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ASUS B85-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel B85 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • Intel B85
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1600/1333
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ASUS B85-Plus Chipset

A new premium gold color scheme symbolizes a guarantee of the highest standards of innovation, performance, and reliability. Having been tested with computer components from almost all brands on the market, and passing the most demanding stress-testing process in the industry, the ASUS B85-PLUS delivers the stability, reliability and longevity you've always hoped for. The new Intel B85 chipset and an array of ASUS-exclusive features work side by side to offer you a powerful gaming machine.

Features:

  • ASUS DIGI+ VRM - Digital Power Design
  • ASUS USB 3.0 Boost - Lightning Fast Transfer Speeds!
  • ASUS Fan Xpert 2 - Optimizes Fans Speeds for a Cool and Quiet System
  • Network iControl - Real-Time Network Bandwidth Control
  • ASUS Anti-Surge Protection - Protect Your Device
  • 100% High-Quality Solid Capacitors
  • ASUS 5X Protection - ASUS Motherboards Safeguard Your PC with 5X Protection
  • Intel B85 Chipset with Intel SBA Support


ASUS DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design
The all-new digital CPU power controls work perfectly together to match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response efficiently delivering precise power. Accurate delivery reduces waste, and provides more stable CPU vCore voltages. Users can adjust CPU PWM voltages and frequencies for various overclocking scenarios, with accurate input through UEFI BIOS tuning or ASUS's exclusive interface. This unique design increases overclocking headroom to push performance to its full potential.
ASUS-Exclusive USB 3.0 Boost for 1.3X Faster than Traditional USB 3.0
With USB 3.0 Boost technology, USB transfer speeds increased up to 1.3 times, enhancing an already impressive USB 3.0 transfer rate. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals, without the need for any further user configuration.

USB 3.0 Boost
ASUS Fan Xpert 2 with Optimum Fans Speeds for a Cool and Quiet System
Hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 features an Auto Tuning mode. It provides a tailored fan speed setting for each fan to achieve the best balance between cooling performance and fan noise. It even provides a “Silent” Mode for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with a specific fan speed control.
Network iControl for Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
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With a single-click, the current application can have its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other applications. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profiles, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.
Windows 8 - One-Stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
Windows 8
With hardware driver compatibility tested and assured, ASUS provides a complete solution for Windows 8 support. Users can now experience the next-generation operating system on ASUS hardware, and can rest assured that they can easily upgrade once the final driver versions are released – all without any compatibility issues!
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
The Anti-Surge Protection Design detects overvoltage conditions and prevents voltage surges from spreading. It also actively cuts off the overvoltage supply to protect the system.
ASUS 5X Protection
ASUS Motherboards Safeguard Your PC with 5X PROTECTION

DIGI+ VRM - Precise power control keeps temperatures low, significantly enhances overclocking ability, and provides long-lasting stability.

DRAM fuses - Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection, Short Circuit Damage Prevention. Onboard Polyswitch (Resettable Fuse) prevents overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the system and device lifespan.

ESD Guards - Tiny ICs near or around the I/O Ports or Connectors – such as USB/LAN/Video Ports – enhance ESD Protection and extend component life. Thanks to these ASUS ESD Protection ICs, our motherboards are protected from electrostatic interference and damage.

All 5,000-Hour Solid Caps - ASUS motherboards utilize ALL 5K Hours (5K Hrs. @ 105°C; 50K Hrs. @ 65°C) Solid capacitors provide durability and an improved lifespan, and enhance thermal performance. Solid caps

Extra-Durable Stainless Steel Back I/O - ASUS Motherboard back I/O panels are made from strong stainless steel, bonded with a thin layer of chromium oxide, to provide corrosion resistance. As a result, ASUS stainless steel back I/O panels have a usage life three times longer than ordinary panels. Input and output

Intel B85 Express Chipset with Intel SBA Support
Intel SBA support
The Intel B85 Express Chipset supports the 4th generation Intel Core processors. The Intel Small Business Advantage (Intel SBA) enables the best solutions for businesses in an un-managed PC environment. It is a hardware and software solution that provides unique security and productivity capabilities designed for small businesses. B85-Plus supports Intel SBA.


Learn more about the ASUS B85-PLUS

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
B85-PLUS

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1150
CPU Type
4th-Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron (LGA1150)
Supported CPU Technologies
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Chipsets

Chipset
Intel B85

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR3 1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
32GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
1
PCI Express 2.0 x16
1(running at x4)
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
3

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
2
SATA 6Gb/s
4 x SATA 6Gb/s

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111G
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
3 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
1 x 19-pin USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0/2.0 port
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
Other Connectors
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0"x 8.2"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Features

Features
ASUS 5X PROTECTION - All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability

New UEFI BIOS - Friendlier, easier, and more intuitive with helpful info added

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

Network iControl - Real-time network bandwidth management

Packaging

Package Contents
ASUS B85-PLUS MB
2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x User Manual
1 x I/O Shield
1 x Support DVD

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Dexter W.
  • 1/7/2014 7:25:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of Junk x2

Pros: None that I could find.

Cons: Wouldn't even POST. I have built many computers with ASUS boards, Dual video and water cooled. This board won't let me into the BIOS Setup no matter what. Ordered a replacement...and it does the same. ASUS says it's defective and return it...BOTH boards...REALLY!?. Also I was able to determine it was loaded with the earliest BIOS version 0309, and it won't boot to DOS to allow BIOS flash. I just sent second back and ordered Gigabyte...no more ASUS for me!

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  • Alan B.
  • 12/23/2013 10:04:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected

Pros: I saw that this had mixed reviews with some people having hardware problems, but I took the chance and bought it. I've been using it for a couple weeks now with a core i5-4670, and I haven't had any problems.

Cons: None

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  • Laurie M.
  • 12/21/2013 8:28:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice motherboard

Pros: Good price, Easy to use EUFI BIOS, Has usb 3.0, plenty of PCIe slots.

Cons: Can't think of any

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  • Jon C.
  • 12/14/2013 4:51:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Board

Pros: I reviewed earlier and complained about the update files. It turns out it was my router's fault, and it happened the same day. All the files I downloaded were getting corrupted. It wasn't the Asus site's fault.

Cons: None I've found.

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  • Jon C.
  • 12/12/2013 4:25:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWhat the hell?

Pros: Nice board, works great. Paired it with a 35w I3. The boot config menu is nice.

Cons: The CD drivers install fine, but most of the update files from the site are CORRUPT! I even tried using their little utility to download the files, as if it was even necessary. At least the updated video driver worked that way, but still, most of the files were corrupt. Tried with windows zip and 7-zip.

Other Thoughts: I don't understand how a company can post corrupt files and leave them on for so long and not notice.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

If I may, I would like to help. Please contact me through email where we can discuss this case further. Within the contents, please include each driver version installed, what error was received, and the serial number of the motherboard. My email is cl-mark@asus.com. Reference number: 3258771.

Thank you, and have a great day!

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Chenghmong L.
  • 12/4/2013 8:59:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLow volume product for a reason

Pros: It somewhat works.

Cons: I bought a new 4770k with this motherboard, and it gives me CPU OVER VOLTAGE ERROR. I looked in bios and it's giving me cpu vccin at 4 volts! I checked my temps and it reads fine at around 30c. I changed it manually to 1.8v, but nope, still 4 v input!

But before that, the 'A' channels of memory are faulty. Any ram I stick in there prevent the machine from booting at all. I have to stick the ram into b1 and b2 to get it to boot up at all. I did lots of tests to figure it out. I then stuck my cpu in a friends motherboard and no errors, so the problem is with the mobo!

Other Thoughts: I guess lack of reviews means nobody wants it because it sucks. I tried to go against the stigmata, I failed.

I've always made Asus my first brand priority whenever I could. Asus laptops, notebooks, motherboards, monitors etc. This is the first asus product that has failed me, but I do have faith in their customer service. I sent them an email, but if their reply isn't satisfactory, I'm going to have to RMA through newegg before the 30 day limit.

I finally got my brother into the computer building hobby, and sadly this was his first experience. He paid me to purchase these parts for him. Should've went up another $50 to get a higher quality motherboard.

For now he's ignoring the cpu voltage error and running on 1 channel of memory. Maybe it's a dumb idea but he's got nothing else.

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  • Matt C.
  • 9/10/2013 7:40:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIT Guy

Pros: Overall a good choice. With Asus it sometimes can be hit or miss but got a good one right out of the box with this. Got this board for my wife's new build. Put 16g of gskill in it and a Core i5 with a 55ti video card. Everything runs great for what she does. No problems running any modern games.

Cons: None yet.

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  • CHAIM B.
  • 8/21/2013 4:49:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 out of 4 ram slots are bad

Pros: evrything besides mem slots are fine.

Cons: 2 out of 4 memory slots are bad. bought 4x8gb memory that conformed to asus board specs according to chart on asus support site . tried every combination of sticks. only B1 and B2 work.-- very very disappointed in this board.

Other Thoughts: reading over several reviews for 1155 and 1150 ASUS boards, bad ram slots seems to be a common complaint. before ordering i wrote that off to sloppy user config. i guess not.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your feedback.

I am sorry you are having issues with the board. If you are still within the return period, I would suggest checking what options you have available for an exchange. If you are outside of the return period, please let me know, and I will set up a RMA for the board.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Bradley B.
  • 8/18/2013 7:24:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Great simple board, forget all the Z77 overclocking stuff, save energy and money and get this board. Has all the basic features and runs great. Pretty solid board as it holds my 412 hyper plus easily on its side.

Cons: Color scheme is a bit interesting...

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