Jan 26, 2015

Asus H81I-PLUS Socket 1150 Mini-ITX Review

Asus H81I-PLUS Mini-ITX board with Intel H81 chipset; Integrated Intel HD Graphics; Realtek ALC887 7.1 channel HD Audio; 2x SATA 6.0 Gb/s; 2x SATA 3.0 Gb/s; Up to 16GB DDR3 RAM; PCI Express 2.0 x16; 1x Realtek RTL8111G Gigabit LAN port; 1x HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz; 1x DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz; 1x VGA with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz.

Rear Panel Connectors: 1x Combined Mouse/Keyboard PS/2 port; 4x USB 2.0 Ports; 1x HDMI; 1x VGA; 1x DVI-D; 2x USB 3.0; 1x Gigabit LAN; 3x 3.5mm audio jacks.

Board connectors 24pin ATX Main power connector (20-pin power supplies will work); 1x 4 pin 12V Power Connector; 2x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (yellow); 2x SATA 3Gb/s (brown); 1x USB 3.0 Header (supports 2x USB 3.0 ports); 2x USB 2.0 Headers (supports 4x USB 2.0 ports); 1x 4pin CPU Fan connector; 1x 4pin System Fan connector; 1x Front panel audio connector; 1x S/PDIF out header; 1x TPM header; 1x FPANEL; 1x Clear CMOS jumper; 1x Speaker connector.
Suitable Processors: The Asus H81I-PLUS board supports 4th Gen (Haswell) processors. The Asus H81I-PLUS is not provided with a processor. Suitable processors are available here or in the 'you may also require' section to the left.

Suitable Cases: All Mini-ITX chassis with at least a 120W power supply, and an appropriate low profile heatsink if necessary. If using a larger than 65W TDP processor, a larger power supply than 120W may be required. Non-exhaustive list of suitable cases that will work with the H81I-PLUS with a standard Intel Socket 1150 heatsink: The CFI-A7879, ES32067, ES30068, ES34069, Venus 669, Compucase 8K01, Compucase 8K07, Silverstone SG05, Jou Jue NU-528i 220W and Jou Jue NU-568i 220W.

1U Case compatibility: To use this board in a 1U case please use the Dynatron K2 1U Side blower heatsink and a 35W or 65W TDP CPU.

Typical M350 configuration: To use this board in the M350, we recommend the 150W AC Adapter and picoPSU-150-XT or picoPSU-160-XT together with a 65W TDP CPU and Akasa 7106HP or K25 heatsink or 35W TDP CPU and supplied heatsink, plus 1 or 2 sticks of DDR3 RAM and a 2.5in HDD/SSD (add an M350 HDD tray to use 2x HDD/SSDs).

Downloads: BIOS, Documentation and Drivers.

Package Contents: Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield, 2x SATA Data Cables.

BIOS Features:64 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, WOL by PME, PXE.

Suitable Memory: The Asus H81I-PLUS uses 1066/1333/1600MHz DDR3 memory. This is not compatible with DDR/DDR2 memory. Fully tested DDR3 DIMMs are available here or in the 'you may also require' section to the left; Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile 1.3.


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