24-7 reliability motherboard build for business or commercial use, with Intel® vPro and Q87 platform LGA1150 socket for 4th Generation Intel®Core™ i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium®/ Celeron® Processors Intel® Q87 Express Chipset The highest testing standards ensure reliability and durability in long-term usage Bespoke Motherboard Design & Commercial Focused Features - Building on ASUS' extensive experience in motherboard technologies that allow the system to keep running stable and nonstop, 24-7 Enhanced with TUF components which are certified for military-grade reliability Shop Modal header ASUS Commercial Series True commercial-business motherboards for 24-7, nonstop reliability The ASUS Commercial Series is a brand new motherboard series, which is specially designed for nonstop, 24-7 working environments such as mission-critical business use, digital kiosks, ATMs, and industrial machines with little to no available maintenance. With military-grade components, the strict test standards, durability-enhancing features and ASUS’ extensive experience in motherboard design, the Commercial Series is guaranteed to run stable for the life-span of the device under 24-7 working conditions. The Highest Testing Standards Ensure Reliability 24/7 Burn-in Test ESD Test Plug Test 24-7 Burn-in Test Strictest, most extensive standards ensure reliability 24-7 Burn-in Test: ASUS tests are hotter, more humid and 3 times longer than the rest of the industry. Our designs go through 7 days of burn-in tests in the most extreme environment of 55°C and 90% humidity. 24 Hours /7 Days Burn-in Tested! Standard Competitors Commercial Series Temperature 45°C 55°C Humidity 80% 90% Time 2 days 7 days ESD Test The most extreme electrostatic protection When plugging in devices via the back I/O, electro-static shock can occasionally occur, damaging onboard components. ASUS Commercial Series is rated and thoroughly tested to satisfy higher standards of durability against ESD damage. Commercial Series back I/O connectors are designed to resist ESD of up to twice the standard of competitors’ at +/- 6,000V at the pin. Test Competitors Commercial Series ESD (Contact) +-6,000V +-8,000 V ESD(Air) +-10,000 V +-12,000 V ESD(pin lv.) +-3,000 V +-6,000 V Plug Test Longer lifespan of connectors The more often a connector is typically used, the greater its quality should be. ASUS employs a weighted insertion testing regime to ensure component durability with the absolute greatest quality. For the most frequently used USB connectors, they must all survive over 10,000 plug insertions, thus ensuring extra-long durability of the connectors. Up to 10000 times insertion test! Connector Standard VGA connector 200+ times LAN Port 2000+ times Audio Port 4000+ times USB Port 10000+ times Bespoke Motherboard Design & Commercial Focused Features Layout Design ASUS Watchdog Timer AP Total ESD Guard Stainless Steel Back I/O Over-current Protection Layout Design Maximized microATX layout for better thermal performance The CS-B adopts a maximized microATX layout, which optimizes the space between components for better thermal performance relative to competitors, and a minimized possibility of electrostatic interference. Together this provides a longer life-span of the system and components. IR photos show that optimized layout on CS-B is significantly cooler. *Tested with the same system configurations. ASUS Watchdog Timer AP Your system will always run, non-stop ASUS Watchdog Timer AP automatically reboots the system should it suffer an OS hiccup, to make sure remote systems keep working and don’t require expensive personnel maintenance. Total ESD Guard Strongest electrostatic protection for maximum lifespan Commercial Series ‘Total ESD Guard’ protects every back I/O connector with an active, protective circuit design that ensures electrostatic discharges (ESD) are properly grounded avoiding any damage. Stainless Steel Back I/O Three times more corrosion-resistance The Stainless Steel Back I/O is both strong and corrosion-resistant. It passes a 72-hour spray salt endurance test, which guarantees a 3-times longer lifespan in normal environments. Over-current Protection Short-circuit prevention, protects your system Over-Current Protection includes resettable fuses that prevent short-circuiting and power spikes. TUF Components Intro Ti-Cap Chokes and MOSFETs Enhanced with TUF Components The Commercial Series motherboards are enhanced with TUF Components, which are certified for military-grade durability. These premium components are screened through rigorous testing to ensure a superior life-span and reliability under the most demanding conditions, thus making Commercial Series ideal for nonstop 24-7 usage. Ti-Cap Japan-made 10K Black Metallic Caps Unique Black Metallic capacitors with military-standard certification offer +20% high and low temperature tolerance and 5X longer lifetime usage. Choke and MOSFETS TUF alloy chokes and MOSFETs Chokes made of high-grade anti-oxidization materials for extra-unbeatable durability. TUF MOSFETs also pass military-grade tests with lower RDS(on), certified for tough duty. Choke and MOSFETS TUF alloy chokes and MOSFETs Chokes made of high-grade anti-oxidization materials for extra-unbeatable durability. TUF MOSFETs also pass military-grade tests with lower RDS(on), certified for tough duty. New UEFI BIOS Intro New EZ Mode My Favorites/Shortcut Quick Note/Last Modified SATA Port Renaming New UEFI BIOS – friendlier and more Intuitive Exclusive EZ Mode adds useful info to become even easier Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, XMP profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience. Hands-On Video 1. Fast Clock Adjustment Easily change the time and date in EZ Mode using the mouse. 2. EZ XMP Settings Quickly apply XMP settings in UEFI BIOS EZ Mode, achieving better DRAM performance. 3. EZ Fan Settings As demanded by the community, detailed fan controls come to EZ Mode so you can switch fan profiles for quick cooling and noise-level supervision. 4. SATA Information Displays each SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices. My Favorites Get all your favorite functions on one page F4 or right click to add settings to My Favorites under Advanced Mode, which cuts time spent on searching and further speeds up system tuning. Shortcut One press to apply and access frequent settings Now you can customize your own shortcut log by pressing F4 or right clicking to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings. Instantly access them by simply hitting the F3 hotkey. Quick Note You no longer need to have a pen and paper notepad around. Quick Note works inside the BIOS so you can just type remarks and ideas to help you remember important settings info and save time on trial and error. Last Modified Always forget those important BIOS changes you did? This friendly function creates a tuning log to track your BIOS settings history, which can be saved onto a USB drive. SATA Port Renaming You can rename your SATA ports for easy identification, including by usage scenario. Get greater convenience and spend less time on finding the right devices when you want to change settings. Fan Xpert 2 Intro Auto Tuning Mode RPM Fixed Mode Fan Xpert 2 Comprehensive controls for the perfect cool and quiet balance Seeing an opportunity for more fine-tuned control, hardware-level ASUS Fan Xpert 2 featuring Fan Auto Tuning, providing an tailored fan speed setting for each fan with the exclusive, automatic fan speed detection to achieve the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. It even provides a "RPM Fixed Mode" for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB with a specific fan speed control. Hands-on Video Fan 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. Fan Xpert 2 provides individual data and control for each fan connected to your motherboard as well as built-in fan profiles to deliver cooling that is as automated or as customizable as you need it to be. RPM Fixed Mode Fan Xpert 2 includes an RPM Fixed Mode 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. Informative fan controls Delivers complete information that allows you to take advanced control over each fan. Windows 8 Exclusive Features ASUS Boot Setting Probe II Sense ASUS Boot Setting Multiple startup options Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PC’s startup process. You can shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds* for a smoother user experience under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Also, 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. *On select models Hands-On Video Probe II Sense Handy system monitoring Popular ASUS real-time system monitoring software now available for Windows 8. It helps you supervise your entire PC through a live tile on the Windows 8 start screen, and make quick adjustments. Probe II Sense is a free app available from the Windows Store. Additional Features AI Suite 3 BIOS maintenance 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. CrashFree BIOS 3 Restore corrupted BIOS data from USB storage ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash drive or support CD containing a BIOS file. This utility saves you the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip. Hands-On Video EZ Flash 2 Easy BIOS updates from USB outside the OS 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. Multi-GPU/Monitors 4K Ultra HD 3 Full HD displays Multi-monitor support 4K Ultra HD ready Discover future visual experiences Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and you’re ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI or DisplayPort. That’s four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism. Connect up to 3 Full HD monitors via one port DisplayPort 1.2 with Multi-Stream Transport (MST) allows you to connect up to three 1080p displays to a single output with daisy chaining, splitting the signal into three Full HD (1080p@60Hz) links. Work with up to 3 displays Connect up to three independent monitors at once using video outputs such as DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, or VGA. Choose your outputs and set displays to either mirror mode or collage mode. CPU and Chipset Features CPU and chipset Intel features Intel vPro & SBA Intel® LGA1150 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors Ready This motherboard supports Intel® 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® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world. Intel® Q87 Express Chipset The Intel® Q87 Express chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 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 USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel® Q87 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance. Intel® Smart Response Technology SSD speed with HDD capacity Uses an installed fast SSD (min18.6GB available capacity required) as a cache for frequently-accessed data. Key benefits include reduced load and wait times, and lower power consumption through the elimination of unnecessary hard drive spin. This technology combines SSD performance with hard drive capacity, operating up to 6X faster than a hard drive-only system. 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. Intel® vPro Intel® vPro™ Technology allows IT organizations to remotely manage corporate PCs, even when they are powered off or with non-functional operating systems. It features Intel® Active Management Technology and offers a lighter-weight form of virtualization to audit all Intel® AMT-based platforms in a networked environment. PCs with Intel® vPro™ Technology allow IT departments to remotely retrieve assets and hardware/software inventories, contain security threats, resolve system problems, and increase the uptime of desktops with lower maintenance costs. Intel® SBA support Intel ® SBA (Small Business Advantage) is a combination of hardware and software that provides unique security and productivity capabilities designed for small businesses. Intel® SBA requires MEI drivers (AMT host software kit) be installed. Platform requirements: Windows 7/8 (32/64-bit) Lynx Point PCH with Core™ Haswell CPU (Shark Bay platforms) with 5MB ME 9.0 firmware load CPU and chipset requirements: Intel ® Core™ i3/i5/i7 with one of these chipsets: B85, H87, Q87 Intel ® Core™ i5/i7 vPro™ with one of these chipsets: B85, H87, Q87 The Intel ® Management Engine software kit must be installed (The Local Manageability Service and the Intel ® Management Engine Interface must be installed and running.) * Local Administrator rights on the target machine * Intel ® SBA does not support the 800 x 600 screen resolution. * Some models without the 5MB ME firmware do not support Intel ® SBA. Please refer to the spec sheet for details. * Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest CPU QVL (Qualified Vendors List). GreenASUS Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact. 5 Years Warranty The extreme reliability of Commercial Series is not only based on the highest testing standards, bespoke motherboard design & commercial focused features, and military-grade TUF components, but also on the 5 Years Warranty* which is proudly provided. * This service will follow the local standard and service policy. ** This service only covers failures or malfunctions that occur during the warranty period and under normal use conditions, as well as any material or workmanship defects.