast Clock Adjustment:Use mouse controls to change the time and date!
- EZ XMP:Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
- Shortcut:Press Enter to create shortcuts to favorite settings, or select an existing shortcut and press F4 to go straight there!
- Quick Notes:Make notes and capture BIOS-related ideas, quickly and conveniently!
- Last Modified Log:Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive!
- SATA Port Renaming:Rename SATA ports for easy identification!
Fan Xpert 2+ is an extremely advanced fan-management tool that puts 4-pin and 3-pin(PWM/DC) case fan controls in one place, allowing you to control 3-pin case fans with the same precision as that offered by 4-pin connectors — so you'll have quieter fans and more efficient operation. It also scans each fan's characteristics and intelligently delivers custom settings for each fan based on the dedicated area temperatures. With Fan Xpert 2+, every fan achieves the best balance of cooling, performance and quiet operation.
RPM Fixed ModeDesigned for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with highly specific fan speed control. It reacts to system loads for greater response.
Auto Tuning ModeScans fan parameters through exclusive automatic speed detection to provide custom settings for each fan with a single click. This achieves the best cooling for your components beyond just the mere number of fans in your case.
Informative fan controlsDelivers complete information that allows you to take advanced control over each fan.
USB 3.0 Boost
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) USB 3.0 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.
With two native PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 10Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system drive, making your whole PC work that much faster. It supports Intel® Rapid Storage Technology to ensure even faster access to data, refresh applications automatically and awake from sleep in just seconds!**Refer to model specifications for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology support
We understand how you use your PC. From assembly, system setting and monitoring, and to firmware and hardware updates — we're all about making your life easier. That's why we never stop developing new and exciting DIY opportunities to make PC DIY easy, fun and free from hassle!
1assemblyASUS Q-Design makes PC building quick and easy
2settingsASUS AI Suite 3 is a one-stop shop for adjusting your settings
3monitoringASUS Push Notice monitors your PC status on the go
4BIOS updatesASUS EZ Flash 2 updates your BIOS from USB outside the operating system
|CPU Socket||LGA 1150|
|CPU Type||Core i7 / i5 / i3 (LGA1150)|
|Video Integrado||Intel® HD Graphics 4600|
|Memory Slots||4 Slots|
|SATA 3Gb/s||4 x Ports|
|Channel Support||Single Channel|
|SATA 6Gb/s||4 x Ports|
|PCI Express 4x||No|
|PCI Express 16x||2 x Slots|
|Form Factor||Micro ATX|
|PCI Slots||2 x Slots|
|PCI Express 1x||1 x Slots|
|USB 1.1/2.0||8 x Ports|
|USB 3.0||6 x Ports|
|Multi-Graphics Technology||ATI CrossfireX / nVidia SLI|
|Memory Speed||DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2250(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory|