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|Model||Asus TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING|
|Supported CPU||AMD Ryzen 1st and 2nd Generation / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors, Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors|
|Memory MHz||3466(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 3000(O.C.)/ 2800(O.C.)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz|
|SATA Port||6 x SATA|
|M.2/SSD Expansion Slot||1|
|Graphics Chipset||Integrated Graphics|
|PCI Express Slot||1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, x8 mode, max at x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1|
|LAN Chipset||Realtek RTL8111H|
|LAN Speed (Mbps)||10/100/1000Mbps|
|USB Port||1 x USB3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x USB3.1 Gen 2, 4 x USB3.1 Gen 1|
|Feature||ASUS TUF PROTECTION, AURA, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, PC Cleaner, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, AMD B450 mATX gaming motherboard with Aura Sync RGB LED lighting, DDR4 3466MHz support, 32Gbps M.2, HDMI 2.0b, Type C and native USB 3.1 Gen 2, GPU Temperature Sensing & Fan Xpert 2+, TUF Protection: SafeSlot, ESD Guards, DDR4 overvoltage protection, Digi+ VRM, and stainless-steel back I/O for long-term reliability, Military-grade TUF Components, TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs for maximum durability, Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear|
|BIOS Model||UEFI AMI BIOS|
|BIOS Version||PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1|
|Audio Chipset.||Realtek ALC887-VD2|
|BIOS Type||1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM|
|Multi-GPU Support||AMD CrossFireX|
|Optane Memory Support||No|
|Supported Operating System||Windows 7 / 10|
|Others||1 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x Aura RGB Strip Header, 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x System panel(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x COM port header, 3 x Audio jack(s)|
TUF Gaming motherboards are specially designed and tested to survive and thrive in conditions where other boards would struggle. Engineered with highly durable components, these motherboards deliver unwavering stability for gaming sessions that last as long as you demand.
When you build with a Asus TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, the best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.
Asus TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING motherboards offer easy and safe DIY builds by leveraging great design, innovative engineering, and strong partnerships with major component manufacturers. The unrivalled combination of military-grade TUF Components, TUF Protection and the TUF Gaming Alliance means that you can rest assured that your gaming rig will go the distance.
Asus TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING Alliance is the marque of collaboration between ASUS and major PC-component manufacturers, including trusted brands like Antec, Apacer, Ballistix, Cooler Master, Corsair, Deepcool, Enermax, G.Skill, GeIL, In Win, Scythe, SilverStone, Team Group and XPG. A growing range of compliant parts, from PC chassis and power supplies to CPU coolers and DRAM, guarantee both compatibility and aesthetic harmony. We're also continually increasing our partnerships to make the TUF Gaming Alliance ever stronger.
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
System temperatures are key to a stable gaming rig ― especially GPU temperatures. TUF Gaming motherboards include Fan Xpert 2+ software that's able to intelligently control system fans based upon the input of multiple sensors, including the temperature of ASUS graphics cards*. This ensures that your TUF Gaming system stays perfectly cooled, no matter how long you play.
TUF Gaming motherboards are subjected to stringent tests to ensure they're ready for any gaming environment. That foundation is backed by extensive validation lists that include memory kits for a range of budgets. Whether you're building a gaming PC that hits the performance sweet spot or aiming for sensible specs, it's easy to pick the right kit for your TUF Gaming rig.
Hone your battleskills with exclusive DTS Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets ― Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical ― for different genres, you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.
A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.
With a backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps – or twice as fast as USB 3.1 Gen 1.
With x4 PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your PC and apps work as fast as possible.
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.
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 offers AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology and provides two 10Gbps USB 3.1 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and four 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.
Model - Asus TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B450, 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, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - AMD CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, x8 mode, max at x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 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)), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8111H, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887-VD2, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, USB Port - 1 x USB3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x USB3.1 Gen 2, 4 x USB3.1 Gen 1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6 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, Supported Operating System - Windows 7 / 10, Form Factor - mATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Special Features - ASUS TUF PROTECTION, AURA, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, PC Cleaner, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, AMD B450 mATX gaming motherboard with Aura Sync RGB LED lighting, DDR4 3466MHz support, 32Gbps M.2, HDMI 2.0b, Type C and native USB 3.1 Gen 2, GPU Temperature Sensing & Fan Xpert 2+, TUF Protection: SafeSlot, ESD Guards, DDR4 overvoltage protection, Digi+ VRM, and stainless-steel back I/O for long-term reliability, Military-grade TUF Components, TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs for maximum durability, Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, Others - 1 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x Aura RGB Strip Header, 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin), 1 x System panel(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x COM port header, 3 x Audio jack(s), Warranty - 3 Year
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.