This is an FM2+ socketed motherboard that features enduring 5X protection, high-clarity audio and the UEFI BIOS on the A68H chipset.
The engineers employ exacting standards to guarantee quality throughout the product's life, choosing the finest components for real-world protection. The motherboards are proven to be compatible with more than 1,000 components and devices, and undergo a minimum of 7,000 hours of strict validation. That gives you the peace of mind of knowing that ASUS motherboard is fit for all environments and applications. To build your PC with the best foundations, build it with an ASUS motherboard.
Voltage regulator modules (VRMs) are among the most essential motherboard components. A good VRM intelligently delivers CPU power based on actual needs at any given time. ASUS was first with digital power design featuring faster sensing and response to deliver precise CPU power on demand. This great accuracy reduces energy waste and of course improves system stability thanks to more consistent delivery.
Enhanced DRAM overcurrent protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of both your system and connected device.
Stainless-steel back I/O that lasts 3X longer
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 lifespan that's three times (3X) longer compared to ordinary panels.
ESD Guards for protection from electrostatic discharge
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards are tested to very high standards, capable of up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/-6kV for contact discharge.
Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. The extensive certification program focuses on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, giving you the freedom to build and upgrade without frustration. Compatible today and compatible far into the future - that's the ASUS way.
The motherboards have superb endurance. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that the motherboards are exceptionally robust - with reliability that surpasses industry standards.
Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
ASUS audio features get you always ready for gaming, chatting, watching movies or relaxing to your favorite music.
It ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference, with a gorgeous illuminated trace path.
Special layout design
Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio.
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.
Ultimate cooling and quietness with Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust CPU and case fan speeds according to different ambient temperatures in diverse climate conditions and locations, as well as actual PC loading. Various preset fan performance profiles offer flexible fan speed controls to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
170% faster transfer speeds with USB 3.0 Boost
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) USB 3.0 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.
2 x DIMM 240-pin , 1 x CPU , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (FM2+ processor must be installed) , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 1 x PCI
SATA-600 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / JBOD
1 x PS/2 keyboard , 1 x PS/2 mouse , 1 x DVI , 1 x VGA , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 2 x USB 2.0 , 2 x USB 3.0 , 1 x HDMI , 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 serial - 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 MyLogo2, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ Flash 2, UEFI BIOS, SMBIOS 2.7 support, ACPI 4.0a support
Jack retasking, ASUS Anti-Surge Protection, ASUS Q-Design, ESD Guards, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-Slot, CrashFree BIOS 3, audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Fan Xpert, ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Fanless Design Heatsink, AMD Radeon Dual Graphics, ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology, Disk Unlocker, AMD Turbo CORE 3.0 technology, AMD Memory Profile (AMP) support, ASUS 5X PROTECTION, ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection, ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O
I/O back plate
2 x Serial ATA cable
ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS AI Charger+, ASUS Update, ASUS AI Suite III, Antivirus (OEM version)