Product Id: 02.01.006.269
Quick OverviewAsus TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) DDR4 Intel 8th/9th Gen LGA1151 Socket Mainboard
|Model||Asus TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI)|
|Supported CPU||9th/8th Generation Intel Core, Pentium, Gold and Celeron Processors|
|Memory MHz||2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz|
|SATA Port||6 x SATA|
|PCI Express Slot||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1|
|LAN Chipset||Intel I219V|
|LAN Speed (Mbps)||10/100/1000Mbps|
|USB Port||6 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0|
|BIOS Model||UEFI AMI BIOS|
|BIOS Version||PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1|
|Audio Chipset.||Realtek ALC1200|
|BIOS Type||1 x 128 Mbit Flash ROM|
|Multi-GPU Support||AMD CrossFireX|
|Optane Memory Support||Yes|
|Supported Operating System||Windows 10|
|Others||2 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Addressable RGB header, 1 x Aura RGB Strip Header, 1 x COM port(s) connector(s), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x 8-channel Audio I/O|
Model - Asus TUF B365M-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI), CPU Sockets - LGA1151, Chipset - Intel B365 Chipset, Supported CPU - 9th/8th Generation Intel Core, Pentium, Gold and Celeron Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - AMD CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode), 1 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 & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)), LAN Chipset - Intel I219V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 8-Channel, USB Port - 6 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0, 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 10, Form Factor - mATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,5,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Warranty - 3 year, Special Features - ASUS TUF PROTECTION, ASUS OptiMem, ASUS EPU, AI Suite 3, Ai Charger, PC Cleaner, ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, ASUS Q-Design, M.2 Onboard, gaming motherboard with Aura Sync RGB LED lighting, Intel Optane memory ready, TUF Protection: 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, Aura Sync RGB, Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, Bundle a PCIE TO M.2 WIFI CARD, Others - 2 x M.2 Socket 3, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Addressable RGB header, 1 x Aura RGB Strip Header, 1 x COM port(s) connector(s), 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x 8-channel Audio I/O
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.