Great for HTPC or an ultra compact PC, the ASUS P8H77-I motherboard delivers the best-in-class technology and features as well as proven ASUS quality in a Mini ITX form factor. Based on the Intel H77 Express chipset and equipped with 2x DDR3 memory slots and a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, this motherboard guarantees uncompromised flexibility and expandability for mainstream Intel 3rd Gen. Core platform, along with HDMI and S/PDIF optical output for premium audio/video quality. Take advantage of ASUS exclusive innovations such as GPU Boost, USB 3.0 Boost and Network iControl for better experience on your next PC build. This motherboard is also Windows 8 ready and enables amazingly fast boot-up with hardware and software optimization.
Optimized for Windows 8 ASUS has released new hardware and software designs to shorten system boot-up time to 2-seconds (for reference only) for a smoother user experience that removes annoying delays under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Faster system boot and restart means Windows starts quicker and more efficiently - no more waiting around. Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PC's start-up process. 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.
Intel Smart Response Technology Intel Smart Response Technology boosts overall system performance. It uses an installed fast SSD (min 18.6GB available capacity required) as a cache for frequently accessed data. Key benefits include reduced load and wait times, and lower power consumption through the elimination of unnecessary hard drive spin. This technology combines SSD performance with hard drive capacity, operating up to six times faster than a hard drive-only system.
Network iControl 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.
GPU Boost GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. The user-friendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. It easily delivers stable system-level upgrades for every use.
USB 3.0 Boost ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.
Fan Xpert ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU and chassis fan speeds according to different ambient temperatures caused by climate conditions in varying geographic regions and according to your PC’s loading. The built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
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