Asus announced its new “refresh” motherboards, all of them with the tagline II and equipped with the AMD B450 chipset, and the reason is none other than the launch of AMD Ryzen 5000 processors. These new B450 chipset motherboards will come with pre-installed BIOS to support new processors with full compatibility, in addition to taking advantage of some other improvements at the hardware level, such as USB 3.2 Gen2 ports @ 10 Gbps, expanding the EEPROM memory @ 256 MB, etc.

“The new Asus B450 motherboards now include BIOS FlashBack, a feature that allows you to update the firmware without having to install the processor. They also come with high-capacity firmware memory chips that expand compatibility with AMD Ryzen processors. Some models feature with additional RGB LED connectors, AI-assisted noise cancellation software and compatibility with Asus Armory Crate, a tool designed to configure Aura Sync lighting and various system parameters without complications. “

Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II

The VRM design is upgraded to an 8 + 4 power phase configuration backed by thermal pads to support faster CPUs. For the rest, it supports up to 128 GB of DDR4 RAM @ 4400 MHz, 2x M.2 slots, an M.2 E-key slot to install WiFi, and we have 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 @ 10 Gbps together with a USB Type- C.

Asus TUF Gaming B450-Plus II

The 8 + 2 power phase VRM is backed by larger heatsinks to avoid temperature issues. A second M.2 slot is incorporated for SSD, as well as 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 @ 10 Gbps + USB Type-C ports.

Asus TUF Gaming B450M-Pro II

For this motherboard, the only improvements mentioned are adding the same USB port configuration in addition to a DisplayPort video output with APUs in mind, since it comes in Micro-ATX format.

Asus TUF Gaming B450M-Pro II

Same as Asus TUF Gaming B450M-Pro II, more USB ports configuration in addition to a DisplayPort video output for APUs.

Asus TUF Gaming B450M-Plus II

The PCI-Express x16 slot has been reinforced in steel, RGB LED connector, more USB connectivity, and new software functions are added.

Asus Prime B450M-A II

Addition of USB ports, RGB LED connector, and the increase of the EEPROM memory up to 256 MB to support future BIOS updates without limitations.

Asus Prime B450M-K II

The VRM is improved to DIGI +, an HDMI video output is added, USB port, and EEPROM memory of only 32 MB.

Asus B450 II Motherboards Lineup Prices:

  • ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II –  € 159.90
  • TUF Gaming B450-Plus II – € 134.90
  • TUF Gaming B450M-Pro II – € 129.90
  • TUF Gaming B450M-Plus II – € 124.90
  • ASUS Prime B450M-A II – € 89.90
  • ASUS Prime B450M-K II – € 84.90