ASUS H170M-PLUS Motherboard

The H170M-PLUS/CSM Motherboard from ASUS is designed to fit in cases that support a Micro ATX form factor. The 9.60 x 8.95" H170M-PLUS/CSM supports 6th Generation (Skylake) Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the LGA1151 socket, as well as the Intel H170 Express 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 H170M-PLUS/CSM has 4 x DIMM slots that can support up to 64GB of non-ECC unbuffered DDR4 2133 MHz RAM, as well as dual channel memory architecture and Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The H170M-PLUS/CSM has a total of 6 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 1 x SATA Express port, 1 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (running at x16), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode), 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots, 1 x 5 Gb/s USB Type-C port (3A power output supported), 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports mid-board, 2 x Type-A ports at the back panel), 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 at mid-board), and 2 x PS/2 ports. Using the Realtek ALC887 codec, it can support 8-channel HD audio.

The H170M-PLUS/CSM has integrated Intel HD graphics support with 1 x HDMI port, 1 x DVI-D port, and 1 x VGA port. It can use up to 512MB of shared memory and also simultaneously supports three displays. Its HDMI port can support maximum resolutions of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz and 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, while both its DVI-D and VGA port can support a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz. It also supports AMD CrossFireX Technology.

The H170M-PLUS/CSM has also been designed with electrostatic discharge (ESD) guards, LAN guard, overvoltage protection, DRAM overcurrent protection, DIGI+ VRM, a stainless-steel backplate, UEFI BIOS, Fan Xpert 2+, AI Suite 3, RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, and more. This motherboard is protected by a limited 3-year warranty and includes an I/O shield, an M.2 screw package, 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 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 help safeguard the lifespan of both your system and connected devices

DIGI+ VRM

ASUS DIGI+ VRM 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 lasts 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. An active protective circuit design is employed to help guard your system against electrostatic interference and damage, providing greater component longevity

Performance

UEFI BIOS

ASUS has improved their mouse-controlled graphical BIOS so that no matter if 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

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

S.M.A.R.T.

Check up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) logs to help gauge reliability and even determine if they're about to fail

My Favorites

Find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list

EZ Mode

Graphical Fan Control: Fine-tune individual fans simply 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
Clock Adjustment: Use mouse controls to change the time and date

Advanced Mode

GPU POST: Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information
Secure Erase: Restore your SSDs to their factory-fresh condition
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

SATA Express

Current SSDs use up to 550 MB/s of bandwidth, which is close to saturation point for SATA III 6 Gb/s connections. Backwardly compatible with up to two SATA drives, SATA Express is a connectivity standard that helps ensure that you and your system won't get left behind

M.2

With PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x4 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32 Gb/s data-transfer speeds. It is a well-suited choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work at speeds faster than a regular SATA hard drive

Front-Panel USB 3.0

We've put USB 3.0 right where you need it - two ports on the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity

USB Type-C

USB Type-C (USB-C) delivers device compatibility and high-speed USB connectivity of up to 5 Gt/s from a slim and reversible port. It is smaller than USB Type-A and its reversible design helps to ensure that connections are more user-friendly

Gaming Audio

Noise Isolation

Audio shielding helps ensure precision analog/digital separation and reduced multi-lateral interference. Separate layers for left and right tracks also help ensure both channels deliver audio of consistent and equal quality

Audio Enjoyment

Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with strong clarity and fidelity

PC DIY

Motherboard Mounting

Fitting your ASUS motherboard is safe. The comprehensive component-free 'safe zones' around every case-mounting hole helps minimize the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact

Q-Slot - PCI Express Component Removal

The large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly and the graphics card will pop out, making the installation and removal process more user-friendly

Q-DIMM - Memory Removal

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 2+

With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 2+ makes sure every fan achieves a good balance of cooling performance and low noise levels.

  Auto-Tuning Mode: Scans and detects all fan characteristics for single-click customization

  RPM Fixed Mode: Lowers noise levels to near-0 dB silence, allowing you to fix the fan speed

One-Stop Control

AI Suite 3

ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new 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 H170 Express Chipset

The Intel H170 Express is a single-chipset design that supports 6th-generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, and 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. The Intel H170 Express chipset also supports iGPU functionality, so you'll enjoy Intel integrated graphics performance

6th-Generation Intel LGA1151 Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors

This motherboard supports 6th-generation Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium, and Celeron processors in the LGA1151 package, with graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR3L memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for improved graphics performance

Intel SBA Support

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 6.5 MB 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)

General
Brand ASUS
Processor
Chipset Intel H170
Sound
Speaker Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

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ASUS H170M-PLUS Motherboard

  • Brand: Asus
  • Product Code: H170M Plus
  • Availability: In Stock
  • SAR121.47
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