This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The Asus M51AD has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst personal computers of this age. Across all the personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M51AD the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz.
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers
We checked 310 owner and expert reviews for Asus desktop computers and found that on average Asus has good reviews. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core computers range.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Supports Thirteen Compatible Memory Cards
The Asus M51AD has a greater number of compatible memory card than most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core computers that were launched in the last year. The compatible memory cards "CF", "MMC", "MS Duo", "MS Micro (M2)", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MicroDrive", "MicroSD (TransFlash)", "MiniMMC", "MiniSD" and "RS-MMC" are also supported by this desktop computer.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on recently released medium processor core computers.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for the last year.
Very Big L3 Cache
The average L3 cache of new desktop computers is 7.3MB, and the L3 caches range from 6MB to 8MB. The L3 cache of the Asus M51AD of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the M51AD.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Asus M51AD has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most medium processor core computers that came out in the last year.
This computer's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output across all medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the M51AD.
Across similar types of computer the worst audio output is 5.1.
Five USB 2.0 Ports
Most recently released medium processor core computers have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus M51AD which has five USB 2.0 ports.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on latest medium processor core computers.
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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1 gigabyte, the Asus M51AD has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other recently released personal computers. Across all the latest similar spec computers the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.5GB to 8.2TB.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the M51AD have between one and seven 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.
Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of new PCs is 10GB/s and the fastest is 77GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Asus M51AD has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other new medium processor core computers.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months.
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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of latest similar spec personal computers is 510MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. The Asus M51AD has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst desktop computers of this age.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Asus M51AD is more than most new similar spec computers. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This personal computer supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly supported Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most computers that were released in the last 12 months have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus M51AD which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Asus M51AD has a quite small solid-state drive capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that are a similar age to the M51AD. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the M51AD is 8GB and the biggest is 520GB.
Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Across all the medium processor core computers that came out in the last 12 months the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 7.1GT/s. The Asus M51AD has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst personal computers of this age.
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Released Twelve Months Ago
It was twelve months ago when Asus released the M51AD.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the Asus M51AD has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that were released around the same time as the M51AD.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3.4GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 8700.
If you want a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP Z240 (£1,013.48) (3.5GHz).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The Asus M51AD has a fairly standard hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other latest PCs.
There are a number of other 1TB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL XPS 8700 which has better reviews.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The Asus M51AD has a relatively average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the M51AD.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including the DELL XPS 8700 which has better reviews.
Average Internal Memory
The Asus M51AD has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest medium processor core computers.
PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP 550-270na (£679.95) (12GB).
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on recently released medium processor core computers. 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 the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to look at the 800 G2 SFF (SSD), or the 600 G2 Mini (SSD) both from HP.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
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
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
CF+, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, MiniMMC, MMC+, MiniSD, SD, MMC+, RS-MMC, SD
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 1.x) Slot
Audio Output Channel
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals 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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
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