Overview

  • 5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-round protection
  • LED illumination: Lighting control audio trace paths
  • Native M.2: Lightning-fast storage speeds
  • UEFI BIOS and EZ Flash 3

  • USB 2.0 Ports
  • VGA Port
  • COM Port
  • HDMI Port
  • USB 3.0 Ports
  • LAN Port
  • Audio
  • PCI Express 3.0(GEN3) ASUS SafeSlot Core Support
  • Audio Features
    • LED-Illuminated Design
    • Audio Shielding
    • Premium Japanese Audio Capacitors
    • Dedicated Audio PCB Layers
  • DIGI+VRM & EPU
  • DDR4 2400/2133
  • Support 14nm CPU IntelĀ® LGA 1151 Socket
  • 32Gb/s M.2 support both SATA & x4 PCIe mode
  • IntelB250 Chipset
  • SATA 6 Gb/S Ports
  • PCI

ASUS Prime is the next evolution of the ASUS motherboard, born of a pedigree that stretches back to 1989. Our team of world-class engineers are passionate about empowering everyone to enjoy the benefits of customization and tuning, and the driving force behind the development of Prime is to make advanced enthusiast controls easily accessible maximizing performance, stability and compatibility for the very best DIY PC experiences. Simply stated: it's time for Prime.

Reliable Stability and Compatibility

Built to Last

ASUS is the world's foremost motherboard manufacturer, renowned for our unique Design Thinking approach. Our exhaustive testing exceeds industry standards, supported by high-quality components for exceptional real-world protection. Our motherboards are proven to be compatible with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation. ASUS gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your motherboard is fit for all environments and applications. By choosing ASUS, you also gain the freedom to select outstanding component options, for trouble-free DIY experiences.

5X Protection III- Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.

 520+ DDR4 Compatibility- Industry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance.

 1000+ Compatible Devices- Compatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.

 8000+ Validation Hours- Extensive testing with latest components for enhanced reliability, compatibility and safety.

Prime 200 motherboards are engineered with industry-leading 5X Protection III, employing the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee the quality and long-term durability of your motherboard. That means exceptional protection and stability for your build thanks to decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.

SafeSlot Core

Fortified PCIe with solid soldering

SafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot. Featuring a fortified design that's anchored to the motherboard by a special hook, Safeslot Core provides 1.6x stronger retention and 1.3x greater shearing resistance than standard expansion slots.

ASUS Prime motherboards have strengthened solder points around both the PCIe and DIMM pins.

LANGuard

Pumped-up throughput. 2.5x higher surge tolerance.

ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges.

EMI cover

Anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors

Overvoltage Protection

World-class circuit-protecting power design

An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.

DIGI+ VRM

Precision control for stable power

ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability.

DRAM Overcurrent Protection

Short-circuit damage prevention

Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.

Stainless-Steel Back I/O

3x corrosion-resistance for greater durability

Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels.

ESD Guards

Electrostatic discharge protection

ASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/- 6kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components.

  • LAN port- ESD TVS diode protection on the LAN circuit.
  • USB connectors- TVS diodes for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
  • VGA connectors- Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect D-Sub functionality.
  • Keyboard and mouse connectors- Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression diodes.

Proven Compatibility

Tested to be compatible with 1,000+ CPUs, DDR4 memory modules, graphics cards and more

Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. Our extensive certification program focuses on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, giving you the freedom to build and upgrade without frustration. Compatible today and compatible far into the future that's the ASUS way.

Extensive List of Supported Devices

View supported devices and Qualified Vendor List for compatible memory

The superior compatibility of Prime 200 series is evidenced by our extensive list of supported devices which includes thousands of compatible components and our Qualified Vendor List that identifies memory compatibility. That means more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.

Great Compatibility with ASUS Products

ASUS offers a suite of proprietary components graphics cards, sound cards, optical drives that perfectly complement the Prime 200 series, so you can complete your custom motherboard build with confidence!

Top-to-bottom Reliability

ASUS motherboards have superb endurance. We verify this by subjecting every board to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust. It also shows that ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.

8000+ VALIDATION HOURS

 Temperature and Humidity Test- Ensures components withstand extreme conditions.

 Thermal Measurement Test- Ensures that the system remains cool and stable under the heaviest loads.

 Insertion Test- Every port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.

 Aging Test- Up to 48-hour aging test ensures reliability.

 Power Consumption Test- Checked for world-class energy efficiency.

 Temperature and DC Margin Test- Ensures that the motherboard is capable of coping with Voltage fluctuations caused by varying temperatures.

 Thermal Shock Test- Ensures ability to survive temperature changes during transportation.

 Non-Operation Shock Test- Built to withstand jolts that may occur during shipping.

 Burn-In Test- Every component is checked to ensure flawless operation in any environment.

 Installation Test- Connector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.

 Drop Test- Drop tests from various heights ensure durability.

 Salt and Spray Test- Tested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.

Superb Performance

DDR4 Support

With DDR4, you'll accelerate memory frequencies up to an incredible to 2400MHz! And ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, so you're assured the best compatibility.

Enjoy the DDR4 benefits with Prime 200 series. (DDR4 vs DDR3)

  • 2X faster write read speeds
  • 2X larger capacity
  • 20% lower power consumption

Optimized Cooling

Fan Xpert

Dedicated CPU and case fan controls

Fan Xpert 2

Exclusive Fan Xpert ensures every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise - and with Prime 200 series boards and their hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode for case fans, a simple BIOS adjustment lets you run your case fan in PWM/DC. Fan Xpert even includes Auto-Tuning mode to scan and detect all fan characteristics for single-click customization!

Game in Your Way

Brighten Up Your Build

LED-illuminated control for trace paths

Built-in LED lighting options illuminate your build in a variety of eye-catching styles.

Gaming Audio

Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio

Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced!

Noise isolation

  • Audio shielding ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference.
  • Separate layers for left and right tracks ensures both channels deliver consistent, equal quality.

Audio Enjoyment

  • Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

All-round Energy Saving

Energy Efficient Design

EPU- With the Energy Processing Unit you'll enjoy system-wide power savings with CPU-wattage reductions of up to 12W*! The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode: A setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers and reducing power to the graphics cards while you're away.

Ultrafast Transfer Speeds

Speed Up with Onboard M.2 Up to 32Gb/s

 

With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gb/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.

Instant front-panel USB 3.0 Experience

We've put USB 3.0 right where you need it - two super-speed ports on the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, so no more back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports!

Easy PC DIY

Safe Motherboard Mounting

Component-free areas to minimize damage risk

Fitting your ASUS motherboard is now safer than ever. The comprehensive component-free safe zones' around every case-mounting hole minimizes the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact so you'll assemble your PC with total confidence!

Q-DIMM

Easy memory removal

Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out removing memory is that simple!

One-Stop Controls

Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS

The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.

EZ Flash 3

Update the BIOS via the internet, without leaving the BIOS interface.

S.M.A.R.T

Check your storage device Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and possibly to determine potential failures.

Q-Fan Control

You can configure the fan's operating speed manually, or use the easy pre-configured fan profiles to select Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes!

My Favorite

Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

EZ mode

  • Intuitive graphical fan control- Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
  • EZ XMP- Improve DRAM performance with a click.
  • SATA information- Easily display SATA port details for device identification.
  • Fast clock adjustment- Use mouse controls to quickly change time and date settings.

Advanced mode

  • Last modified log- Track last changeand save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
  • SATA port renaming- Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

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.

Intel CPU and Chipset Features

IntelB250 Chipset

The IntelB250 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th & 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium/ Celeronprocessors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to six USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6Gbit/s ports, and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. IntelB250 chipset also supports iGPU functionality, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.

Ready for 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors

The ASUS Prime 200 series motherboard supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package. Integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.

Specifications

CPU

Intel Socket 1151 for 7th/6th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors 

Supports Intel 14 nm CPU

Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 

The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.

Chipset

Intel B250

Memory

2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory 

Dual Channel Memory Architecture 

Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

* Due to Intel chipset limitation, DDR4 2400MHz memory frequency is only supported by 7th Generation Intel processors. Higher memory modules will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR4 2400MHz.

** Due to Intel chipset limitation, DDR4 2133MHz and higher memory modules on 6th Generation Intel processors will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR4 2133MHz.

Graphic

Integrated Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics support 

Multi-VGA output support

HDMI/RGB ports 

Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 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 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, gray) 

2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 

1 x PCI

Storage

Intel B250 Chipset

1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)*1

6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray,

LAN

Realtek RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

ASUS LAN Guard

Audio

Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC 

Supports

Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking

Audio Feature

LED-illuminated design Brighten up your build with the gorgeous illuminated audio trace path.

Audio Shielding Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference

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

Premium Japanese audio capacitors Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

USB Ports

Intel B250 Chipset

6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, Type-A, 2 at mid-board)

Intel B250 Chipset

6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)

Special Features

ASUS 5X Protection III

ASUS SafeSlot Core Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage

ASUS LANGuard Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!

ASUS Overvoltage Protection World-class circuit-protecting power design

ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!

ASUS DIGI+ VRM 5 Phase digital power design

ASUS EPU

EPU 

ASUS Exclusive Features

AI Suite 3

Ai Charger 

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution

Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution

ASUS Fan Xpert 

ASUS EZ DIY

ASUS EZ Flash 3 

ASUS Q-Design

ASUS Q-DIMM 

M.2 Onboard(The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)

Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)

1 x D-Sub

1 x HDMI

1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A 

2 x USB 2.0 

1 x COM port(s)

3 x Audio jack(s)

1 x 8-channel Audio I/O

Internal I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)

2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)

6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)

1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)

1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 

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 audio connector(s) (AAFP)

1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

1 x System panel connector

Accessories

User's manual

I/O Shield

2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

1 x M.2 screws

1 x Supporting DVD

BIOS

64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

Manageability

WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

Support Disc

Drivers

ASUS Utilities

EZ Update

Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Operating System

Windows 10 64-bit

Windows 8.1 64-bit *2

Windows 7 32-bit *2

Windows 7 64-bit *2

Form Factor

mATX Form Factor 

9.6 inch x 7.2 inch ( 24.4 cm x 18.3 cm )

Note

*1 When a device in SATA mode is installed on the M.2 socket,SATA_1 port cannot be used.

*2 Windows 8.1 64-bit and Windows 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel Processors.

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