ASUS PRIME B460M-A Gaming Motherboard
Intel® B460 (LGA 1200) mATX motherboard with Aura Sync RGB header, Dual M.2, DDR4 2933MHz, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, Intel® Optane memory ready, SATA 6 Gbps
ASUS Prime series is expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime B460 series motherboards provide daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via included software and hardware.
Tune It Your Way
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime B460 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling you to tweak performance settings to perfectly match the way you work – maximizing your productivity.
The renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
Advanced Tuning for Serious Tweakers
An intuitive Advanced mode offered via the UEFI lets you take complete control. A built-in search feature makes it easy to find options, and various Advanced functions let you intelligently make nuanced adjustments so you can dial in performance just the way you want.
Quick and Simple Setup
EZ mode displays vital settings and stats and also offers guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings — all to help you get your rig up and running in no time.
Cool to the Core
Prime B460 series is engineered with multiple onboard heatsinks and an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
Cooler by Design
Prime B460 series features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert 2+ software or via the UEFI BIOS.
Each header can be set to monitor and react to several thermal sensors, and via Fan Xpert 2+ you can even assign a sensor to monitor the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards — for optimal cooling during GPU- or CPU-intensive workloads.
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from overheating and overcurrent.
Each onboard header supports auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
Build on a Solid Foundation
Prime B460 series is built to handle the additional cores and increased bandwidth of 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. A B460 motherboard provides all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options.
Revisions to the motherboard’s trace routing provide the latest Intel processors with unrestricted access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.
ASUS OptiMem benefits:
Improved memory stability and compatibility
Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
Improved memory frequency margin
Dual M.2 (up to 32 Gbps)
Dual M.2 slots support data-transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbps via x4 PCI Express® 3.0 bandwidth, enabling quicker boot-up and app load times with OS or application drives.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
Prime B460 series adds the nuanced details that improve every experience, from exclusive codecs that provide pristine audio quality to intuitive RGB lighting controls that let you customize your system to create a uniquely personal look.
Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio
Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
Separate Layer for Left and Right Tracks
Ensures minimal crosstalk between audio paths.
Premium Japanese Capacitors
Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate allows you to easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal. The software also provides control of settings for ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and highlight to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured via a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
World-class circuit-protecting power design
An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators to protect your motherboard from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
Short-circuit damage prevention
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
Stainless-Steel Back I/O
3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability
Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide have a lifespan that’s three times longer than ordinary panels.
Pumped-up throughput 2.5X higher surge tolerance
ASUS LANGuard is a hardware-level network protection feature that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput and ensure a more reliable connection.
Intel® Socket 1200 for 10th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® Processors *
Supports Intel® 14 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0**
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
**Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 support depends on the CPU types.
Intel® B460 Chipset
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory *
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* 10th Gen Intel® Core™i9/i7 CPUs support 2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 natively, Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® UHD Graphics support
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x DVI-D
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
**Support DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution of 4096 x 2304 @60Hz. Please refer to www.intel.com for any update.
Intel® 10th Gen Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode)
Intel® B460 Chipset
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Intel® B460 Chipset :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
Realtek® RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s), support LANGuard
Realtek® ALC887 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *
Supports : Jack-detection, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback
Audio Feature :
Dedicated audio PCB layers
Premium Japanese audio capacitors
* Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-channel audio output.
Rear USB Port ( Total 6 )
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) port(s)(4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
Front USB Port ( Total 6 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) port(s)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
ASUS Exclusive Software
AI Suite 3
Performance And Power Saving Utility
Fan Xpert 2+
Norton Anti-virus software(Free Trial for 60 days)
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
ASUS Special Features
ASUS 5X PROTECTION III
ASUS DIGI+ VRM
ASUS Overvoltage Protection
ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O
Standard RGB header(s)
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI-D
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
1 x AAFP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
2 x M.2 Socket 3
1 x SPI TPM header
1 x LPT header
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s) (Chassis intrusion header is inbuilt)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x COM port header
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x Supporting DVD
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
WOL by PME, PXE
Windows® 10 64-bit
mATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 9.2 inch ( 24.4 cm x 23.4 cm )
*M.2_1 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_1. When M.2_1 runs SATA mode, SATA6G_1 will be disabled.