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Asus is well know for making high end quality motherboard, with a high focus on gamers and overclockers and is best know for there ROG line of motherboard But today we are looking at Asus B85 PRO GAMER with promise of performance and quality features for gaming as there ROG line motherboards.
|CPU Interface||Intel® Socket 1150 for the 5th/New 4th/4th Generation Core™ i7/
Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22
|Chipset||Build in 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)
|Video Outputs||Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports
– Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
– 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™
Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously
|Onboard LAN||Intel® I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)|
|Onboard Audio||SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
– High quality 115 dB SNR stereo playback output
– High-fidelity audio OP AMP(s)
Audio Feature :
– SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
– ELNA premium audio capacitors
– Sonic Radar
– Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
|Expansion Slots||2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8, red)1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) *13 x PCIe 2.0 x1|
|Onboard SATA/RAID||Intel® B85 chipset : *1
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
2 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black
Supports Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology
|IO Panel||1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
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ASUS B85 PRO GAMER on test bench.
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ASUS B85 PRO GAMER comes with a lot of features even at its low price point, Specifically targeted towards gamers.
GameFirst is Asus’ network monitoring and packet prioritization utility. Previous iterations have been a direct facelift of CFOS, with a little Asus branding and GUI changes. But with this iteration we are seeing a truly in-house product, with revamped interface and added functionality. But at its core we are still looking at a nice product which can be used to optimize your network connections.
ASUS B85 PRO GAMER comes with Asus trademark SupremeFX, Which mean that motherboard have a separate section on motherboard for sound cut of from rest of the motherboard components, Providing high quality sound out of the box.
Ai Suite 3
Ai Suite is an exclusive Asus software which provides you all the features such as DIGI+ VRM settings
Fan Xpert 2, USB 3.0 boost, System information and EZ Update. Giving you all the overclocking and performance optimization options.
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As you can see EZ Mode gives you all the options you need on a very simple elegant single screen with on screen pop ups to SATA Information and shortcuts to more advanced settings with all the boot options required. With easy fan control and system power saving modes. You also get real time system temperature information and XMP setting.
Pressing F8 gives you easy pop up access all the boot devices. And clicking SATA Information shows all the SATA devices and slot information.
By pressing F3 in ASUS B85 PRO GAMER EZ Bios you get a pop up screen called shortcuts which can be customized to your likings. By pressing F7 in EZ Mode you bring out the Advanced mode with more advance settings and detailed view as the name suggests.
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CPU- Intel G3258
GRAPHICS CARD- Sapphire 7770
RAM- 8GB Gskill 1600
PSU- Corsair G800
COOLER- Custom Water
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ASUS B85 PRO GAMER is a very competitive motherboard for its price point and a very good contender for gamer on budget. Pared with Intel G3258 I was able to overclock the CPU till 4.8Ghz and staying stable in benchmarks, gaming and temp temperatures. ASUS B85 PRO GAMER is a very good deal at a price point of about Rs, 10000/- be it for gaming or other multimedia purpose.
TechARX Rating 8.7/10