ASUS PRIME B250M-C/CSM Review & Specs

ASUS PRIME B250M-C/CSM LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 mATX

ASUS PRIME B250M-C/CSM LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 mATX

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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.
5X Protection III Hardware-level safeguards provide component longevity and reliability
FanXpert 2 delivers advanced fan control for dynamic cooling
On-board 8-Channel Audio using premium Japanese capacitors provides warm, immersive crystal-clear surround sound
Front panel USB 3.0 connectivity for easy access and accelerated data transfers

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Specs Overview

Model
  • PRIME B250M-C-CSM
  • PRIME B250M-C/CSM
Release Date September 2018

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series
Socket LGA1151
Form factor Micro ATX
Chipset Intel B250
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels 8 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 1
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 6
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 2
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB
Onboard USB 2.0 2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1 1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2 0

  • CPU

    Intel® 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 
    Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
    ** Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
    * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. 
    * The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor.

  • Graphic

    Integrated Graphics Processor 
    Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/RGB/DisplayPort 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
    - Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz 
    Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
    Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
    Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 
    1 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)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (x4 PCIE mode)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
    Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready *4

  • LAN

    Intel® I219V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC 
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking

  • USB Ports

    Intel® B250 Chipset : 
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
    Intel® B250 Chipset : 
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 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: 5 Phase digital power design
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-Slot
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    Digi+VRM

  • Operating System Support

    Windows® 10 86x64
    Windows® 8.1 86x64 *2
    Windows® 7 86x64 *2

  • Back I/O Ports

    1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
    1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
    1 x DVI-D
    1 x D-Sub
    1 x DisplayPort
    1 x HDMI
    1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) 
    2 x USB 2.0 
    3 x Audio jack(s)

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x MONO out header *3
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) 
    2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
    1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode only)
    1 x LPT header
    2 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 CPU fan with PWM control
    1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
    1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
    1 x Internal speaker connector(s)
    1 x System panel(s) 
    1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
    1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector

  • Accessories

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

  • BIOS

    64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0 ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUSbackup, LOGO flash, ME update, DMI value edit, BIOS value edit

  • Manageability

    WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL, WOR,PXE

  • Support Disc

    Drivers

  • Form Factor

    Micro ATX Form Factor 
    9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )

  • Note

    *1: Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output.
    *2: * Windows® 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows® 7 (32/64-bit) are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors
    *3: Use with amplified speaker is suggested.
    *4: 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.


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