Use this motherboard from ASUS to build a system based on 4th/5th Gen Intel processors (LGA 1150). It supports DDR3 memory and comes with onboard M.2 and SATA Express that features 10Gb/s transfer speeds. Multiple hardware protections are built in to bring the reliability that you can count on for years. An easy-to-use UEFI BIOS makes it a breeze to overclock the CPU and fine-tune your system.
ASUS 5X Protection
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
Enhanced DRAM overcurrent protection
5K-hr solid-state capacitors that last 2.5X longer
Stainless-steel back I/O that lasts 3X longer
ESD Guards for protection from electrostatic discharge
Crystal Sound 2
Crystal Sound 2 makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to listen, be it gaming, chatting, watching movies or relaxing to your favorite music. Onboard physical shielding, professional engineered design and premium components, including Japanese-made audio capacitors and operational amplifiers (op-amps), result in sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule!
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and intuitive user interface. It allows you to lower lag with no expert knowledge—by up to 1.45X! If you're a tweaker, use Advanced Mode for hardcore controls.
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
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 Xpert 3
Fan Xpert 3 is an extremely advanced fan-management tool that puts 4-pin/3-pin CPU and case fan controls in one place. It scans each fan's characteristics and intelligently delivers custom settings for each fan based on the dedicated area temperatures. Make sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise.
Fan Xpert 3 supports hardware-level PWM/DC combo mode for both the CPU and case fans. It even has the upgraded ability to reduce the CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet and power saving operation during light loads.
Evolve your storage speed with SATA Express
SATA Express provides up to 10Gbit/s data-transfer speeds from two PCIE 2.0 lanes. The current SSDs consume up to 550MB/s, which is close to saturation point for SATA 6Gbit/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives.
Speed up your system with M.2
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
Intel LGA1150 4th, New 4th & 5th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors Ready
This motherboard supports Intel 4th, New 4th and 5th 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 H97 Chipset
The Intel H97 Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports Intel LGA1150 4th, New 4th & 5th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, H97 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports, 6 SATA 6Gbit/s ports and 10Gbit/s M.2 support for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel H97 Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
Intel Smart Response Technology
Uses an installed fast SSD (min 18.6GB available capacity required) as a cache for frequently-accessed data. Key benefits include reduced load and wait times, and lower power consumption through the elimination of unnecessary hard drive spin. This technology combines SSD performance with hard drive capacity, operating up to 6X faster than a hard drive-only system.
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Your computer can receive web updates with fresh content for selected applications, even when the system is in sleep mode. This means less time waiting for applications to update and sync with the cloud, leading to a more efficient computing experience.
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Allows your computer to quickly resume from a low-power hibernate state in seconds. Saving your system memory to the designated SSD, it provides your computer a faster wake-up response time, while still keeping energy use low.
* Precise specifications and features vary by model. Please refer to the specification page.