Best-value TUF B85 motherboard with server-grade reliability and cooling tech

  • LGA1150 Socket for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3, Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
  • TUF Certified Server Strength reliability - Promised Reliability with Strict Testing
  • TUF LANGuard - Exclusive military-grade LAN protection
  • TUF ESD Guards 2 - 2X Stronger ESD protection for extended component lifespan
  • TUF Thermal Radar Core - Complete System Cooling, Customized Fan Tuning
  • TUF Components [10K Ti-Caps, Chokes & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard] - Certified for Tough Duty
      • USB 3.0
      • TUF Caps
      • TUF MOSFETs
      • TUF Chokes
      • CrossFireX Support
      • SATA 6 Gb/s Support
      • DIGI+ VRM
      • Intel LGA 1150 Socket
      • Dual-CH, 2 DIMMS DDR3 Support
      • PCIe 3.0 (GEN3)
      • Intel® B85 Chipset
      • Front USB 3.0 Header
      • KB/MS
      • USB 3.0
      • USB 2.0
      • DVI
      • LAN
      • Audio Jacks
      • VGA
      • USB 2.0

      Tested Reliability


      Systematically-tested stability

      TUF motherboards use military-certified components and undergo punishing burn-in tests, with temperatures of up to 55°C for 48 hours and at humidity levels as high as 90%! Every TUF motherboard is also subjected to extreme environment measurements and thermal-shock testing. Our motherboards are also tested with over 1,000 devices and undergo more than 7,000 hours of strict validation. With many whole-build server-grade stability tests also thrown at every board, you know that your TUF can be trusted in all conditions.

      * Thermal Shock Test: Used in aerospace and in military industries to prove durability and stability when faced with sudden & rapid changes in temp, taking place over a long period. Only the very toughest motherboards survive this test.

      TUF LANGuard

      Exclusive military-grade LAN protection

      Trooper B85's TUF LANGuard socket has advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput tested to military grade, TUF LANGuard is certified for tough duty to protect your motherboard from lightening strikes and static electricity!

      TUF ESD Guards 2

      2X Stronger ESD protection for extended component lifespan

      Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. TUF ESD Guards 2 technology raises the bar that are 2X higher than industry standards and exclusive pin-level on specific rear IO connectors* testing is 30% higher than previous TUF standard, ensuring electrostatic discharges are properly grounded from all onboard connectivity — and that means greater component longevity.


      • Audio connectors

        Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits

      • LAN port

        ESD TVS diode protection on the LAN circuit bolstered by an anti-surge LAN connector that increases protection against extreme events, such as lightning strikes.

      • D-Sub/DVI

        Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect D-Sub and DVI functionality.

      • USB3.0/2.0 connectors

        On-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.

      • Keyboard and mouse connectors

        Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes.

      5 Years Warranty

      Guaranteed reliability

      Each and every TUF motherboard is built with components certified for military use and undergoes serious server-level burn-in tests. TUF is forged solid for your confidence, which is why every board is covered by a 5-year warranty.

      *The service will follow the local standard and service policy.

      Durable Design

      TUF Components

      Certified for tough duty

      TUF Audio Design

      Superior LED-illuminated audio

      TUF Audio Design makes short work of optimizing audio settings for the way you want to listen, chatting, watching movies or relaxing to your favorite music. Onboard physical shielding, professional engineered design and premium components result in sound output that has exceptional clarity and fidelity.

      • LED-lit Audio Shielding

        Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference, with a gorgeous illuminated trace path

      • Unique de-pop circuit

        Reduces start-up popping noise to all audio outputs

      • Special layout design

        Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals

      Cooling System

      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
      • Fan Control
      • Thermal Tuning

      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.

      With customizable settings for each fan, you can extend your motherboard's lifespan. You can even monitor, manage and individually name and control your system's fans to create your perfect balance between quietness, cooling and performance.

      You can also choose to optimize the whole system's fan setup with a single click. Based on the characteristics of each fan connected to your motherboard, all fan profiles can be quickly optimized.

      Intel CPU and chipset features

      Trooper B85's Intel B85 Express heart is a single-chipset design that supports the very latest 4th-generation (socket LGA1150) Intel Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors. It also supports Pentium® and Celeron® CPUs. B85 Express uses serial point-to-point links to delivers superb performance with great bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to four USB 3.0 ports for transfer rates that are up to ten times (10X) faster transfer than USB 2.0. The B85 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, so you can enjoy the latest Intel integrated-graphics performance.