AMD Board Partners Introduce Budget-Friendly B450 Motherboards – Full Lineup From ASUS, ASRock, MSI, Gigabyte Round Up

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AMD partners are officially introducing their latest B450 chipset based motherboards. The new motherboards target the budget-friendly market, with products under the $200 US price tag. In terms of features, we can expect full support for the Ryzen 2000 series processors and a similar feature-set as the high-end X470 products.

AMD B450 Motherboards Introduced – Full Roundup of ASUS, ASRock, MSI, Gigabyte Products

The new motherboards based on the B450 chipset have a lot in common with the X470 boards and still come at a cheaper price. There are a few differences which may not be as significant for users in this market segment. These include fewer PCIe 2.0 lanes, less USB 3.1 ports and no support for SLI (depends on the manufacturer to add multi-GPU support for the specific vendor). The full specs of the B450 chipset and comparison against other AMD chipsets can be seen below:

AMD AM4/TR4 Chipset Features and Specifications:

WccftechX399 RefreshX399Z490X470X370B450B350A320X300A300
CrossfireX/SLIQuad SLI/CFX
(Max 6 GPU Support)
Quad SLI/CFX
(Max 6 GPU Support)
Triple CFX/2-Way SLITriple CFX/2-Way SLITriple CFX/2-Way SLIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
PCIe Gen3 Lanes60 (With Threadripper CPU)
4 Lanes Reserved for PCH
60 (With Threadripper CPU)
4 Lanes Reserved for PCH
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
16 (with Ryzen 7 CPU)
8 (with Bristol Ridge)
PCIe Gen2 Lanes8 PCIe Lanes (reserved)8 PCIe Lanes (reserved)8 Plus Gen 3*48 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe)8 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe)6 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe)6 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe)4 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe)4 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe)4 (plus x2 PCIe Gen3 when no x4 NVMe)
USB 3.1 Gen22222222100
USB 3.1 Gen113 (PCH+CPU)13 (PCH+CPU)10101066644
USB 2.06666666600
SATA 6Gb/s8866644422
SATA Express2222222211
DDR4 DIMMs8844444222
Overclocking
Support
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
XFR2 EnhancedYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Precision Boost OverdriveYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
NVMeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Form FactorATX, MATXATX, MATXATXATX, MITXATXATX, M-ATXATX, M-ATXM-ATX, Mini-ITXMini-ITXM-ATX, Mini-ITX

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Coming to the roundup, almost all major board partners of AMD which include ASUS, ASRock, MSI, and Gigabyte, have revealed their new B450 motherboards. We first got to see the boards during the previous month, at Computex 2018. The boards are now officially available on retail channels and following is the entire B450 product portfolio. You can also check out our AMD X470 and AMD X399 motherboard roundups at their respective links.

ASUS B450 Motherboards Roundup

ASUS ROG STRIX B450 STRIX-F Gaming (Product Link / $129.99 US)

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I Gaming (Product Link)

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ASUS TUF B450-PLUS Gaming (Product Link / $119.99 US)

ASUS TUF B450M-PLUS Gaming (Product Link / $99.99 US)

ASUS PRIME B450 PLUS (Product Link / $109.99 US)

ASUS PRIME B450-A (Product Link / $89.99 US)

ASUS PRIME B450M-K (Product Link / $69.99 US)

ASUS B450 Motherboard Lineup

Motherboard NameASUS ROG STRIX B450 STRIX-F GamingASUS ROG STRIX B450-I GamingASUS TUF B450-PLUS GamingASUS TUF B450M-PLUS GamingASUS PRIME B450 PLUSASUS PRIME B450-AASUS PRIME B450M-K
CPU SupportAMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form FactorATXMITXATXMATXATXATXMATX
Socket TypeAM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4
Power Phases8 Phase Digi+ VRM8 Phase Digi+ VRM6 Phase Digi+ VRM6 Phase Digi+ VRM6 Phase Digi+ VRM6 Phase Digi+ VRM6 Phase Digi+ VRM
CPU Power Connectors8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots4x DDR4 @ 3200 MHz (64 GB Max)2x DDR4 @ 3600 MHz (32 GB Max)4x DDR4 @ 3200 MHz (64 GB Max)4x DDR4 @ 3200 MHz (64 GB Max)4x DDR4 @ 3200 MHz (64 GB Max)4x DDR4 @ 3200 MHz (64 GB Max)2x DDR4 @ 3200 MHz (32 GB Max)
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports6466664
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots3122211
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots2N/A31322
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots21 (M.2 Heatsink)11111
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External)7754557
Max USB 3.0 PortsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal)4144442
LAN PortsIntel I211-ATIntel I211-ATRealtek RTL8111HRealtek RTL8111HRealtek RTL8111HRealtek RTL8111HRealtek RTL8111H
AudioROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220AROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220ARealtek ALC887-VD2 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODECRealtek ALC887-VD2 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODECRealtek ALC887-VD2 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODECRealtek ALC887-VD2 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODECRealtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Display Connections1 x HDMI
1 x Displayport
1 x HDMI1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x VGA
Price$129.99 USTBD$119.99 US$99.99 US$109.99 US$89.99 US$69.99 US

ASRock B450 Motherboards Roundup

ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/AC (Product Link / $129.99 US)

ASRock B450 Gaming K4 (Product Link / $89.99 US)

ASRock B450 PRO4 (Product Link $89.99 US)

ASRock B450M PRO4 (Product Link / $79.99 US)

ASRock B450M-HDV (Product Link / $69.99 US)

ASRock B450 Motherboard Lineup

Motherboard NameASRock B450 Gaming ITX/ACASRock B450 Gaming K4ASRock B450 PRO4ASRock B450M PRO4ASRock B450M-HDV
CPU SupportAMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form FactorMITXATXATXMATXMATX
Socket TypeAM4AM4AM4AM4AM4
Power Phases8 Phase PWM9 Phase PWM9 Phase PWM9 Phase PWM7 Phase PWM
CPU Power Connectors8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots2 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (32 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3200 (64 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3200 (64 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3200 (64 GB Max)2 DDR4 DIMM @ 3200 (32 GB Max)
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports46664
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots12221
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion SlotsN/A4411
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots12221
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External)68886
Max USB 3.0 PortsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
LAN PortsIntel Gigabit LAN
Intel 802.11ac WIFI
BT 4.2
Realtek Gigabit LANRealtek Gigabit LANRealtek Gigabit LANRealtek Gigabit LAN
AudioRealtek ALC1220 Audio CodecRealtek ALC892 Audio CodecRealtek ALC892 Audio CodecRealtek ALC892 Audio CodecRealtek ALC887 Audio Codec
Display Connections1 x HDMI
1x Displayport
1 x HDMI
1 x Displayport
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x Displayport
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x VGA
Price$129.99 US$99.99 US$89.99 US$79.99 US$69.99 US

AORUS B450 Motherboards Roundup

Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (Product Link / $119.99 US)

 

Gigabyte B450 AORUS PRO (Product Link /  $104.99 US)

Gigabyte B450 AORUS M (Product Link / $84.99 US)

Gigabyte B450M DS3H (Product Link / $69.99 US)

Gigabyte B450 Motherboard Lineup

Motherboard NameGigabyte B450 AORUS PRO WiFiGigabyte B450 AORUS PROGigabyte B450 AORUS MGigabyte B450M DS3H
CPU SupportAMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form FactorATXATXMATXMATX
Socket TypeAM4AM4AM4AM4
Power Phases8+3 Phase Hybrid Digital PWM8+3 Phase Hybrid Digital PWM8+3 Phase Hybrid Digital PWM7 Phase Digital PWM
CPU Power Connectors8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3200 (Max 64 GB)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3200 (Max 64 GB)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3200 (Max 64 GB)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3200 (Max 64 GB)
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports6664
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots3322
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots1111
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots2 (2 x M.2 Heatsinks)2 (2 x M.2 Heatsinks)1 (M.2 Heatsink)1
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External)7795
Max USB 3.0 PortsN/AN/AN/AN/A
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal)2246
LAN PortsIntel GbE LAN chip
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac BT 4.2
Intel GbE LAN chipRealtek GbE LAN chipRealtek GbE LAN chip
AudioRealtek ALC1220-VB codecRealtek ALC1220-VB codecRealtek ALC892 codecRealtek ALC887 codec
Display Connections1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
Price$119.99 US$104.99 US$84.99 US$69.99 US

MSI B450 Motherboards Roundup

MSI Performance Gaming B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC (Product Link / $149.99 US)

MSI ARSENAL Gaming B450 Tomahawk (Product Link / $114.99 US)

MSI ARSENAL Gaming B450M Mortar Titanium (Product Link)

MSI ARSENAL Gaming B450M Mortar (Product Link)

MSI ARSENAL Gaming B450M Bazooka Plus (Product Link)

MSI ARSENAL Gaming B450M Bazooka (Product Link)

MSI Performance Gaming B450I Gaming Plus AC (Product Link)

MSI Performance Gaming B450 Gaming Plus (Product Link / $109.99 US)

MSI Performance Gaming B450M Gaming Plus  (Product Link)

MSI PRO Series B450-A PRO (Product Link / $99.99 US)

MSI PRO Series B450M PRO-M2 (Product Link)

MSI B450 Motherboard Lineup

Motherboard NameMSI Performance Gaming B450 Gaming Pro Carbon ACMSI ARSENAL Gaming B450 TomahawkMSI ARSENAL Gaming B450M Mortar TitaniumMSI ARSENAL Gaming B450M MortarMSI ARSENAL Gaming B450M Bazooka PlusMSI ARSENAL Gaming B450M BazookaMSI Performance Gaming B450I Gaming Plus ACMSI Performance Gaming B450 Gaming PlusMSI Performance Gaming B450M Gaming PlusMSI PRO Series B450-A PROMSI PRO Series B450M PRO-M2
CPU SupportAMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)AMD Ryzen CPUs & APUs (1st Gen / 2nd Gen)
Form FactorATXATXATXMATXMATXMATXMITXATXMATXATXMATX
Socket TypeAM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4AM4
Power Phases11 Phase Digital PWM6 Phase Digital PWM7 Phase Digital PWM7 Phase Digital PWM6 Phase Digital PWM6 Phase Digital PWM6+2 Phase Digital PWM6 Phase Digital PWM7 Phase Digital PWM6 Phase Digital PWM7 Phase Digital PWM
CPU Power Connectors8+4 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin
DDR4 DIMM Slots4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (64 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (64 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (64 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (64 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3333 (64 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (64 GB Max)2 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (32 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (64 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (64 GB Max)4 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (64 GB Max)2 DDR4 DIMM @ 3466 (32 GB Max)
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports66444446464
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots22221112121
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots332222N/A4242
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots2 (1 M.2 Heatsink)1211111111
Max USB 3.1 Ports (Internal / External)33336864546
Max USB 3.0 PortsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Max USB 2.0 Ports (Internal)66668646666
LAN PortsIntel I211AT
WiFi + BT Support
1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller1x Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller
AudioRealtek ALC1220 CodecRealtek ALC892 CodecRealtek ALC892 CodecRealtek ALC892 CodecRealtek ALC892 CodecRealtek ALC892 CodecRealtek ALC887 CodecRealtek ALC892 CodecRealtek ALC887 CodecRealtek ALC887 CodecRealtek ALC887 Codec
Display Connections1 x HDMI
1 x Displayport
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x Displayport
1 x HDMI
1 x Displayport
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x Displayport
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x VGA
Price$129.99 US$109.99 USTBDTBDTBD$84.99 US$119.99 US$99.99 USTBD$89.99 US$69.99 US

Expect all of these budget-friendly motherboards for your new AM4 socketed 1st generation or 2nd generation Ryzen motherboards to hit the retail market in a few weeks. Till then, let us know your thoughts on which motherboard manufacturer has the best B450 motherboard lineup in the poll below.

AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Specs:

CPU NameAMD Ryzen 3 2300XAMD Ryzen 5 2500XAMD Ryzen 5 2600AMD Ryzen 5 2600XAMD Ryzen 7 2700AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
CPU FamilyRyzen 2Ryzen 2Ryzen 2Ryzen 2Ryzen 2Ryzen 2
CPU uArch12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+
CPU Cores446688
CPU Threads4812121616
Base Clock3.5 GHz3.6 GHz3.4 GHz3,6 GHz3.2 GHz3.7 GHz
Boost Clock4.0 GHz4.0 GHz3.9 GHz4.25 GHz4.1 GHz4.35 GHz
Total Cache10 MB (L2+L3)18 MB (L2+L3)19 MB (L2+L3)19 MB (L2+L3)20 MB (L2 + L3)20 MB (L2 + L3)
Memory SupportDDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933DDR4-2933
TDP65W65W65W95W65W105W
Cooler BundleWraith StealthWraith StealthWraith StealthWraith SpireWraith Spire LEDWraith Prism
Price$130-$140 US$150-$160 US$199 US$229 US$299 US$329 US
Release DateTBCTBC19th April 201819th April 201819th April 201819th April 2018
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