Advanced Hardware SafeguardsIndustry-leading 5X Protection II employs the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee quality and long-term durability of your motherboard with all-round protection. For you, that means exceptional protection and stability for your build the result of decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.LANGuardPumped-up throughput. 2.5X higher surge tolerance.ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors ensuring a more reliable connection and better throughput, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges.Overvoltage ProtectionWorld-class circuit-protecting power designAn exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.DRAM Overcurrent ProtectionShort-circuit damage preventionOnboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of both your system and connected devices.Stainless-Steel Back I/O3X corrosion-resistance for greater durabilityCorrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times (3X) longer than ordinary panels.ESD GuardsElectrostatic discharge (ESD) can happen suddenly, and its damaging effects are easily underestimated. ASUS ESD Guards are tested to very high standards, capable of up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/-6kV for contact discharge. We employ an active protective circuit design to guard your system against electrostatic interference and damage, providing greater component longevity.DDR4 SupportMake your memory go fasterWith DDR4, you'll accelerate memory frequencies up to an incredible to 2133MHz! And ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, so you're assured the best compatibility.Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOSThe smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.EZ Flash 3Update the latest BIOS via the internet, and from within the BIOS.S.M.A.R.TCheck up your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) logs to gauge reliability, and even determine if they're about to fail.Q-Fan ControlYou can configure the fan's operating speed manually, or use the easy pre-configured fan profiles to select Standard, Silent, Turbo, or Full Speed modes!My FavoritesQuickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.Instant front-panel USB 3.0 ExperienceWe've put USB 3.0 right where you need it four super-speed ports on the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, so no more back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports!Safe motherboard mountingComponent-free areas to minimize damage riskFitting your ASUS motherboard is now safer than ever. The comprehensive component-free safe zones' around every case-mounting hole minimizes the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact so you'll assemble your PC with total confidence!Q-SlotEffortless PCI Express component removalThe large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics card just pop out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat!Q-DIMMEasy memory removalEven if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out couldn't be simpler!Fan Xpert 2+Advanced fan controlsWith onboard thermal detection and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode, Fan Xpert 2+ makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise!Auto-Tuning Mode: Scans and detects all fan characteristics for single-click customization.RPM Fixed Mode: Lowers noise levels to near-0dB silence, allowing to you fix the fan speed.AI Suite 3One-stop access to innovative ASUS featuresASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.