ASUS PRIME B450M-K Socket AM4 AMD B450 micro ATX Motherboard

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ASUS PRIME B450M-K. Supported memory types: DDR4-SDRAM, Memory slots type: DIMM, Supported memory clock speeds: 2133,2400,2666,2800,2933,3000,3200 MHz. Processor manufacturer: AMD, Compatible processor series: AMD Ryzen, Processor socket: Socket AM4. RAID levels: 0, 1, 10. Ethernet interface type: Gigabit Ethernet, LAN controller: Realtek RTL8111H. Component for: PC, Motherboard chipset family: AMD, Motherboard chipset: AMD B450

Description

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.

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 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.

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 Control
Can 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 Function
When 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SafeSlot Core
Fortified PCIe slot prevents damage
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.
Our Prime B450 Series motherboards also have strengthened solder points around both the PCIe and DIMM pins.

LANGuard
Pumped-up throughput, 2.5X-higher surge tolerance
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput.

Overvoltage Protection
World-class circuit-protecting power design
An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators protects your motherboard from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.

DIGI+ VRM
Precision control for stable power
ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability.

DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Short-circuit damage prevention
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM ― so it provides a safeguard to protect the lifespan of your system and connected devices.

Stainless-steel back I/O panel
3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability
Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide assure a lifespan that's 3X longer than ordinary panels.

ESD Guards
Electrostatic discharge protection
ASUS ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10kV of air discharge and +/- 6kV of contact discharge.

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.

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.

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-made audio capacitors
Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.

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.

AM4 socket for AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation / Ryzen™ with Radeon™ VEGA Graphics / Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors
The 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 chipset
The 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.

- Fan Xpert: Flexible controls for ultimate cooling and quietness, plus GPU-temperature sensing for cooler gaming
- 5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-round protection
- Ultrafast connectivity: Supreme flexibility with USB 3.1 Gen 2, Native M.2
- LED illumination: Lighting control for both PCIe slot and audio trace paths

Product Details

Barcode
192876020432
Department
Electronics
Released
8 Jul 2018
Product Group
Motherboards
Manufacturer
Brand
ASUS
Product Link
View Product
User Manual
User Manual (3 MB)
Processor
Compatible processor series
AMD Ryzen
Maximum number of SMP processors
1
Processor manufacturer
AMD
Processor socket
Socket AM4
Memory
Maximum internal memory
32 GB
Memory channels
Dual
Memory slots type
DIMM
Supported memory clock speeds
2133,2400,2666,2800,2933,3000,3200 MHz
Supported memory types
DDR4-SDRAM
Unbuffered memory
Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Width
226 mm
Depth
221 mm
Back panel I/O ports
DVI-D ports quantity
1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
1
PS/2 ports quantity
2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity
4
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity
2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity
1
BIOS
ACPI version
6.1
BIOS memory size
128 MB
BIOS type
UEFI AMI
Clear CMOS jumper
Yes
Plug and Play
Yes
System management BIOS (SMBIOS) version
3.1
Expansion slots
Number of M.2 (M) slots
1
PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots
2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots
1
Features
Component for
PC
Motherboard chipset
AMD B450
Motherboard chipset family
AMD
Motherboard form factor
Micro ATX
Windows operating systems supported
Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro x64
Graphics
Maximum resolution
1920 x 1200 pixels
Internal I/O
12V power connector
Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Yes
Audio connector
Yes
CPU fan connector
Yes
Front panel audio connector
Yes
Front panel connector
Yes
Number of chassis fan connectors
1
Number of COM connectors
1
Number of EATX power connectors
1
Number of SATA III connectors
4
S/PDIF out connector
Yes
USB 2.0 connectors
2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors
1
Networking
Ethernet interface type
Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet LAN
Yes
LAN controller
Realtek RTL8111H
Packaging content
Cables included
SATA
Drivers included
Yes
Manual
Y
Supply Source
South Africa