Asus B85-PLUS LGA1150 Motherboard for Business Application

Here’s the thing about the Asus B85-PLUS socket 1150 motherboard: the Intel B85 chipset offers out-of-the-box solutions for better PC performance, manageability, and security protection. This is a motherboard built for business use.

Quoting from Intel, features include Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST), for fast system boot and application load time, and Intel Small Business Advantage (Intel SBA), which delivers business-centric security protection, such as after-hours virus scans and data backup, and blocks recognition of unwanted USB drives. 

Asus B85-Plus Motherboard

Better business application

Intel Rapid Storage Technology:

Intel RST supports SATA 6 Gb/s speeds for internal storage and up to 3Gb/s for external SATA (eSATA) outside the chassis.

Intel Rapid Recover Technology:

The Aus B85-PLUS features the CrashFree BIOS 3 and high-endurance 5X PROTECTION but should your drives fail or if there is data corruption for any unforeseen reason, the B85 Intel RRT built-in data protection technology provides a recovery point that can be used to quickly recover the system. Clones can also be mounted as a read-only volume to allow users to recover individual files.

Intel Rapid Start Technology:

Allows quick system resumes from the hibernate state. Furthermore, the Asus B85-PLUS includes the Asus Boot Setting multiple start option with which you can shorten system boot-up time to a mere 2-seconds under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows.

Intel Smart Connect Technology:

Faster application refresh by allowing applications to be updated in a low power state. And Network iControl technology on the motherboard provides real-time network bandwidth management.

SATA port disable:

Enables individual SATA ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports.

If your business deal with heavy graphics, keep in mind that the Asus B85-PLUS optimizes PCI Express allocation in multi-GPU CrossFireX environments.

In addition, the B85 platform conforms green technology standard; it is manufactured with lead-free and halogen-free component packages.

Asus B85-PLUS specifications:

CPU Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to for CPU support list
Chipset Intel® B85
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to Intel® chipset limitation, DDR3 1600 MHz and higher memory modules on XMP mode will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1600 Mhz.
Graphic Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : DVI/RGB ports
– Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
– Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, yellow)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, dark brown)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
Storage Intel® B85 chipset : 
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), yellow
2 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), dark brown
Supports Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *1
LAN Realtek® 8111G, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Audio Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *2
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
USB Ports Intel® B85 chipset :
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® B85 chipset :
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
Special Features ASUS 5X PROTECTION :
– ASUS DIGI+ VRM – 4 Phase digital power design
– ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection – Short circuit damage prevention
– ASUS ESD Guards – Enhanced ESD protection
– ASUS All 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors – 2.5x long lifespan with excellent durability
– ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O – 3x more durable corrosion-resistant coating
ASUS Exclusive Features :
– GPU Boost
– AI Suite 3
– Ai Charger
– Anti-Surge
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
– Network iControl
– USB 3.0 Boost
– Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
– Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
– ASUS Fan Xpert 2
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-Slot
Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
2 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
Accessories User’s manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 4.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified Log, F12 PrintScreen Function, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE
Support Disc Drivers
ASUS Utilities
EZ Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12.0 inch x 8.2 inch ( 30.5 cm x 20.8 cm )

Business support

Essential IT Solutions provide the following business support services in the Somerset West region:

1. Set up of office computer systems;

2. Set up email and Internet and Fax-to-email services;

3. Supply and service of business-centric computers and software, including networking and Point-of-Sales systems;

The Asus B85-PLUS is available online for R1 850 or can be ordered from our shop on 89 George Street, Strand, 7140. If you would like to know more about the benefits of using the new Asus B85-PLUS in your business computers, give us a call on 021 853 4790/1 or 083 900 7557.

Date: 19 Jun 2013