Visual Overdrive
Intel LGA1156 Platform
Intel® H55 Express Chipset
ASUS TurboV and Turbo Key
ASUS Express Gate
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
LGA1156 Intel® Lynnfield/Clarkdale Processor Ready
Intel H55
This motherboard supports the
latest Intel® Lynnfield and
The Intel® H55 Express Chipset is the latest
one-chipset design to support latest 1156 socket Intel®
Clarkdale processors in
Core™ i7/ Core™ i5/Core™ i3/ Pentium® Processors.
LGA1156 package, which has
memory and PCI Express
controller integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI
Intel® H55 chipset provides improved performance by
utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased
bandwidth and stability. Using Intel Core™ i5 6 Series, Core™ i3 5 Series and
Express 2.0 lanes providing great graphics performance. Intel® Lynnfield and
Clarkdale processors are the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the
world. Moreover, Intel® Clarkdale integrated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
Pentium® CPU with H55 Express Chipset to enjoy the latest Intel integrated
graphic performance!
processors which goes with Intel® H55 chipset with VGA out can bring you to
the whole new experience of the next generation VGA performance. It also
provides separated 3D, 2D and Video Engines to execute different graphic
control in hardware.
PCIe 2.0
Double Speed; Double Bandwidth
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for
double speed and bandwidth which enhances system
VGA Output Support
HDMI Support
DVI Support
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia
Home-Theater Entertainment
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high visual
quality of digital display devices such as LCD
monitor. The interface of this motherboard
set of digital video standards that delivers multichannel audio and uncompressed digital video
for full HD 1080p visuals through through a
supports dual VGA output both DVI-D/HDMI and
single cable. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as Blu-ray Discs, HDMI
provides you with the highest-quality home theater experience.
Dual-Channel DDR3 2133(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data
transfer rates of 2133(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the
higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics,
multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3
architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to
boost system performance.
ASUS Overclocking features
ASUS Unique Feature
GPU Boost
ASUS Express Gate
Instant iGPU Level Up!
0 to Internet in Seconds!
GPU Boost overclocks the integrated GPU in real time for the
Express Gate™ is an ASUS exclusive OS that provides you with
best graphics performance. User-friendly UI facilitates flexible
quick access to the Internet and key applications before entering
frequency and voltage adjustments. Its ability to deliver multiple
overclocking profiles also provides rapid and stable system-level
Turbo Key
Easy, Real-Time O.C. Tunings
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time O.C. - now a reality with the
ASUS Turbo Key allows the user to turn the PC power button
into an overclocking button. After the easy setup, Turbo Key can
ASUS TurboV. This easy O.C. tool allows you to overclock
without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly
interface makes overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover,
boost performances without interrupting ongoing work or games
- with just one touch!!
the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV provides the best O.C. settings
in different scenarios.
ASUS Power Solutions
ASUS 4+2 Phase Power Design
System Level Energy Saving
The new ASUS EPU - the world´s first power saving engine, has
Longer Life & Higher Efficiency! Unleashes ultimate memory
performances with independent power to core components,
been upgraded to a new six engine version, which provides total
while providing fast transient response and stability for the CPU
system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and
intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase
switching for components (which includes the CPU, VGA card /
under heavy loading or overclocking modes.
integrated GPU, memory, chipset, hard drives and CPU cooler / system fans),
the EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via intelligent
acceleration and overclocking - helping save power and money.
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Fanless Design - Heatsink solution
Fan Xpert
The crystal-shaped heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution that
offers users a noiseless PC environment. Not only the beautiful
Active Quiet & Cool ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to
adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed according to
shape upgrades the visual enjoyment for motherboard users, but
also the heatsink design lowers the temperature of the chipset
and power phase area through high efficient heat-exchange.
different ambient temperature , which is caused by different
climate conditions in different geographic regions and system
loading.Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of
Combined with usability and aesthetics, the ASUS crystalshaped heatsink will give users an extremely silent and cooling experience with
the elegant appearance!
fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
ASUS Crystal Sound
8-channel Audio
Noise Filter
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC!
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio,
Eliminate background noise while recording
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like
previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality
192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking
computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises
then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
functions and multi-streaming technology.
EZ-Flash 2
CrashFree BIOS 3
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering
the OS
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch
Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted
BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This
this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering
the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without
utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement
BIOS chip.
preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based
flash utility.
O.C. Profile
ASUS Q-Design - Q-DIMM
Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings
DIY quickly, DIY easily!
Freely share and distribute favorite overclocking settings The
ASUS Q-DIMM enhances your DIY experience by speeding up
motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to
and simplifying the DIY process!
conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS
settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving
users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking
Industry Standard
Gigabit Lan support
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
The on-board LAN controller is a highly integrated GbLAN
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to
controller. It is enhanced with an ACPI management function to
external home theater audio systems via optical S/PDIF-out
provide efficient power management for advanced operating
(SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks. It allows to transfer
digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps
the best signal quality.
The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union´s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in
line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers´ health while
minimizing the impact on the environment.
Intel® Socket 1156 Core™ i7 Processor/Core™ i5 Processor/Core™ i3 Processor/ Pentium® Processor
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology*
* The Intel Turbo Boost Technology support depends on the CPU types.
** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Intel® H55 Express Chipset
4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)*/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
*Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one
DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
**Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors Lists).
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 (2.5GT/s, gray slot)
2 x PCI
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI, DVI-D and RGB ports
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920x 1200 @ 60Hz
Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920x 1200 @ 60Hz
Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048x 1536 @ 75 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1748 MB
Intel® H55 Express Chipset built-in
6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
JMicron® JMB368 PATA controller
1 xUltraDMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
Realtek 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- BD Audio Layer Content Protection
- Support Jack-dectection, Multi-streaming,Front Panel Jack-Retasking (Mic in port)
- ASUS Noise Filter
- Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
ASUS Exclusive Overclocking Features
- GPU Boost
- TurboV
- Turbo Key
ASUS Power Solutions
- 4+2 Phase Power Design
ASUS Express Gate
ASUS Unique Features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- Multi-language BIOS
Precision Tweaker
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vIMC: Adjustable IMC voltage at 0.05V increment
- vDRAM Bus: Adjustable DRAM voltage at 0.1V increment
- vPCH: Adjustable PCH voltage at 0.05V increment
Overclocking Features
- vCPU_PLL: Adjustable CPU_PLL voltage at 0.05V increment
- iGPU: Adjustable iGPU voltage at 0.0125V increment
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 200MHz at 100MHz increment
- Internal Base Clock tuning from 80MHz up to 500MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
1 x HDMI Output
1 x DVI-D Output
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x D-sub Output
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
1 x RJ45 port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
8-channel Audio I/O
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
1 x IDE connector
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
1 x Chassis Fan connector (4-pin)
6 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
Front panel audio connector
1 x COM connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
System Panel
64 Mb Flash ROM , SPI, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ
Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
User's manual
1 x I/O Shield
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
2 x SATA cable(s)
Support Disc
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor
uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.5 cm x 24.5 cm )
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