Post updated August 2nd, 2018 at 08:42 am
It certainly didn’t take long for ASUS to announce its own take on the new B450 chipset which was made official by AMD this week. While there are seven of them altogether, three of these new motherboards are now readily available in Malaysia.
Starting off with the offering from the gaming-centric ROG Strix line, the ROG Strix B450-F Gaming is designed to support multiple cooling options which is why the motherboard comes with PWM/DC fan auto-detection feature on all of its fan headers. It is also equipped with a dedicated PWM/DC header for AIO liquid cooling setup.
ASUS also stated it has improved the DDR4 memory stability on ROG Strix B450-F Gaming which enables users to maximize the potential of their RAM kit. Alongside ASUS Aura RGB lightings and two PCIe 3.0 M.2 slots, this motherboard also comes with SupremeFX S1220A audio codec, dual onboard headphone amplifiers and Nichicon audio capacitors to help provide high quality audio output.
Moving on, ASUS has also released the TUF B450M-Plus Gaming in our market. Being a microATX motherboard, it might have a rather compact footprint but still able to support up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory, dual graphics cards in CrossFireX, and 8-channel HD audio with DTS Custom modes for gaming headsets. Yes, an ASUS Aura RGB-enabled logo also appears on this motherboard.
Finally, there’s also the Prime B450M-K which is the second microATX model in the first batch of ASUS AMD B450 motherboards line-up for Malaysia. Since it is made for the mainstream market, this motherboard not only features simpler design but it also the most affordable of the bunch although users might find that Prime B450M-K has less memory slots and ports than the two other models that we mentioned earlier.
Price-wise, the Prime B450M-K goes for RM 429 while the TUF B450M Plus Gaming and ROG Strix B450-F Gaming can be obtained for RM 519 and RM 599 respectively. All three motherboards are protected by a 3-year warranty which can be further extended to another year once user register their purchase with ASUS Malaysia.