ASUS H97I-PLUS Review & Specifications

ASUS H97I-PLUS Socket 1150 H97 DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 Mini-ITX

- ASUS

Feature-loaded H97 mini-ITX entertainment hub with superior audio features, Intel® LAN, speedy M.2 and enduring 5X Protection

Proven quality – 5X Protection. 1000+ compatible devices. 7000+ validation hours.
Extra-smart board layout for easy DIY and maximum compatibility
Speed up your system with lightning-fast 10Gb/s M.2
Professionally-engineered audio and Intel Gigabit Ethernet — a game-winning combo!
ASUS HomeCloud - Access your PC remotely and stream multimedia content anywhere, anytime

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Specs Overview

Model H97I-PLUS
Release Date May 2014
Socket LGA1150
Form factor Mini ITX
Chipset Intel H97
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I218-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 2
Maximum Supported RAM 16GB

Pros

  • Support for M.2 storage (on back of board)
  • Good onboard audio

Cons

  • No Wi-Fi support

Score Pangoly

84

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1150 for the 5th/New 4th/4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
    Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
    * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    Intel® H97

  • Memory

    2 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Due to Intel® chipset limitation, DDR3 1600 MHz and higher memory modules on XMP mode will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1600 Mhz.

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB/DisplayPort ports
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
    Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
    Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously
    DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode)
    1 x mini-PCIe

  • Storage

    Intel® H97 chipset :
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray,
    Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
    Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *1

  • LAN

    Intel® I218V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *2
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-recording, Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
    Audio Feature :
    - Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
    - Audio amplifier: Provides the highest-quality sound for headphone and speakers
    - Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
    - Unique de-pop circuit: Reduces start-up popping noise to audio outputs

  • USB Ports

    Intel® H97 chipset :
    6 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    Intel® H97 chipset :
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, )

  • Special Features

    ASUS 5X Protection :
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 6 Phase digital power design
    - ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
    - ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
    - ASUS High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors - 2.5x long lifespan with excellent durability
    - ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3x more durable corrosion-resistant coating
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - Remote GO!
    - MemOK!
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger
    - Anti-Surge
    - USB 3.0 Boost
    - Disk Unlocker
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 2+
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    - Push Notice
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM
    Media Streamer

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 8.1
    Windows® 8
    Windows® 7

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x DVI
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
    4 x USB 2.0
    1 x Optical S/PDIF out
    3 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
    1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2260/2280 devices
    1 x TPM header
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
    1 x System panel(s)
    1 x MemOK! button(s)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

  • BIOS

    64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.8, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

  • Manageability

    WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Support Disc

    Drivers
    ASUS Utilities
    EZ Update
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

  • Form Factor

    Mini ITX Form Factor
    6.7 inch x 6.7 inch ( 17 cm x 17 cm )

  • Note

    *1:These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
    *2:Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.

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