Friday, June 5th 2020

ECS Releases Budget microATX AMD B450 Motherboard

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has recently unveiled the budget B450AM4-M motherboard. The B450AM4-M is a microATX board using the AMD B450 chipset with a low end 4+2 phase power system fed with a single 4 pin power connector. This limited power system will constrict the board to CPUs with a TDP of 95 W or lower and according to the board specifications, the 2600X is the highest-end chip supported. The motherboard comes with 4 DDR4 2666 MHz DIMM slots which support a maximum of 64 GB of memory, x1 PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, x1 PCIe 2.0 x16 slot wired at x4, x1 PCIe 2.0 x1 slot, and x1 PCI slot.

The motherboard includes a Realtek RTL8111GN controller for gigabit Ethernet, along with a Realtek ALC662 for audio. Storage options include four SATA connectors which support software RAID and an M.2 connector. I/O on the board is extensive given its market positioning including x2 USB 3.2 Gen 2, x4 USB 3.2 Gen1, x2 USB 2.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, D-Sub, and audio. ECS hasn't announced the pricing or availability for the B450AM4-M motherboard.
Source: Elitegroup Computer Systems
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3 Comments on ECS Releases Budget microATX AMD B450 Motherboard

#1
twometre
I somewhat feel uncomfortable when seeing AM4 socket in white. It looks not that expensive >_<" and reminds me of socket 478, 754 era. But UX wise, good for builder to spot the notch.
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Apocalypsee
That's a name I haven't heard for quite some time, in consumer market that is. It would be iconic if they made it purple like it used to.

It looks like they put PCI on new chipset, and am I seeing mSATA port too?
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TheLostSwede
Wasn't there someone here looking for an AM4 board with a PCI slot?
ApocalypseeIt looks like they put PCI on new chipset, and am I seeing mSATA port too?
Easy and cheap to do. Two differently key'd M.2 slots.
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