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Asus Prime B250-Pro

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Asus Prime B250-Pro review: specs and price

Asus Prime B250-Pro
Asus Prime B250-Pro
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Why is Asus Prime B250-Pro better than the average?

  • RAM speed
    2400MHzvs2005.44MHz
  • SATA 3 connectors
    6vs5.64
  • Maximum memory size
    64GBvs51.14GB
  • Height
    218.4mmvs230.33mm
  • Audio channels
    8vs7.6
  • DVI outputs
    1vs0.58
  • PCIe x1 slots
    2vs1.34
  • PCI slots
    2vs0.77

Top specs and features

General info

1.CPU sockets

1

The motherboard has more CPU sockets. Multiple CPUs are typically used in servers.

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2.height

218.4mm

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170mm

3.multi-GPU

2

The number of GPUs supported when using a multi-GPU configuration. Using more than one GPU in parallel can give increased performance.

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4.warranty period

3

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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5.Easy to reset BIOS
Asus Prime B250-Pro

The motherboard has a button or switch on the rear panel to clear the CMOS, which resets the BIOS to factory settings. This is useful if something goes wrong with the BIOS which stops your computer from booting, as you can reset the BIOS without opening the case to access the CMOS jumper.

6.width

304.8mm

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Memory

1.RAM speed

2400MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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2.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

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3.memory slots

4

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.

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4.maximum memory size

64GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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Connectors

1.fan headers

3

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.

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2.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

2

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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3.USB 3.0 ports

4

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

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4.SATA 3 connectors

6

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.

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5.has a HDMI output
Asus Prime B250-Pro

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

6.RJ45 ports

1

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.

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Expansion slots

1.PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

1

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.

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2.PCIe x1 slots

2

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x1’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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3.PCI slots

2

PCI slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. PCI has been superseded by PCI Express which offers faster data transfer rates, but many cards today still use PCI.

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4.PCIe x4 slots

1

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x4’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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Audio

1.audio connectors

3

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

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2.audio channels

8

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.

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