ASUS has today announced the launch of two new entry level motherboards – the H81M-K and B85M-K motherboards. Both the motherboards use the LGA 1150 socket for 4th Gen Intel® Core processors support; and are based on Intel H81 and Intel B85 chipset respectively. The ASUS H81M-K and B85M-K also feature ASUS exclusive technologies, such as NEW UEFI BIOS to provide full-scale performance tuning with easy BIOS settings and USB 3.0 Boost to provide up to 170% faster transmission speed over regular USB 3.0.
USB3.0 Boost also automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction. The motherboards also have other ASUS exclusive features such as AI Suite 3, GPU Boost, EPU, FAN Xpert, Network iControl etc. All of these features are designed to provide great PC using experience.
About the launch of the two new motherboards, Mr. Vinay Shetty – Country Head – Component Business, ASUS (India) said, “Both the Intel H81 and B85 are fast moving chipsets for the new Intel 4th Generation processors and we felt the need to enter these segments at a more attractive price point gauging the customer demand from home users. Both these motherboards offer exclusive ASUS technologies at an affordable price with the same level of quality and innovation that all ASUS motherboards are known for. We’re confident that these motherboards will now help our partners to provide the perfect solution from ASUS to customers looking for an entry level solution on these two chipsets.”
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.
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.
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.
GPU Boost – Go to the limit with iGPU level up!
GPU Boost overclocks the integrated GPU in real time for the best graphics performance. User-friendly UI facilitates flexible frequency and voltage adjustments. Its ability to deliver multiple overclocking profiles also provides rapid and stable system-level upgrades.
EPU – All-round energy efficiency and detailed CPU wattage settings
ASUS EPU is a unique power saving technology that detects the current system loadings and adjusts the power consumption in real time.
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU and chassis fan speeds according to different ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and your PC’s loading. A variety of built-in useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
Network iControl – Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for enhanced online convenience. Overall, it’s an intuitive network bandwidth control center.