The AMD B450-PLUS GAMING is compatible with AMD processors with the Socket AM4 socket.
It has 64 GB DDR4 maximum RAM and conforms to the ATX form factor standard.
|CPU Socket||Socket AM4||Graphics Card Interface||Not sure|
|CPU Compatible Make||AMD||SLI Support||1 graphics cards|
|CPU Chipset||B450||Crossfire Support||1 graphics cards|
|Release Date||27 Jul 2018||Onboard GPU||yes|
|Form Factor||ATX||PCI Slots|
|Max RAM||64 GB DDR4||SATA 1.0||0|
|RAM Slots||4 x DDR4||SATA 2.0||0|
|Memory Channels||2||SATA 3.0||0|
|Compatible RAM Speeds||RAID Support||yes|
|USB 2.0 Internal Slots||4||Internal I/O|
|USB 2.0 Rear||2||Back Panel I/O|
The AMD B450-PLUS GAMING uses the AMD Socket AM4 CPU socket. Any compatible AMD CPU will have the same socket entry. It uses the DDR4 memory type, with maximum speeds of up to 3200 MHz, and 0 DDR4 slots allowing for a maximum total of 64 GB RAM.
Released on 27 Jul 2018, the AMD B450-PLUS GAMING is over 1 year old, meaning while it is probably beginning to look old compared to newer motherboards, manufacturer support should still be readily available.
Conforming to the ATX standard, the AMD B450-PLUS GAMING should fit into the majority of cases. ATX is the most common form factor, and as such has a high degree of compatibility with other components while providing a decent number of slots to widen your expansion options.
The AMD B450-PLUS GAMING has 6 SATA 3.0 hard drive slots. These allow for theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 6GB/s, as opposed to the 3GB/s of SATA 2.0. Generally speaking, only high performance hard drives, specifically solid-state drives, will be able to take advantage of the bandwidth potential of SATA 3.0 ports, though it is backwards compatible, so you do not have to take advantage.
The AMD B450-PLUS GAMING supports onboard graphics. This allows for integrated graphics when paired with a compatible CPU that supports them. Integrated graphics are a cheap alternative to using a graphics card, but should be avoided when frequently using modern applications or games that require intense graphical processing. There are 1 PCIe x16 slots on this motherboard. This means it is perfectly capable of accommodating the latest graphics cards, although it is important to try and use a graphics card with the same graphics card interface of Not sure, as anything below will not reach the motherboard's potential, and anything above will have its performance slashed to the bandwidth maximum of the AMD B450-PLUS GAMING's Not sure. The AMD B450-PLUS GAMING does not support multiple graphics cards via Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire.
The AMD B450-PLUS GAMING has 6 USB 2.0 slots but no USB 3.0 slots. While USB 3.0 slots are so far by no means necessary, and with a plethora of USB 2.0 peripherals to choose from, the USB functionality on this motherboard should be fine. If planning on building a new system, a motherboard with USB 3.0 is likely to have a longer life cycle, however.