ASUS P8B-M is the 5th generation micro-ATX form factor UP serverboard designed based on the up-to-dated Intel Bromolow platform. Featuring an Intel C204 chipset with leading-edge architecture and SATA 6Gb/s storage interface, dual Intel server class GbE, and optional ASMB5-iKVM, this compact sized micro-ATX board delivers the best candidate to fit in various appliance server.
Up-to-date LGA1155 Socket Platform for Outstanding Performance
The P8B-M supports wide-range CPUs to cover different levels of market segment including Intel Xeon E3-1200 processor family, Intel Core i3-2100 processor family, and Intel Core G8x0/G6x0 processor family. The new platform architecture use a LGA1155 package with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support dual-channel DDR3 ECC memory and 20 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. The support of ECC (Error Correcting Code) memory improves data integrity to offer higher reliability. Provision of more PCI Express 2.0 lanes benefits various server applications. Most important, the motherboard provides significant performance improvement around 25% over previous generation.
Native SATA 6Gb/s Support
The P8B-M is based on Intel C204 chipset which natively provides two SATA 6Gb/s ports. With doubled bandwidth over SATA 3Gb/s, better protocol and electrical characteristic, user can benefit from this new interface by better I/O performance and be ready for upcoming SSD application.
Dual Intel Server Class GbE, IPv6 Support Ready
With the fast explode of internet traffic, the P8B-M equips dual Intel GbE LAN controllers with IPv6 support and backward compatible with IPv4 protocol. With IPv6 ready support, customer can deploy new systems seamlessly work with existing Ethernet environment. With teaming function which supports Fault Tolerance technology. Also, the Load Balance handles network traffics delicately which is good at enhancing network functionality.
Built in BMC engine, IPMI 2.0 + KVM-over-IP enabled by ASMB5 Module
The optional ASMB5-iKVM provides remotely real-time and full control via accessing to the system based on BIOS-level keyboard, video monitor, and mouse (KVM over Ethernet) from any local computer anywhere, anytime.
UEFI BIOS Support
To meet the trend of large capacity hard disk drive, P8B-M equips UEFI BIOS. The UEFI BIOS supports the latest GPT (GUID Partition Table) partition format and backward compatible with legacy MBR (Master Boot Record) partition format, users can easily and flexibly manage very large capacity hard disk drive or partition, such as single hard disk or single partition larger than 2.2TB.
Wide Range OS Support
The P8B-M supports wide-range mainstream server and client OS, including Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Cent OS, redhat, SuSE Linux and so on to meet the demand of different customers.