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Asus H81M-A

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Asus H81M-A review: specs and price

Asus H81M-A
Asus H81M-A
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Why is Asus H81M-A better than the average?

  • PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
    2vs1.25
  • Height
    175.3mmvs230.33mm
  • Audio channels
    8vs7.6
  • USB 2.0 ports
    4vs2.8
  • DVI outputs
    1vs0.58
  • SATA 2 connectors
    2vs0.91
  • PS/2 ports
    2vs1.15
  • Warranty period
    3vs2.99

Top specs and features

General info

1.CPU sockets

1

The motherboard has more CPU sockets. Multiple CPUs are typically used in servers.

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2.height

175.3mm

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170mm

3.Supports USB charging boost
Asus H81M-A

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.

4.Easy to reset BIOS
Asus H81M-A

The motherboard has a button or switch on the rear panel to clear the CMOS, which resets the BIOS to factory settings. This is useful if something goes wrong with the BIOS which stops your computer from booting, as you can reset the BIOS without opening the case to access the CMOS jumper.

5.warranty period

3

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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6.Supports USB turbo mode
Asus H81M-A

This can allow faster data rates over USB, such as when transferring files to an external hard drive.

Memory

1.RAM speed

1600MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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3466MHz

2.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

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8

3.memory slots

2

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.

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4.maximum memory size

16GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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1024GB

Connectors

1.fan headers

2

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.

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2.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

0

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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3.USB 3.0 ports

2

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

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4.SATA 3 connectors

2

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.

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12

5.has a HDMI output
Asus H81M-A

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

6.RJ45 ports

1

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.

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Expansion slots

1.PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

2

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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2.PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

1

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.

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12

Audio

1.audio connectors

3

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

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10

2.audio channels

8

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.

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3.Has S/PDIF Out port
Asus H81M-A

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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Miscellaneous

1.Has USB Type-C
Asus H81M-A

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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