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ASUS-branded motherboards deliver the highest standards of innovation, performance, and reliability with a new premium gold color scheme. Based on the latest Intel H87 chipset, the ASUS H87-PRO brings the power of Intel's 4th generation core processor to your desktop PC. ASUS tests each motherboard with literally hundreds of memory, expansion card, and external device combinations from nearly every brand and vendor on the market. ASUS Motherboards also pass the most demanding stress-testing process in the industry, verifying their stability, reliability, and longevity.
ASUS 5X PROTECTION - All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability
USB BIOS Flashback - Simple plug and press hardware-based BIOS flashing
Fan Xpert 2 - Comprehensive controls for the perfect cool and quiet balance
USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support) - 170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0
New UEFI BIOS – Friendlier, easier, and more intuitive with helpful info added
ASUS 5X PROTECTION
All-Round Protection Provides the Best Quality, Reliability, and Durability
ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5X PROTECTION. ASUS uses 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. ASUS also uses corrosion-resistant back I/O shields, all examples of ASUS providing the best possible reliability and durability.
New UEFI BIOS – Friendlier and More Intuitive
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. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, XMP profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.
Fan Xpert 2
Comprehensive Controls for Perfect Cooling and Quiet
Seeing an opportunity for more fine-tuned control, hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 featues Fan Auto Tuning. This provides a tailored fan speed setting for each fan, with the exclusive, automatic fan speed detection to achieve the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. It even provides a "RPM Fixed Mode" for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with a specific fan speed control.
USB 3.0 Boost(UASP Support)
170% Faster Transfer Speeds than Traditional USB 3.0
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to the already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.
USB BIOS Flashback
Simple Plug and Press Hardware-Based BIOS Flashing
Hardware-level USB BIOS Flashback allows users to update to new UEFI BIOS versions, even without a CPU or DRAM installed. Just plug in a USB flash drive containing the BIOS file, and press the RESET button for three seconds with the power supply connected. Hassle-free updating for ultimate convenience!
ASUS Boot Setting
Multiple Startup Options
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PC’s startup process. You can shorten system boot-up time to two seconds (on select models) for a smoother user experience under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. You can also enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds, or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, the settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.
Probe II Sense
Handy System Monitoring
Popular ASUS real-time system monitoring software is now available for Windows 8. It helps you supervise your entire PC through a live tile on the Windows 8 start screen, and make quick adjustments. Probe II Sense is a free app available from the Windows Store.
AI Suite 3
One-Stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience with a clearer and more attractive interface, and support for larger monitors. It consolidates all of ASUS's exclusive features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages, and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy-to-use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
4K Ultra HD Ready
Discover Future Visual Experiences
Following up on the 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.
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 (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 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 H87 Express Chipset
The Intel H87 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 six USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel® H87 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
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