|Model||Asus PRIME B360M-K|
|Supported CPU||9th/8th Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors|
|Memory MHz||2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz|
|SATA Port||6 x SATA|
|Graphics Chipset||Intel HD Graphics|
|PCI Express Slot||1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1|
|LAN Chipset||Realtek RTL8111H|
|LAN Speed (Mbps)||10/100/1000Mbps|
|USB Port||2 x USB3.1 Gen 2, 4 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0|
|Feature||ASUS 5X Protection III, ASUS OptiMem, ASUS EPU, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, M.2 Onboard|
|BIOS Model||UEFI AMI BIOS|
|BIOS Version||PnP,SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1|
|Audio Chipset.||Realtek ALC887|
|BIOS Type||1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM|
|Optane Memory Support||No|
|Supported Operating System||Windows 10|
Model - Asus PRIME B360M-K, CPU Sockets - LGA1151, Chipset - Intel B360, Supported CPU - 9th/8th Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 2, Memory Max. - 32GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Intel HD Graphics, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8111H, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, USB Port - 2 x USB3.1 Gen 2, 4 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0, VGA Port - 1, DVI 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 10, Form Factor - mATX, Special Features - ASUS 5X Protection III, ASUS OptiMem, ASUS EPU, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, M.2 Onboard, Others - 1 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x COM port, 1 x CPU Fan connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x 8-channel Audio I/O, 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.