ASUS B450 Prime Plus Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS B450 Prime Plus Review

Introduction

The ASUS Prime range is one that we've always been big fans of here at OC3D. 

They might not have the flashiest design, or always maximise the potential of each new chipset, but they are reliable and consistent. Any time we have a new chipset it is important to establish a solid baseline so that we can get a feel for the new hardware and also understand where other models fit in to the performance hierarchy.

With the release of the B450 chipset it therefore made perfect sense to have a B450 Prime Plus into the office for review. We have to say that the looks are much less impressive than we're used to seeing from the Prime range, but already knowing how well the Strix B450-I performs, having tested it prior to the Prime, we're curious as to whether these plainer aesthetics belie another excellent mid-range Prime model, or if there finally is a black mark against an otherwise solid range of products.

As the B450 is just a slightly cut down version of the X470 chipset there is little more to add as you're all already aware of the capabilities of the 2nd Generation Zen architecture, so let's get down to putting the Prime Plus through it's paces.

Technical Specifications

ASUS B450 Prime Plus Review  

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Most Recent Comments

02-08-2018, 03:35:25

Yttersta
It's definitely interesting that there is this difference between the Strix F and the Prime this time round.


Hopefully the issues get ironed out in updates but for now the Strix F is definitely the ATX motherboard to go.


Also... What is with the atrocious PCB skins nowadays, they are so ugly. Just... So ugly!Quote

02-08-2018, 05:15:50

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yttersta View Post
It's definitely interesting that there is this difference between the Strix F and the Prime this time round.


Hopefully the issues get ironed out in updates but for now the Strix F is definitely the ATX motherboard to go.


Also... What is with the atrocious PCB skins nowadays, they are so ugly. Just... So ugly!

The Prime is based on the TUF this time so its a much cheaper board. Kinda shows though.Quote
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