*Only FM2+ Processors can support PCIe3.0
Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization
One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.
Dynamic Multi-Scenario Design
Figuring out the best settings for your PC a challenge? 4-Way Optimization automatically detects the best configuration for your system based on actual usage.
The design makes sure your PC is perfect for gaming, entertainment, productivity, and everything else.
*Manual setting in Away Mode
*Testing configuration: AMD 6800K|A88X-PRO|G.Skill DDR3-2133 4GB x 2|SSD: OCZ-VTX4-25SAT3-128G|Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
4 Key Tuning Pillars
- Performance: unlock CPU/iGPU performance with the TPU
- Efficiency: achieve whole system energy efficiency by reducing power consumption
- Leading digital power: real-time management of CPU-input voltage regulator via DIGI+ Power Control
- Customized fan control: detailed supervision of every installed fan improves cooling and reduces noise with Fan Xpert 2
Unlock integrated graphics performance for up to 30% boost
Exclusive GPU Boost is able to unlock any APU for overclocking integrated graphics. Even non-Black Edition APUs can be boosted – for an integrated graphics performance increase of up to 30%! Gaining this unique power is as simple as flipping an onboard switch or using ASUS AI Suite 3 utility. It easily delivers stable system-wide upgrades for every use.
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 already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.
- World’s 1st USB 3.0 UASP support – instantly 170% faster.
- Complete USB 3.0 solution – performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devices.
- Simple plug and boost – auto detection design ensures best performance.
ASUS 5X Protection
All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability
ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. We use quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise APU 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. We also use corrosion-resistant back I/O shields, all examples of ASUS providing the best possible reliability and durability.
DIGI+ Power Control (DIGI+ VRM & DRAM)
Precise Digital Power Control for both APU and DRAM
Power control is one of the most essential motherboard designs. Intelligent APU power draw detection with ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is an innovative, industry-leading technology increasing overclocking potential, enhancing system stability, and improving power efficiency with superior flexibility and accurate control
*DIGI+ VRM functions also available in FM2+ & FM2 CPUs.
Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Short-circuit damage prevention
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard system and device lifespan.
Strong ESD protection for extended component lifespan
Electrostatic discharges (ESD) can happen suddenly, and their damaging effects are often underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards offer an active protective circuit design that ensures electrostatic discharges are properly grounded, providing greater component longevity.
High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid State Capacitors
2.5X longer lifespan with excellent durability
ASUS high-quality solid state capacitors assure a 5,000-hour lifespan, equivalent to 2.5 times longer than traditional capacitors. All capacitors pass testing under temperatures as high as 105 degrees centigrade and meet Japanese industrial standards to provide excellent durability and enhanced thermal capacity.
Stainless Steel Back I/O
3X more durable corrosion-resistant coating
ASUS motherboard back I/O panels are made from strong and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, which is bonded with a thin layer of chromium oxide to enhance anti-corrosive properties. Passing 72-hour spray salt endurance tests, ASUS stainless steel back I/O panels have a usage life three times longer compared to ordinary panels.
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, D.O.C.P profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.
1. Fast Clock Adjustment
Easily change the time and date in EZ Mode using the mouse.
2. EZ D.O.C.P Settings
Quickly apply D.O.C.P settings in UEFI BIOS EZ Mode, achieving better DRAM performance.
3. EZ Fan Settings
As demanded by the community, detailed fan controls come to EZ Mode so you can switch fan profiles for quick cooling and noise-level supervision.
4. SATA Information
Displays each SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices.
Get all your favorite functions on one page
F4 or right click to add settings to My Favorites under Advanced Mode, which cuts time spent on searching and further speeds up system tuning.
One press to apply and access frequent settings
Now you can customize your own shortcut log by pressing F4 or right clicking to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings. Instantly access them by simply hitting the F3 hotkey.
You no longer need to have a pen and paper notepad around. Quick Note works inside the BIOS so you can just type remarks and ideas to help you remember important settings info and save time on trial and error.
Always forget those important BIOS changes you did? This friendly function creates a tuning log to track your BIOS settings history, which can be saved onto a USB drive.
SATA Port Renaming
You can rename your SATA ports for easy identification, including by usage scenario. Get greater convenience and spend less time on finding the right devices when you want to change settings.
One-stop PC remote control and home entertainment
Remote GO! links PCs, tablets, smartphones, and TVs wirelessly through a LAN cable and router. It allows you to stream multimedia content from PC to DLNA devices, access your computer anywhere using smart devices at home, and easily transfer files to and from your PC. Now upgraded with new Cloud GO!, which syncs your multiple cloud storage accounts and backs up content to your PC with one click.
Set up Your Home PC with Remote GO!
1.Wi-Fi environment setup - use an existing LAN cable and router setup to connect PC and smart devices on the same home network
2.Install Remote GO! software on your PC
3.Download Wi-Fi GO! &NFC Remote to your smart devices (Supported Systems: iOS & Android)
4.Setup complete - get four free apps with ASUS Remote GO!
One stop to sync and backup for your cloud storage
Your cloud file manager for ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Synchronize files across cloud storage accounts with a click, with no more bothersome uploading and downloading to and from different accounts.
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Check your PC in real-time from a smartphone or a tablet
Accesses your PC from smart devices with real-time control for complete comfort. This function creates a virtual desktop on smart devices, offering portable access to content and control over your PC from anywhere at home.
Media Streaming Hub
Streaming multimedia content is easier than before
Streaming multimedia content is easier than before Enjoy HD content, music, and photos from PC on your HDTV via Wi-Fi, perfect for creating your own home theater!
Easy data sharing
Send and share files between your PC and smart devices with only a right click on the mouse.
The Latest Transfer Speed
PCI Express 3.0
PCI Express 3.0 uses improved encoding that provides twice the performance of PCI Express 2.0. Total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches 32GB/s, delivering unprecedented data speeds combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility.
*Only FM2+ Processors can support PCIe3.0
Complete USB 3.0 integration
Double USB access, double the convenience
ASUS facilitates USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel. Experience the latest plug n play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Our motherboards afford greater convenience with high speed connectivity.
SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Twice the speed
ASUS provides SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s.
AI Suite 3
One-stop access to innovative ASUS features
ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS 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.
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 BIOS Flashback button for 3 seconds with the power supply connected. Hassle-free updating for ultimate convenience!
Real-time network bandwidth management
One click to prioritize network traffic for applications you're currently using or set up favorite profiles to run at specific times. Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online gaming runs optimized, all through an intuitive user interface.
Enhanced memory compatibility: save time on trial and error
Memory issues can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to fix or work around. If RAM problems are preventing your system from booting, MemOK! helps by automatically loading failsafe settings to enable basic functionality with a simple push of a button on the motherboard. This troubleshooting feature saves you time and annoyance, and adds to the confidence of DIY builders.
Easy, quick, and accurate connections
Motherboard front panel wires and connectors used to be notorious as the hardest and most tedious part of the build process. You had to figure out which one went where, or consult confusing manuals. This took forever and caused needless frustration. The Q-Connector steps in to take care of all that. It’s a one-piece plug that sits on top of the front panel headers, with clearly marked inputs for each. You no longer have to mess with easily-bent pins. The wires go into the Q-Connector, and you’re good to go.
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.
Dedicated direct BIOS access button
Designed for those requiring frequent BIOS access, users can easily enter the BIOS when the PC is on standby power with a simple press of a button. It saves you time during boot-up as you don’t have to repeatedly press the DEL key. Convenience and ease at their best!
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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 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Also, you can 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, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.
*On select models
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.
*Only FM2+ APU can support up to 4096 x 2160 resolution display via HDMI port
Work with up to 3 displays
Connect up to three independent monitors at once using video outputs such as DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA. Choose your outputs and set displays to either mirror mode or extended mode.
AMD® Dual Graphics Technology
AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics is an exclusive technology only available to AMD platforms. It allows AMD APUs and selected AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics cards to work together, delivering an unrivalled 3D gaming graphics quality and performance. By combining both the discrete and integrated graphics processors, gamers can now enjoy faster and smoother frame rates on any latest gaming titles.
AMD® Eyefinity Technology
Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD®Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience
Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support
Brings you multi-GPU support using AMD CrossFireX. The A88X chipset optimizes PCI Express allocation in multiple graphics card configurations, so you can expect brand-new gaming like you’ve never experienced before!
APU and Chipset Features
AMD® A-Series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ R Series Graphics
This motherboard fully supports the latest AMD Socket FM2+ Kaveri APUs with AMD Radeon R series graphics and retains compatibility with AMD Socket FM2 (Richland and Trinity) APUs. AMD Socket FM2+ APUs support Microsoft® DirectX 11.1 for incredibly fast and smooth graphics, native PCI Express 3.0 for full-speed expansion and 4K resolutions via HDMI and DisplayPort connections.
AMD® A88X FCH(Bolton D4)
AMD® A88X FCH (Bolton D4) is designed to support up to 5GT/s interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 graphics. It natively supports 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports and 4 x USB 3.0 Ports.
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.