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ASUS H81M-PLUS Intel Motherboard

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  • Supports Intel LGA1150 processors, such as 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors
  • ASUS 5X Protection - All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability
  • USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support) - 170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0

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ASUS H81M-PLUS Intel Motherboard

• Supports Intel LGA1150 processors, such as 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors
• ASUS 5X Protection - All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability
• USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support) - 170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0
• HDMI & DVI Outputs - High-definition Visual Enjoyment
• Network iControl - real time network bandwidth management
• New UEFI BIOS friendlier, easier and more intuitive

ASUS 5X Protection
ASUS motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. We use quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise CPU 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.

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 system and device lifespan.

ESD Guards
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
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.

Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favourite 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.

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.

AI Suite 3
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.

4K Ultra HD Ready
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.

CPU Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Chipset Intel® H81
Memory 2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Graphic Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
Dual independent displays support with HDMI/DVI and D-Sub
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe x16
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage Intel® H81 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), yellow
2 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), dark brown
Supports Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology
LAN Realtek® 8111G, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Audio Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
USB Ports ASMedia® ASM1042 controller :
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Intel® H81 chipset :
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
Intel® H81 chipset :
8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
Special Features ASUS 5X Protection :
ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 3 Phase digital power design
ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
ASUS High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors - 2.5x long lifespan with excellent durability
ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3x more durable corrosion-resistant coating
ASUS Exclusive Features :
GPU Boost
AI Suite 3
Ai Charger+
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
Network iControl
USB 3.0 Boost
Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design :
Operating System Support Windows® 8.1
Windows® 8
Windows® 7
Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
4 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O 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)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
2 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
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 Front panel connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
Accessories User's manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
BIOS 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE
Support Disc Drivers
ASUS Utilities
EZ Update
Anti-Virus Software (OEM Version)
Form Factor uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 7.2 inch ( 24.4 cm x 18.3 cm )

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A28NK ASUS H81M-PLUS Intel Motherboard (1+) £39.99

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