H81 gaming board is fun fulfilled with SupremeFX audio, Intel LAN, and Gamer's Guardian components and AI Suite 3
- LGA1150 socket for the 4th and New 4th Generation Intel Core i7/ Core i5 / Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors
- Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz Support
- SupremeFX - Flawless audio that makes you part of the game
- Intel Gigabit Ethernet - Networking that just goes faster
- Gamer's Guardian The real-world protection
- 10K Japanese-made
- Black Metallic Caps
- Intel® Ethernet
- 1 x PCIe X16
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ELNA® Premium Audio Capacitors
- Headphone AMP
- Intel® LGA 1150
- DDR3 1600 MHz
- 4DIMM, Dual-channel
- Due to Intel® chipset limitation, H81-GAMER can only support single-side memories when four modules are installed and they will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1066 MHz.
- 4 x USB 3.0 (2@rear; 2@board)
- 8 x USB 2.0 (4@rear; 4@board)
- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s
- Intel® H81 Chipset
- 2 x SATA 3Gb/s
- TPM header
- USB 3.0 x 2
- LAN (RJ45)
- 8-Channel Audio
- USB 2.0 x 2
- USB 2.0 x 2
- S/PDIF out
Flawless audio that makes you part of the game!
ASUS H81-Gamer explodes the myth that dedicated sound cards are always better, with integrated SupremeFX technology that achieves near-lossless audio quality with a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 115dB — meaning you hear every sound detail.
SupremeFX is an exclusive ASUS technology that's designed for one purpose to deliver audio that's in a class of its own.
Horizontally separates SupremeFX audio components from the rest of the motherboard, effectively eliminating interference to ensure flawless sound quality
A carefully-engineered protective shield isolates the advanced audio chipset from electromagnetic interference (EMI), preserving the integrity of the audio signals.
Premium ELNA® audio capacitors
Added to the mix to deliver a warmer, natural sound to complete the audio experience.
H81-Gamer drives some of the very best headphones available — up to 300O load impedance. H81-Gamer assures you great compatibility and more impactful output than standard onboard audio hardware. You demand superb effects and superior surround sound for truly immersive gaming experiences, and H81-Gamer delivers!
Networking that just goes faster!
The difference between defeat and victory can be measured in milliseconds. That's why we've equipped H81-Gamer with networking technology that puts your frags first!
Intel® Gigabit Ethernet
Intel® Gigabit Ethernet provides better Throughput with lower processing power for superior speed and we've added our own advances to ensure the best possible performance for gamers – in every game and on every battlefield.
2X-faster UDP game-data performance
ASUS engineers used IxChariot, an independent network-assessment test tool, to determine just how much quicker Intel Gigabit Ethernet deals with the UDP data packets that are vital for responsive gaming. The results are in and with H81-GAMER your game-data packets flow up to two times (2X) faster!
Gamer's Guardian for real-world protection!
While you protect your back in the game, H81-Gamer protects all sides in the real world. Great motherboard design is all in the detail, which is why ASUS engineers kitted out H81-Gamer with loads of brilliant protective features. Individually they're tough, together they're unstoppable.
10k black metallic capacitors
Exceptionally high-quality Japanese-made (Nichicon GT series) solid-state capacitors offer 20%-greater temperature endurance and lifespans that are up to five times (5X) longer that generic equivalents.
H81-Gamer DIGI+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times!
DRAM overcurrent protection
H81-Gamer's connection ports and DRAM are protected against overcurrent and short-circuit damage by onboard resettable fuses, extending your motherboard's life.
Stainless steel back I/O
Crafted from chromium-plated, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, H81-Gamer's input/output (I/O) panel is super-strong and last up to three times (3X) longer than ordinary panels!
With ASUS ESD Guards your H81-Gamer is actively protected against sudden electrostatic discharge (ESD), meaning the components will last much longer — and you get protection that's up to twice as resilient as industry standards! ESD Guards include:
Keyboard and mouse connectors: Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes.
D-Sub: Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect D-Sub functionality.
USB 3/2.0 connectors: On-circuit transient-voltage-suppression (TVS) diodes and capacitor protection for surface-mount and dual-inline packages.
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.
Audio connectors: Capacitor protection on both front and back audio-output circuits.
AI Suite 3
optimized performance, always!
AI Suite 3 is an exclusive ASUS dashboard-style control panel that lets you fine-tune almost every aspect of your H81-Gamer-based system for the best balance between performance, stability and efficiency — all via a simple and intuitive interface.
Fan Xpert 2
Put every fan in your system under Fan Xpert 2's comprehensive controls to create the perfect balance between great performance and peaceful operation.
USB 3.0 Boost
This great ASUS-exclusive technology accelerates the already-fast speed of USB 3.0, enabling transfer speeds that are up to 1.33 (1.33X) times faster than standard USB 3.0
If you need to look up your PC's specification in a hurry then the System Information screen will show you want you need right away!
Your motherboard will always be kept up to date thanks to EZ Update just click to check for the latest drivers.
Award-winning BIOS design!
H81-Gamer is designed for speed and simplicity — a design ethic that extends right down into the motherboard's powerful and yet elegant UEFI BIOS.
Your H81-Gamer's UEFI BIOS includes both EZ Mode and Advanced Mode to suit your experience level and ambitions. In EZ Mode you can get set up very quickly, applying the date and time, fan profiles and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory profiles. Switch to Advanced Mode to set up favorites and shortcuts, record and review recent changes with Last Modified or make notes in Quick Notes.
CrashFree BIOS 3
Never again worry about corrupted a BIOS, as CrashFree BIOS 3 lets you restore a PC to working order even when it won't boot!
EZ Flash 2
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.
The power of Intel!
H81-Gamer builds on the latest Intel technologies so you can take full advantage of some brilliant PC innovations, from cutting-edge desktop processors to auto-updating applications and the ability to wake your computer in just moments.
Intel H81 Express chipset for the latest Intel processors
H81-Gamer's Intel H81 Express is a single-chipset design that supports Intel LGA1150 socket for the 4th and New 4th generation Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by using serial point-to-point links, enabling increased bandwidth and stability. H81 Express natively supports up to two USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times (10X) faster transfer rates than USB 2.0, and also supports iGPU functions so you enjoy the latest Intel integrated-graphics performance.
Intel Smart Connect Technology
H81-Gamer has Intel Smart Connect Technology to super-charge your daily computing. Receive updates from your favorite internet-connected apps even when your PC is asleep, so your computing experience becomes more fluid and efficient!
Intel Rapid Start Technology
With Intel Rapid Start Technology built in your H81-Gamer will awake from sleep in just moments. It's fast, effective and superbly energy efficient all at the same time!
Intel Socket 1150 for the New 4th/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
4 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.
* Due to Intel chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support single-side memories when four modules are installed and they will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1066 MHz.
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel HD Graphics support
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 512 MB
Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider
- Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 mode, gray)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
Intel H81 chipset :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
2 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black
Supports Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
- High quality 115 dB SNR stereo playback output
Audio Feature :
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ELNA premium audio capacitors
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- Audio amplifier: Provides the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers
- USB Ports
Intel H81 chipset :
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Intel H81 chipset :
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, )
ASMedia ASM1042 controller :
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
- Special Features
- ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 ports
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
- Stainless Steel Back I/O
- DIGI+ VRM
ASUS EPU :
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- GPU Boost
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger+
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- ASUS Fan Xpert 2
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- Push Notice
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- Operating System Support
- 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)
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
- Internal I/O Ports
1 x AAFP connector
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM header
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
2 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.8, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2,
CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified Log, F12 PrintScreen function, F3 Shortcut function, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
- Support Disc
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
- Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 8.4 inch ( 30.5 cm x 21.4 cm )