ASUS H87M-PRO (Intel LGA 1150) Micro-ATX Motherboard Review

Asus describes the H87M-Pro as “Feature-loaded micro-ATX H87 features high-endurance 5X Protection and new UEFI BIOS” of which it certainly is.

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I think the most beautiful part of this board is the space around the socket, although there’s no reason to put a high-end large sized heatsink on this board as H87-chipset based boards aren’t the ones you get to do overclocking to begin with.

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Nothing unusual with the DIMM corner.

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Forward facing SATA ports are always a welcome, and there’s the USB front panel port and LED power indicator too. It’s not a debug LED, it just indicates power is available to the board.

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There’s a secondary PCI-E slot but it’s running at x4, not an ideal spec for multi-GPU setup but at least you have a spare slot should anything happen.

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The best part of the board is the I/O panel of which it supports even VGA, PS/2 and DisplayPort, many of which you don’t see on other boards, or at least don’t see them in the group photo.

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More details available at the official product page.

The Verdict

The board isn’t aimed at overclockers, nevertheless that’s not to say it’s not a great board for gaming purpose. It is a feature rich board with great build quality, retailing at about RM 400.

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