This motherboard supports the Intel® 3rd/2nd generation processors in the LGA1155 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 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 3rd/2nd generation processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® B75 Express Chipset
The Intel® B75 Express Chipset is the lates single-chipset design to support socket 1155 Intel® 3rd/2nd generation processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally,B75 chipset provides 4 USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data retrieval speed. Moreover, Intel® B75 Express Chipset can also enable iGPU function, letting users enjoy the latest Intel® integrated graphic performance.
PCIe 3.0 Ready
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the latest PCI Express bus standard with improved encoding schemes that provide twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GB/s, double the 16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode). As such, PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds, combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. PCIe 3.0 will become a must-have feature for users who wish to improve and optimize graphic performance, as well as have the latest technology available to them.
* PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors.
Native SATA 6Gb/s Support
The Intel® B75 Chipset natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
Native USB 3.0 Support
The Intel® B75 Chipset natively supports next-generation USB 3.0 technology. Experience ultra-fast data transfer at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0 – the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10 times faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.
LucidLogix Virtu MVP
LucidLogix Virtu MVP
Up to 60% Hybrid Graphics Boost and 3X Faster Video Conversion LucidLogix Virtu MVP featuring HyperFormance™ Technology boosts your discrete graphics card up to 60% beyond its original performance through the test of 3DMark Vantage. Designed for Intel® processor graphics and Windows® 7 PCs, it perfectly combines the performance of discrete graphics cards with fast computing iGPU. Also with the newly designed Virtual Sync, users can enjoy a smoother gaming experience by eliminating tearing artifacts. LucidLogix Virtu MVP could also dynamically assign tasks to the best available graphics resource, based on power, performance and system load. This allows users to fully utilize 3x faster video conversion with Intel® Quick Sync Video technology while retaining high-end 3D rendering and gaming performance, provided by both NVIDIA® and AMD graphic cards. When the discrete graphics card is not required, power consumption goes automatically down to near zero, making the system more environmentally-friendly. For users searching for perfection, LucidLogix Virtu MVP provides great graphical performance and the best flexibility and efficiency.
Go to the Limit with iGPU Level Up! GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. The user-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. It easily delivers stable system-level upgrades for every use.
Energy Efficiency All Around Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
Real-time Network Bandwidth Control With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it's an intuitive network bandwidth control center.
AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all the exclusive ASUS features into one simple to use software package. It allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed control, voltage and sensor readings, and even interact with mobile devices via Bluetooth. This all-in-one software offers diverse and ease to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
Active Quiet & Cool ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed according to 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 fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply(PSU).
CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
ASUS UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Flexible and Easy BIOS Interface ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboard-only controls. It also natively supports fully-utilized hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit operating systems.
ASUS exclusive interface EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system performance settings, and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.
New upgrade! Quick and easy information for enhanced system control - F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI information and troubleshooting - New F3 Shortcut for most accessed information - ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) information for accessing memory information, detecting faulty DIMMs, and helping with difficult POST situations.
Intel® SBA support
Intel® SBA support
Intel ® SBA (Small Business Advantage) is a combination of hardware and software that provides unique security and productivity capabilities designed for small businesses. Intel ® SBA requires MEI driver (AMT host software kit) installed.
Windows ® 7 (32/64bit)
Panther Point PCH with Core™ Ivy Bridge CPU or Sandy Bridge CPU (Chief River/Maho Bay platforms) with 5MB vPro ME 8.0 firmware load
CPU and chipset requirements:
Intel ® Core™ i3/i5/i7 with B75 Express Chipset
Intel ® Core™ i5/i7 vPro™ with one of these chipsets: B75, Q77
* The Intel ® Management Engine software kit must be installed (The Local Manageability Service and the Intel ® Management Engine Interface must be installed and running.) * Local Administrator rights on the target machine * Intel ® SBA does not support the 800 x 600 screen resolution. * Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest CPU QVL (Qualified Vendors List).
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.
- by David_W @May 15, 2012
Intel® Socket 1155 for 3rd/2nd Generation Processors Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU Supports Intel® 32 nm CPU Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2 * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Integrated Graphics Processor Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz - Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz - Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 75 Hz Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
Supports LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP Technology *1
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) 2 x PCI
Intel® B75 chipset : 5 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue 1 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
Realtek® 8111F-VB-CG, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
VIA VT1708S 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, Anti-pop Function
Intel® B75 chipset : 8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board) Intel® B75 chipset : 4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
ASUS EPU : - EPU GPU Boost ASUS Exclusive Features : - MemOK! - AI Suite II - Ai Charger - Anti-Surge - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface - Network iControl - USB 3.0 Boost ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution : - ASUS Fan Xpert - ASUS Q-Fan 2 ASUS EZ DIY : - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple) 1 x PS/2 mouse (green) 1 x DVI-D 1 x D-Sub 1 x HDMI 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 2 x USB 3.0 4 x USB 2.0 3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) 2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s) 1 x COM port(s) connector(s) 1 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s) 5 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s) 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 1 x S/PDIF out header(s) 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s) 1 x parallel port connector(s) 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP) 1 x Internal speaker connector(s) 1 x System panel(s) 1 x MemOK! button(s)
User's manual I/O Shield 1 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s) 1 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
128 Mb Flash ROM, 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
Drivers ASUS Utilities ASUS update Anti-virus software (OEM version)
uATX Form Factor 9.6 inch x 8 inch ( 24.4 cm x 20.3 cm )
*1: LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows 7 operating systems. *2: Due to Intel® chipset limitation, P8Z77, P8H77 and P8B75 series motherboards do not support Windows® Vista operating system.
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This is a easy board to get up and running. The BIOS was 7 versions old, so had to flash that, but the OS install was uneventful and fast using an SSD. I'm only using 1 SSD and no HDD so the fact that this board has only 1 SATA 6G port was no big deal, but some may be disappointed. It has one USB 3.0 port onboard so you can connect front panel 3.0 ports on your case. I used an i3 3220 Dual Core with this board and it made a real nice general use system. This is the first time I've used a B75 chipset board and it seems to be a good one.
This is my second purchase of the motherboard, this being for my friends build. Honestly there really isn't anything better at this price point for an LGA 1155 for intel which comes with a sata 3 and usb 3.0, and actually looks half decent.
This is a great mainboard for budget build. It has useful features for everyday uses, and it is easier to install in small cases that full sized mATX boards. However, that convenience cost 2 ram slots.
Having no on board USB 3.0 drive for xp is only short coming of this mainboard.
B75 boards can be had for a little more money than H61 but I think the extra features are worth it. You get 6 SATA ports (one of them is SATA 600) compared to 4 SATA for H61. These boards also have USB 3.0 and it's part of the Intel chipset now and not a separate chip on the motherboard. For a budget board with cheap RAM two RAM slots aren't as bad as it used to be. Get 8 GB for less than $40 and most people won't need a RAM upgrade until their next system. Also it's ASUS which is always good.
Used for a budget build. Used ASUS's AI suite to update the BIOS and adjust all my fans and all the usual things when building from scratch. This motherboard works perfectly and I've always liked ASUS's custom BIOS; makes it much easier to configure (I don't have much experience with any BIOS other than Dell and ASUS).
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