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    H61M-A/USB3

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    Extreme USB 3.0 Transfer Speed with USB 3.0 Boost and Native HDMI/DVI outputs

    • USB 3.0 Boost - Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP(170%)
    • HDMI & DVI Outputs - High-definition Visual Enjoyment
    • DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design
    • UEFI BIOS - EZ Mode - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
    • EPU - Energy Efficiency All Around
    • Superior Components -100% All Solid Capacitors & Extra Durable Stainless Steel Back I/O
    • Windows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility
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    Windows 8 Exclusive Features

    Fast Boot

    Instant OS Login
    ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and higher efficiency - No more waiting around.

    Windows 8 Experience
    ASUS Boot Setting

    Multi-startup Options
    Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs startup process. 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.

    CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features

    LGA1155 socket for Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/ Pentium® / Celeron® Processors

    This motherboard supports Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/ Pentium® / Celeron® Processors in LGA1155 package with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 2-channel (2 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0 or 2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/ Pentium® / Celeron® Processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.

    Intel® H61 Express Chipset

    The Intel® H61 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design to support the new 1155 socket Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 2nd generation processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability.

    Dual-Channel,DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz support

    The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.

    *Due to the CPU behayior,DDR3 2133/1866 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2000/1800 MHz frequency as default

    PCIe 3.0 Ready

    The latest PCI Express bus standard delivers improved encoding for 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). 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. It’s a must-have feature for PC users aiming to improve and optimize graphics performance, as well as have the latest, most future-proof technology.

    *PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors.

    ASUS Exclusive Features

    ASUS Home Entertainment Motherboard

    ASUS H61M-A/USB3 features USB 3.0 connections with exclusive USB 3.0 Boost technology, along with native HDMI & DVI support to serve your home entertainment needs perfectly. With a slower transfer interface, HD video and audio files can become choppy or lag, ruining your HD entertainment experience. ASUS knows this, so that’s why our Home Entertainment Motherboards were created.

    HDMI & DVI Outputs
    HDMI & DVI Outputs
    High-definition Visual Enjoyment

    Maximize your multimedia enjoyment! Enjoy high quality visuals with a digital display monitor via HDMI or DVI output.

    ASUS Exclusive USB 3.0 Boost
    1.7x Faster than Traditional USB 3.0

    ASUS USB 3.0 Boost supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) standard for major time savings when moving large files such as HD videos. It accelerates data transfers by up to 1.7x when compared to normal USB 3.0 speeds, leading the industry in USB 3.0 transmission speeds.





    DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design

    ASUS motherboards using the Intel® H61 chipset employ precise digital voltage regulation for the CPU, called DIGI+ VRM (Voltage Regulation Modules) digital power design. The CPU voltage and VRM frequency are adjusted via either carefully developed automated modes, or by using user-defined profiles. The effect is that DIGI+ VRM technology ensures greater energy efficiency and the best possible PC stability. Boosted by world-renowned ASUS quality, it creates an ideal computing platform for a diverse range of applications, from gaming to multimedia or office work and heavy multitasking. Engineered and tested to assure unmitigated performance, ASUS H61 boards with DIGI+ VRM remain efficient and stability, for reliable application in every scenario.

    Superior Components. Excellent Quality and Durability
    100% All High-quality Solid Capacitors

    ASUS high-quality solid capacitors assure a 5,000 hours lifespan – equivalent to 2.5 times longer than traditional capacitors. All capacitors pass testing under temperatures as high as 105 degree and meet Japanese Industrial Standards to provide excellent durability and enhanced thermal capacity.

    Extra Durable Stainless Steel Back I/O

    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 the anti-corrosion properties. That’s why ASUS stainless steel back I/O panels have a usage life three times longer compared to ordinary panels.

    Network iControl

    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 , energy management, fan speed control, voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and ease to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.

    UEFI BIOS(EZ Mode)
    Full-scale Performance Tuning with Easy BIOS Interface

    Media-renowned UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable modes and native support for hard drives over 2.2 TB. Users can also drag and drop boot priorities with the exclusive EZ mode, while Advanced Mode offers intricate settings.

    New upgrade! Quick and easy info for enhanced system control

    • F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI setup info and troubleshooting
    • New F3 Shortcut for most accessed info
    • ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Information for accessing memory info, detecting faulty DIMMs and helping with difficult POST situations
    ASUS FanXpert
    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
    Protect Your Device Anti-Surge Protection Design detects overvoltage conditions and prevents voltage surges from spreading in real time. It also actively cuts off the overvoltage supply to protect the system.
    • Real-time over voltage detection.
    • Active protection against potential damage to your motherboards and systems.

    EPU

    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!


    RoHS

    GreenASUS and ErP Ready

    The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.

    H61M-A/USB3 Product Overview