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Product Id: 02.01.006.49
Quick OverviewModel - Asus H81M-K
Audio & Video
Network & Connectivity
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, XMP profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This motherboard supports Intel 4th 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 (2 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel 4th generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors are among the most powerful and energy-efficient CPUs in the world.
The Intel H81 chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to two USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel® H81 chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
Model - Asus H81M-K, CPU Sockets - LGA1150, Chipset - Intel H81, Supported CPU - 4th Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors, Generation - 4th, Memory Type - DDR3 DIMM, Memory MHz - 1600/1333/1066 MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 2, Memory Max. - 16GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 x PCI, Storage Interface - 3Gb/s, 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - No, LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8111G, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887-VD, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, Video Chipset - Integrated Graphics Processor, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 2 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 8 x USB2.0, VGA Port - 1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - No, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 2 x SATAII, 2 x SATAIII, BIOS Type - 1 x 64 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - No, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - Yes, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 7 / 8, Special Features - ASUS EPU, GPU Boost, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, Anti-Surge, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, Others - 1 x TPM header, 1 x COM port(s) connector(s), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 1 x System panel(s), 1 x Parallel port(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x Audio jack(s), Warranty - 3 year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.