ASUS Prime is the next evolution of the ASUS motherboard, born of a pedigree that stretches back to 1989. Our team of world-class engineers are passionate about empowering everyone to enjoy the benefits of customization and tuning, and the driving force behind the development of Prime is to make advanced enthusiast controls easily accessible – maximizing performance, stability and compatibility for the very best DIY PC experiences. Simply stated: it's time for Prime.
Built to Last
ASUS is the world's foremost motherboard manufacturer, renowned for our unique Design Thinking approach. Our exhaustive testing exceeds industry standards, supported by high-quality components for exceptional real-world protection. Our motherboards are proven to be compatible with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation. ASUS gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your motherboard is fit for all environments and applications. By choosing ASUS, you also gain the freedom to select outstanding component options, for trouble-free DIY experiences.
5X Protection III
Prime 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 motherboard. That means exceptional protection and stability for your build – thanks to decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.
Fortified PCIe with solid soldering – 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.
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, plus electrostatically guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against surges.
World-class circuit-protecting power design – An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your chipset, connectivity ports, and audio codecs from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.
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 to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
Stainless-Steel Back I/O
3x corrosion-resistance for greater durability – Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that's three times longer than ordinary panels.
Electrostatic discharge protection – ASUS ESD Guards prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, up to +/- 10kV for air discharge and +/- 6kV for contact discharge, arranged in an active-protective-circuit design that prolongs the life of components.
Tested to be compatible with 1,000+ CPUs, DDR4 memory modules, graphics cards and more.
Having the freedom to pick and choose the parts that go into your machine is at the heart of PC DIY. Our extensive certification program focuses on providing the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, giving you the freedom to build and upgrade without frustration. Compatible today and compatible far into the future – that's the ASUS way.
Extensive List of Supported Devices
View supported devices and Qualified Vendor List for compatible memory.
The superior compatibility of Prime 200 series is evidenced by our extensive list of supported devices – which includes thousands of compatible components – and our Qualified Vendor List that identifies memory compatibility. That means more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.
Great Compatibility with ASUS Products
ASUS offers a suite of proprietary components – graphics cards, sound cards, optical drives – that perfectly complement the Prime 200 series, so you can complete your custom motherboard build with confidence!
ASUS motherboards have 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.
These motherboards support the dual-channel DDR4 memory that features data transfer rates of DDR4 2666 MHz to boost the system's performance, and to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications. And ASUS works with almost every DDR4 memory vendor, so you're assured the best compatibility.
Fan Xpert 2+
Advanced fan controls - With onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection, Fan Xpert 2+ makes sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise!
Fan RGB LED Control
PRIME B30-PLUS is equipped with a FAN RGB Header. And it supports CPU fan with multi-color LED strips to brighten the motherboard.
Specially designed a Fan RGB header control application and you can through different combination of red, green and blue to choose you like the color of fan light band.
LED-illuminated control for audio trace paths
Built-in LED lighting options illuminate your build in a variety of eye-catching styles. Beautiful LED-illuminated trace paths brighten your build and highlight noise-isolated, precision-shielded, interference-eliminated onboard audio like you've never before experienced!
Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio
Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced!
Audio shielding ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference.
Premium Japanese Audio Capacitors
Provides warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.
Dedicated Audio PCB Layers
Separate layers for left and right tracks ensures both channels deliver consistent, equal quality.
With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gb/s data-transfer speeds. It is the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your whole PC or professional apps work as fast as possible.
Ultimate-Speed 10 Gbps with USB 3.1 Onboard
With USB 3.1 Type-A, which is completely backward-compatible with your existing USB devices, you'll experience data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps – or twice as fast USB 3.0. And you'll be all set for USB 3.1's breakneck speeds.
Safe Motherboard Mounting
Component-free areas to minimize damage risk.
Fitting your ASUS motherboard is now safer than ever. The comprehensive component-free 'safe zones' around every case-mounting hole minimizes the risk of damage and short circuits caused by contact – so you'll assemble your PC with total confidence!
Effortless PCI Express component removal.
The large winged clip is easy to reach and easy to operate. Just press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and the graphics card pops out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat!
Easy memory removal.
Even if you work with a smaller case, just push down on the one-sided clip and push or pull RAM modules in or out – removing memory is that simple!
Media-acclaimed UEFI BIOS
The smoothest, slickest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS has been improved to make it even more appealing. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, EZ and Advanced modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.
AI Suite 3
One-stop access to innovative ASUS features.
ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand-new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy-to-use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
|CPU Support||AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen™/7th Generation A-series/Athlon™ Processors
- Supports AM4 Socket 14 nm CPU
|Memory||4x DIMM DDR4-2666/2400/2133, Un-buffered Memory, 64 GB max. (4x 16GB)
|Display Support||Integrated AMD Radeon R Series Graphics in the 7th Generation A-Series APU
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI / DVI-D / D-Sub ports
- 1 x HDMI v1.4
- 1 x DVI
- 1 x D-Sub
Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously.
Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB.
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology|
|Expansion Slots||All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
1 x M.2 socket 3 with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes)
AMD® 7th Generation A-series/Athlon Processors:
1 x M.2 socket 3 with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (PCIE 3.0 x2 and SATA modes)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
Supports Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
|LAN||Realtek® 8111H: 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports: Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
|USB Ports||2 x USB 3.1 port(s) port(s) (2 at back panel)
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI-D
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.1 (blue) Type-A
4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
2 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 devices
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x COM connector
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 Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
|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
- ESD Guards
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS Fan Xpert 2+
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
M.2 Onboard (The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)
|Supported OS||Windows® 10, 64 bit
Windows® 8.1, 64 bit
Windows® 7, 32 bit/64 bit
|BIOS||128MB Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information, F6 Qfan Control|
|Manageability||WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE|
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor
12" x 9.35"