ASUS TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING: The TUF Marathon Gaming Motherboard
Designed For all AMD Ryzen™ 3, 5 and 7 Series Processors
This ROG STRIX B450 Chipset based Motherboard is fully compatible with all AMD Ryzen™ 3, 5 and 7 Series Processors. It is also fully compatible with the 2200G and 2400G Series Ryzen Processors with Integrated Radeon Graphics, offering these CPUs 4K UHD HDMI and DVI-D Video Out Ports1.
Other standard features include a M.2 PCIE 3.0 x4 slots, 8 Channel Audio support with DTS® Custom for your Gaming Headset, Gigabit Ethernet, and support for Dual AMD Video Cards via 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology support!
Optimized for Gaming, this ROG STRIX Motherboard is still a great value, even when used for typical Home & SOHO applications. It is always a great choice for when performance and reliability are most important.
- For 1st and 2nd Gen AMD® Ryzen™ AM4 processors
- Maximize Connectivity and Speed: with a M.2 NVMe M.2 Slot, a USB 3.1 Gen2 port and Gigabit LAN
- GPU Temperature Sensing & Fan Xpert 2+: Ensures every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and acoustics
- TUF Protection: SafeSlot, ESD Guards, DDR4 overvoltage protection, Digi+ VRM, and stainless-steel back I/O for long-term reliability
- Military-Grade TUF Components: TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs for maximum durability
- Exclusive DTS® Custom Audio: Delivers positional cues to stereo headphones, helping you to pinpoint enemies and action
- Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear
ASUS TUF: 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.
When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance; an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, the best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.
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 Antec®, Apacer®, Ballistix, Cooler Master®, Corsair®, Deepcool, Enermax, G.Skill, GeIL®, In Win, Scythe, SilverStone, Team Group and XPG. A growing range of compliant parts, from PC chassis and power supplies to CPU coolers and DRAM, guarantee both compatibility and aesthetic harmony. We're also continually increasing our partnerships to make the TUF Gaming Alliance ever stronger.
- 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 only ± 6kV and ± 4kV
- LAN port
ESD TVS diode protection on the LAN Circuit
- Keyboards and mouse connectors
Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression
- VGA Protection
Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect D-Sub functionality
- USB connectors
TVS diode for surface-mount and dual-inline package
Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, helping to improve system stability.
+20% temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan
Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on).
Lower RDS(on) results in better power efficiency and reduced heat generation
TUF LANGuard: The Best Surge Protection
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.
PERFORMANCE LEVEL UP: Flexible Cooling Controls
GPU Temperature Sensing
System temperatures are key to a stable gaming rig ― especially GPU temperatures. TUF Gaming motherboards include Fan Xpert 2+ software that's able to intelligently control system fans based upon the input of multiple sensors, including the temperature of ASUS graphics cards*. This ensures that your TUF Gaming system stays perfectly cooled, no matter how long you play.
* ASUS GeForce 700 and later cards supported.
Fan Xpert 2+
TUF B450M-PLUS Gaming features the most comprehensive fan controls ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 Core and our award-winning UEFI BIOS.
- Multiple temperature sources
- 4-pin PWM/DC fan
With FAN Xpert 2+ you're able to control system fans based on inputs from up to three temperature sources. For example, FAN Xpert 2+ 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 2+ to do the rest.
TUF Gaming motherboards are subjected to stringent tests to ensure they're ready for any gaming environment. That foundation is backed by extensive validation lists that include memory kits for a range of budgets. Whether you're building a gaming PC that hits the performance sweet spot or aiming for sensible specs, it's easy to pick the right kit for your TUF Gaming rig.
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.
- Soundscape Mode:
The ideal audio envelope for MMO, RPG, action and horror games; your ears will put you in the center of the action!
- Aerial Mode:
Experience audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from ahead; perfect for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles!
- Tactical Mode:
Shhh! Is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasises detail for stealthy play, so you'll detect and locate every footstep!
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.
Aura Sync RGB LED Modes:
- Color Cycle
- Flash & Dash
- Glowing Yo Yo
- Music Effect
- Starry Night
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; or twice 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.
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.
AMD CPU AND CHIPSET FEATURES
AM4 socket for AMD Ryzen™ 1st & 2nd Gen or Ryzen™ with Radeon™ VEGA Graphics 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 offers AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology and provides 10Gbps USB 3.1 ports, 2x USB 3.0 ports and 4x 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.
Supports both types of Ryzen™ Processors:
- Supports AMD® Ryzen™ 3 / 5 / 7 Series Processors (without integrated Radeon Vega Graphics)
- Supports AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors (with integrated Radeon Vega Graphics)
Operating System Support:
- Windows® 10, 64bit
- AMD® Ryzen™ 3 / 5 / 7 Series Processors
- AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors:
- Ryzen™ 5 2400G Processors
- Ryzen™ 3 2200G Processors
|Make and Model||ASUS TUF B450M-PLUS Gaming Motherboard|
|CPU Support||Supports AMD® Ryzen™ Series 3 / 5 / 7 Processors for Socket AM4
Supports AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors for Socket AM4
|Chipset||AMD® B450 Chipset|
|CPU Socket||AMD Socket AM4|
|Memory||4x DDR4 DIMM Slots, 64GB Maximum (4x 16GB)
Uses Stock Clocked RAM up to DDR4-2666
Uses Overclocked RAM up to DDR4-3200
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
|Expansion Slots||With AMD Ryzen™ 1st & 2nd Gen Processors
1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (up to x16 mode)
1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (up to x4 mode)
1x PCIe 2.0 x1
With AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors:
|Multi-GPU Support||With AMD Ryzen™ 1st & 2nd Gen Processors
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
|Video Out Ports1||Integrated in the AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors Only:
1x HDMI v2.0b port, up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 60Hz
1x DVI-D port, up to 1,920 x 1,200 @ 60Hz
|Storage||All AMD Ryzen™ Processors:
1x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x4 modes)
6x SATA 6Gb/s ports w/ Raid 0, 1, 10
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A (10Gbps) port
1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C (5Gbps) port
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A (5Gbps) ports
2x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports
|LAN||Realtek® RT8111H Chipset:
1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
|Audio||Realtek® ALC887-VD2 HD Audio CODEC:
8-Channel 7.1 High Definition Audio
Exclusive DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets
|Back Panel I/O||1x PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Combo port
1x DVI-D port
1x HDMI port
1x RJ45 Ethernet LAN port
1x USB 3.0 Type-C (5Gbps) port
2x USB 3.1 Type-A (5Gbps) Gen 2 ports
2x USB 3.1 Type-A (5Gbps) Gen 1 ports
2x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports 3x 3.5mm Audio jacks
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x Aura RGB Strip Header
1x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gbps) connector for 2x USB ports
2x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) connectors for 4x USB 2.0 ports
1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 slot w/ PCIE 3.0 x4 & SATA modes
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1x CPU Fan connector (1x 4-pin)
2x Chassis Fan connector (2x 4-pin)
1x S/PDIF out header
1x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1x System panel
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x COM port header
|Form Factor||micro ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||244 x 244mm|
- Rear Panel Video Port use requires a compatible AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processor for AM4 Socket