It Is Time For Prime!
Ready for 7th generation Intel® Core™ processors, this ASUS Prime H270-Plus CSM delivers maximum performance with customizable style. 5X Protection III provides advanced reliability features, while Dual M.2 sockets deliver 32Gbps transfer speeds!
ASUS Prime is the next evolution of the ASUS motherboard, born of a pedigree that stretches back to 1989. Their team of world-class engineers are passionate about empowering everyone.
Asus wants you to enjoy the benefits of customization and tuning, and the driving force behind the development of Prime is to make advanced enthusiast controls easily accessible; maximizing performance, stability and compatibility for the very best DIY PC experiences. Simply stated: it's time for Prime.
ASUS H270-PLUS CSM Motherboard; Designed for Enterprise Builds
This ASUS H270-PLUS CSM Motherboard is designed and built to ASUS' rugged CSM (Client Stable Model) specifications to ensure reliable performance over a enterprise friendly minimum 1 Year Product Cycle. ASUS also offers their CSM Advanced Swap Program on this Motherboard; drastically reducing RMA turn around times.
- 5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-round protection
- LED illumination: Lighting control for PCIe slot
- Dual native M.2 support: Lightning-fast storage speeds
- Intel® Optane™ memory ready: Exploit the latest high-speed storage tech
- Client Stable Model: 3 Year Product Cycle w/ Advanced Swap Program
Reliable Stability and Compatibility
Built to Last
ASUS is the world's foremost motherboard manufacturer, renowned for our unique Design Thinking approach. Their exhaustive testing exceeds industry standards, supported by high-quality components for exceptional real-world protection.
ASUS Motherboards are proven to be compatible with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation. ASUS gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your motherboard is fit for all environments and applications.
By choosing ASUS, you also gain the freedom to select outstanding component options, for trouble-free DIY experiences.
- 5X Protection III
Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability
- 520+ DDR4 Compatibility
Industry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance
- 1000+ Compatible Devices
Compatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more
- 8000+ Validation Hours
Extensive testing with latest components for enhanced reliability, compatibility and safety
Prime 200 Series Motherboards are engineered with industry-leading 5X Protection III, employing the finest components, excellent circuit design, and exacting standards to guarantee the quality and long-term durability of your motherboard.
This means exceptional protection and stability for your build; thanks to decades of engineering experience from ASUS; the world's leading motherboard manufacturer.
SafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot. Featuring a fortified design that's anchored to the motherboard by a special hook, Safeslot Core provides 1.6x stronger retention and 1.3x greater shearing resistance than standard expansion slots. ASUS Prime motherboards have strengthened solder points around both the PCIe and DIMM pins.
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to ensure 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.
An 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.
ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability.
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
Stainless-Steel Back I/O
Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels.
ASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/- 6kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components.
Tested to be compatible with 1,000+ CPUs, DDR4 memory modules, graphics cards and more Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. Our extensive certification program focuses on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, giving you the freedom to build and upgrade without frustration. Compatible today and compatible far into the future – that's the ASUS way.
Extensive List of Supported Devices
View supported devices and Qualified Vendor List for compatible memory The superior compatibility of Prime 200 series is evidenced by our extensive list of supported devices — which includes thousands of compatible components — and our Qualified Vendor List that identifies memory compatibility. That means more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.
Great Compatibility with ASUS Products
ASUS offers a suite of proprietary components; graphics cards, sound cards, optical drives, etc. that perfectly complement the Prime 200 series, so you can complete your custom motherboard build with confidence!
ASUS motherboards have superb endurance. We verify this by subjecting every board to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests.
A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust. It also shows that ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.
With DDR4, you'll accelerate memory frequencies up to an incredible stock clocked 2,400MHz* on Intel® 7th Gen Processors! And ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, so you're assured the best compatibility.
Intel® 6th Gen Processors have stock RAM clocks capped at 2,133MHz by the H270 Chipset.
Native M.2/NVMe PCIe RAID Support for Lightning Fast Storage Speeds
Not satisfied with traditional SATA III single-storage device read / write speeds? Then join the fast lane and build a RAID 0 array using two M.2 PCIe x4 storage drives to enjoy data transfers at speeds more than 10x faster than a Sata III SSD!
Fan Xpert 2+: Advanced Fan Controls
With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 2+ makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise!
- Auto-Tuning Mode: Scans fan parameters and all fans with a single click
- Extreme Quite Mode: Reduces the CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet operation and power savings during light loads
Game Your Way
Brighten Up Your Build
Built-in LED lighting options illuminate your build in a variety of eye-catching styles.
Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced!
- Noise Isolation
- Audio shielding ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
- Separate layers for left and right tracks ensures both channels deliver consistent, equal quality.
- Audio Enjoyment
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
All-round Energy Saving
Energy Efficient Design
With the Energy Processing Unit you'll enjoy system-wide power savings — with CPU-wattage reductions of up to 12W*! The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode: A setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers and reducing power to the graphics cards while you're away.
*Intel® LGA1151 i5-7400T, 35W | PRIME Z270-A | DRAM: Samsung 2133MHz 8GB*2 | PSU : Seasonic 400W (SS-400FL, efficiency 90% @ 20% loading) | Fan: VETTE Cooler | HDD : Samsung SSD 840 PRO 256GB| Display Output: HDMI | Windows 10
Ultrafast Transfer Speeds
Intel Optane Memory Ready
Intel® Optane™ Memory* is a revolutionary, new non-volatile memory technology faster than NAND SSDs that is supported by ASUS Prime 2x0-series motherboards.
Intel Optane Memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.
*Only supports 7th Gen Intel® CPUs. Driver & BIOS update required.
Speed Up with Onboard M.2 Up to 32Gb/s
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gb/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.
Instant front-panel USB 3.0 Experience
We'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!
Easy PC DIY
Safe Motherboard Mounting
Fitting 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!
The large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and the graphics card pops out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat!
Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out — removing memory is that simple!
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The 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, EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
AI Suite 3
ASUS 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.
Intel CPU and Chipset Features
Intel® H270 Chipset
Intel® H270 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th & 6th gen Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7, i5, i3, Pentium® & Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, H270 provides up to 8x USB 3.0 ports, 6x SATA 6Gbit/s ports, Dual M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval. Intel® H270 also supports integrated-graphics (iGPU) functions, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
Ready for 7th and 6th Gen Intel LGA1151
The ASUS Prime 200 series motherboard supports 7th & 6th gen Intel LGA1151 Core™ i7, i5, i3, Pentium® & Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 socket package.
Integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
This Motherboard matches the following hardware:
- Intel® 7th & 6th Gen Socket 1151 Processors
- DDR4 RAM Kits
- Windows® 10, 8.x* or 7*
- NOTE: *Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32 / 64-bit are only supported on 6th Gen Intel® Processors.
|CPU Support||7th and 6th Gen Intel® Processors (Socket 1151)
Supports 14nm CPUs
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 if on the CPU
|Memory||4x DDR4-2133 DIMM Slots, 64GB Maximum (4x 16GB)
7th Processors support DDR4-2400* RAM
(w/ compatible CPUs)
|HDMI 1.4b port supports up to 4,096 x 2,160*
7th Gen CPUs support this resolution at 30Hz, 6th Gen CPUs support 24Hz.
DVI-D supports up tp 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60HzVGA port supports up to 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60Hz
Supports up to 3 Displays SimultaneouslySupports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
Maximum shared memory of 1,024MB
|Expansion Slots||1x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot
1x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (up to x4 mode)4x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD® CrossFireX™ Technology|
|Storage||6x SATA 6Gb/s ports w/ Raid 0, 1, 5 & 10 Support
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242, 2260, 2280 storage device supports (SATA & X4 PCIE modes)
|LAN||Realtek® RTL8111H Chipset:
1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
|Audio||Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC:
Supports: Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
|USB||Intel® H270 Chipset:
8x USB 3.0 Type-A ports (4 at back panel)
6x USB 2.0 Type-A ports (2 at back panel)
|Back Panel I/O ports||4 x USB 3.0 (blue) Type-A ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple) port
1 x PS/2 mouse (green) port
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
3 x 3.5mm Audio ports
|Internal I/O Connectors||2 x USB 3.0 connectors for 4x USB 3.0 ports (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connectors for 4x USB 2.0 ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 devices (SATA & X4 PCIE modes)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 devices (SATA & x2 PCIE modes)
1 x TPM header
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector (1 x 4 -pin)
3 x Chassis Fan connectors (2 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x System panel connector
1 x COM port header
1 x Mono Out header
|Special Features||ASUS 5X Protection III:
- ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage
- ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM: 6 Phase digital power design
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
|BIOS||128Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information|
|Manageability||WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE|
|Form Factor||Micro ATX Form Factor|
- ASUS Prime H270-Plus CSM Motherboard with:
- User's Manual
- 2x SATA 6Gb/s cables
- I/O Shield
- 1x M.2 Screw Package
- 1x SCD
- ASUS Support DVD