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ASUS Unveils B150 Pro Gaming/Aura Motherboards with RGB LED Lighting

The two new budget ATX gaming motherboards support 6th Generation Intel (Skylake) processors and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM. By ChannelPro

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has introduced the B150 Pro Gaming/Aura and B150 Pro Gaming, two new budget ATX motherboards based on the latest Intel B150 Express chipset and ready for the newest 6th Generation Intel processors. Key features include:

  • LED illumination lighting (Aura version) – Aura LED illumination technology is capable of lighting up an endless spectrum of color combinations. Aura includes simple software controls for customizing the LED lighting.
  • Audio and networking – SupremeFX and Sonic Radar II audio software, plus Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, and GameFirst technologies.
  • Cooling – Dedicated water-pump header for instant liquid cooling, plus intuitive control with Fan Xpert 3.
  • Connectivity – Both USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and reversible Type-C, plus an M.2 slot with support for NVM Express (NVMe).
  • DIY features – Consist of the one-clip Q-Slot graphics card installation and Q-DIMM memory slots with one-sided clips for simple handling of memory modules. Q-Shield is designed to prevent nicks and cuts during building, while four Q-LED lamps indicate problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device for quick diagnosis.

For additional information, pricing, and availability, visit http://rog.asus.com/.

ASUS B150 Pro Gaming/Aura Specifications

Processor/CPU socket

LGA1151 socket for 6th-generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors

Chipset

Intel B150 Express

LED illumination

ASUS Aura, with the following modes: Static; Breathing; Strobing; Color Cycle; Music Effect; CPU Temperature

Memory

4 x DIMMs, up to a maximum of 64GB DDR4 2133MHz

Expansion slots

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (maximum at x4 mode)

2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

2 x PCI

Graphics (VGA)

Integrated Intel HD Graphics processor

HDMI with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24Hz

D-sub with max. resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz

Intel InTru 3D / Quick Sync Video / Clear Video HD Technology / Insider

Multi-GPU support

Two-way/quad-GPU AMD CrossFireX

Audio

SupremeFX eight-channel high-definition audio codec

Storage

6 x SATA 6.0Gbit/s

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices supports (both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x2 modes)

Networking/LAN

Intel Gigabit Ethernet, anti-surge LANGuard, GameFirst technology

USB

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port

6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports

6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

Dimensions / form factor

ATX 12-inch x 9.6-inch (30.5cm x 24.4cm)

 

ASUS B150 Pro Gaming Specifications

Processor/CPU socket

LGA1151 socket for 6th-generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors

Chipset

Intel B150 Express

Memory

4 x DIMMs, up to a maximum of 64GB DDR4 2133MHz

Expansion slots

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16

1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (maximum at x4 mode)

2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

2 x PCI

Graphics (VGA)

Integrated Intel HD Graphics processor

HDMI with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24Hz

D-sub with max. resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz

Intel InTru 3D / Quick Sync Video / Clear Video HD Technology / Insider

Multi-GPU support

Two-way/quad-GPU AMD CrossFireX

Audio

SupremeFX eight-channel high-definition audio codec

Storage

6 x SATA 6.0Gbit/s

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices supports (both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x2 modes)

Networking/LAN

Intel Gigabit Ethernet, anti-surge LANGuard, GameFirst technology

USB

1 x USB 3.1 Type-C port

1 x USB 3.1 Type-A port

6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports

6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

Dimensions / form factor

ATX 12-inch x 9.6-inch (30.5cm x 24.4cm)

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