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:

ASUS B450M- Plus Gaming Motherboard General Features:

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

ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming The motherboard is able to use a maximum of 64GB DDR4 ram in 4 ram slots, and the maximum speed of the ram has to be 3466Mhz. Even if we have a higher speed ram, they will be operating at a maximum speed of 3466Mhz.

There are 3 fans and 1 RGB connection on the motherboard. Fan connections 4 pin and 1 CPU Fan connection, the other two are chassis fan connections. Unfortunately, the motherboard does not have a 3-pin motor connection for liquid cooling in the ATX B450 Plus Gaming big brother. Unfortunately, this increases the silence and the CPU operating temperature. Therefore, if your case is ATX, I suggest you choose Asus B450 Plus Gaming.

ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming The motherboard has 1 M2 SSD socket and 6 SATA 3 sockets for your storage needs. PCI Video card socket supported with metal support. Unfortunately, the Asus Q-Connection is not available on this board. So we need to make our case connections by looking at the booklet.

ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming When you enter the motherboard bios with the F2 or Delete key, the EZ Mode screen welcomes us. It is very easy to use with its Asus-specific design and gives us information about the status of your hardware (processor and temperature, ram, fan speed, boot sequence, etc.).

ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming When you enter the Advanced Mode in the BIOS, the basic screen, where you can make all the detailed settings, meets us. To the right of this screen is the Hardware Monitor, which includes the processor, multiplier, operating temperature and voltage, ram operating frequency, capacity and operating voltages.

ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming Motherboard, in the AI Tweaker tab in Adavanced Mode, we can do all overclocking, but a bit limited. We can only adjust the ram operating frequency, processor multiplier and voltages. Already I think this motherboard Ryzen 5 series processor users would prefer to prefer. We have limited the power of the Ryzen 7 processor series. It's like fitting the Ferrari engine into the Tofaş group car. I may be exaggerating a little, but pc users will know what I mean.

Some features of the test system;

     AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor
     Asus B450M Plus Gaming Motherboard
     HyperX 16GB (2 * 8) DDR4 3000mHZ Ram
     Intel 256GB nVme M2 SSD
     Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics
     Akasa Liquid Cooling

ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming Motherboard When we look at the CPU-Z image, we can see information about our CPU.

CPU-Z program In the Motherboard tab, we can see all the information about our motherboard and the bios version installed on it. The very old version was installed on the bios when the motherboard came to me. I have updated to the latest version via bios with USB memory. I advise you to do bios update process with usb memory via bios. With EZ Update over Windows, there is a 50% chance of a problem and there is no Bios / Flashback button. Therefore, you may live problems, you may have to send the motherboard to service. Asus is already very good at service. You won't live any problems like other companies. At this point, let me share a memory; I had bought another brand motherboard before and because of the CPU status I had to do because of the bios update that I had to do because of my PC, the motherboard I received with the motherland computer service I sent with the motherboard returned to me because of the user error. That's why I'm not surprised by the Asus brand.

The ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming Motherboard and AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor received 1751 points in the CineBench R15 Benchmark program. I bought more than 1768 points with this processor before, but the motherboard X470 chipsetti.

The ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming Motherboard and AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor succeeded to get 92491 points from the AIDA64 Benchmark CPU test.

The ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming Motherboard and the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor test programs, Wprime and SuperPi 32M, proved to be very successful.

The ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming Motherboard and AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor were also very successful in the FutureMark tests.

The ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming Motherboard doesn't have the same features as the ROG series and the power of the X470 series. While collecting high-end systems, we inevitably shift to both the X470 chip and the attractive and versatile models of the ROG series. However, considering the budget and the case is microATX this model outweighs. That's why the ASUS TUF B450M-Plus Gaming motherboard can be used as a very convenient and stable motherboard in mid-to mid-level systems. ASUS TUF B450 Plus Gaming sells around 105$. You can found the other brands B450M chipsets in the market around 85$.

Cons: Few Fan connections and No Liquid Cooling motor connection.

ASUS B450M-Plus Gaming motherboard is a bit more expensive than the other brands B450M mobos. Besides this price, its have simple design but Asus hardware, service and software quality makes a difference from others.

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