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We look at the microATX and affordable B450 chipset Asus TUF B450M Plus Gaming motherboard for the AMD Ryzen processors.

Asus uses long-lasting and robust components in the TUF Gaming series motherboards and offers the end user with a slightly more affordable product family than other Gaming series. The B450 chipset is a refurbishment series of motherboards. With more up-to-date design and BIOS features, you can use the Ryzen 5 2600 right out of the box. As you know, the B350 motherboards needed updating. Some new technologies are also included in the motherboard. The ASUS TUF B450M-PLUS Gaming motherboard features powerful and durable TUF components that combine high-quality and long-lasting components; It comes with TUF coils, TUF LANGuard, TUF capacitor, TUF capacitor and TUF mofsets. The biggest advantage for these parts is that they are strong and certified for long-term use.

The AMD B450 Chipset Features:

  • Ryzen 2000 inn Pinnacle Ridge ”processor and XFR2 Enhanced support
  • Precision Boost Overdrive Support Overclocking support
  • Improved CPU and VRM design for processor overclocking
  • More improved memory bus design for high memory frequency and overclocking
  • up to the maximum amount of data that can be transferred via USB ports
  • Bootable NVMe RAID support and StoreMI support
  • Idle power consumption under 2W
  • 24 PCIe Gen3 lines (Your total PCIe line count depends on the CPU you use)

ASUS B450M- Plus Gaming Motherboard General Features:

  • Structure: mATX Form Factor 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm
  • Processor: AMD Athlon, 7th generation A-Series APU, Ryzen with Radeon Vega GPU, 1st generation and 2nd generation Ryzen Processors
  • Socket: AM4
  • Chipset : AMD B450
  • Memory: Dual channel and 4 Up to 64GB with DDR4 memory, up to DDR4 3466 (OC) MHz Un-buffered Memory
  • Storage: 1 x M.2 Socket 3, 6 x SATA 6Gb / s port, RAID 0, 1, 10
  • USB: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (2 on the rear panel, Type-A), 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 on the rear panel, Type-C), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (2 on the rear panel, Type-A), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (On 2 motherboards) 6 x USB 2.0 (2 on the rear panel, 4 in the middle of the motherboard)
  • Audio: Realtek ALC887-VD2
  • LAN: 1 x Realtek® RTL8111H LAN and TUF LANGuard
  • Cooling: 1 x 4-pin CPU fan, 2 x 4-pin chassis fan,
  • BIOS: 128 Mb (16 MB) Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Rear Panel Connections;

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI-D
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A,
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) USB Type-CTM
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue)
3 x Audio jack(s)

ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming Unfortunately, the back panel of the ASUS B450M-Plus does not have a large redundant key, the Bios / Flashback. Therefore, if you update your bios, you may have to send the motherboard to a technical service if your bios crashes.

Box contents ;

     User guide
     ASUS Q-Shield
     2 x SATA 6Gb / s cable
     1 x M.2 screw package
     1 x Support DVD
     1 x TUF GAMING Decal
     1 x TUF Certificate card