Feb 02, 2016 Written by: MasterC

ASUS Announces B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura, B150I Pro Gaming/Aura and B150M Pro Gaming

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We are entering an exciting era of portable computing (and of course gaming!), where people from around the world are united by devices so small it can take the form of a watch with a quad-core CPU, and hardcore PC gaming can be had with a case the size of a shoebox! You first got a glimpse of the ASUS B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura just last month at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, today it is already being announced along with two other motherboards for small builds - B150I Pro Gaming/Aura and B150M Pro Gaming! These new mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards are based on the Intel B150 chipset to support 6th Gen. Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron processors with the LGA1151 socket and DDR4 memory (up to 2133MHz). ASUS B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura and B150I Pro Gaming/Aura come with the latest Aura RGB lighting effects; as well as the effects previously available, there are now Comet, Flash and Dash, Rainbow Wave, Starry Night and Glowing Yo-Yo. If you are not into the RGB lighting effects, ASUS B150M Pro Gaming is available in a slightly larger and more upgradeable micro-ATX form-factor.

All three boards come with support for M.2 SSDs for transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps, 

 

B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura

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If there's a possibility you may need WiFi, B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura comes with built-in 2x2 (2T2R) 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for better range and reliability. Later on, you won't need to give up a USB port to get WiFi, on smaller boards there simply isn't that much space for ports. 

B150I Pro Gaming/Aura

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If you won't be using wireless, you can make use of the Intel Gigabit Ethernet with LANGuard for surge-protection, you still get all the Aura RGB lighting effects plus you can save money to go towards other components.

B150M Pro Gaming

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If considering a small build with loads of storage and upgradeability, this has four DDR4 slots for up to 64GB of memory, an extra two PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots, and two more SATA 6.0Gbit/s ports.

There are more back IO USB ports on the B150M Pro Gaming; up to six USB 3.0 Type-A, and up to six USB 2.0 ports.

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Hit the PR button below for full specs!

Press Release

ASUS Announces B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura, B150I Pro Gaming/Aura and B150M Pro Gaming

BEST motherboard brand extends range with three new boards, and introduces latest evolution of Aura illumination technology with colorful new effects

 

KEY POINTS

  • Aura RGB lighting: Integrated LEDs to create all-new illumination effects with B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura and B150I Pro Gaming/Aura
  • Fast DDR4 memory: Support for the latest high-speed RAM technology, with non-overclocked speeds of up to 2133MHz
  • Built to game: Intel Gigabit Ethernet and LANGuard networking, SupremeFX audio, plus up to GameFirst, Sonic Radar II and RAMCache
  • Gaming-grade technologies: Gamer's Guardian protection, M.2 connectivity, plus up to 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi and integrated water-pump header

 

Taipei, Taiwan (2nd February, 2016) — ASUS today announced B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura, B150I Pro Gaming/Aura and B150M Pro Gaming, three new small-form-factor gaming motherboards packed with exclusive features and the latest technologies to maximize gaming performance and fun.

Accompanied by the ASUS BEST brand promise — built on the four core pillars of Best-selling, Easy to use, Stable and Trusted — the mini-ITX (mITX) B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura and B150I Pro Gaming/Aura both include the all-new Aura RGB lighting technology to cast spectacular illumination effects, flexible cooling with an integrated water-pump header and lightning-speed game loads with exclusive RAMCache technology. B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura also has built-in 2x2 (2T2R) 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for maximized range and reliability.

All three new Pro Gaming boards support the latest high-speed DDR4 memory for the best gaming performance, and include the newest NVM Express® (NVMe) M.2 connectivity for instant access to the fastest SSD drives.

 

Aura RGB lighting: Customizable integrated LED illumination with stunning effects

B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura and B150I Pro Gaming/Aura both benefit from Aura, the all-new LED-illumination technology invented by ASUS — and exclusive to owners of ASUS motherboards. Aura makes it easy to light up any B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura or B150I Pro Gaming/Aura rig with an endless spectrum of color combinations, as well as enabling loads of fascinating and fun effects.

Aura includes simple software controls for customizing the LED lighting. The intuitive interface lets gamers cast a stunning multi-color glow across builds, including a breathing effect and color-strobing, plus the ability to change shades to indicate CPU temperature, or pulsate in time to the beat of favorite music. Newly-added effects bring new light shows and new names, including Rainbow, Comet, Flash and Dash, Rainbow Wave, Starry Night and Glowing Yo-Yo.

 

Fast DDR4 memory: Support for the latest high-speed RAM technology, up to 2133MHz

B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura, B150I Pro Gaming/Aura and B150M Pro Gaming all support the latest DDR4 memory technology, enabling gamers to enjoy non-overclocked RAM speeds that start at an exhilarating 2133MHz.

As well as extreme memory speeds for everyday gamers, B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura, B150I Pro Gaming/Aura and B150M Pro Gaming support for DDR4 also offers the dual advantage of reduced heat-generation and improved efficiency — with DDR4 memory requiring up to 30% less power compared to previous-generation modules.

 

Built to game: Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, SupremeFX, GameFirst, Sonic Radar II and RAMCache

All three new boards are engineered with the latest Intel Gigabit LAN technology, which reduces CPU overhead and offers exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput — significantly reducing the processor's workload to free up power for the game. They’re also protected by ASUS LANGuard, a hardware-level defense against electrostatic discharge and surges. Shielded SupremeFX technology delivers flawless in-game audio that’s alive with realism.

B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura, B150I Pro Gaming/Aura additionally have GameFirst technology to prioritize game-related packets to eliminate laggy gameplay, the Sonic Radar II on-screen overlay for a heads-up on enemy movements, and intelligent RAMCache technology to reduce the risk of data loss and speed game loads.

 

Gaming-grade technologies: Gamer's Guardian, M.2, plus up to MU MIMO and water-pump header

B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura, B150I Pro Gaming/Aura and B150M Pro Gaming are protected by multiple self-defenses called Gamer’s Guardian, including the Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) for ultra-smooth power, DRAM Overcurrent Protection with resettable fuses, superior chokes and ultra-durable capacitors. They also have a built-in M.2 to provide access to the latest high-speed up to 80mm (2280) SSDs — for data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps.

Both B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura and B150I Pro Gaming/Aura include advanced fan and water-pump controls, coupled to onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection — all controlled by the intuitive simplicity of Fan Xpert 2+.

B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura also has integrated 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi for reliable, wide-reach wireless connectivity at speeds of up to 867Mbps.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

ASUS B150I Pro Gaming/WiFi/Aura

Processor/CPU socket

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

Chipset

Intel® B150

LED illumination

ASUS Aura, with the following modes: Static; Breathing; Strobing; Music Effect; CPU Temperature; Rainbow, Comet, Flash and Dash, Rainbow Wave, Starry Night and Glowing Yo-Yo

Memory

2 x DIMMs, up to a maximum of 32GB DDR4 2133MHz

Expansion slots

1 x PCI Express® 3.0 x16

Graphics (VGA)

Integrated Intel® HD Graphics processor

HDMI with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24Hz

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

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

Audio

SupremeFX eight-channel high-definition audio codec

Storage

4 x SATA 6.0Gbit/s

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices supports (both SATA and PCIe® x4 modes)

Wireless

802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi

Networking/LAN

Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, GameFirst

USB

4 x USB 3.0 Type-A (2 mid-board; 2 on back panel)

1 x USB 3.0 Type-C (on back panel)

4 x USB 2.0/1.1 (2 mid-board; 2 on back panel)

Dimensions / form factor

Mini-ITX, 6.7 x 6.7in (17 x 17cm)

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS[2]

ASUS B150I Pro Gaming/Aura

Processor/CPU socket

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

Chipset

Intel® B150

LED illumination

ASUS Aura, with the following modes: Static; Breathing; Strobing; Music Effect; CPU Temperature; Rainbow, Comet, Flash and Dash, Rainbow Wave, Starry Night and Glowing Yo-Yo

Memory

2 x DIMMs, up to a maximum of 32GB DDR4 2133MHz

Expansion slots

1 x PCI Express® 3.0 x16

Graphics (VGA)

Integrated Intel® HD Graphics processor

HDMI with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24Hz

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

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

Audio

SupremeFX eight-channel high-definition audio codec

Storage

4 x SATA 6.0Gbit/s

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices supports (both SATA and PCIe® x4 modes)

Networking/LAN

Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard, GameFirst

USB

4 x USB 3.0 Type-A (2 mid-board; 2 on back panel)

1 x USB 3.0 Type-C (on back panel)

4 x USB 2.0/1.1 (2 mid-board; 2 on back panel)

Dimensions / form factor

Mini-ITX, 6.7 x 6.7in (17 x 17cm)

 

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS[3]

ASUS B150M Pro Gaming

Processor/CPU socket

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

Chipset

Intel® B150

Memory

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

Expansion slots

1 x PCI Express® 3.0 x16

2 x PCI Express® 3.0 x1

Graphics (VGA)

Integrated Intel® HD Graphics processor

HDMI with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24Hz

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

Audio

SupremeFX eight-channel* high-definition audio codec

(*Front-panel HD audio module required for eight-channel audio output.)

Storage

6 x SATA 6.0Gbit/s

1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices supports (both SATA and PCIe® x4 modes)

Networking/LAN

Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, LANGuard

USB

6 x USB 3.0 Type-A (2 mid-board; 4 on back panel)

6 x USB 2.0/1.1 (2 mid-board; 4 on back panel)

Dimensions / form factor

Micro-ATX, 9.2 x 8.6in (23.4 x 21.8cm)

 

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

[2] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

[3] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

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