Windows 8 Exclusive Features
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.
ASUS Boot Setting
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.
AMD® A-& E2- series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series Graphics
This motherboard supports AMD® A-& E2- series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series Graphics. This revolutionary APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) combines processing power and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in one small, energy-efficient design to enable accelerated performance and an industry-leading visual experience. It features Dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5GT/s.
AMD® A55 FCH(Hudson D2)
AMD® A55 FCH (Hudson D2) is designed to support up to 5GT/s interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 x 16(at x4 speed)graphics.
Hybrid DIGI+ VRM
Hybrid DIGI+ VRM: Maximizing System Potential
ASUS brings the exclusive Hybrid DIGI+ VRM design to great value motherboards to better serve a wider range of user needs. Based on technology developed for high performance ASUS products, Hybrid DIGI+ VRM on ASUS motherboards with the AMD A55 chipset allows APU voltage and VRM frequency adjustments via smart preset modes and user-defined profiles. The unique design offers a broad range of adjustable power options to create more headroom for flexible system tuning. Boosted by world-renowned ASUS quality, it creates an all-round platform for a diverse range of applications, including gaming, multimedia, and productivity, all with improved multitasking.
*Hybrid DIGI+ VRM functions also available in FM1 socket compatible CPUs
ASUS UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
ASUS brand new UEFI BIOS offers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard BIOS input to enable more flexible and convenient mouse controls. You can easily navigate the new UEFI BIOS with the same smoothness as their operating system. The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system settings.
ASUS Ai Charger+, the latest Ai Charger* version, brings you to a new level of USB3.0 fast charging experience. With its easy and user-friendly interface, you can not only easily charge iPod, iPhone and iPad, but also BC 1.1** standard mobile devices three times*** as fast as before.
**Ai Charger is ASUS unique fast-charging software which supports iPod, iPhone and iPad.
**Check your USB mobile device manufacturer if it fully supports the BC 1.1 function.
***The actual charging speed may vary with your USB device's conditions.
Any Memory is A-OK!
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings and dramatically improves system boot success. Get your system up and running in no time!
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
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.
1. Real-time over voltage detection.
2. Active protection against potential damage to your motherboards and systems.
LucidLogix® Virtu MVP
Up to 60% Discrete Hybrid Graphics Boost and 3X Faster Video Conversion
LucidLogix® Virtu MVP boosts your discrete graphics card up to 60% beyond its original performance. With the newly designed Virtual Sync, users can enjoy a smoother gaming experience by eliminating tearing artifacts. Its GPU virtualization dynamically assigns tasks to the best available graphics resource, fully utilizing 3X faster video conversion with Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0 Technology while retaining 3D and gaming performance.
Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
One Click to prioritize network traffic for the application you're currently using, or set up favorite profiles to run at specific times to maximize network bandwidth all through the intuitive user interface.
8-channel high definition audio
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output and jack-detect feature that automatically detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection, which means there will be no more confusion of Line-in, Line-out, and Mic jacks.
The onboard LAN controller is a highly integrated Gb LAN controller. It is enhanced with an ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating systems.
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk 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.
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
F1A55 R2.0 Product Overview