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.
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.
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 +/- 6kV and +/- 4kKV
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.
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.
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 2+ and our award-winning UEFI BIOS.
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.
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.
The ideal audio envelope for MMO, RPG, action and horror games — your ears will put you in the center of the action!
Experience audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from ahead — perfect for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles!
Shhh — is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasises detail for stealthy play, so you’ll detect and locate every footstep!
SHIELDED AUDIO, SUPERIOR SOUND
Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!
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.
ULTRAFAST TRANSFER SPEED
Native 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A Support
With a 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.
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™ 2ND GENERATION / RYZEN™ WITH RADEON™ VEGA GRAPHICS / RYZEN™ 1ST GENERATION 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 two 10Gbps USB 3.1 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and four 6Gbps SATA ports for faster data retrieval.
|Processor socket||Socket AM4|
|Compatible processor series||AMD Athlon, AMD Ryzen™ 3, 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ 3, 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ 3, AMD Ryzen™ 5, 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ 5, 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen 5, AMD Ryzen™ 7, 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ 7, 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ 7, 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ 9|
|Maximum number of SMP processors||1|
|Supported memory types||DDR4-SDRAM|
|Number of memory slots||4|
|Memory slots type||DIMM|
|Supported memory clock speeds||2133,2400,2666,2800,3000,3200 MHz|
|RAID levels||0, 1, 10|
|Parallel processing technology support||CrossFireX|
|Maximum resolution||4096 x 2160 pixels|
|USB 2.0 connectors||2|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors||1|
|Number of SATA III connectors||6|
|Front panel audio connector||Y|
|Front panel connector||Y|
|ATX Power connector (24-pin)||Y|
|Number of EATX power connectors||1|
|CPU fan connector||Y|
|Number of chassis fan connectors||2|
|Number of COM connectors||1|
|12V power connector||Y|
|USB 2.0 ports quantity||2|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity||1|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity||1|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports||1|
|HDMI ports quantity||1|
|DVI-D ports quantity||1|
|PS/2 ports quantity||1|
|Ethernet interface type||Gigabit Ethernet|
|LAN controller||Realtek RTL8111H|
|Motherboard form factor||micro ATX|
|Motherboard chipset family||AMD|
|Motherboard chipset||AMD B450|
|Audio output channels||7.1 channels|
|Audio chip||Realtek ALC887-VD2|
|Windows operating systems supported||Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro x64|
|PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots||1|
|PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots||2|
|Number of M.2 (M) slots||1|
|BIOS type||UEFI AMI|
|BIOS memory size||128 Mbit|
|Clear CMOS jumper||Y|
|Plug and Play||Y|
|System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) version||3.1|