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 higher graphics performance. 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.
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 improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Using Intel® Core™ i5 6 Series and Core™ i3 5 Series and Pentium® CPU with H55 Express Chipset to enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance!
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high visual quality of digital display devices such as LCD monitor.
ASUS Innovative Features
Full-time Power Guardian- Make System Free From Risk!
This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply (PSU).
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
EZ Flash 2
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash before entering the OS
EZ 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.
CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
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.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC!
The onboard 6-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.
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.
Personalize your system with customizable boot logo
You can convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen.
Model Number : N50 >
Intel® Socket 1156 Core™ i7 Processor/Core™ i5 Processor/Core™ i3 Processor/ Pentium®
Support Intel next generation 32nm Multi-Core CPU
2 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
- Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
2 x PCI
Multi-VGA Output Support: DVI-D and RGB Ports
Supports Microsoft® DirectX 10
D-SUB with Max. Resolution : 2048 X 1536 @75Hz
DVI with Max. Resolution : 1920 X 1200 @60Hz
Intel® H55 Express Chipset built-in
6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Realtek 8112L Gigabit LAN PCIe controller
VIA VT1708S 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Support Multi-streaming
12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
- ASUS Unique Features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS AI NET 2
- Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
3 -Channel Audio I/O
- Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
6 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
System Panel connector
1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
64 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SMBIOS v2.5, ACPI v2.0a
WOR by Ring, WOL, PXE, PME Wake up
1 x I/O Shield
2 x SATA cable(s)
1 x Support DVD
- Support Disc
ASUS PC Probe II
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
- Form Factor
uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 8.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 22.9 cm )