ASUS B150M-K Motherboard

ASUS B150M-K Motherboard

ASUS B150M-K Motherboard

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ASUS B150M-K Motherboard

ASUS B150M-K Motherboard

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Product Highlights

  • Micro-ATX Form Factor
  • Intel B150 Chipset
  • Intel LGA 1151 Socket
  • 2 x Dual-Channel DDR4-2133
  • 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s Ports
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
  • Realtek ALC887 8-Channel HD Audio
  • Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit LAN Controller
  • USB 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1 Type-A Ports
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ASUS B150 overview

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The B150M-K Motherboard from ASUS is designed to fit in cases that support a micro-ATX form factor. The 8.9 x 7.2" B150M-K supports 6th Generation (Skylake) Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA 1151 socket, as well as the Intel H110 chipset. This motherboard supports Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), and 7 (64 and 32-bit).

The micro-ATX form factor of the B150M-K has 2 x DIMM slots that can support up to 32GB of non-ECC unbuffered DDR4 RAM, as well as dual channel memory architecture and Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The supported memory speed is 2133 MHz. The B150M-K has a total of 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x16 mode), 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots, 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 at the back panel, blue, Type-A, 2 at mid-board), 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 at the back panel, blue, Type-A, 4 at mid-board), and 2 x PS/2 ports. Using the Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition audio codec, it can support 8-channel HD audio with jack detection and front panel jack retasking.

The B150M-K has integrated Intel HD graphics support with 1 x DVI-D and 1 x VGA/RGB output. The DVI-D and VGA ports can both support a max resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz. The integrated graphics can use up to 1,024MB of shared memory and also supports Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, and Intel Insider.

The B150M-K has also been designed with LANGuard, overvoltage protection, DRAM overcurrent protection, DIGI+ VRM, ESD guards, a stainless steel back I/O, UEFI BIOS, Fan Xpert, AI Suite 3, and more. This motherboard is protected by a limited 3-year warranty and includes an I/O shield and 2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s cables.

Stability

LANGuard
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors ensuring a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges
Overvoltage Protection
A circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to help protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Onboard resettable fuses help prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of both your system and connected devices
DIGI+ VRM
DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability
Stainless-Steel Back I/O
Corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's up to three times longer than ordinary panels
ESD Guards
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards are tested to very high standards, capable of up to ±10kV for air discharge and ±6kV for contact discharge. ASUS employs an active protective circuit design to help guard your system against electrostatic interference and damage. ESD Guards can be found on the LAN port, USB connectors, VGA connector, and keyboard and mouse connectors

Performance

DDR4 Support
With DDR4, you'll accelerate memory frequencies up to 2133 MHz. ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, so you're assured great compatibility
UEFI BIOS
The mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way.

- EZ Flash 3: Update the latest BIOS via the Internet and from within the BIOS
- S.M.A.R.T: Check up on your storage devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) logs to gauge reliability and even determine if they're about to fail
- Q-Fan Control: You can configure the fan's operating speed manually or use the pre-configured fan profiles to select Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes
- My Favorites: Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list
EZ Mode
Intuitive Graphical Fan Control:
Fine-tune individual fans by dragging a curve with the mouse

EZ XMP:
Improve your DRAM performance with a click

SATA Information:
View SATA port details for device recognition

Fast Clock Adjustment:
Use mouse controls to change the time and date
Advanced Mode
Last Modified Log:
Track last change and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive

SATA Port Renaming:
Rename SATA ports for easy identification

Fast Transfer Speeds

Front-Panel USB 3.0
ASUS put USB 3.0 right where you need it - two ports on the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 5 Gb/s with instant plug-and-play connectivity, so no more back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports

Gaming Audio

LED-Illuminated Design
Brighten up your build with the illuminated audio trace path
Noise Isolation
Audio shielding helps ensure analog/digital separation and reduced multi-lateral interference
Audio Enjoyment
Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with strong clarity and fidelity

PC DIY

Q-Slot
The large winged clip is easy to reach and operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly and the graphics card pops out
Q-DIMM
Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out

Cooling

Fan Xpert
Fan Xpert helps ensure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. With ASUS' 100 series boards and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode for case fans, a simple BIOS adjustment lets you run your case fan in PWM/DC. Fan Xpert even includes Auto-Tuning mode to scan and detect all fan characteristics for single-click customization

One-Stop Control

AI Suite 3
ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages, and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities

Intel CPU and Chipset Features

Intel B150 Express Chipset
The Intel B150 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It natively supports up to six USB 3.0 ports, six SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel B150 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance
Ready for 6th-Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
Intel SBA (Small Business Advantage) is a combination of hardware and software that provides security and productivity capabilities designed for small businesses. Intel SBA requires MEI drivers (AMT host software kit) be installed.

Platform Requirements:
- Windows 7 (32/64-bit) / 8.1 (64-bit) / 10 (64-bit)
- PCH with 6th-generation Intel Core processor (100 Series platforms) with 6.5MB Intel Management Engine (ME) 11.0 firmware installed

CPU and Chipset Requirements:
- Intel Core i3/i5/i7 with one of these Chipsets: B150, H170, Q170
- The Intel Management Engine software kit must be installed (the Local Manageability Service and the Intel Management Engine Interface must be installed and running.)
In the Box
ASUS B150M-K Motherboard
  • I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s Cables
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS B150 specs

    CPU - Intel Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
    - Supports Intel 14 nm CPU
    - Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    Chipset Intel B150
    Memory - 2 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR4 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
    - Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    - Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel HD Graphics support
    Multi-VGA Output Support: DVI-D/RGB ports
    - Supports DVI-D with a max resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports RGB with a max resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1,024 MB
    Supports Intel InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, and Insider
    Supports up to 2 displays simultaneously
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, gray)
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
    Storage Intel H110 Chipset:
    6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, gray
    LAN Realtek RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
    Audio Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio Codec
    - Supports: Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking

    Audio Features:
    - LED-Illuminated Design: Brighten up your build with the illuminated audio trace path
    - Audio Shielding: Helps ensure precision analog/digital separation and reduced multi-lateral interference
    - Dedicated Audio PCB Layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
    - Japanese-made Audio Capacitors: Provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with clarity and fidelity
    USB Ports Intel B150 Chipset:
    6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 at the back panel, blue, Type-A, 2 at mid-board)

    Intel B150 Chipset:
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 at the back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
    Special Features ASUS 5X Protection II:
    - ASUS LANGuard - Up to 2.5X higher surge tolerance
    - ASUS Overvoltage Protection - Circuit-protecting power design
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 5 Phase digital power design
    - ASUS DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Helps prevent damage from short circuits
    - ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O - Up to 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability

    ASUS EPU:
    - EPU

    ASUS Features:
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger
    - Anti-Surge
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    - Mobo Connect
    - PC Cleaner

    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
    - Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert

    ASUS EZ DIY:
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    - Push Notice

    ASUS Q-Design:
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM

    Media Streamer
    Operating System Support Windows 10, 64-bit
    Windows 8.1, 64-bit
    Windows 7, 32-bit/64-bit
    Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
    4 x USB 3.0 (blue) Type-A
    2 x USB 2.0
    3 x Audio jacks
    Internal I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.0 connector supports an additional 2 USB 3.0 ports (19-pin)
    2 x USB 2.0 connectors support an additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
    1 x COM port connector
    6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s connectors
    1 x CPU Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
    1 x Chassis Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
    1 x S/PDIF out header
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V Power connector
    1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
    1 x System panel
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper
    BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
    Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
    Form Factor Micro-ATX Form Factor
    8.9 x 7.2" / 22.6 x 18.3 cm
    Packaging Infowaxdvcyfs
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 8.9 x 2.1"

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