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.
All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability
ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5x protection. They use quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise CPU power on demand, ESD units tested to strict standards that eliminate electrostatic interference, and resettable fuses around DRAM slots to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. They also use corrosion-resistant back I/O shields, all examples of ASUS providing the best possible reliability and durability.
Exclusive EZ mode adds useful info to become even easier
Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest 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.
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.
4K Ultra HD ready - discover future visual experiences
Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and you're ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support 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.
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.
SATA-300 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 Device(s) , SATA-600 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 Device(s)
1 x DVI , 1 x HDMI , 1 x VGA , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 4 x USB 2.0 , 2 x USB 3.0 , 1 x PS/2 keyboard , 1 x PS/2 mouse , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack
4 x USB 2.0 - header , 2 x USB 3.0 - header , 1 x SPDIF out - header , 1 x audio - header
4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector
DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ACPI 2.0a support, ASUS EFI BIOS, UEFI BIOS, SMBIOS 2.7 support
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL)
Jack retasking, ASUS Anti-Surge Protection, ASUS Q-Design, ESD Guards, GPU Boost, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-Slot, CrashFree BIOS 3, Intel Clear Video Technology, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, ASUS Fan Xpert, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Fanless Design Heatsink, ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology, ASUS Network iControl, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video, Disk Unlocker, ESD Protection, ASUS 5X PROTECTION, 4K Ultra HD ready, ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection, ASUS Boot Setting, Clear CMOS Button, ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O
I/O back plate
2 x Serial ATA cable
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS AI Charger+, ASUS Update, ASUS AI Suite III
Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a, ErP Ready
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A Typical ASUS Good Quality Board
Used in a build with the following core components:
• ASUS H81M-PLUS MOTHERBOARD
• INTEL G3258 PENTIUM K ANNIVERSARY CPU
• CRUCIAL BALLISTIX SPORT DDR3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz RAM
• SANDISK ULTRA II 120GB SSD
• WINDOWS 7 PRO 64BIT SP1 & ALL UPDATES
Windows boots in less than 3 seconds, after POST, with no overclocking and Bitdefender AV installed.
Purchased board July 2015, it came with BIOS version 2106. So, it runs all supported CPUs out of the box.
The board seems to be of typical ASUS good quality. No issues, everything worked as expected on first boot.
BIOS has extensive options, features and overclocking facilities, you can tweak to your heart's content. ASUS AI Suite 3 software allows for even more tweaking.
You need to install the management interface and ASUS probe drivers in order to have 'Unknown Devices' in Windows Device Manager installed.
I would have no hesitation recommending this board, excellent value for money.
Ease of use
Value for money
Upgraded my tower unit in August 2015. Found the motherboard instructions easy to follow the new system booted first time, no problems. Runs very fast for my needs; photo, audio and video editing, office stuff, internet, etc. but no games. The other components are: Intel Core i3-4130 S1150 3.40GHz 3MB Kingston 240GB HyperX Savage SSD SATA 3 2.5" 8GB (2x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMP All for under £250, very pleased
Ease of use
Value for money
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