Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

ASUS Intros the Prime B350M-E Motherboard

ASUS today introduced the Prime B350M-E, an entry-level socket AM4 motherboard in the micro-ATX form-factor, based on the AMD B350 chipset. Built in the narrow micro-ATX form-factor, this board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, conditioning it for the AM4 SoC with a simple 6-phase VRM. The SoC is wired to two DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory. Expansion slots include one reinforced PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, and two PCI-Express x1 slots.

Storage connectivity on the Prime B350M-E includes one 32 Gb/s M.2 slot with NVMe booting support, and four SATA 6 Gb/s ports. USB connectivity includes two 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 ports (both type-A), and six 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 ports (four on the rear panel, two by headers). Display outputs include one each of DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. Gigabit Ethernet and 6-channel HD audio make for the rest of it. The board features red LEDs, and RGB headers that let you plug in third-part RGB LED lighting, and control it using the ASUS Aura Sync software. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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7 Comments on ASUS Intros the Prime B350M-E Motherboard

#1
Caring1
All the manufacturers of AM4 boards must be counting on APU's being a success, as they all include onboard VGA, DVI-D and HDMI.
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btarunr
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Caring1All the manufacturers of AM4 boards must be counting on APU's being a success, as they all include onboard VGA, DVI-D and HDMI.
Take a Ryzen 5-1400, pair it with an RX 550, see if that beats i5-7400 with its IGP.
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#3
Nihilus
I really like this narrow uATX form factor. Pretty much a cross between an ITX and uATX. Looks to be a solid board, but it would be nice to see display port on it.

hmm, no optical audio or USB 3.0c. Can someone remind me what PS/2 is used for again?
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#4
Caring1
NihilusCan someone remind me what PS/2 is used for again?
It's for those times when USB drivers are borked and you need a mouse or keyboard.
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#5
Xajel
Hey ASUS, Where's the ROG X370 based microATX ?

And please, add a good DAC/Amp + 2x M.2's with built in USB 3.1 g2 ports (Type-A + Type-C) and header...
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#6
Ferrum Master
PS/2 is still and will reside in LPC controller without whom the board cannot start.

So the option to put it still is painless. Better more than less.
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#7
Solidstate89
Just gimme a Mini-ITX already. I need a good upgrade for my HTPC/PLEX server.
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