H81 gaming board is fun fulfilled with SupremeFX audio, Intel LAN, and Gamer’s Guardian components
- LGA1150 socket for the 4th and New 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/ Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
- Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz Support
- SupremeFX – Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
- Intel Gigabit Ethernet – Networking that just goes faster
- Gamer’s Guardian – The real-world protection
Flawless audio that makes you part of the game!ASUS H81-Gamer explodes the myth that dedicated sound cards are always better, with integrated SupremeFX technology that achieves near-lossless audio quality with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 115dB — meaning you hear every sound detail.
Networking that just goes faster!
The difference between defeat and victory can be measured in milliseconds. That’s why we’ve equipped H81-Gamer with networking technology that puts your frags first!
Intel® Gigabit Ethernet
Intel® Gigabit Ethernet provides better Throughput with lower processing power for superior speed and we’ve added our own advances to ensure the best possible performance for gamers – in every game and on every battlefield.
2X-faster UDP game-data performance
ASUS engineers used IxChariot, an independent network-assessment test tool, to determine just how much quicker Intel Gigabit Ethernet deals with the UDP data packets that are vital for responsive gaming. The results are in — and with H81-GAMER your game-data packets flow up to two times (2X) faster!
Gamer’s Guardian for real-world protection!While you protect your back in the game, H81-Gamer protects all sides in the real world. Great motherboard design is all in the detail, which is why ASUS engineers kitted out H81-Gamer with loads of brilliant protective features. Individually they’re tough, together they’re unstoppable.
10k black metallic capacitorsExceptionally high-quality Japanese-made (Nichicon GT series) solid-state capacitors offer 20%-greater temperature endurance and lifespans that are up to five times (5X) longer that generic equivalents.
DIGI+ VRMH81-Gamer DIGI+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times!
DRAM overcurrent protectionH81-Gamer’s connection ports and DRAM are protected against overcurrent and short-circuit damage by onboard resettable fuses, extending your motherboard’s life.
Stainless steel back I/OCrafted from chromium-plated, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, H81-Gamer’s input/output (I/O) panel is super-strong — and last up to three times (3X) longer than ordinary panels!
AI Suite 3 optimized performance, always!
AI Suite 3 is an exclusive ASUS dashboard-style control panel that lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your H81-Gamer-based system for the best balance between performance, stability and efficiency — all via a simple and intuitive interface.
Fan Xpert 2
Put every fan in your system under Fan Xpert 2’s comprehensive controls to create the perfect balance between great performance and peaceful operation.
USB 3.0 Boost
This great ASUS-exclusive technology accelerates the already-fast speed of USB 3.0, enabling transfer speeds that are up to 1.33 (1.33X) times faster than standard USB 3.0.
If you need to look up your PC’s specification in a hurry then the System Information screen will show you want you need — right away!
Your motherboard will always be kept up to date thanks to EZ Update — just click to check for the latest drivers.
Award-winning BIOS design!H81-Gamer is designed for speed and simplicity — a design ethic that extends right down into the motherboard’s powerful and yet elegant UEFI BIOS.
Your H81-Gamer’s UEFI BIOS includes both EZ Mode and Advanced Mode to suit your experience level and ambitions. In EZ Mode you can get set up very quickly, applying the date and time, fan profiles and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory profiles. Switch to Advanced Mode to set up favorites and shortcuts, record and review recent changes with Last Modified or make notes in Quick Notes.
CrashFree BIOS 3
Never again worry about corrupted a BIOS, as CrashFree BIOS 3 lets you restore a PC to working order — even when it won’t boot!
EZ Flash 2
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.
The power of Intel!H81-Gamer builds on the latest Intel technologies so you can take full advantage of some brilliant PC innovations, from cutting-edge desktop processors to auto-updating applications and the ability to wake your computer in just moments.
Intel® H81 Express chipset for the latest Intel processors
H81-Gamer’s Intel® H81 Express is a single-chipset design that supports Intel LGA1150 socket for the 4th and New 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by using serial point-to-point links, enabling increased bandwidth and stability. H81 Express natively supports up to two USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times (10X) faster transfer rates than USB 2.0, and also supports iGPU functions — so you enjoy the latest Intel integrated-graphics performance.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
H81-Gamer has Intel Smart Connect Technology to super-charge your daily computing. Receive updates from your favorite internet-connected apps even when your PC is asleep, so your computing experience becomes more fluid and efficient!
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
With Intel Rapid Start Technology built in your H81-Gamer will awake from sleep in just moments. It’s fast, effective and superbly energy efficient — all at the same time!
|CPU||Intel® Socket 1150 for the New 4th/4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
||4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz 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.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to Intel® chipset limitation, DDR3 1600 MHz and higher memory modules on XMP mode will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1600 Mhz.
* Due to Intel® chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support single-side memories when four modules are installed and they will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1066 MHz.
||Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : DVI/RGB ports
– Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
– Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 mode, gray)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
|Storage||Intel® H81 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
2 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black,
Supports Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology
|LAN||Intel®, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)|
||SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
– High quality 115 dB SNR stereo playback output
Audio Feature :
– SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
– ELNA premium audio capacitors
– Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
– Audio amplifier: Provides the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers
||Intel® H81 chipset :
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Intel® H81 chipset :
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, )
ASMedia® ASM1042 controller :
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
|Special Features||Gamer’s Guardian:
– ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 ports
– DRAM Overcurrent Protection
– 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
– Stainless Steel Back I/O
– DIGI+ VRM
ASUS EPU :
ASUS Exclusive Features :
– GPU Boost
– AI Suite 3
– Ai Charger+
– USB 3.0 Boost
– Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
– ASUS Fan Xpert 2
ASUS EZ DIY :
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 2
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
– Push Notice
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-Shield
– ASUS Q-Slot
– ASUS Q-DIMM
|Operating System Support||Windows® 8.1
|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 LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
|Internal I/O||1 x AAFP connector
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM header
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
2 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
|BIOS||64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.8, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2,
CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified Log, F12 PrintScreen function, F3 Shortcut function, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
|Manageability||WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE|
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 8.4 inch ( 30.5 cm x 21.4 cm )