ASUS B85-Pro Gamer Motherboard Revealed

/ 3 years ago


ASUS have just announced their new B85 gaming motherboard, a stripped out edition of their higher end gaming boards such as the ROG series. You still get all the features you’ll need for a good gaming system, it just won’t be as over the top or expensive. That means those looking for a more cost effective solution should be very excited about this board. More great news is that this board will be dropping the black and gold theme that Asus have been using, their new z87 and B85 range of boards will be utilizing the black and red that has become rather popular recently.

The B85 ATX isn’t exactly lacking in features and features an 8-phase VRM for its LGA 1150 socket. There are four DDR3 DIMM slots, 1 x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, PCI-Express 2.0 x4, three legacy PCI, and two PCI-Express 2.0 x1. There are four SATA 6Gb/s and two SATA 3 Gb/s ports, as well as the usual DVI, D-Sub and HDMI. Like we said, nothing crazy and over the top, but more than enough for a solid mid-high spec gaming system.

Interestingly the board also features the Intel I217V GbE controller, SupremeFX Audio  that sports a 115 dBA SNR CODEC, electrolytic capacitors, a TI-made 300Ω headphones amp, and ground-layer isolation, which are very impressive features to have on any motherboard, especially on one that’s supposed to be more wallet friendly.

Finally you can expect Gamer’s Guardian, ESD dampening circuits, DRAM over-current protection, black solid-state capacitors, Ai-Suite 3 and a whole other host of goodies. Final pricing is unknown, but you can bet it’ll be right along side (or lower) than the MSI B85 Gaming and the ASRock B85 Fatal1ty Killer.

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