ASUS B450 Prime Plus Review
Published: 31st July 2018 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
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.