This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of this age and type.
Based on 211 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its personal computers. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range compared to other manufacturers.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.
Very Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of computers of this type and age is 32GB and the biggest is 3TB. The Asus M51AD has a very big total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the M51AD.
Quite Big Internal Memory
Personal computers of a similar spec and age to the M51AD have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB. At 12 gigabytes, the Asus M51AD has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The average maximum turbo frequency of computers of this age and type is 3.6GHz. The Asus M51AD has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the M51AD.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the M51AD have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus M51AD which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on desktop computers of this spec and age. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Only Supports Fourteen Compatible Memory Cards
The Asus M51AD has a greater number of compatible memory card than most desktop computers of this age and spec. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the M51AD. The compatible memory cards "CF", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MicroDrive", "MicroSD (TransFlash)", "MiniMMC", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MS Duo", "MS Micro (M2)", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "RS-MMC" and "SDHC" are also supported by this desktop computer.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Asus M51AD is a two USB 3.0 port desktop computer.
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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The Asus M51AD is a one PCI Express x1 slot PC. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the M51AD have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Asus released the M51AD over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the Asus M51AD has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the M51AD.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
CF+, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, SD, MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniMMC, MMC+, SD, MiniSD, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, RS-MMC, MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version