Visual Overdrive Intel LGA1156 Platform Intel® H55 Express Chipset ASUS Xtreme Design ASUS GPU Boost ASUS TurboV and Turbo Key 100% Long-Life Solid Capacitors Support Intel® Graphics with H57/H55 Chipset (Choose processors with Intel® Graphics technology for VGA support.) Shop Modal header CPU, Chipset and Graphics features LGA1156 Intel® Lynnfield/Clarkdale Processor Ready This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Lynnfield and Clarkdale processors in LGA1156 package, which has memory and PCI Express controller integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes providing great graphics performance. Intel® Lynnfield and Clarkdale processors are the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world. Moreover, Intel® Clarkdale integrated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) processors which goes with Intel® H55 chipset with VGA out can bring you to the whole new experience of the next generation VGA performance. It also provides separated 3D, 2D and Video Engines to execute different graphic control in hardware. PCIe 2.0 Double Speed; Double BandwidthThis motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance. Intel H55 The Intel® H55 Express Chipset is the latest one-chipset design to support latest 1156 socket Intel® Core™ i7/ Core™ i5/Core™ i3/ Pentium® Processors. Intel® H55 chipset provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Using Intel Core™ i5 6 Series, Core™ i3 5 Series and Pentium® CPU with H55 Express Chipset to enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance! VGA Output Support HDMI Support Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater EntertainmentHigh-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a set of digital video standards that delivers multi-channel audio and uncompressed digital video for full HD 1080p visuals through through a single cable. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as Blu-ray Discs, HDMI provides you with the highest-quality home theater experience. DVI Support DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high visual quality of digital display devices such as LCD monitor. The interface of this motherboard supports dual VGA output both DVI-D/HDMI and RGB. Memory Features Dual-Channel DDR3 2133(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 support The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2133(O.C.) / 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. ASUS Unique Feature ASUS Express Gate 0 to Internet in Seconds!Express Gate™ is an ASUS exclusive OS that provides you with quick access to the Internet and key applications before entering Windows®. ASUS Overclocking features GPU Boost Instant iGPU Level Up!GPU Boost overclocks the integrated GPU in real time for the best graphics performance. User-friendly UI facilitates flexible frequency and voltage adjustments. Its ability to deliver multiple overclocking profiles also provides rapid and stable system-level upgrades. Turbo Key Touch-n-Boost!ASUS Turbo Key allows the user to turn the PC power button into an overclocking button. After the easy setup, Turbo Key can boost performances without interrupting ongoing work or games - with just one touch!! ASUS TurboV Easy, Real-Time O.C. TuningsFeel the adrenaline rush of real-time O.C. - now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy O.C. tool allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly interface makes overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV provides the best O.C. settings in different scenarios. ASUS Power Solutions ASUS EPU System Level Energy SavingThe new ASUS EPU - the world´s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new six engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase switching for components (which includes the CPU, VGA card / integrated GPU, memory, chipset, hard drives and CPU cooler / system fans), the EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via intelligent acceleration and overclocking - helping save power and money. ASUS 4+2 Phase Power Design Longer Life & Higher Efficiency!Unleashes ultimate memory performances with independent power to core components, while providing fast transient response and stability for the CPU under heavy loading or overclocking modes. ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution Up to 20°C(36°F) Cooler - Stack Cool 3 Effective Fanless Heat Dissipation at 0dBStack Cool 3 is a fanless cooling solution offered exclusively by ASUS. It effectively and noiselessly transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation - making temperatures cooler by up to 20°C. Fan Xpert Active Quiet & CoolASUS 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 Fanless Design - Heatsink solution The crystal-shaped heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution that offers users a noiseless PC environment. Not only the beautiful shape upgrades the visual enjoyment for motherboard users, but also the heatsink design lowers the temperature of the chipset and power phase area through high efficient heat-exchange. Combined with usability and aesthetics, the ASUS crystal-shaped heatsink will give users an extremely silent and cooling experience with the elegant appearance! ASUS Crystal Sound 8-channel Audio Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC!The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology. Noise Filter Eliminate background noise while recordingThis feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording. ASUS EZ DIY EZ-Flash 2 Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OSEZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility. O.C. Profile Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settingsFreely share and distribute favorite overclocking settings The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings. CrashFree BIOS 3 Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash diskThe 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 Q-Design - Q-DIMM DIY quickly, DIY easily!ASUS Q-DIMM enhances your DIY experience by speeding up and simplifying the DIY process! Industry Standard Gigabit Lan support The on-board LAN controller is a highly integrated GbLAN controller. It is enhanced with an ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating systems. S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality. RoHS GreenASUS 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.