ASUS PRIME B250-PLUS Review & Specifications

ASUS PRIME B250-PLUS LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 B250 ATX

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Maximize your connectivity and speed with integrated Dual M.2 slots with Intel Optane Memory compatibility, front panel USB 3.0 and a rear USB 3.1 Type C connection
5X Protection III Hardware-level safeguards provide component longevity and reliability
FanXpert 2 PLUS delivers advanced fan controls for dynamic cooling
Dual Patent-pending Safe Slot Core fortified PCIe slot prevents damage caused by heavyweight GPUs
On-board 3D-printing mounts for creating unique designs on your customized build

Specs Overview

Model PRIME B250-PLUS
Socket LGA1151
Form factor ATX
Chipset Intel B250
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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  • CPU

    Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th/6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors 
    Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 
    * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
    * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

    Intel® B250

  • Memory

    4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
    Dual Channel Memory Architecture 
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Due to Intel® chipset limitation, DDR4 2400MHz memory frequency is only supported by 7th Generation Intel® processors. Higher memory modules will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR4 2400MHz.
    ** Due to Intel® chipset limitation, DDR4 2133MHz and higher memory modules on 6th Generation Intel® processors will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR4 2133MHz.

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support 
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/RGB ports 
    - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    - Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB

  • Multi-GPU Support

    Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, gray) 
    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode, black) *1
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 
    2 x PCI

  • Storage

    Intel® B250 Chipset : 
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*2
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *3

  • LAN

    Realtek® RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
    ASUS LAN Guard

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *4
    Audio Feature :
    - LED-illuminated design - Brighten up your build with the gorgeous illuminated audio trace path.
    - Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
    - Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals
    - Premium Japanese audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity

  • USB Ports

    Intel® B250 Chipset : 
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (1 at back panel, , USB Type-CTM, Reversible, Support 3A power output)
    Intel® B250 Chipset : 
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, Type-A, 2 at mid-board)
    Intel® B250 Chipset : 
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, Type-A, 2 at mid-board)

  • Special Features

    ASUS 5X Protection III :
    - ASUS SafeSlot Core: Fortified PCIe Slot prevents damage
    - ASUS LANGuard: Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and static-electricity discharges!
    - ASUS Overvoltage Protection: World-class circuit-protecting power design
    - ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O: 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability!
    - ASUS DIGI+ VRM: 6 Phase digital power design
    ASUS EPU :
    - EPU 
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger 
    - Low EMI Solution
    - ESD Guards
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface 
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 2+
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3 
    - ASUS MyLogo 2 
    - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    Digi+VRM
    M.2 Onboard(The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    1 x 5Gb/s port(s) USB Type-CTM ( support 3A power output ) 
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) 
    4 x USB 2.0 
    3 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) 
    1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
    2 x M.2 Socket 3 
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x System panel connector

  • Accessories

    User's manual
    I/O Shield
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
    2 x M.2 screws
    1 x Supporting DVD

  • BIOS

    128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS3.0, ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

  • Manageability

    WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Support Disc

    Drivers
    ASUS Utilities
    EZ Update 
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)

  • Operating System

    Windows® 10 64-bit
    Windows® 8.1 64-bit *5
    Windows® 7 32-bit *5
    Windows® 7 64-bit *5

  • Form Factor

    ATX Form Factor 
    12 inch x 8.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm )

  • Note

    1.When an M.2 device in PCIe mode is installed onto the M.2_1 socket, PCIe x16_2 slot only runs at x1 mode
    2.(a) When an M.2 device in PCIE mode is installed, PCIE x16_2 slot only runs @ x1 mode and SATA6G_1 port is enabled.
    (b) When an M.2 device in SATA mode is installed, the M.2 device uses the SATA6G_1 bandwidth. SATA6G_1 port is disabled.
    3.Only M.2_2 socket can support Intel® Optane Memory. Intel® Optane Technology is only supported when using 7th Generation Intel® processors. Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.
    4.Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-channel audio output.
    5.Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors

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