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- 5-Way Optimization: One click to optimize your entire system; plus a dedicated onboard water-pump header
- Intel USB 3.1 on board: One Type-A port plus a reversible Type-C port
- ASUS Pro Clock Technology: Extends base clocks and improves stability for extreme overclocking
- Crystal Sound 3, Intel LAN and Turbo LAN: Flawless audio and low-latency networking
- 5X Protection II: Advanced hardware safeguards