Asus PRIME B360M-C/CSM w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit LAN, PCI-E x16

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Product Info

ASUS PRIME B360M-C/CSM: For 8th Gen Intel® Coffee Lake CPUs1


featureThis PRIME PRIME B360M-C/CSM 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 Motherboards are not pin compatible with this new Motherboard; as per Intel®, due to differences in how each pin is used by the Motherboard.

Ready for 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the Prime PRIME B360M-C/CSM delivers customizable performance. 5X Protection III with FanXpert 4 Core provides hardware-level safeguards. CrossFireX drives support for multiple GPUs, while dual M.2 slots and USB 3.1 Gen2 deliver maximum transfer speeds.


ASUS PRIME Motherboards Are Your Tactical Advantage

This ASUS PRIME Motherboard along with a compatible Intel® 8th Gen Coffee Lake Core™, Pentium and Celeron Processor goes farther, faster 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.


  • Designed exclusively for 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors to maximize your connectivity and speed with integrated dual M.2 slots with Intel® Optane™ Memory compatibility and USB 3.1 Gen2
  • 5X Protection III Hardware-level safeguards provide component longevity and reliability
  • FanXpert 4 Core delivers advanced fan control for dynamic cooling
  • ASUS OptiMem improves memory stability and performance by improving trace isolation between PCB layers to maintain signal integrity even at higher frequencies
  • ASUS Corporate Stable Model complimentary advance replacement and long lifecycle


Business Motherboard

ASUS is the World's Biggest, Best Known Motherboard Brand
Famous for user-focused Designed Thinking, ASUS understands the importance of security, stability and easy manageability for your business.

Their latest lineup of business motherboards provide enhanced features to smooth your IT operations, including comprehensive system protection, 24/7 stability and reliability, and an improved management suite for easier customization.

Combined with our world-class after-sales service and guaranteed long-term availability to maximize your investment over the product lifecycle, ASUS business motherboards provide a high-quality, TCO-optimized solution for your business computing needs.

ASUS Corporate Stable Modelfeature

ASUS Corporate Stable Model (CSM) is a commercial program designed to provide stable and reliable motherboards. Offering up to 36-month product lifecycle support and 6-month end-of-life notice to allow sufficient lead times for your organization to get ready for product transitions. Each purchase of an ASUS CSM motherboard comes with the ASUS Control Center App; Server-Grade IT management software.

Internationally Certified Business Motherboard


ASUS business motherboards are enterprise proven with leading quality that exceeds industry standards. Certified by multiple international safety and environmental organizations, including UL and Blue Angel, ASUS business motherboards provide a safe, secure and sustainable solution, making them the ideal choice for your business.

ASUS PRIME Motherboards Are Your Computer's Solid Foundation

ASUS Prime 300 Series motherboards provide the solid foundation needed for your first build, plus flexibility to grow with your ambitions. When you build with an ASUS Prime 300 Series motherboard, you build smart, easy and affordable.

ASUS melded all the good stuff that's packed into the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ 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.

ASUS Shield: Enhanced System Security from Bottom to Top


  • ASUS Self-recovering BIOS
    ASUS-exclusive BIOS protection technology automatically recovers the system BIOS with a verified backup in the event of an update failure, preventing the need to replace or reinstall hardware
  • ASUS Secure Boot
    ASUS business motherboard is set to check the firmware and signature of each piece of boot software


  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
    Hardware-based security offers better data protection, enhances network security, protects digital identities and ensures platform integrity
  • Certified NIST SP 800-147
    ASUS business motherboard is certified by the national computer security standards

ASUS Self Recovering BIOS

With ASUS Self-recovering BIOS
The user simply needs one step to restore the latest BIOS update.

  • Ensures safe BIOS updates
  • Reduces maintenance frequency, time and costs
  • Requires no extra software
  • Provides automatic update failure detection and recovery

By comparison, the Standard Process for BIOS update crash recovery needs four steps to reinstall the BIOS update:

  • Prepare USB / HDD
  • Save File to USB / HDD
  • Reset
  • Restart Bios Update

ASUS Reliant

Ensures consistent performance with the finest components and rigorous reliability testing.

  • Trouble shooting solution
  • 24/7 Reliability Test
  • Anti-moisture Coating
  • Anti-sulfur Resistors
  • LAN Guard
  • Overvoltage Protection
  • Stainless-Steel Back I/O
  • ESD Guards

ASUS Trouble Shooting Solution
ASUS Debug header is a 10-1 pin low pin count (LPC) header for connecting to debug cards for faster, more efficient motherboard troubleshooting. When connected to an ASUS Debug Card, administrators can view error and debugging codes on the integrated LCD display, and get better idea of initialization and recovery processes. ASUS business motherboards provide a complete troubleshooting solution, making mass production faster and more cost effective.

ASUS Management Suite

Makes customization and management more efficient

Event Log
A built-in event log enables easier troubleshooting by capturing useful system information.

  • BIOS Updates: Update status, latest version and update time
  • AC Power Loss: Abnormal power loss events
  • RTC Reset: Time of real-time-clock (RTC) reset
  • Chassis Intrusion Record of when chassis is opened
  • Hardware Changes Modifications to CPU, memory or HDDs
  • Hardware Status USB over current, CPU over temperature, and CPU over voltage events

ASUS Control Center


ASUS Control Center is centralized IT management software designed to provide a convenient, effective, secure and cost-saving solution for enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, and data centers in any type of industry. With the help of ASUS Control Center, your organization will be equipped to achieve success in even the most challenging modern IT environments.

  • Optimize IT endpoint management
    Designed to assist IT staff in monitoring and controlling devices within their corporate networks, and facilitate inventory checking in multiple locations remotely
  • Automate IT maintenance
    Allows IT staff to schedule automatic updates of the latest BIOS, software and utilities to specific or all devices at off-peak times, enhancing system stability and IT operational flexibility
  • Securely manage all of endpoints
    Securely manage endpoint configuration, portable storage access and PC software applications by enabling them to create grouping rules on individual devices

ASUS Commercial BIOS Kit

ASUS understands how important a customized product impacts users' mind share, experience the brand new Commercial BIOS Kit for partial BIOS update solution!

  • BIOS Value Edit Tool Customize the BIOS options
  • BIOS Boot Logo Tool Brand your builds with a customized boot logo
  • OEM Activation (OA) Tools Add or remove the OEM Activation key
  • Desktop Management Interface (DMI) Easily add customer information, such as company name, to the BIOS
  • Intel® Management Engine (Intel® ME) Driver Update the Management Engine without flashing the whole BIOS

Easy Assembly

Box Headers
All USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 2.0 headers are box style, enabling fast connector installation and preventing pin damage.

Fixed-position Connectors
Connector positions on ASUS business motherboards remain consistent across product generations, protecting training, manufacturing and investments in supporting hardware.

Color-coded Connectors
Color-coded connectors enable easy identification and cable-matching, speeding up the production line. investments in supporting hardware.

Q-Slot: 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 graphics card just pop out. Installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards is no sweat!

Q-DIMM: 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!

Intel® Chipset & Processor Features

Intel® B360 Chipset
The Intel® B360 is a single-chipset design that only supports 8th Gen Intel® Core™ LGA1151v2 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the B360 chipset provides a maximum of four USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane-speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel B360 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.

Ready for 8th Gen Intel® LGA1151v2 Core processors
This motherboard supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors in the LGA1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (2-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.

Additional Information:

Visit the Manufacturer Product Web Page for Full Details

Visit the Manufacturer Client Stable Model Web Page


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


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
CSM This is a ASUS Corporate Stable Model Motherboard
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 for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor.
** DDR4 2666MHz and higher memory modules will run at max. 2666MHz on Intel® 8th Gen. 6-core or higher processors.

Integrated Graphics Requires Intel® Processor with Integrated Graphics Chip:
Supports HDMI, D-Sub VGA & Dual DisplayPort ports
- Supports HDMI up to 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
- Supports 2x DisplayPort up to 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz
- Supports D-sub VGA up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
Maximum shared memory: 1,024 MB
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/Insider™
Storage Intel® B360 Chipset:
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports

1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 support (SATA & PCIE modes)
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 support (x4 PCIE mode)

Expansion Slots 1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (x16 mode)
2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
1x PCI slot
Multi-GPU Support No
USB Ports Intel® B360 Chipset:

Rear Ports
4x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A ports
2x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) Type-A ports

Motherboard Connectors:
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports via 1x Motherboard connector
4x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) ports via 2x Motherboard connectors
LAN Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN Chipset:
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
Wi-Fi N/A
Bluetooth N/A
Audio Realtek® ALC887 8-channel high definition audio CODEC
Supports Jack-detection & Front Panel Jack-retasking
Back Panel I/O Ports 1x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1x PS/2 mouse (green)
4x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A ports
2x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) Type-A ports
2x DisplayPort ports
1x HDMI port
1x D-sub VGA port
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
3x 3.5mm Audio jacks
Internal I/O 1x MONO out header
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) connector for 2x USB 3.1 ports
2x USB 2.0 connectors for 4x USB 2.0 ports
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x4 modes)
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE mode)
1x LPT header
2x COM port connectors
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector (1 x 4-pin)
2x Chassis Fan connectors (2 x 4-pin)
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x Internal speaker connector
1x System panel
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x 14-1 pin TPM connector
1x LPC Debug header
ASUS Special Features Bespoke Motherboard Design & Business Focused:
-ASUS Self Recovering BIOS: Automatically recover BIOS update once crash happen
-ASUS Event Log: Record activities of system and provides information in BIOS
-ASUS Commercial BIOS kit: Speed up BIOS update solutionby partial BIOS design
-Anti-Moisture: Against moisture and corrosion, prolonging the life of your motherboard
-24/7 Reliability: Tested under temperature up to 45° C and humidity up to 80% to ensure handle diverse environment

Easy Assembly Design:
- Fixed-position & Color-coded Connectors: Enable easy identification and cable-matching, speeding up the production line
- Box Headers: USB headers are box style, enabling fast connector installation and preventing pin damage

Manageability WOL, PXE
BIOS 128Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, SM BIOS 3.1, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS smart recovering BIOS, ASUS Event log, ASUS Commercial Kit
Operating System Requires Windows® 10 or Windows® 10 Professional, 64 bit
Form Factor micro ATX Form Factor: 244 x 244mm
  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 Prime PRIME B360M-C/CSM Motherboard w/
    • 2x SATA 6Gb/s cables
    • 1x IO Shield
    • 1x M.2 Screw Package
    • 1x Support DVD