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ASUS B85-Pro Gamer
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ASUS B85-Pro Gamer


Overall rating 7.5/10

The ASUS B85-Pro Gamer promises to deliver better gaming experiences, with its SupremeFX audio system, and its GameFirst II network traffic shaping technology.


Performance:
8
Features:
7.5
Value:
7
THE GOOD
Gaming centric features like SupremeFX audio and Game First II technology
Excellent overclocking capabilities, especially with Pentium G3258 AE chip
Affordable gaming-class board
THE BAD
Lacks support for upcoming Broadwell chips
More advanced board options are available for just $50 more

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Haswell Processors in LGA 1150 package
  • Supports Intel 22nm CPU
  • Supports Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel B85 Chipset
Memory
  • Dual Channel Memory Technology
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM support
  • Supports 1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
  • Maximum system memory capacity of 32GB
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Storage
  • Intel Z87 chipset :
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, gray
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors, black
  • Supports Intel Dynamic Storage Accelerator, Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology
Audio
  • SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • Supports: Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
  • Audio Feature :
  • SupremeFX Shielding Technology
  • ELNA premium audio capacitors
  • Sonic Radar
  • Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Video
  • Intel HD graphics engine
  • 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz or 2560 x 1600@60Hz
  • 1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
  • 1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
Networking Intel Gigabit I217V LAN controller
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse port (green)
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x D-Sub
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
  • 2 x USB 3.0 (blue)
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 6 x Audio jack(s)
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports)
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors (support additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
  • 1 x TPM header
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector (1 x 4 -pin)
  • 3 x Chassis Fan connectors (3 x 4 -pin)
  • 1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
  • 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
  • 1 x System panel connector
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, grey)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4, black)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 3 x PCI
Other Features GameFirst II
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 22.8cm

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