ASUS B250 MINING EXPERT: Cryptocurrency Mining w/ 191 PCIe Slots!
The World's First 19-Slot1 Mining Motherboard!
Designed to Max Out Your Megahash Rates!
ASUS B250 Mining Expert is the world's first mining motherboard to feature 191 PCI Express® (PCIe®) slots. With 18x PCIe x1 slots and 1x PCIe x16 slot on board, plus three zoned ATX12V power connectors, the B250 Mining Expert lets you run up to 19* NVIDIA or AMD GPUs in parallel to max out your megahash rates!
* Initially, the B250 Mining Expert Motherboard supports up to 8x NVIDIA or AMD GPUs. An unlimited number of GPUs will be supported following a driver update; expected from ASUS before 2018.
- 19x PCIe Slots maximize your mining connectivity and speed with up to 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM, USB 3.1 and Intel® Gigabit LAN ports
- 3x ATX 12Vdc Power Delivery separates 19x PCIe slots into 3 groups, each with a dedicated 24-pin power connnector for reliable power performance
- 5X Protection III Hardware-level safeguards with SafeSlot Core, LANGuard and Overvoltage Protection provide component longevity and reliability
- PCIe Slot State Detection provides a real time indication of the status of each GPU
- Individual Voltage Stabilization Caps provide steady voltage to your GPUs
Built for Serious Mining Enterprises
Triple-ATX12V Power Delivery
Engineered to deliver the power your graphics cards need
B250 Mining Expert has been engineered to provide all the power your GPUs demand, cleanly and efficiently. The 191 PCIe slots are grouped into three distinct zones, each powered by its own, dedicated 24-pin ATX12V power connector; reducing wiring complexity and ensuring ample power delivery to all PCIe slots.
Stable, low-noise power is a serious benefit for keeping 24/7 cryptocurrency mining running smmothly unattended. That's why ASUS engineered B250 Mining Expert with 19 decoupling capacitors. These quality components smooth voltages and reduce high frequency noise, so your GPUs get the quality power delivery you want and they need for reliable operation.
PCIe Slot State Detection
Easy management and debugging
B250 Mining Expert has built-in smarts to show the status of each and every graphics card from the moment you power up. The moment the Power-On, Self-Test (POST) screen appears, you'll see a graphical representation of the status of every slot; so you'll know instantly if there's a problem or whether your mining operation is good to go.
Mining Mode BIOS Optimization
Unlike some rival boards, B250 Mining Expert has a special Mining Mode that's enabled by default, removing the hassle of having to make BIOS-level changes that are necessary to maximize mining performance. Mining Mode sets the PCI Express speed to PCIe 1.0 and disables the Compatibility Support Module, so you get the best stability and compatibility right out of the gate.
Best Network Performance
Stay Online with Intel® Gigabit LAN and ASUS LANGuard Technologies
B250 Mining Expert is equipped with Intel® Gigabit Ethernet for the best throughput and lower CPU overhead, ensuring optimum performance from your mining rig. ASUS-exclusive LANGuard employs advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput; protecting the B250 Mining Expert from lightning strikes and static electricity.
More Profitable Mining
B250 Mining Expert boasts unrivaled cost-effectiveness. The ability to run up to 191 GPUs from one board eliminates the costly investment in additional CPUs, memory and drives that would be required to create equivalent mining resources using competitor motherboards; so you spend less to mine more.
Higher Hash Rates
With so many slots available, B250 Mining Expert gives you the means to push for higher hash rates. With 16 slots occupied our laboratory tests generated results of up to 342MH/s; and up to 407MH/s with 191 GPUs in operation!
Lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
More hashes means more cryptocurrency creation, and that means more money from your mining operation. Compared to some 6-slot motherboards B250 Mining Expert delivers a TCO saving of up to $1.83* (US Dollars) per Megahash generation potential.
*Saving depends on precise cost of hardware and operating environment. Actual results vary.
Intel® CPU and Chipset Features
Intel® B250 Chipset
The Intel® B250 is a single-chipset design that supports 7th and 6th Generation 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. It natively supports up to 6x USB 3.0 ports, 6x SATA 6Gbps ports, and PCIe 3.0 lane speed support for faster data retrieval.
The Intel® B250 chipset also supports iGPU functionality, so you'll enjoy the very latest Intel® integrated graphics performance.
Ready for 7th & 6th Gen Intel® LGA1151 Core CPUs
The ASUS B250 Mining Expert motherboard supports 7th Generation and 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors in the Socket LGA1151 package. For Mining, faster processors may be desirable for best results.
Integrated Graphics, Memory and PCI Express Controllers support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, two-channel (2-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express lanes for exceptional performance.
|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||2x DDR4 DIMM Slots, 32GB Maximum (2x 16GB)
7th Processors support up to DDR4-2400 RAM*
** Due to Intel® B250 chipset limitations, DDR4 2133MHz memory frequency is the highest supported RAM Speed by 6th Gen Intel® processors. Higher speed memory modules only work up to 2133MHz.
(w/ compatible CPUs)
|CPU Integrated Intel® HD Graphics supported via 1x HDMI port
Supports up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 24Hz / 2,560 x 1,600 @ 60HzMaximum shared memory of 1024 MB
|Expansion Slots||1x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot (in x16 mode)
18x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slots For Mining Video Cards
|Storage||4x SATA III (6Gb/s) ports|
|LAN||Intel® I219V Chipset:
1x Gigabit LAN Port
w/ ASUS LANGuard Anti-Surge Technology
|Audio||Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC|
|USB||Intel® B250 Chipset:
6x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gbps) ports, 2x at mid board
4x USB 2.0 ports (480Mbps) ports, 2x at mid board
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x PS/2 keyboard (purple) port
1x PS/2 mouse (green) port
1x HDMI v2.0b port
1x LAN (RJ45) port
4x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
2x USB 2.0 ports
3x 3.5nn Audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector for 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
1x USB 2.0 connector for 2x USB 2.0 ports
1x COM connector
4x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
1x Chassis Fan connector (4-pin)
1x S/PDIF out header
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x System panel
3x 4-pin AUXPWR Header
|BIOS||64Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS3.0, ACPI 6.0, ASUS EZ Flash 3, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information|
|Manageability||WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||305 x 231mm|
- Initially, the B250 Mining Expert Motherboard supports up to 8x NVIDIA or AMD GPUs. An unlimited number of GPUs will be supported following a driver update; expected from ASUS before 2018.
- ASUS B250 Mining Expert Motherboard with:
- User's Manual
- I/O Shield
- 2x SATA 6Gb/s Cables
- 1x Supporting DVD