Get TUF core reliability and cooling tech on Intel®B85 mATX motherboard LGA1150 Socket for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3, Pentium®/Celeron® Processors TUF Thermal Radar Core - Complete System Cooling, Customized Fan Tuning TUF Components [10K Ti-Caps, Alloy Chokes & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard] - Certified for Tough Duty Server-grade Reliability Test - Promised Reliability with Strict Testing DIGI+ VRM - Herald the Arrival of a New Digital Power Design Era ESD Guards - Ultra-protection Against Electrostatic Discharge Shop Modal header TUF /tΛf/, stands for The Ultimate Force. The TUF series delivers a “tough” image. With the unique design & high quality components (military-standard), TUF series is born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability Learn More About TUF Thermal Radar Core IntroThermal AssessmentFan ControlThermal Tuning Thermal Radar Core Complete system cooling, customized fan tuning ASUS TUF Thermal Radar Core enables complete system cooling management – quickly, easily and safely. Customizable controls allow you to adjust fan speeds, allowing the temperature to be tuned with just a single click. And talking of single-click simplicity, live update ensures that your Thermal Radar Core is never out of date – just click the button to check for updates. Thermal Assessment Thermal assessment and precise fan control Thermal Assessment allows you to judge when the CPU zone needs more cooling, making system fan control more precise — because it is based on real temperature information. Sensors record the CPU’s temperature over time, so you can customize fan settings based on your computing habits. Fan Control Manually fan speed management Gives customized settings for each fan, which can be easily changed. You can supervise fan speeds to balance cooling and noise emissions, and fans can be manually managed, individually controlled, and even named. All these promote better cooling, noise reduction, and power saving. Thermal Tuning Easy thermal tuning and live update Thermal Radar Core allows optimized settings for each fan with a click! Changing fan settings is easy via Thermal Radar Core’s simple interface. You can supervise fan speeds to balance cooling and noise emissions, and fans can be managed automatically, promoting better cooling, noise reduction and power saving. With live update, meanwhile, you can ensure that Thermal Radar Core is never out of date – just click the button to check for updates "Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel ESD GuardsServer-grade Test ESD Guards Ultra-protection against electrostatic discharge Electrostatic discharges (ESD) can happen suddenly, and their damaging effects are often underestimated. Exclusive ASUS ESD Guards circuit design and the included I/O shield provide four times the protection to extend component lifespan. Server-grade test All TUF Series motherboards pass a rigorous testing program during development, undergoing extreme temperature and humidity trials. These tests result in completely reliable motherboards that are ready for intense daily computing and heavy duty usage with the utmost stability TUF Components TUF Components10K Ti-CapsChokes and MOSFETs TUF Components Certified for tough duty TUF 10K Ti-Caps, chokes, and MOSFETs are screened by seven rigorous military-grade tests to ensure superior lifespan even under the most demanding conditions. 10K Ti-Caps 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. Chokes 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 IntroNew EZ ModeMy Favorites/ShortcutQuick Note/Last ModifiedSATA Port Renaming New UEFI BIOS – friendlier and more intuitive Full-scale performance tuning with easy BIOS interface Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical interface designed with a special theme for TUF boards, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also fully-utilizes 2.2TB and larger hard drives in 64-bit operating systems with native support. ASUS-exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info, so you can alter system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight. 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. Windows 8 Exclusive Features ASUS Boot SettingProbe 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 USB 3.0 BOOSTDIGI+ VRMAI Suite 3 USB 3.0 BOOST (UASP Support) 170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0 ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) USB 3.0 in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction. World’s 1st USB 3.0 UASP support – instantly 170% fasterComplete USB 3.0 solution– performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devicesSimple plug and boost – auto detection design ensures best performance Hands-on Video DIGI+ VRM Voltage regulation herald the arrival of a new digital power design era The VRM, or voltage-regulator module, is one of the most important elements of any motherboard design — and ASUS DIGI+ takes VRMs to the next level. It intelligently detects the processor’s own energy consumption to provide precise power accordingly. The 4+1 digital architecture provides the highest power efficiency and also generates less heat, extending the lifespan of phase components. With DIGI+, users can easily adjust power-phase performance, enabling new PWM (pulse-width modulation) voltage and frequency modulation controls. The digital 4+1 power-phase design also expands the modulation spectrum for improved stability and lower VRM-switching noise by dynamically detecting system load, so users enjoy optimized performance, extreme system stability and greater power efficiency. 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. Multi-GPU/Monitors 4K Ultra HDIntel Collage DisplayQuad-GPU CrossFireX 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. Intel® Collage Display Intel® Collage Display allows images to be shown across multiple monitors, with each depicting a portion of a larger image. You can connect multiple displays to a single system and get video on several monitors with higher quality and resolution up to 4K. Connect up to six displays to drive a total resolution as high as 7680 x 1200 for Horizontal Collage Display or 3840 x 2400 for Vertical Collage Display with special dongles, like DisplayPort splitter adapters. Horizontal mode offers an extended desktop experience that’s ideal for commercial applications such as finance, while vertical mode offers a simple way to enjoy 4K ultra HD content using standard HD displays. Horizontal Collage Display: up to 7680 x 1200 Vertical Collage Display: up to 3840 x 2400 Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support Brings you multi-GPU support using AMD CrossFireX. The B85 chipset optimizes PCI Express allocation in multiple graphics card configurations, so you can expect brand-new gaming like you’ve never experienced before! CPU, Chipset Features and Latest Transfer Technology CPU and chipset Intel® featuresLatest transfer technologyIntel 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® B85 Express Chipset The Intel® B85 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 up to four USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel® B85 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance. 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. PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0 uses improved encoding that provides twice the performance of PCI Express 2.0. Total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches 32GB/s, delivering unprecedented data speeds combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility. Complete USB 3.0 Integration Double USB access, double the convenience ASUS facilitates USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel. Experience the latest plug n play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Our motherboards afford greater convenience with high speed connectivity. SATA 6.0 Gb/s Twice the speed ASUS provides SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s. 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) Intel® 8 series chipset PCH with 4th gen Intel® Core™ processor (4th gen Intel® 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). RoHS 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 ultimate reliability of TUF Series is not only based on advanced thermal design, military-standard components and strict reliability tests, 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.