ASUS Prime B450M-A/CSM AM4 Micro-ATX Motherboard

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ASUS Prime B450M-A/CSM AM4 Micro-ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • Micro-ATX Form Factor
  • AMD B450 Chipset
  • Socket AM4
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-3200 (OC)
The Prime B450M-A/CSM AM4 Micro-ATX Motherboard from Asus is built on the AMD B450 chipset supporting first-, second-, and third-generation socket AM4 AMD Ryzen processors. It has four memory slots, which can accommodate up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM at speeds of up to 3200 MHz when overclocked. For storage, there are six SATA III ports and one M.2 slot that supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 interface for speeds of up to 32 Gb/s when used with an appropriate M.2 drive. While it's equipped with VGA, DVI-D, and HDMI ports for integrated graphics, this motherboard also has one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot for a dedicated GPU as well as two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots for other PCIe-based hardware. Other noteworthy integrated features include Realtek ALC 887-VD2 8-channel HD audio, Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN, and Asus Aura RGB lighting.
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ASUS B450M-A/CSM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cooling
  • 3Storage
  • 4Memory
  • 5Audio
  • 6Lighting
  • 7Graphics
  • 8Additional Features

The Prime B450M-A/CSM AM4 Micro-ATX Motherboard from Asus is built on the AMD B450 chipset supporting first-, second-, and third-generation socket AM4 AMD Ryzen processors. It has four memory slots, which can accommodate up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM at speeds of up to 3200 MHz when overclocked. For storage, there are six SATA III ports and one M.2 slot that supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 interface for speeds of up to 32 Gb/s when used with an appropriate M.2 drive. While it's equipped with VGA, DVI-D, and HDMI ports for integrated graphics, this motherboard also has one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot for a dedicated GPU as well as two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots for other PCIe-based hardware. Other noteworthy integrated features include Realtek ALC 887-VD2 8-channel HD audio, Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN, and Asus Aura RGB lighting.

Cooling

To help keep things cool, the B450M has multiple fan headers that support both DC and PWM modes, so you can control their speed within BIOS or a third-party software to find a perfect balance between noise and cooling.

Storage

Aside from six SATA ports, this motherboard is also equipped with a single M.2 slot, which supports both PCIe and SATA interfaces, for speeds of up to 32 Gb/s when used with an appropriate drive. Moreover, all AMD B450 motherboards come with AMD StoreMI technology, which is a software designed to increase system responsiveness by caching frequently used data to your SSD or RAM.

Memory

There are four memory slots supporting up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM at speeds of up to 3200 MHz when overclocked. It also supports ECC memory; however, compatibility varies by CPU.

Audio

The Prime B450M is built with Realtek ALC 887-VD2 8-channel HD audio, LED illumination, audio shielding, dedicated PCB layers, and premium audio capacitors to deliver an immersive listening experience for all types of applications whether you're using speakers or headphones.

Lighting

Aside from the built-in LED-illuminated audio section of this motherboard, it also has an Asus Aura Sync RGB header that you can use for other RGB-compatible products to light up your build.

Graphics

For Ryzen processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics, this motherboard has HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA ports you can use to connect a display. Both DVI-D and VGA supports up to a max resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz, whereas the HDMI interface can reach up to 4096 x 2160 at 60 Hz.

Additional Features

  • UEFI BIOS
  • Q-DIMM & Q-Slot enhanced RAM circuitry
  • Asus 5x Protection III: SafeSlot Core, ESD Guard, Over-voltage Protection, Stainless-Steel Back I/O, and Digi+ VRM
UPC: 192876078808

ASUS B450M-A/CSM Specs

CPU
General
ChipsetAMD B450
CPU SocketAM4
Back Panel I/O
USB4 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
Display1 x VGA
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI 2.0b
Audio3 x 3.5 mm
Ethernet / Controller1 x Realtek 8111H Gigabit
PS/22 x PS/2
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 3000, 3200 MHz
Maximum Capacity64 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC, ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA6 x SATA III
M.21 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
U.2None
Optane Memory SupportNo
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
USB1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU SupportNone
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
2 x 4-Pin System
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
1 x 8-Pin CPU
SecurityTPM Module
LED Header1 x RGB
Audio1 x S/PDIF
1 x Speaker
DiagnosticsClear CMOS
Legacy1 x Serial
BIOS
ROM128 Mb
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1
Audio
Audio CodecRealtek ALC 887-VD2 (8-Channel)
Software
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10 (64-Bit)
Physical
Form FactorMicro-ATX
Dimensions9.6 x 9.6" / 243.84 x 243.84 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.65 x 10.5 x 2.15"
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