Asus TUF B360-PRO GAMING (Wi-Fi) w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, CrossfireX

MX71241 TUF B360-PRO GAMING (Wi-Fi) w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, CrossfireX
MX71241 TUF B360-PRO GAMING (Wi-Fi) w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi, CrossfireX

Product Info

ASUS TUF B360-PRO GAMING Wi-Fi: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs1

featureThis TUF B360-PRO GAMING Wi-Fi Socket LGA-1151 v2 Motherboard is initially compatible with the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Series, Pentium Gold G5xxx Series and Celeron G49xx Series Processors1.

Additional compatible Intel® Processors will be available in the future.

Older Socket LGA-1151 Processors are not pin compatible with this new Motherboard; as per Intel®, due to differences in how each pin is used by the Motherboard.

Powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, the TUF B360-Pro Gaming WiFi is designed for 24/7 performance. Unlock your system's full potential with SafeSlot Core and Fan Xpert 4 Core. Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN with on-board WiFi and USB 3.1 Gen 2 maximizes connectivity and transfer speeds.

ASUS TUF Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage

This ASUS TUF Series Motherboard along with a compatible Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Core™, Pentium and Celeron Processor goes farther, faster and harder than previous Consumer level Intel® CPUs and Chipsets ever have they come with enhanced clock rates, improved memory caching and higher "per core" IPC scores to give you the best possible performances.

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Features

  • Designed exclusively for 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors to maximize connectivity and speed with Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN and on-board WiFi, USB 3.1 Gen2, and Intel® Optane™ Memory compatibility
  • Military-grade TUF components like TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs maximize system durability
  • Fan Xpert 4 Core provides advanced fan and liquid cooling controls for dynamic system cooling and management
  • Aura Sync RGB lighting with additional 4-pin RGB header features a nearly endless spectrum of colors with the ability to synchronize effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of Aura Sync enabled products
  • 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty for guaranteed reliability, built on military-grade engineering

Arm your Battlestation

TUF Gaming motherboards are specially designed and tested to survive and thrive in conditions where other boards would struggle. Engineered with highly durable components, these motherboards deliver unwavering stability for gaming sessions that last as long as you demand.

Easy PC DIY Experience

TUF Gaming motherboards offer easy and safe DIY builds by leveraging great design, innovative engineering, and strong partnerships with major component manufacturers. The unrivalled combination of military-grade TUF components, TUF Protection and the TUF Gaming Alliance means that you can rest assured that your gaming rig will go the distance.

TUF Gaming Alliance

TUF Gaming Alliance is the marque of collaboration between ASUS and major PC-component manufacturers, including trusted brands like Ballistix, Cooler Master, Corsair, G.Skill, In Win, and Thermaltake. A growing range of compliant parts, from PC chassis and power supplies to CPU coolers and DRAM, guarantee both compatibility and aesthetic harmony. ASUS also continually increasing our partnerships, making the TUF Gaming Alliance ever stronger.

TUF Gaming Protection

SafeSlot: Protect your graphics card investment
Safeslot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.

ESD Guards: Electrostatic Discharge Protection
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; greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of ± 6kV and ± 4kV.

TUF COMPONENTS

TUF LANGuard
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.

TUF CHOKES
Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, helping to improve system stability.

TUF CAPACITORS
More than 20% temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.

TUF MOSFETS
Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on)*.
*Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation.

Fan Xpert 4 Core

TUF B360-Pro Gaming (Wi-Fi) features the most comprehensive fan controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 Core and our award-winning UEFI BIOS.

Multiple Temperature Sources
With Fan Xpert 4 Core you're able to control system fans based on inputs from up to three temperature sources. For example, Fan Xpert 4 Core can be set to spin up the chassis fans in response to the GPU temperature. So, when the gaming action heats up, additional cooling kicks in - just when you most need it. Choose your temperature sources and thresholds, from motherboard and CPU to GPU, and leave Fan Xpert 4 Core to do the rest.

All-in-one Watercooling Set
Enables Full control of PWM or DC water pumps, perfect for both custom and self-contained cooling setups.

4-pin PWM/DC Fan
Every onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.

Smart Protection
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.

ASUS Optimem for Improved DDR4 Stability

ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology trace layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements allow the TUF Gaming motherboard to support a wide range of dual and quad-DIMM memory kits, while providing your rig with the stability it needs to deal with any type of workload - whether you're gaming or running intensive applications.

A larger signal eye results in improved stability, more overclocking headroom, and lower operating voltages.

ASUS OptiMem Benefits:

  • Improved memory stability and compatibility
  • Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
  • Improved memory frequency margin

Tested by using Synopsys HSPICE simulation software.

Game Your Way Gaming Audio: DTS Custom for Gaming Headsets

Hone your battleskills with exclusive DTS Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets ― Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical - for different genres, you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.

Outshine the Competition

A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

Gaming Networking

Intel Integrated Ultra Wi-Fi Support
TUF B360-PRO Gaming (WI-FI) features the latest Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2x2 MU-MIMO and wide 160MHz channels, for wireless speeds of up to 1.73Gbps.* In fact, its integrated Wireless-AC 9650 Wi-Fi adapter pushes wireless data up to 2X faster than other Wi-Fi solutions — so you'll get fast, smooth transfers, even when your rig is further away from the router. Intel Wireless-AC 9650 also offers Bluetooth 5 for connections that are up to 2X faster than ever before, and with up to 4X the range.

Intel Ethernet
TUF B360-PRO Gaming (WI-FI) features the very latest Intel Ethernet. Intel's LAN has the advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput for faster, smoother data transfer.

TUF LanGuard
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.

Turbo LAN
Turbo LAN with cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology adds even more lag-reducing support and an intuitive user interface, so you'll reduce lag by up to 1.45X - with no expert knowledge. It even includes Game mode to prioritise game-related data transmissions, smoothing network operations every time you play!

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Ports

Ultrafast Transfer Speed
Native 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A Support with dual backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps; 2x as fast as USB 3.1 Gen 1.

Speed up with Onboard M.2

With x4 PCI Express® 3.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, making your PC and apps work as fast as possible.

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

Intel® Optane™ is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by TUF Gaming motherboards. Intel Optane™ memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.

Compatibility

Operating System Support:

Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional Operating System to work.

Intel® Processor Support:

This ASUS Motherboard has a LGA-1151 v2 Processor Socket which supports select 8th Gen Intel® Core™ "Coffee Lake" Desktop Processors. Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with earlier Generation Intel® Processors, even those with an Socket LGA-1151 v1 design.

This Motherboard initially supports these Intel® Core™ processors, with more to follow:

  • Core™ i7: i7-8700K, i7-8700
  • Core™ i5: i5-8600K, i5-8600, i5-8500, i5-8400
  • Core™ i3: i3-8350K, i3-8300, i3-8100
  • Pentium Gold: G5600, G5500, G5400
  • Celeron: G4920, G4900

Specifications

CPU Support1 Supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3, Pentium Gold and Celeron G Series desktop processors in the Socket LGA1151 v2 package.

Even though it is a LGA 1151 Socket, pin assignments have changed, making this Motherboard incompatible with 7th Gen and earlier Intel® Processors.

Chipset Intel® B360 Chipset
   
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor.

   
Integrated Graphics Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
Supports HDMI, D-sub displays

HDMI up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 24Hz, 2,560 x 1,600 @ 60Hz
D-sub up to 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60Hz

Maximum shared memory: 1,024 MB
   
Storage Intel® B360 Chipset:
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE x2 mode)*
*The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA6G_2 port when using M.2 SATA mode device. Adjust BIOS settings to use X2 mode (PCIE only).
1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE x4 mode)
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
   
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode)
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD® 2-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
   
USB Ports Intel® B360 Chipset:
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports up to 10Gbps at back panel (Type-A)
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports up to 5Gbps (2 ports @mid-board; 1 ports @back panel)
6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports @mid-board; 4 ports @back panel)
   
LAN Intel® I219-V Chipset:
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
Anti-surge LANGuard
Wi-Fi Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Supports MU-MIMO
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0
   
Audio Realtek® ALC887 8-channel high definition audio CODEC
- Exclusive DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduces 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
   
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x D-sub port
1 x HDMI port
1 x PS/2 combo port
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
8-channel Audio I/O ports
   
Internal I/O 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors support additional 2 USB ports (19-pin)
1 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 2 USB ports
1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 (for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 devices)
1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 (for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 devices)
6 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector (support DC/PWM mode)
1 x AIO_Pump header (4-pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connectors (4-pin) for both 3-pin(DC mode) and 4-pin(PWM mode) coolers control
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x System Panel
1 x COM port
1 x S/PDIF header
1 x RGB header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
   
TUF Gaming Features ASUS TUF PROTECTION:
- ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe with solid soldering
- ASUS ESD Guard: Enhanced ESD protection
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM: 4+2 Phase digital power design

TUF Armor

TUF Components (TUF Cap, TUF Chokes, MOSFET & LANGuard; certified by military-standard)
ASUS Special Features ASUS TUF PROTECTION
- ASUS SafeSlot: Protects your graphics card Investment
- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 5 Phase digital power design
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
Superb Performance
ASUS OptiMem
- Improved DDR4 stability
M.2 onboard
- The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds
ASUS EPU
- EPU
UEFI BIOS
- The most advanced options with a fast response time
Gaming Scenario
Audio Features
- Audio that roars on the battlefield
ASUS Exclusive Features
- ASUS Ai Charger
- ASUS AI Suite 3
- ASUS file transfer
- ASUS PC Cleaner
EZ DIY
UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- featuring a friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution - ASUS ASUS Fan Xpert 4 Core
- Stylish Fanless Design: PCH Heat-sink & MOS Heat-sink
   
Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional, 64 bit
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor: 12" x 9.29" (30.5 x 24.4 cm)
  1. This Motherboard only supports 8th Gen Intel Core Processors on the LGA 1151 Socket. Pin assignments have changed, so 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 socket processors will not work. Any damage to this motherboard and / or 7th Gen and earlier LGA 1151 socket processors when used together voids the warranty of both products.

Package Contents

  • Asus TUF B360-PRO GAMING Wi-Fi Motherboard
  • I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s Cables
  • 2 x M.2 Screw Packages
  • CPU Installation Tool
  • TUF Certification Card
  • TUG Gaming Sticker
  • Support DVD
  • User's Manual