H81M-K
 
Overview
 
Micro-ATX H81 features intuitive UEFI BIOS, superb integrated graphics performance and unique USB 3.0 performance.
 
  • New UEFI BIOS Friendlier, easier, and more intuitive with helpful info added
  • USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support) - 170% faster transfer speeds than traditional USB 3.0
  • AI Suite 3-One-stop access to innovative ASUS features
  • GPU Boost-Go to the limit with iGPU level up!
  • EPU - All-round energy efficiency and detailed CPU wattage settings
 
 
New UEFI BIOS
 
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.
 
 
New EZ Mode
 
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/Last Modified
 
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.
 
 
Performance Optimization
 
USB 3.0 Boost
 
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) 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.
 
  • Worlds 1st USB 3.0 UASP support instantly 170% faster.
  • Complete USB 3.0 solution performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devices.
  • Simple plug and boost auto detection design ensures best performance.
 
 
GPU Boost
 
Go to the limit with IGPU level up!
 
GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. The user-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. It easily delivers stable system-wide upgrades for every use.
 
 
Network iControl
 
Real-time network bandwidth management
 
One click to prioritize network traffic for applications you're currently using or set up favorite profiles to run at specific times. Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online gaming runs optimized, all through an intuitive user interface.
 
 
USB 3.0 integration
 
Double USB access, double the convenience
 
ASUS facilitates USB 3.0 accessibility for 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.
 
 
EZ DIY
 
Q-Slot
 
Effortless PCI Express component removal
 
Press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics cards just pop out. The large winged clip is easy to reach so you dont have to struggle with installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards.
 
Windows 8 Exclusive Features
 
ASUS Boot Setting
 
Multiple startup options
 
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PCs 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
 
 
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
 
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.
 
 
 
EPU
 
All-round energy efficiency and detailed CPU wattage settings
 
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through the AI Suite 3 utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. It can directly reduce CPU wattage to an indicated level on demand and manually switch to Max Power Saving Mode for further energy savings, creating a more efficient PC.
 
 
Fan Xpert
 
Dedicated CPU and case fan controls
 
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust CPU and case fan speeds according to different ambient temperatures in diverse climate conditions and locations, as well as actual PC loading. Various preset fan performance profiles offer flexible fan speed controls to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
 
 
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.
 
 
CPU and Chipset Features
 
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 (2 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 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 H81 Express Chipset

 
The Intel H81 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 two USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel H81 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.
 
Due to the limitation of the Intel H81chipset, Intel Rapid Start Technology can be configured only from the BIOS Setup program.
 
 
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.
 
Specifications
 
 
  • CPU
    Intel Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
    Supports Intel 22 nm CPU
    Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    * The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
  • Chipset
    Intel H81
  • Memory
    2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Due to Intel chipset limitation, DDR3 1600 MHz and higher memory modules on XMP mode will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1600 Mhz.
  • Graphic
    Integrated Graphics Processor
    Multi-VGA output support : DVI/RGB ports
    - Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
    Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider
  • Expansion Slots
    1 x PCIe x16
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • Storage
    Intel H81 chipset :
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), yellow
    2 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), dark brown
    Supports Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology *1
  • LAN
    Realtek 8111G, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
  • Audio
    Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *2
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
  • USB Ports
    Intel H81 chipset :
    2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
    Intel H81 chipset :
    6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
  • Special Features
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - GPU Boost
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger
    - Anti-Surge
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
    - Network iControl
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Slot
  • Operating System Support
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
  • Back I/O Ports
    1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
    1 x DVI
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    2 x USB 2.0
    3 x Audio jack(s)
  • Internal I/O
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    2 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
  • Accessories
    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
  • BIOS
    64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
  • Manageability
    WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE
  • Support Disc
    Drivers
    ASUS Utilities
    EZ Update
    Anti-Virus Software (OEM Version)
  • Form Factor
    uATX Form Factor
    8.9 inch x 6.9 inch ( 22.6 cm x 17.5 cm )
  • Note
    *1-1:Due to the limitation of the Intel H81chipset, Intel Rapid Start Technology can be configured only from the BIOS Setup program.
    *1-2:These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
    *2:Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.
 

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