PRIME H310M-E R2.0: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs
This Prime H310M-E R2.0 Socket LGA-1151 v2 Motherboard is compatible with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Series, Pentium Gold G5xxx Series and Celeron G49xx Series Processors.
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.
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 Gen 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.Ready for 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors, the Prime H310M-E R2.0 delivers customizable system performance. 5X Protection III with FanXpert provides hardware-level safeguards with SafeSlot Core fortified PCIe slots. 8-Channel HD Audio provides warm, immersive crystal-clear sound while the M.2 slot drives next-gen transfer speeds past 3,000MB/sec on select M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 SSDs!
ASUS PRIME Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage
ASUS Prime 300 Series motherboards provide the solid foundation needed for your first build, plus flexibility to grow with your ambitions. When you build with an ASUS Prime 300 Series motherboard, you build smart, easy and affordably.
ASUS started with all the good stuff that's packed into the latest 8th Gen 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.
- Designed exclusively for 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors to maximize connectivity and speed with an integrated M.2 slot
- 5X Protection III Hardware-level safeguards provide component longevity and reliability
- FanXpert delivers advanced fan controls 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
- On-board 8 Channel HD Audio provides warm, immersive crystal-clear 7.1 and 5.a surround sound
Tune It Your Way
OptiMem: Improved DDR4 Stability
ASUS OptiMem preserves 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
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: Flexible Cooling Controls
Prime 300 Series motherboards offer comprehensive control over system fans, via the included Fan Xpert 2+ software. Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click.
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 CHA FAN header supports PWM and DC modes.
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
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.
USB 3.1 Gen 1 Front-panel Connector: Future-proof Connectivity
USB 3.1 Gen 1 is right where you need it, with two 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.
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 Ram Stick 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.
1000+ Compatible Devices & 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.
Upgrade to unrivalled audio
Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio. Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced!
- Audio Shielding
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference
- Separate layers for left and right tracks
Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths
- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors
Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity
Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details
Visual Beauty, Virtual Worlds
Beyond VR Ready: Complete Your Immersion
Prime 300 series isn't just VR ready — it goes way beyond. The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that Prime 300 series has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
Intel H310 Chipset:
The Intel® H310 is a single-chipset design that supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ LGA1151 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the H310 chipset provides a maximum of four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, four SATA 6Gbps ports, and 10Gbps M.2 and PCIe 2.0 lane-speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel H310 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.
Ready for 8th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core processors:
This motherboard supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (2-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.
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.
|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® H310 Express Chipset|
|Memory||For matching Intel® 6+ Core Processors:
2x DIMM DDR4-2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz Stock Clocked Unbuffered RAM, 32GB Max (2x 16GB)
Faster RAM will be downclocked to 2666MHz by the BIOS automatically.
Note: This motherboard chipset does not support RAM overclocking
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
|Integrated Graphics||Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
Supports 1x HDMI & 1x D-Sub VGA Displays
HDMI up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 24Hz, 2,560 x 1,600 @ 60Hz
|Storage||Intel® H310 Chipset:
4x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 storage devices support (both SATA & x2 PCIE modes)*
When a device in SATA mode is installed on the M.2 socket, SATA_2 port cannot be used. Due to the Chipset limitation, when a M.2 device is installed in PCIe mode, the socket is set to PCIe 2.0.
|Expansion Slots||Intel® H310 Chipset:
1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot
2x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
|Audio||Realtek® ALC887 8-channel* high definition audio CODEC
*Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-channel audio output
LED-illuminated Design: Brighten up your build with the gorgeous illuminated audio trace path
|USB Ports||Intel® H310 Chipset:
4x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gbps) ports (2 at mid-board, 2 at rear)
6x USB 2.0/1.1 (480Mbps) ports (4 at mid-board, 2 at rear)
|LAN||Realtek® 8111H Gigabit LAN controller support LANGuard|
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1x PS/2 Keyboard port
1x PS/2 Mouse port
2x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen1 (5Gbps) ports
2x USB 2.0 / 1.1 Type-A ports
1x HDMI port
1x D-Sub CGA port
1x LAN (RJ-45) port
3x 3.5mm Audio jacks
|Internal I/O||1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) connector for 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors for 4x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
4x SATA III 6.0Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector (PWM mode only)
1x Chassis Fan connectors (DC & PWM modes)
1x Front Panel HD Audio Connector
1x COM header
1x S/PDIF Out header
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 4-pin EATX 12Vdc Power connector
1x Speaker connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper (2-pin)
1x System Panel connector
|Special Features||ASUS 5X Protection III:
ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damageASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power designASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
ASUS DIGI+ VRM: 4 Phase digital power designASUS OptiMem:
- Optimem (Improved DDR4 stability)
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- PC Cleaner
- File Transfer
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
|Manageability||WOL by PME, PXE|
|BIOS||128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, MultilanguageBIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F6 Qfan Control, F3 MyFavorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (SerialPresence Detect) memory information|
|Operating System Support||Windows® 10 (64-bit)|
|Form Factor||mATX Form Factor: 22.6 x 18.5 cm (8.9" x 7.3")|
- 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.
- Asus PRIME H310M-E R2.0 mATX Motherboard
- I/O Shield
- 2x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s Cables
- 1x M.2 Anchor
- Support DVD
- User's Manual