Asus PRIME B450M-A Motherboard

7,385.00

SKU: PRIME B450M-A

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Description

AMD AM4 mATX motherboard with Aura Sync RGB header, DDR4 4400MHz, M.2, HDMI 2.0b, SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.1 Gen 2

  • Fan Xpert 2+: Flexible controls for ultimate cooling and silence.
  • Ultrafast connectivity: Supreme flexibility with USB 3.1 Gen 2 and native M.2
  • ASUS Aura Sync header: Onboard connector for RGB LED strips, easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura Sync-capable hardware
  • 5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-around system protection
Prime

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.

ASUS Corporate Stable Model

ASUS Corporate Stable Model (CSM) is a commercial program designed to provide stable and reliable motherboards. Offering up to 36-month product lifecycle support and 6-month end-of-life notice to allow sufficient lead times for your organization to get ready for product transitions. Each purchase of an ASUS CSM motherboard comes with ASUS Control Center Express – server-grade IT management software.

* Lifecycle support for consumer chipsets (eg. Q370, H370, B360,H270,B250) is set at 15 months. Program offerings may vary by region. Please consult your local sales representative for more information.

ASUS Control Center Express

ASUS Control Center Express is centralized IT management software designed to provide a convenient, effective, secure and cost-saving solution for enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, and data centers in any type of industry. With the help of ASUS Control Center Express, your organization will be equipped to achieve success in even the most challenging modern IT environments.

Optimize IT endpoint management

Designed to assist IT staff in monitoring and controlling devices within their corporate networks, and facilitate inventory checking in multiple locations remotely

Automate IT maintenance

Allows IT staff to schedule automatic updates of the latest BIOS, software and utilities to specific or all devices at off-peak times, enhancing system stability and IT operational flexibility

Securely manage all of endpoints

Securely manage endpoint configuration, portable storage access and PC software applications by enabling them to create grouping rules on individual devices

Tune it your way

Cooler by design

Prime B450 Series features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via ASUS Fan Xpert software or the UEFI BIOS.

Each header can monitor and react to dedicated thermal sensors.

* Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

Make your memory faster

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.

Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS

The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and Prime B450 Series has one of the best in the business.

Q-Fan ControlCan configure the fan’s operating speed manually, or use the easy pre-configured fan profiles to select Standard, Silent, Turbo or Full Speed modes, plus automatic switch to full speed if the temperature hits 75°C.

Search FunctionWhen you’re ready for a deeper dive, Advanced mode enables full control over every aspect of the motherboard — with a built-in Search function to find the setting you need in the blink of an eye.

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Ultrafast connectivity

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A

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.

* Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

USB 3.1 Gen 1 front-panel connector

Future-proof connectivity

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.

* Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

M.2

Speed up with onboard M.2

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.

* Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

AMD StoreMI

Affordable acceleration for any hard drive

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.

 

Native M.2/NVMe PCIe RAID Support for
Lightning Fast Storage Speed!

Not satisfied with single-storage device read/write speeds? Then join the fast lane and build a RAID 0 array using two PCIe storage drives to enjoy data transfers at lightning speeds.


M.2+PCIe

Reliable stability and compatibility

Built to Last

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.

5X

Protection III

Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.

520+

DDR4 compatibility

Industry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance.

1000+

compatible devices

Compatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.

8000+

validation hours

Extensive testing with latest components for enhanced reliability, compatibility and safety.

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.

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1000+

Compatible devices and components

The superior compatibility of Prime B450 Series is evidenced by our extensive list of supported devices — which includes thousands of compatible components — and our Qualified Vendor List (QVL) that identifies memory compatibility. It all adds up to more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.

8000+

VALIDATION HOURS

ASUS motherboards offer superb endurance. We verify this by subjecting every board to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust. It also shows that ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.

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Upgrade to unrivalled audio

Outstanding audio

Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio

Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!

Audio shielding

Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.

Separate layer for left and right tracks

Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.

Premium Japanese audio capacitors

Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.

* Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

Visual beauty, virtual worlds

Aura Sync

Outshine the competition

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.

* The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m.
LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.

* Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

Brighten Up Your Build

LED-illuminated control for PCIe slot and trace paths

Built-in LED lighting options illuminate your build in a variety of eye-catching styles.

* Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

Beyond VR ready

Complete your immersion

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.

VR

AMD AM4 Socket for 3rd/2nd/1st Gen AMD Ryzen / 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics / Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics ProcessorsThe 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.

AMD B450 chipsetThe 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.

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FEATURES

AMD AM4 mATX motherboard with Aura Sync RGB header, DDR4 3200MHz, M.2, HDMI 2.0b, SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.1 Gen 2
Fan Xpert 2 : Flexible controls for ultimate cooling and silence, plus GPU-temperature sensing for cooler gaming
Ultrafast connectivity: Supreme flexibility with USB 3.1 Gen 2 and native M.2
ASUS Aura Sync header: Onboard connector for RGB LED strips, easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura Sync-capable hardware
5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-around system protection

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

CPU
AMD AM4 Socket AMD Ryzen? 2nd Generation/Ryzen? with Radeon? Vega Graphics/Ryzen? 1st Generation Processors
Chipset
AMD B450
Memory
AMD Ryzen? 2nd Generation/ Ryzen? with Radeon? Vega Graphics/ Ryzen? 1st Generation Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.
Graphic
Integrated in the AMD Ryzen? with Radeon? Vega Graphics Processors
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/D-Sub ports
– Supports HDMI 2.0b with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
– Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
– Supports D-sub with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Expansion Slots
AMD Ryzen? 2nd Generation/ Ryzen? 1st Generation Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode)
AMD Ryzen? with Radeon? Vega Graphics Processor
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode) *1
AMD B450 chipset
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Storage
AMD B450 chipset :
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 10
AMD Ryzen? 2nd Generation/ Ryzen? with Radeon? Vega Graphics/ Ryzen? 1st Generation Processors :
2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 10
AMD Ryzen? 2nd Generation/ Ryzen? with Radeon? Vega Graphics/ Ryzen? 1st Generation Processors :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2
LAN
Realtek? RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
ASUS LAN Guard
Audio
Realtek? ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Audio Feature :
– LED-illuminated design – Brighten up your build with the gorgeous illuminated audio trace path.
– Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
– Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
– Premium Japanese audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
* Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-channel audio output.
USB Ports
AMD Ryzen? 2nd Generation/ Ryzen? with Radeon? Vega Graphics/ Ryzen? 1st Generation :
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)
AMD B450 chipset :
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port(s) (2 at back panel, )
AMD B450 chipset :
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
AMD B450 chipset :
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at mid-board)
Special Features
ASUS 5X Protection III :
– ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage
– ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
– ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
– ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
– ASUS DIGI VRM: 6 Phase digital power design
ASUS Exclusive Features?:
– AI Suite 3
– Ai Charger
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution?:
– Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
– ASUS Fan Xpert 2
ASUS EZ DIY :
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
– Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-Slot
– ASUS Q-DIMM
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ,
3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x Aura RGB Strip Header
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x TPM header
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x Speaker connector
Accessories
User’s manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
BIOS
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F3 My Favorite, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information, F6 Qfan Control
Operating System
Windows? 10 64-bit
Form Factor
mATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 9.5 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24 cm )
Note
1*Support NVMe PCIe RAID.
2*The M.2 Socket shares bandwidth with the SATA_5/6 ports, and therefore the SATA_5/6 ports cannot be used when an M.2 device is installed.

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