ASUS Expedition: Ready for non-stop battle
ASUS Expedition motherboards are made for non-stop action, engineered with non-stop durability to prevent damage from moisture, corrosion and overvoltages — for immense longevity. We even test them to the limits, with 144 hour of diskless-system tests and extensive checks for compatibility with top games and over 100 gaming peripherals. And for the ultimate audio, Expedition motherboards have Epic gaming audio to provide exhilarating non-stop gaming performance — and the best stability, reliability, and value for you!
Exceptional stability and protection
ASUS Expedition motherboards offer an exclusive package of unbeatable hardware and features to ensure non-stop durability, including a luminous anti-moisture coating, USBGuard protection for 120%-higher overvoltage toleration, and exclusive 5X Protection III for absolute reliability.
Protects against moisture and corrosion
An innovative moisture-resistant coating provides comprehensive protection to prolong the life of your Expedition motherboard. It combats the negative effects of high humidity often found in crowded environments — such as iCafé , data centers and libraries — and minimizes internal corrosion by preventing the adhesion and migration of moisture. The coating even has a luminous effect when viewed under ultraviolet light, letting you clearly see where it is applied.
120% higher overvoltage protection
Exclusive USBGuard technology detects voltage changes in real time, and has 120%-higher overvoltage tolerances than standard to ensure stable and reliable input voltages — minimizing the risk of damage, and protecting your equipment.
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.
Strong ESD protection for extended component lifespan
ASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to +/- 12kV for air discharge and +/-7kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components.
ASUS Beyond VR Ready Perfect for iCafe Owners Wanting to Expand
Beat the competition by offering a VR experience in your iCafe with ASUS Beyond VR Ready. ASUS Expedition motherboards, plus the right mix of class-leading ASUS components, are the perfect solution for delivering the best VR experiences to your customers. ASUS Expedition motherboards passed the 3DMark VR test and further ASUS VR tests without any faults, so you can feel confident that you're offering the best performance and reliability. Expand your businesses appeal, and take your iCafe into the age of VR computing — with ASUS Beyond VR Ready!
144-hr diskless solution compatibility
ASUS operates the iCafé Labs to certify Expedition motherboards for use as diskless systems, subjecting them to 144 hours of dedicated tests, including a 24-hour reboot test and 12-hour 3D Mark test with heavy loading. A total of 1,200 validation hours ensure that Expedition motherboards are ready to run non-stop — with the smooth performance you demand.SPECIFICATIONS
|CPU||Intel® Socket 1151 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors |
Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
|Memory||2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory |
* The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor
|Graphic||Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support |
VGA output support : HDMI port
- Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode) |
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
|Storage||4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),|
|LAN||Realtek® RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)|
|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.
|USB Ports||Intel® B365 Chipset : |
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, Type-A, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® B365 Chipset :
6 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
|Special Features||ASUS 5X Protection III :|
- ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM: 5 Phase digital power design
- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
Non-stop Durability :
- Anti-moisture coating - Outstanding protection against moisture and corrosion
- USBGuard- 120% higher voltage tolerance
Non-stop Gaming :
- 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
Non-stop Challenger :
- ASUS iCafe Labs Certified - Top games and 100+ peripherals tested
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
|Back I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)|
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)
|Internal I/O Ports||1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)|
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
1 x COM Debug header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
|BIOS||128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS|
|Operating System||Windows® 10 64-bit|
|Form Factor||mATX Form Factor |
8.9 inch x 7.0 inch (22.6 cm x 17.8 cm)