Asus P8H61 PRO REV 3.0 LGA1155 Intel H61 DDR3 ATX (B3 Stepping)

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The P8H61 PRO delivers users fantastic graphics performance in an Intel® LGA1155 package with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support 2-channel DDR3 memory and 16x PCI Express 2.0 lanes. DDR3 supports data transfer rates of 1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications. The Intel® H61(B3) Express Chipset is the latest single chipset design to support the new 1155 socket Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 2nd generation processors. It provides improved performance by utilising serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. The P8H61 PRO allows users to experience ultra-fast data transfer at 4.8Gbps with USB3.0, 10x faster than USB2.0. ASUS provides extra SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.

The P8H61 PRO features a multitude of exclusive ASUS features. ASUS EFI BIOS (EZ Mode) provides a user friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard BIOS input to enable more flexible and convenient mouse controls. The exclusive EZ mode displays frequently accessed setup info, whilst Advanced Mode caters for experienced performance enthusiasts.

ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) provides total system power management by intelligently moderating power usage in real time saving power and money. MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility, with a memory rescue tool to patch any memory issues with failsafe settings. ASUS AI Suite II, this all-in-one software offers diverse and ease to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities. AI Suite II allows users to supervise overclocking, energy management, fan speed control, voltage and sensor readings.

The Fanless Design features a 0-dB thermal solution offering users a noiseless PC environment. As well as providing stylish aesthetics the heatsink lowers the temperature of the chipset and power phase through a highly efficient heat exchange. Turbo Key II provides superb performance by auto-tuning the processor to an extreme yet stable state. Anti-Surge protection detects over voltage conditions to prevent voltage surges from spreading in real time. Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust the CPU chassis fan speeds according to differing temperature and climate conditions, offering flexible control of fan speeds to achieve a quiet and cool environment.

ASUS Unique Selling Points

  • MemOK!: Quickly ensures memory boot compatibility with failsafe settings.
  • 100% Solid Capacitors: Provides the motherboard with improved durability, improved lifespan and enhanced thermal capacity.
  • Protect 3.0: Protects the Planet, your Hardware and You.
  • Anti-Surge Protection: This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges.
  • EPU: Automatically provides the most appropriate power usage to save power and money.
  • Anti-EMI: Reduces Electro Magnetic Interference by up to 50%
  • TurboV: Providing simple steps to easy overclocking.
  • ASUS EFI BIOS(EZ Mode):The most flexible and easy to use Bios.
  • AI Suite II: One stop access to all Asus features.
  • CrashFree BIOS 3: Restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk
  • My logo 2: Easily customize your start up screen.
  • EZ Flash 2: Easily update your systems bios firmware.
  • Fan Xpert: Smart thermal control via fan speed detection.

Key specification

  • Form Factor: ATX 12"x 8" (30.5cm x 20.3cm)
  • Socket: LGA1155 socket for Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7/ Core™ i5/ Core™ i3 Processors
  • Chipset: Intel® H61 Express
  • Graphics interface: 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
  • Memory: 2x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR3 1333/1066 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
  • Audio: ALC887 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
  • LAN: Realtek® 8111E Gigabit LAN
  • Storage: 4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports & 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
  • USB: 10 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at the back panel) & 2 x USB 3.0 ports (blue) at the back panel
  • Manageability: WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE

Back Panel I/O Ports

  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse (Green)
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
  • 1 x RJ45 port
  • 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports(Blue)
  • 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports(Black)
  • 8-channel Audio I/O

Internal I/O Connectors

  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 1 x System Panel
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out connector
  • 4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
  • 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
  • 1 x CPU Fan connector
  • 2 x Chassis Fan connectors
  • 1 x COM connector
  • 1 x Front panel audio connector
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
  • 1 x Turbo Key II swith
  • 1 x MemOK! Button

In The Box

  • 2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
  • 1 x I/O shield
  • 1 x Support DVD
  • User's manual
  • Drivers
  • ASUS Utilities
  • ASUS Update
  • Anti-virus software (OEM version)



Product Description
ASUS P8H61 PRO - 3.0 B3 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - H61
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel H61 Express
Processor Socket
1 x LGA1155 Socket
Compatible Processors
Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
Max RAM Size
16 GB
RAM Supported
2 DIMM slots - DDR3, non-ECC, unbuffered
Storage Ports
2 x SATA-600, 4 x SATA-300
USB / FireWire Ports
2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 + (4 x USB 2.0 via headers)
HD Audio (8-channel)
Gigabit Ethernet
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
Intel H61 Express
Processor Socket
LGA1155 Socket
Max Processors Qty
Compatible Processors
Core i5, Core i3, Core i7

Supported RAM

Max Size
16 GB
Bus Clock
1333 MHz, 1066 MHz
PC3-10600, PC3-8500
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Registered or Buffered
Dual channel memory architecture


HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC887
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio


Network Controller
Realtek RTL8111E
Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
1 x CPU , 2 x DIMM 240-pin , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 3 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
SATA-300 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 devices , SATA-600 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices
1 x PS/2 mouse , 1 x PS/2 keyboard , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 2 x USB 3.0 , 6 x USB 2.0 , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
4 x USB 2.0
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector


BIOS Features
DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.6 support, ASUS EFI BIOS
Manual Settings
Processor core voltage, memory voltage, chipset voltage
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on ring (WOR)
Hardware Features
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), jack retasking, ASUS Anti-Surge Protection, MemOK!, ASUS EZ DIY, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Stepless Frequency Selection (SFS), audio jack detect technology, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, ASUS Fan Xpert, ASUS Precision Tweaker, ASUS TurboV, ASUS Turbo Key II, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0


Included Accessories
I/O back plate
Cables Included
2 x Serial ATA cable
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS AI Suite II, ASUS AI Charger
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a, ErP Ready
30.5 cm
21.3 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years
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