Scan code: LN91486 Manufacturer code: PRIME B450M-A

ASUS AMD Ryzen PRIME B450M-A AM4 Micro ATX Motherboard

ASUS PRIME B450M-A, AMD B450, S AM4, DDR4, SATA3, M.2, Realtek GbE, USB 3.1 Gen2 A, MicroATX

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Scan code: LN91486 Manufacturer code: PRIME B450M-A
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PRIME B450M-A - AMD Ryzen mATX Motherboard from ASUS

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Micro-ATX MOTHERBOARD with AURA SYNCASUS 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 Aura Sync offers full lighting through the motherboard’s RGB Header.

AMD B450Chipset

AM4CPU Socket

Micro ATXForm Factor

Enhanced UEFI BIOS

EASILY FIND YOUR WAY WITH EZ AND ADVANCED MODESThe UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and Prime B450 Series has one of the best in the business. The EZ mode makes it incredible easy to overclock a CPU to improve performance or even configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes will help you quickly find your way, quickly and easily.

qfan control

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

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.

Speed Up With Onboard M.2

m.2

Ultrafast M.2 Connectivity with RAID support 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. 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.

USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 2

USB

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. 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.

AMD StoreMI Technology

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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.

Make Your Memory Faster

memory

Industry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility 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.

ASUS Aura Sync RGB Lighting

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BRIGHTEN YOUR BUILD 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.

Aura rgb

One-stop Efficient Controls

EPU

VERSATILE ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically amplifies power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode. The smart setting that produces an extreme energy-saving setup by shutting down unused I/O controllers, with the EPU you will appreciate system-wide power reserves.

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Flexible Cooling Controls Prime B450 Series motherboards offer comprehensive control over system fans using the included Fan Expert Software. Auto-Tuning mode intelligently confirgures all parameters with a single click.

Cooler by Design

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RESPONSIVE SURFACE CALIBRATION Prime B450 Series features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via ASUS Fan Xpert software or the UEFI BIOS. Each header can be set to monitor and react to up to three thermal sensors. Via Fan Xpert, you can also assign a sensor to monitor the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to ensure optimal cooling during GPU- or CPU-intensive workloads. Each onboard CHA FAN header supports PWM and DC mode.

Visual Beauty, Virtual Worlds

5 x protection

THE MOST IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT The Prime B450 series goes way beyond VR ready. The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque feature means that Prime B450 Plus has been certified with tons of high-quality components to guarantee that your efficiency, gaming and entertainment needs are improved for a supreme performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to construct and build your dream system with total confidence.

PCB Protection III

5 x protection

Solid motherboard construction and defensive technologies 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.

ASUS SafeSlot Protection

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Protect your graphics card investment SafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe® slot. Featuring a fortified design that's anchored to the motherboard by a special hook, Safeslot Core provides 1.6X-stronger retention and 1.3X-greater shearing resistance than standard expansion slots. Prime B450 Series motherboards also have strengthened solder points around both the PCIe and DIMM pins.

Exceptional Audio

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COMBINED FEATURES DELIVER ELEVATED AUDIO ASUS intelligent design combined with the finest hardware produce audio quality unlike anything you have ever experienced. With Audio Shielding, this separates layers for left and right tracks and analogue/digital signal domains, significantly decreasing multi-lateral interference. Exceptional components and Japanese-made audio capacitors, deliver an immersive sound signature with excellent fidelity.

Reliable Stability and Compatibility

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PREMIUM ASUS TECHNOLOGY With 2.5 x higher surge tolerance the ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking shield that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to ensure a more dependable connection and better output. Featuring an exclusive circuit-protecting design with built-in voltage regulators safeguards your motherboard from damage. Including ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM for precision control and stable power, which transports power to the processor based on real-time demands. Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide assure a lifespan that's 3X longer than ordinary panels.

B450 Tried and Tested

Top-to-bottom Reliability with 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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Temperature and humidity testsEnsures components withstand extreme conditions.

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Thermal measurement testsEnsures that the system remains cool and stable under the heaviest loads.

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Insertion testsEvery port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.

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Aging testsUp to 48-hour aging test ensures reliability.

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Power-consumption testsDelivers world-class energy efficiency.

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Temperature and DC margin testsEnsures that the motherboard is capable of coping with voltages fluctuations caused by varying temperatures.

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Thermal-shock testsEnsures ability to survive temperature changes during transportation.

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Non-operation shock testsBuilt to withstand jolts that may occur during shipping.

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Burn-in testsEvery component is checked to ensure flawless operation.

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Installation testsConnector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.

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Drop testsDrop tests from various heights ensure durability.

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Salt and spray testsTested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.

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.

protection

5X ProtectionHardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.

ddr4

520+ DDR4 compatibilityIndustry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance.

compatibility

1000+ compatible devicesCompatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.

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8000+ validation hoursExtensive testing with latest components for enhanced reliability, compatibility and safety.

Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition PRIME B450M-A
Form Factor MicroATX
CPU Socket AM4
Chipset AMD B450
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) ECC/Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 2800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3200(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB (4x16GB)
Audio
Audio Realtek ALC887 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support Not Supported
AMD CrossFire Support Not Supported
Integrated Graphics  
On-Board Graphics Connectors
  • D-Sub (VGA)
  • DVI-D
  • HDMI 2.0b
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2242/2260/2280/22110, PCIe 3.0/SATA
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
SATA Support SATA3 / M.2
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • NVMe Boot (via M.2 PCIe Slot)
  • NVMe Boot (via PCIe 3.0 Slot)
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 2 x 4-pin System Fan Connector
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x Front Panel Audio Header
  • 1 x S/PDIF-Out Header
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x Serial (COM) Header
  • 1 x speaker header
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x TPM Header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type Wired Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000)
Network Chip/Modules 1 x Realtek RTL8111H (Gigabit LAN)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x D-Sub (VGA) Out
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A
Other Motherboard Specifications
Water Cooled No
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 244 x 240 mm
Note *ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.
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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
28 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Asus
Telephone:
01442 265548
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Reviews
ASUS PRIME B450M-A, AMD B450, S AM4, DDR4, SATA3, M.2, Realtek GbE, USB 3.1 Gen2 A, MicroATX is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Endless won't boot, unplug stuff, CMOS resets to start it Specs are good in theory and I really wanted to love this board so SO let down. But whole experience is wrecked by cranky refuse to power on issues. Seems to not like booting at times with either LAN or a powered USB hub plugged in. Clue is the stupid glowing amber track on the motherboard stays lit, it won't boot. Why unplugging LAN and powered regular USB hub then PSU is a requirement who knows. Updating BIOS didn't help.
Date published: 2018-10-16
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