Get TUF core reliability and cooling tech on Intel®B85 mATX motherboard
- LGA1150 Socket for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3, Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
- TUF Thermal Radar Core - Complete System Cooling, Customized Fan Tuning
- TUF Components [10K Ti-Caps, Alloy Chokes & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard] - Certified for Tough Duty
- Server-grade Reliability Test - Promised Reliability with Strict Testing
- DIGI+ VRM - Herald the Arrival of a New Digital Power Design Era
- ESD Guards - Ultra-protection Against Electrostatic Discharge
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 And talking of single-click simplicity, live update ensures that your Thermal Radar Core is never out of date – just click the button to check for updates.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 and precise fan control
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.
Manually fan speed management
Gives customized settings for each fan, which can be easily changed. You can supervise fan speeds to balance cooling and noise emissions, and fans can be manually managed, individually controlled, and even named. All these promote better cooling, noise reduction, and power saving.
Easy thermal tuning and live update
Thermal Radar Core allows optimized settings for each fan with a click! Changing fan settings is easy via Thermal Radar Core’s simple interface. You can supervise fan speeds to balance cooling and noise emissions, and fans can be managed automatically, promoting better cooling, noise reduction and power saving. With live update, meanwhile, you can ensure that Thermal Radar Core is never out of date – just click the button to check for updates
Ultra-protection against electrostatic discharge
Electrostatic discharges (ESD) can happen suddenly, and their damaging effects are often underestimated. Exclusive ASUS ESD Guards circuit design and the included I/O shield provide four times the protection to extend component lifespan.
All TUF Series motherboards pass a rigorous testing program during development, undergoing extreme temperature and humidity trials. These tests result in completely reliable motherboards that are ready for intense daily computing and heavy duty usage with the utmost stability
Certified for tough duty
TUF 10K Ti-Caps, chokes, and MOSFETs are screened by seven rigorous military-grade tests to ensure superior lifespan even under the most demanding conditions.
Japan-made 10K black metallic Caps
Unique Black Metallic capacitors with military-standard certification offer +20% high and low temperature tolerance and 5X longer lifetime usage.
Chokes and MOSFETs
TUF alloy chokes and MOSFETs
Chokes made of high-grade anti-oxidization materials for extra-unbeatable durability. TUF MOSFETs also pass military-grade tests with lower RDS(on), certified for tough duty.
New UEFI BIOS – friendlier and more intuitive
Full-scale performance tuning with easy BIOS interface
Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical interface designed with a special theme for TUF boards, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only controls. It also fully-utilizes 2.2TB and larger hard drives in 64-bit operating systems with native support. ASUS-exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info, so you can alter system performance settings and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.
ASUS Boot Setting
Multiple startup options
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PC’s 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.
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) USB 3.0 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.
World’s 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
4K Ultra HD Ready
Discover future visual experiences
Following up on popular 1080p full HD, 4K Ultra HD is the next big thing, and you’re ready for the upgrade thanks to integrated graphics that natively support up to 4096 x 2160 via HDMI or DisplayPort. That’s four times the pixel count of 1080p (1920 x 1080), offering incredible visual clarity, detail, and realism.
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 (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 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® B85 Express Chipset
The Intel® B85 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 four USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rates than USB 2.0. Moreover, the Intel® B85 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
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.