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  • MX71235 Prime H370M-Plus/CSM w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, AMD CrossFireX

Prime H370M-Plus/CSM w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, AMD CrossFireX

Product Info

ASUS PRIME H370-A/CSM: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs1

featureThis PRIME H370M-PLUS/CSM Socket LGA-1151 v2 Motherboard is initially compatible with the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Series, Pentium Gold G5xxx Series and Celeron G49xx Series Processors1.

Additional compatible Intel® Processors will be available in the future.

Older Socket LGA-1151 Motherboards are not pin compatible with this new Motherboard; as per Intel®, due to differences in how each pin is used by the Motherboard.

Ready for 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the Prime H370M-Plus/CSM delivers customizable performance. 5X Protection III with FanXpert 4 Core provides hardware-level safeguards. CrossFireX drives support for multiple GPUs, while dual M.2 slots and USB 3.1 Gen2 deliver maximum transfer speeds.

ASUS PRIME Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage

This ASUS PRIME Motherboard along with a compatible Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Core™, Pentium and Celeron Processor goes farther, faster than previous Consumer level Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever have they come with enhanced clock rates, improved memory caching and higher "per core" IPC scores to give you the best possible performances.

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Features

  • Designed exclusively for 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors to maximize your connectivity and speed with integrated dual M.2 slots with Intel® Optane™ Memory compatibility and USB 3.1 Gen2
  • 5X Protection III Hardware-level safeguards provide component longevity and reliability
  • FanXpert 4 Core delivers advanced fan control for dynamic cooling
  • ASUS OptiMem improves memory stability and performance by improving trace isolation between PCB layers to maintain signal integrity even at higher frequencies
  • ASUS Corporate Stable Model complimentary advance replacement and long lifecycle

ASUS Prime 300 Series motherboards provide the solid foundation needed for your first build, plus flexibility to grow with your ambitions. We’ve melded all the good stuff that’s packed into the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with essential ASUS design and engineering, so you benefit from industry-leading technologies — including automated system tuning, comprehensive cooling controls, and immersive onboard audio. When you build with an ASUS Prime 300 Series motherboard, you build smart, easy and affordable.

OptiMem: Improve DDR4 Stability

ASUS OptiMem peserves memory signal integrity by routing traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology trace layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements allow the Prime 300 Series to support a wide range of dual and quad-DIMM memory kits, while providing your rig with the stability it needs to deal with any type of workload; whether you're gaming or running intensive applications.

ASUS OptiMem Benefits:

  • Improved memory stability and compatibility
  • Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
  • Improved memory frequency margin

Tested by using Synopsys HSPICE simulation software

A larger signal eye results in improved stability, more overclocking headroom, and lower operating voltages.

EPU: All-round energy efficiency

With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode; a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

Fan Xpert 4 Core: Flexible cooling controls for air and liquid
With Prime 300 Series motherboards you have comprehensive control over fans, water pumps, and even all-in-one (AIO) coolers ― all via Fan Expert 4 Core. Whether you’re cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click.

Tune it Your Way

Cooler by Design
Prime 300 Series features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via ASUS Fan Xpert software or the UEFI BIOS.

Multiple temperature sources
Each header can be set to monitor and react to up to three thermal sensors. Via Fan Xpert, you can also assign a sensor to monitor the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to ensure optimal cooling during GPU- or CPU-intensive workloads.

4-pin PWM/DC fan
Each onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

AIO pump
Dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setup, built right in.

Smart protection
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and over-current.

UEFI

The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and Prime 300 Series has one of the best in the business.

Q-Fan Control
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, plus automatic switch to full speed if the temperature hits 75° C.

Search Function
When you're ready for a deeper dive, Advanced mode enables full control over every aspect of the motherboard — with a built-in Search function to find the setting you need in the blink of an eye.

EZ mode

EZ Tuning Wizard
Quickly apply a CPU overclock to improve system performance, or configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups.

Intuitive graphical fan control
Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

SATA Information
Display SATA port details that help you easily recognize drives.

Fast Clock Adjustment
Use mouse controls to change the time and date.

Advanced Mode

My Favorites
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

Secure Erase
Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.

User Profile
Save BIOS settings for migration to new BIOS version or system.

SATA Port Renaming
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

Ultrafast Connectivity

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A:
Ultimate-speed 10Gbps with USB 3.1 onboard
With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A™, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps; twice as fast as standard USB 3.1 Gen 1.

Future-proof connectivity
USB 3.1 Gen 1 is right where you need it, with four super-speed headers for the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, and avoid back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports.

Speed up with onboard M.2
With x4 PCI Express® 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It’s the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.

Intel Optane™ ready
Intel Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Prime 300 Series motherboards. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.

Native M.2/NVMe PCIe RAID: Lightning-fast storage speed
Not satisfied with single-storage device read/write speeds? Then join the fast lane and build a RAID 0 array using two PCIe storage drives to enjoy data transfers at lightning speeds.

Intel Ethernet: More throughput, less CPU usage

The Prime 300 Motherboard Series features the very latest Intel Ethernet. Intel's LAN has the advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.

  • Lower CPU workload
  • High TCP & UDP throughput

Reliable Stability and Compatibility

Built to Last
ASUS is the world'’'s leading motherboard brand. Our motherboards are extensively tested for compatibility with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation; offering the peace of mind of knowing that your ASUS motherboard is fit for all environments and applications. Choosing ASUS is an assurance of 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

5X Protection III

Prime 300 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 investment. That means exceptional protection and stability for your build, thanks to decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.

SafeSlot Core

Fortified PCIe slot prevents damage
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 300 Series motherboards also have strengthened solder points around both the PCIe and DIMM pins.

LANGuard

Pumped-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 to ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput.

Overvoltage Protection

World-class circuit-protecting power design
An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators protects your motherboard from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.

Digi+ VRM

Precision control for stable power
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


Short-circuit damage prevention
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM ― so it provides a safeguard to protect the lifespan of your system and connected devices.

Stainless-steel back I/O panel

3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability
Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide assure a lifespan that's 3X longer than ordinary panels.

ESD Guards

Electrostatic discharge protection
ASUS ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10kV of air discharge and +/- 6kV of contact discharge.

1000+ Compatible devices and components
The superior compatibility of Prime 300 Series is evidenced by our extensive list of supported devices — which includes thousands of compatible components — and our Qualified Vendor List (QVL) that identifies memory compatibility. It all adds up to more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.

8000+ Validation Hours

ASUS motherboards offer 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.

Compatibility

Operating System Support:

Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional Operating System to work.

Intel® Processor Support:

This ASUS Motherboard has a LGA-1151 v2 Processor Socket which supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ "Coffee Lake" Desktop Processors. Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors, even those with an Socket LGA-1151 v1 design.

This Motherboard initially supports these Intel® Core™ processors, with more to follow:

  • Core™ i7: i7-8700K, i7-8700
  • Core™ i5: i5-8600K, i5-8600, i5-8500, i5-8400
  • Core™ i3: i3-8350K, i3-8300, i3-8100
  • Pentium Gold: G5600, G5500, G5400
  • Celeron: G4920, G4900

Specifications

CPU Support1 Supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3, Pentium Gold and Celeron G Series desktop processors in the Socket LGA1151 v2 package.

Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with 7th Gen and earlier Intel® Processors.

Chipset Intel® H370 Chipset
   
Memory For matching Intel® 6+ Core Processors: 4x DIMM DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)
Faster RAM will be downclocked to 2666MHz by the Bios automatically.

For matching Intel® Dual and Quad Core Processors:
4x DIMM DDR4-2400 / 2133 MHz Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)

Note: This motherboard chipset does not support RAM overclocking

Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
Supports Intel® XMP Certified RAM

   
Integrated Graphics Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
Supports HDMI, DVI-D & D-Sub VGA displays
- Supports HDMI 1.4b up to 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
- Supports DVI-D up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports D-sub VGA up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
Maximum shared memory: 1,024 MB
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/Insider™
   
Storage Intel® H370 Chipset:
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports w/ RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
- Intel Rapid Storage Technology support

1x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x2 mode)
*When a device in SATA mode is installed on the M.2_1 socket, SATA_1/2 ports cannot be used.
1x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x4 mode only) - Intel® Optane Memory Ready**
** Before using Intel® Optane™ memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.

   
Expansion Slots 1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x16 mode)
1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x4 mode)
2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD® 2-Way / Quad-GPU CrossFireX™
   
USB Ports Intel® H370 Chipset:
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 2 (10Gbps) rear ports
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1 (5Gbps) rear ports
1x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 (5Gbps) rear port
2x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) rear ports

2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports via 1x Motherboard connectors
4x USB 2.0 ports (480Mbps) ports via 2x Motherboard connector

   
LAN Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN Chipset:
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
Anti-surge LANGuard
Wi-Fi N/A
Bluetooth N/A
   
Audio Realtek® ALC887 8-channel* high definition audio CODEC
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduces multi-lateral interference
- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
- Supports jack-detection and front panel jack-retasking
*Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-channel audio output
   
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1x HDMI port
1x DVI-D port
1x D-sub VGA port
1x LAN (RJ45) ports
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type A ports (teal blue)
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Type C port
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Type A ports (blue)
2x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
3-Jack 8-Channel Audio I/O ports
   
Internal I/O 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connectors for up to 2x USB ports
2x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) connectors for up to 4x USB ports
6x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (gray)
1x CPU Fan connector (support DC/PWM mode)
1x AIO_Pump header (4-pin)
2x M.2 Socket 3 Slots (for M Key)
2x 4-pin Chassis Fan connectors for 3-pin and 4-pin cooler control
1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1x Mono Out header
1x S/PDIF out header
1x TPM header
1x COM Header
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x System panel connector*
* Chassis intrusion header is built in the system panel connector
   
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution Quiet Thermal Design:
- ASUS ASUS Fan Xpert 4 Core
- Stylish Fanless Design: PCH Heat-sink & MOS Heat-sink
ASUS Special Features ASUS 5X PROTECTION III
- ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe with solid soldering
- 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
Superb Performance
ASUS OptiMem
- Improved DDR4 stability
M.2 onboard
- The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds
ASUS Fan Xpert 4 Core
- Advanced fan and liquid controls for ultimate cooling and quietness
ASUS EPU
- EPU
UEFI BIOS
- advanced options with fast response time
Gaming Scenario
Audio Features
- Audio that roars on the battlefield
ASUS Exclusive Features
- ASUS Ai Charger
- ASUS AI Suite 3
- ASUS File Transfer
EZ DIY
UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
Q-Design
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Slot
   
Manageability WOL by PME, PXE
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F9 Search, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional, 64 bit
   
Form Factor micro ATX Form Factor: 244 x 244mm
  1. This Motherboard only supports 8th Gen Intel Core Processors on the LGA 1151 Socket. Pin assignments have changed, so 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 socket processors will not work. Any damage to this motherboard and / or 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 socket processors when used together voids the warranty of both products.

Package Contents

  • ASUS Prime H370M-PLUS/CSM Motherboard w/
    • 2x SATA 6Gb/s cables
    • 1x IO Shield
    • 2x M.2 Screw Package
    • 1x Support DVD w/
      • Drivers
      • ASUS Utilities
      • ASUS EZ Update
      • Anti-virus software (OEM version)
    • 1x User's Manual