This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (2 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® H81 Express Chipset
The Intel® H81 Express chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to two USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel® H81 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
Exclusive EZ mode adds useful info to become even easier
Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smooth mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports.
USB 3.0 Boost (UASP support)
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol). 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.
Effortless PCI Express component removal
Press the Q-slot clip lightly, and graphics cards just pop out. The large winged clip is easy to reach so you don't have to struggle with installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards.
Intel H81 Express chipset
The Intel H81 Express chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to two USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel H81 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the Intel integrated graphics performance.
Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact.
USB 3.0 2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0 + (4 x USB 2.0 via headers)
Max Allocated RAM Size
HD Audio (8-channel)
Motherboard - micro ATX
Intel H81 Express
Max Processors Qty
Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Registered or Buffered
Dual channel memory architecture
Max Allocated RAM Size
HD Audio (8-channel)
High Definition Audio
Expansion / Connectivity
1 x CPU , 2 x DIMM 240-pin , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 1 x PCI
SATA-300 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices , SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices
1 x DVI , 2 x USB 3.0 , 1 x VGA , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 4 x USB 2.0 , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x PS/2 keyboard , 1 x PS/2 mouse , 1 x parallel
4 x USB 2.0 - header , 1 x serial - header , 1 x audio - header
4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector
DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ACPI 2.0a support, ASUS EFI BIOS, SMBIOS 2.7 support
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL)
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection, ESD Guards, GPU Boost, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-Slot, CrashFree BIOS 3, All-Solid Capacitor motherboard Design, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Fan Xpert, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology, ASUS Network iControl, ESD Protection, ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O
I/O back plate
2 x Serial ATA cable
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS AI Charger, ASUS AI Suite III