Thursday, April 4th 2019

ASUS Intros Prime B365-Plus Motherboard

Response from motherboard manufacturers to the Intel B365 Express mid-range socket LGA1151 chipset has been rather lukewarm, with very few product launches. The B365 Express is a rebadged H270 Express with 8th and 9th generation Core CPU support replacing 6th and 7th gen. ASUS launched one of its first ATX form-factor boards based on this chipset, with the Prime B365-Plus. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, conditioning it for the CPU with a 4+3 phase VRM. The CPU socket is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots, and a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot. The board supports 9th generation Core processors out of the box.

Besides the main x16 slot, the board's expansion slots loadout is designed to benefit from the increased 20-lane PCIe budget of the B365 Express. You get a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (electrical gen 3.0 x4) slot, and four PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots. There are two M.2 slots on offer. The bottom slot has PCI-Expres 3.0 x4 wiring only, and supports M.2-22110 drives, while the top M.2 slot has PCI-Express 3.0 x2 and SATA 6 Gbps wiring. There are six SATA 6 Gbps ports. Display connectivity includes one each of D-Sub, DVI, and HDMI. USB connectivity includes eight USB 3.0 ports, four on the rear panel, four by headers. The board's sole 1 GbE network interface is controlled by a Realtek 8111H PHY. The onboard audio solution is driven by an entry-level Realtek ALC887 CODEC. Expect this board to be priced around $90.
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9 Comments on ASUS Intros Prime B365-Plus Motherboard

#1
EarthDog
btarunr, post: 4024752, member: 43587"
The B365 Express is a rebadged H270 Express "Kaby Point"
@btarunr - H270 is a Union Point chipset, as is B365.
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btarunr
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EarthDog, post: 4024769, member: 79836"
@btarunr - H270 is a Union Point chipset, as is B365.
Thanks.
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#3
Aqeel Shahzad
This is good news if its price friendly. Although i really dont like its scheme and design.
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#4
Darksword
Whoever came up with this color design scheme should be slapped upside the head.
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#5
Caring1
This hurts my eyes just looking at it.
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#6
Chloe Price
"The B365 Express is a rebadged H270 Express with 8th and 9th generation Core CPU support replacing 6th and 7th gen. "

Some people still think that Intel had to design new chipsets for Coffee Lake..
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EarthDog
Chloe Price, post: 4025197, member: 123719"
Some people still think that Intel had to design new chipsets for Coffee Lake..
And?

It is just using the same process node. Obviously some changes needed to be made interally to support the CPUs.
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Chloe Price
EarthDog, post: 4025308, member: 79836"
And?

It is just using the same process node. Obviously some changes needed to be made interally to support the CPUs.
Nope. Famous Finnish overclocker Luumi has made some nice results with a modified Z170 board and Coffee Lake CPUs. It's just pure BS from Intel that Coffee Lake "needs" the 300 series chipset and Sky/Kaby can't work on 300 series.

The architecture is the same since Skylake, it's just MOAR CORES and little tweaks.
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EarthDog
Yes, BIOS and Microcode changes. Didnt he also have to pad mod the bottom of the CPU? I also thought the iGPU wasn't functional? It wasn't 100% AFAIK.

Anyway, really, there are some changes is the point. We all know it could have been tweaked to run... big deal.
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