Asus VANGUARD B85 S1150 Intel B85 DDR3 mATX

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Get TUF core reliability and cooling tech on Intel®B85 mATX motherboard

  • LGA1150 Socket for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3, Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
  • TUF Thermal Radar Core - Complete System Cooling, Customized Fan Tuning
  • TUF Components [10K Ti-Caps, Alloy Chokes & MOSFETs; Certified by Military-standard] - Certified for Tough Duty
  • Server-grade Reliability Test - Promised Reliability with Strict Testing
  • DIGI+ VRM - Herald the Arrival of a New Digital Power Design Era
  • ESD Guards - Ultra-protection Against Electrostatic Discharge

TUF /t?f/, stands for The Ultimate Force. The TUF series delivers a "tough" image. With the unique design & high quality components (military-standard), TUF series is born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability

Thermal Radar Core: Complete system cooling, customized fan tuning

ASUS TUF Thermal Radar Core enables complete system cooling management - quickly, easily and safely. Customizable controls allow you to adjust fan speeds, allowing the temperature to be tuned with just a single click. And talking of single-click simplicity, live update ensures that your Thermal Radar Core is never out of date - just click the button to check for updates.



Product Description
ASUS VANGUARD B85 - motherboard - micro ATX - LGA1150 Socket - B85
Product Type
Motherboard - micro ATX
Chipset Type
Intel B85 Express
Processor Socket
1 x LGA1150 Socket
Compatible Processors
Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
Max RAM Size
32 GB
RAM Supported
4 DIMM slots - DDR3, non-ECC, unbuffered
Storage Ports
4 x SATA-600, 2 x SATA-300
USB / FireWire Ports
4 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 + (2 x USB 3.0 + 6 x USB 2.0 via headers)
Max Allocated RAM Size
1024 MB
HD Audio (8-channel)
Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7



Product Type
Motherboard - micro ATX
Chipset Type
Intel B85 Express
Processor Socket
LGA1150 Socket
Max Processors Qty
Compatible Processors
Pentium, Celeron, Core i5, Core i3, Core i7

Supported RAM

Max Size
32 GB
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Registered or Buffered
Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)


Max Allocated RAM Size
1024 MB


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


Network Controller
Intel I217V
Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 240-pin , 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode) , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 1 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
SATA-600 -connectors: 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 devices , SATA-300 -connectors: 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 devices
1 x DVI-D , 1 x VGA , 1 x DisplayPort , 1 x HDMI , 4 x USB 3.0 , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack , 2 x USB 2.0
Internal Interfaces
2 x USB 2.0 - header , 6 x USB 3.0 - header , 1 x serial - header , 1 x audio - header , 1 x SPDIF out - header
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector


BIOS Features
WfM 2.0 support, Multilingual BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS O.C. Profile, UEFI BIOS, DMI 2.7 support, ACPI 5.0 support
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL)
Hardware Features
Jack retasking, ASUS Q-Design, 4+1 Phase Power Design, ESD Guards, TUF Engine!, Q-DIMM, ASUS EZ DIY, Q-LED, Q-Slot, CrashFree BIOS 3, ASUS Q-Connector, audio jack detect technology, ASUS Q-Shield, ASUS Precision Tweaker 2, Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) support, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, TUF Thermal Radar, ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, USB 3.0 Boost, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support, ASUS Network iControl, Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video, Ultimate COOL!, 4K Ultra HD ready, ASUS Boot Setting, Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), Clear CMOS Button


Cables Included
2 x Serial ATA cable
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS AI Charger, ASUS CPU-Z, ASUS AI Suite III
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, RoHS, ErP Ready, ACPI 5.0
24.4 cm
24.4 cm

Customer reviews

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5* Nice budget board, jack of all trades.
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/04/2014
Bought for a small business upgrading hardware, therefore the 5 year warranty looked attractive. Drop an i3-4130 in with 2 x 4gb 1600mhz ddr3, an SSD primary drive and the rather arbitrary WEI score has 6.6 at the lowest (on aero gfx card used this is the i3 scoring that). Covers all the bases on video output, although the 4K ready bit will need intel's 4600 onboard or separate gfx card to do it justice. It doesn't overclock, but that's not an issue for rock solid business with a bit of gaming...or indeed a bit of home entertainment. Now built 5 of these, using corsair 430w (or 500w) psu and antec sonata proto case (which has usb3 ports, not usb 2) No RAID at this price,1 PC has a front bay with a removable hdd, all share to that for backup Word of advice, a couple of the SATA ports are horizontal, so attach the cables for these and then mount the mobo in the case. Quicklinx: 7N58Q20 RAM Quicklinx: 76C8Q200 case Quicklinx: 8BV9Q20 PSU Quicklinx: 8XTLQ200 i3-4130
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