ASUS Launches AMD B450 Series Motherboards

    Fremont, CA (July 31, 2018) - AMD’s Ryzen™ platform offers an incredible desktop compute experience with multithreaded horsepower plus accessible overclocking and gaming prowess. Earlier this year AMD launched the second-generation Ryzen family with the updated X470 chipset designed to further enhance the performance of higher-end gaming and content creation rigs. And now AMD is launching the B450 chipset for a new generation of affordable motherboards.

    The B450 is streamlined for straightforward builds and smaller form factors, and ASUS has a complete collection available now: the ROG Strix B450-I and B450-F Gaming elevate the platform with signature features for serious gamers; the TUF B450-Plus and B450M-Plus Gaming focus on essentials and durability; and the Prime B450-Plus, B450M-A, and B450M-K put a more professional face on the platform.

    Despite differences within the series, our B450 family is bound together by common features and capabilities honed over nearly 30 years of making motherboards. From intelligent tuning to cooling to personalization, ASUS has designed these new motherboards to help you maximize your PC’s potential.

    ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Motherboard

    Raise Your Game With ROG Strix

    ROG is the original gaming motherboard brand, with roots that go back more than a decade to the very first Crosshair, which was also built for AMD processors. For our latest generation, the ROG Strix X470-I Gaming and Strix X470-F Gaming bring the enhanced features and functionality you’d expect to both mini-ITX and full-size ATX form factors. Both wear predominantly blacked-out designs inscribed with cyber-text patterns that match other recent ROG hardware.

    While the ROG Strix B450-I Gaming has the right ingredients for small integrated graphics builds, it can also run with the big dogs—and even surpass them in some areas. The two-DIMM setup combines with exclusive ASUS DRAM OC Profiles to drive memory up to DDR4-3600 or beyond. Integration is key for this form factor, which is why the B450-I adds dual-band 802.11ac WiFi that provides cable-free connectivity right out of the box. Storage and sound share the stage in the ROG Strix B450-I Gaming, whose M.2 Audio Combo card stacks components vertically to compensate for the compact Mini-ITX footprint.

    The Strix B450-F Gaming stretches across a larger area with more expansion capacity for well-balanced builds. With comprehensive cooling, customization and connectivity options, dual PCIe 3.0 M.2 slots, improved DDR4 memory stability, Aura Sync and much more, this motherboard delivers the performance you need with room to focus your budget on accompanying hardware. The ROG Strix B450-F Gaming offers guided performance tuning and optimization via intuitive ROG software that makes it easy for experienced and first-time system builders alike to create a unique gaming rig.

    TUF B450-Plus Gaming Motherboard

    TUF Gaming’s New Ryzen Recruits

    More than just motherboards, TUF has grown into family of gaming components that includes ASUS products alongside hardware from industry partners in the TUF Gaming Alliance. Battle-hardened styling permeates the lineup, letting you easily put together a distinctive system that matches inside and out.

    While styling sets TUF Gaming apart aesthetically, it also matches the military-grade components populating the PCB. High quality TUF Components comprising MOSFETs, chokes, and capacitors help to ensure long-term durability.

    For B450, we’re deploying TUF B450-Plus Gaming and TUF B450M-Plus Gaming motherboards based on ATX and micro-ATX form factors. They share the same basic specs, with support for up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory, dual graphics cards in CrossFireX, 8-channel HD audio with DTS, and extensive connectivity options.

    PRIME B450-Plus Motherboard

    It’s Prime Time for a Ryzen Upgrade

    Prime stands apart from gaming-oriented designs with more understated styling suitable for those seeking to apply Ryzen’s considerable horsepower to content creation and everyday productivity. The geometric aesthetic channels architectural inspirations to create a retro-modern look that invites closer inspection without calling undue attention.

    The Prime B450-Plus marries a businesslike demeanor with enthusiast sensibilities. It’s well-equipped with pretty much everything for your next build including a wide range of connectivity options, Fan Xpert 4 Core, 5X Protection III safeguards, premium 8-Channel HD audio and Aura Sync lighting.

    With less real estate and entry-level affordability, the micro-ATX Prime B450M-A and B450M-K are more minimalist, yet still designed for a wide variety of users. They scale back on connectivity options, but still retain core ASUS features like Fan Expert, 5X Protection III and DIGI+ VRM circuitry that delivers reliable power, and overvoltage protection that guards against damage from spikes.

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    AVAILABILITY & PRICING

    ASUS B450 based motherboards are available worldwide at leading resellers starting on July 31, 2018. Please visit ASUS or contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

    For further information, product images and specifics on the ROG Strix, Prime and TUF Gaming motherboards, please check out our buyer’s guide at ASUS EdgeUp. Additional images and in-depth overview our ROG Strix motherboards is located at ASUS ROG.