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ASUS Prime B450 Series motherboards provide the solid foundation needed for your first build, plus flexibility to grow with your ambitions. We've melded all the good stuff that's packed into AMD Ryzen™ processors with essential ASUS design and engineering, so you benefit from industry-leading technologies — including automated system tuning, comprehensive cooling controls, and immersive onboard audio. When you build with an ASUS Prime B450 Series motherboard, you build smart, easy and affordably.
Prime B450 Series features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via ASUS Fan Xpert software or the UEFI BIOS.
Each header can be set to monitor and react to up to three thermal sensors. Via Fan Xpert, you can also assign a sensor to monitor the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to ensure optimal cooling during GPU- or CPU-intensive workloads.
Featuring an array of trace layout tweaks that improve memory stability, PRIME B450 Series provides a potent foundation for your build. With comprehensive support for the full gamut of Ryzen memory configurations – from entry-level to performance-oriented — PRIME B450 Series is a versatile all-rounder that can work or play
Ultimate-speed 10Gbps with USB 3.1 Gen 2 onboard
With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A™, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps — twice as fast as standard USB 3.1 Gen 1.
USB 3.1 Gen 1 is right where you need it, with two super-speed headers for the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, and avoid back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports.
With x4 PCI Express® 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.
AMD StoreMI technology is a software utility that accelerates any drive for better system responsiveness with reduced startup and software load times. It combines SSD performance with the affordability and capacity of an HDD by automatically moving frequently accessed data to dedicated SSD storage.
ASUS is the world's leading motherboard brand. Our motherboards are extensively tested for compatibility with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation — offering the peace of mind of knowing that your ASUS motherboard is fit for all environments and applications. Choosing ASUS is an assurance of trouble-free DIY experiences.
Prime B450 Series motherboards are engineered with industry-leading 5X Protection III, employing the finest components, excellent circuit design and exacting standards to guarantee the quality and long-term durability of your investment. That means exceptional protection and stability for your build — thanks to decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand
Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio
Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura Sync offers full lighting connected via the motherboard's RGB header, with a variety of functional presets for external LED strips.* And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.
Prime B450 series isn't just VR ready — it goes way beyond. The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that Prime B450 series has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.
The AMD Ryzen processor is based on the innovative Zen core architecture and features up to eight cores and Radeon Vega integrated graphics. Together with dual-channel DDR4 memory, native 5Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes, these AMD AM4-socket processors deliver superb computing performance.
The AMD B450 chipset delivers high performance and flexibility with the latest AMD AM4-socket Ryzen processors. It also offers AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology and provides two 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, and four 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.
Brand - Asus, Model - Asus PRIME B450M-A, Chipset Brand - AMD, Chipset - AMD B450, CPU Sockets - AM4, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 1st and 2nd Generation / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors, Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 3466(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Slot (Additional Info) - 4 (3rd/2nd/1st Gen AMD Ryzen/ 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors), Memory Max. - 128GB, Memory Max. (Additional Info) - 128GB (3rd/2nd/1st Gen AMD Ryzen/ 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors), Optane Memory Support - No, Graphics - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode), (x8 mode), (max at x4 mode), 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1,, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode)), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8111H, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 2 x USB3.1 Gen 2, 6 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB2.0, VGA Port - 1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - Yes, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura Sync, RGB Connector - 1x Aura Sync RGB Strip header, Form Factor - mATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 7, 10, Special Features - AM4 mATX motherboard with Aura Sync RGB header, DDR4 3466MHz, M.2, HDMI 2.0b, SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.1 Gen 2, ASUS 5X Protection III, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, Others - 1 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x TPM header, 1 x COM port(s) connector(s), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x System panel(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x Speaker connector, 3 x Audio jack(s), Warranty - 3 Year Replacement, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.