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Network & Connectivity
ROG Strix B460-G Gaming motherboard is instantly recognizable with its classic red-and-black color scheme and futuristic cybertext markings. It's packed with all the essentials, including robust hardware and intuitive ROG software to make it ideal for gamers and builders of all levels.
Teamed power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest Intel processors demand.
The ProCool socket is built to exacting specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines, enabling lower impedance and better heat dissipation.
Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.
ROG Strix B460 series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
CPU Fan Header
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers.
AIO Pump Fan Header
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups.
The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
4-pin PWM/DC Fan Header
The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technology to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.
GameFirst VI analyzes your usage patterns and the digital signatures of your applications and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps. The database is regularly updated to ensure that apps are recognized.
GameFirst VI intelligently switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth accordingly, depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritizes game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay — even when you're streaming high-quality video to your audience or transferring large files.
An intuitive graph gives you an overview of the network in real-time. Simply click on the tab to view current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, and an analysis of each WiFi channel.
Reversible USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C® ports provide ultrafast data transfers at speeds of up to 20 Gbps across two lanes.
Two M.2 slots are available, with one supporting both SATA and PCI Express® 3.0 x4 modes, and the other supporting PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe. Together, they provide the fastest and most-flexible M.2 interface available.
M.2 SOCKET WITH E KEY
Integrated with Intel® Wireless AC/AX technology, M.2 supports PCIe/USB mode to build a faster and more cost-effective WiFi and Bluetooth® 5.1 solution.
INTEL® 1G ETHERNET
ROG Strix B460-G Gaming features Intel® Gigabit Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming. Intel Ethernet controllers have a natural synergy with Intel processors and chipsets, reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, so there's more power for games and other tasks.
A dedicated Audio USB Type-C® port on ROG Strix B460-G Gaming has an ALC S210 integrated chip that automatically determines audio signal types, while a bundled USB Type-C®-to-3.5 mm adapter ensures compatibility with various headsets and headphones.
The S210 integrated chip features a headphone amplifier, analog switches for the microphone/ground, and a USB 2.0 switch.
POWER NOISE-FILTER CIRCUIT
A dedicated power noise-filter circuit helps reduce power-input noise, ensuring consistently quiet performance from any audio source.
USB TYPE-C®-TO-3.5mm JACK ADAPTER CABLE
The bundled USB Type-C®-to-3.5 mm jack adapter makes it easy to connect audio devices with a 4-position microphone/audio jack.
Brand - Asus, Model - Asus ROG STRIX B460-G GAMING, Chipset Brand - Intel, Chipset - Intel B460, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Supported CPU - Intel Core and Pentium Gold/ Celeron processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128 GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphics - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 (1 x M.2 socket 3 M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes), 1 x M.2 socket 3 M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), LAN Chipset - Intel I219-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000, Audio Chipset - ROG SupremeFX, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C, 7 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 5, 10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - No, COM Port - Yes, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura Sync, RGB Connector - 1 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, Form Factor - mATX, Special Features - Intel Optane Memory Ready, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, AURA Sync, SupremeFX Shielding Technology, Rear audio USB Type-C port, Premium Japanese audio capacitors, TEAMED POWER STAGES, PROCOOL POWER CONNECTOR, ALLOY CHOKE & CAPACITOR, Others - 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x Addressable RGB header, 1 x AAFP connector, 1 x COM port(s) connector(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x System panel connector, 5 x Audio jack(s), 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(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.