ASUS PRIME B250M-K Review & Specifications

ASUS PRIME B250M-K LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 mATX

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Maximize your data speeds with integrated M.2 and Intel Optane Memory compatibility
5X Protection III Hardware-level safeguards provide component longevity and reliability
FanXpert delivers advanced fan control for dynamic cooling
Patent-pending Safe Slot Core fortified PCIe slot prevents damage caused by heavyweight GPUs
Front panel USB 3.0 connectivity for easy access and accelerated data transfers

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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

    2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, 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 : DVI-D/RGB ports 
    - 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
    Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

  • Expansion Slots

    1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, gray) 
    2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1

  • Storage

    Intel® B250 Chipset : 
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)*1
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray,

  • LAN

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

  • Audio

    Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC 
    - Supports : Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
    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 : 
    6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, Type-A, 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 EPU :
    - EPU 
    ASUS Exclusive Features :
    - AI Suite 3
    - Ai Charger 
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
    - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
    - ASUS Fan Xpert 
    ASUS EZ DIY :
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 
    - ASUS EZ Flash 3 
    - ASUS MyLogo 2 
    ASUS Q-Design :
    - ASUS Q-DIMM 
    M.2 Onboard(The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds)

  • 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 LAN (RJ45) port(s)
    4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A 
    2 x USB 2.0 
    1 x 8-channel Audio I/O

  • Internal I/O Ports

    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
    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 mode & X4 PCIE mode)
    1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
    1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
    1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
    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 Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    1 x System panel connector

  • Accessories

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

  • BIOS

    128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 6.1, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

  • Manageability

    WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Operating System

    Windows® 10 64-bit
    Windows® 8.1 64-bit *2
    Windows® 7 32-bit *2
    Windows® 7 64-bit *2

  • Form Factor

    mATX Form Factor 
    8.9 inch x 7.3 inch ( 22.6 cm x 18.5 cm )

  • Note

    *1 When a device in SATA mode is installed on the M.2 socket,SATA_1 port cannot be used.
    *2 Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using 6th Generation Intel® Processors.

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