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
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Rate
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Processor Boost Frequency
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
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Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
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