TPU got its hands on some pictures of the new ASUS TUF Vanguard B85. Unlike most of ASUS' enthusiast offerings, this motherboard doesn't really focus on overclocking but on absolute stability.
The Vanguard B85 features a LGA1150 socket with four DDR3 memory slots (up to 32GB), one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, a PCIx 2.0 x16 slot (electrical PCIe 2.0 x4), one PCIe 2.0 x1 slot and a legacy PCI slot.
The motherboard draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors and uses high-grade 4-phase VRM that is cooled by heatsinks. Pricing is anticipated to be around the $110 mark.
Storage connectivity on the TUF Vanguard B85 includes four SATA 6 Gb/s, and two SATA 3 Gb/s, all of which are assigned as internal ports. Display connectivity includes one each of dual-link DVI, HDMI, D-Sub, and DisplayPort. The board offers a total of six USB 3.0 ports, four on the rear panel, and two via internal headers. 8-channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, PS/2 mouse/keyboard combi-plug, and a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports, complete the connectivity package. The board feature all the TUF military-grade durability paraphernalia, including the Thermal Radar feature from the TUF Sabertooth series.