This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that came out more than two years ago.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus BM1AF has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the BM1AF. Across all the medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the BM1AF the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 1.8GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.5GB.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Asus Has Good Personal Computer Reviews
Asus medium processor core computers have good reviews on average and across all personal computers Asus is one of the superior brands.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The Asus BM1AF has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age. Personal computers of this spec and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB.
The Asus BM1AF is a two PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most personal computers that have been around for more than two years have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus BM1AF which has six USB 2.0 ports.
The Asus BM1AF is a two DisplayPort computer.
Three 3.5" Bays
Most desktop computers of this age and spec have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the Asus BM1AF which has three 3.5" bays.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Asus BM1AF is more than most medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it. 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.
If you want a computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano (SSD) which is also higher rated.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The Asus BM1AF has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,150 megahertz) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. Across all the medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the BM1AF the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus BM1AF has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for more than two years. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the BM1AF is 32GB and the biggest is 2.3TB.
If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (512GB).
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
Most PCs that came out around the same time as the BM1AF have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Asus BM1AF which has one PCI Express x1 slot.
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Only Four Processor Threads
The Asus BM1AF is a four processor thread computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the BM1AF have between four and seven processor threads.
The weights of PCs of this age and spec range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 8kg. The Asus BM1AF is quite heavy (13.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the BM1AF.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the Asus BM1AF has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the BM1AF.
If you want a desktop computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 3020 (£299.97) (3.3GHz).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Asus BM1AF has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the BM1AF.
If this PC hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Z440 (£1,104.74) (1TB), or the Z640 (£3,313.51) (1TB) both from HP.
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Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
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
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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 Pro
Office 2010 Starter or Office, PC-Cillin,
Operating System Architecture
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock 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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
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 Dual Display Technology
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
CE, CE, CECP
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video