Micro-ATX B85 motherboard with ultra-fast 10Gbit/s USB 3.1 Type-C and 5X Protection
Proven quality. Enduring trust. Strict compatibility and validation.
5x Protection: Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.
1000+ Compatible Devices: Including CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.
7000+ Validation Hours: Extensive testing for extreme reliability, compatibility and safety.
ASUS are the world's biggest motherboard manufacturer, and renowned their design thinking that revolves around users – just like you. Their engineers employ exacting standards to guarantee quality throughout the product's life, choosing the finest components for real-world protection. Their 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 motherboards are fit for all environments and applications. To build your PC with the best foundations, build it with an ASUS motherboard.
ASUS 5X Protection: Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability
ASUS be-the-best ethos underscores the choice of every single component that goes into your ASUS motherboard. They focus relentlessly on quality to ensure long-term system reliability and performance.
Precise digital power control with ASUS DIGI+ VRM
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.
5K-hr solid-state capacitors that last 2.5X longer
Solid-state capacitors are able to withstand extreme temperatures of up to 105°C for as long as 5,000 hours — that's two-and-a-half (2.5X) times longer than traditional capacitors. This exceptional durability means superb real-world endurance to more typical PC operating temperatures, ensuring that ASUS motherboards continue working longer.
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. They employ an active protective circuit design to guard your system against electrostatic interference and damage, providing greater component longevity.
• Keyboard and mouse connectors: Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes.
• VGA connectors: Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect D-Sub functionality.
• USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 connectors: On-circuit TVS diodes for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
• LAN port: ESD TVS diode protection on the LAN circuit.
Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. ASUS 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.
Tested - 1,000+ compatible CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more
Every ASUS motherboard is compatible with thousands of devices. ASUS engineers fit and assess both server and consumer CPUs, hundreds of memory modules, dozens of graphics cards, loads of storage devices, power supplies, network devices, displays, optical drives, peripherals and many more. They do this to give you complete confidence in our products and their superb compatibility.
Complete & Public QVL
ASUS are so confident in there motherboards' superior compatibility that they publish their entire QVL for all to see — delivering you more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences. There are no gaps in our QVL: every compatible component is on the list for all to see. To check that a particular component or device is compatible with your motherboard, just reference the QVL for instant reassurance.
Designed — Great compatibility with ASUS products
When you choose an ASUS motherboard, it's likely you'll also go with ASUS for other components. ASUS designs products from the ground up so that graphics cards, sound cards and optical drives work flawlessly with your motherboard.
ASUS motherboards have superb endurance. They verify this by subjecting every board to over 7,000 hours of stringent tests. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust — with reliability that surpasses industry standards.
Extensive testing for extreme reliability, compatibility and safety
Each motherboard is subjected to extended reliability testing under heavy load conditions, from the transportation to daily operations, to make sure they are delivered to you in perfect condition. Trials include temperature and humidity, burn-in, power on/off, power consumption, insertion and thermal-shock testing among many others. Every certified-compatible component puts through an up to 24-hour aging test to ensure trouble-free operation every day – no matter what you fit or attach and no matter what you do!
Games or multimedia — it's always ready!
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. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule!
LED-lit Audio Shielding
Ensure precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference, with a gorgeous illuminated trace path.
Premium Japanese-made Audio Capacitors
Provides warm, natural and immmersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
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.
• Fan Profile: Detailed CPU and case fan information for instant cooling!
• SATA Information: Displays SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices!
• Fast Clock Adjustment: Use mouse controls to change the time and date!
• EZ D.O.C.P : Improve your DRAM performance with a click!
• Shortcut: Press Enter to create shortcuts to favorite settings, or select an existing shortcut and press F4 to go straight there!
• Quick Notes: Make notes and capture BIOS-related ideas, quickly and conveniently!
• Last Modified Log: Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive!
• SATA Port Renaming: Rename SATA ports for easy identification!
Ultimate cooling and quietness with Fan Xpert 2
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.
RPM Fixed Mode
Designed for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with highly specific fan speed control. It reacts to system loads for greater response.
Auto Tuning Mode
Scans fan parameters through exclusive automatic speed detection to provide custom settings for each fan with a single click. This achieves the best cooling for your components beyond just the mere number of fans in your case.
Informative fan controls
Delivers complete information that allows you to take advanced control over each fan.
10Gb/s USB 3.1 built in to the board
With the latest USB 3.1 connectivity built in and Type A & Type C ports for the very fastest USB data transfers, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — or twice as fast USB 3.0. The next-generation standard is completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices, and you'll be all set for USB 3.1's breakneck speeds. And ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further!
ASUS USB 3.1 Type C– Any Way Up! The world's first USB 3.1 Type C on the board.
Traditional USB both brilliantly simple and deeply frustrating. Everything just works but getting plug in into the socket the right way up never seems to happen first time– you twist, turn, and twist again. Exclusive ASUS USB3.1 Type C any-way-up design eliminates this problem, so you'll make your USB connections first time, every time!
PC DIY has never been this easy
We understand how you use your PC. From assembly, system setting and monitoring, and to firmware and hardware updates — we're all about making your life easier. That's why we never stop developing new and exciting DIY opportunities to make PC DIY easy, fun and free from hassle!
• Assembly: ASUS Q-Design makes PC building quick and easy
• Settings: ASUS AI Suite 3 is a one-stop shop for adjusting your settings
• Monitoring: ASUS Push Notice monitors your PC status on the go
• BIOS updates: ASUS EZ Flash 2 updates your BIOS from USB outside the operating system
ASUS Q-Design: Easy PC DIY starts today
Q-Slot: Effortless PCI Express component removal
The large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics card just pop out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat!
AI Suite 3: 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.
Push Notice: Monitor your PC status on the go.
If you've ever wondering how your PC is faring when you're not around, Push Notice will keep you informed – in real time! When your PC's status changes, Push Note instantly sends an alert to your tablet or smartphone. You can also throw the webpage you are browsing or memo to your smart device. Everything is under control, no matter where you are.
EZ Flash 2: Easy BIOS updates from USB outside the operating system
Quickly update your BIOS from a USB flash drive before entering the OS. It only takes a few clicks, with no floppy disk or an OS-based flash utility.
Intel CPU and chipset features
Intel®LGA1150 New 4th/4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors Ready
This motherboard supports Intel® New 4th/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 (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® New 4th/4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel®B85 Express Chipset
The Intel® B85 Express chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 New 4th/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 four USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel® B85 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology: Auto application refresh and shorter wait times
Your computer can receive web updates with fresh content for selected applications, even when the system is in sleep mode. This means less time waiting for applications to update and sync with the cloud, leading to a more efficient computing experience.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Instantly awaken your PC from sleep mode
Allows your computer to quickly resume from a low-power hibernate state in seconds. Saving your system memory to the designated SSD, it provides your computer a faster wake-up response time, while still keeping energy use low.
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