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ASUS Releases Intel B365 Chipset Motherboards

ASUS B365M-A Motherboard Box

ASUS has just announced the release of two new Intel B365 chipset motherboards designed to work with both 8th and 9th gen Intel Core processors based on the Coffee Lake platform. The two new motherboards, the ASUS B356M-A and ASUS B356M-K at a glance are almost identical aside from their obvious physical size difference. As the “A” model is larger, it does have a few more options such as an additional M.2 slot and some more options on the rear I/O panel.

Both motherboards are considered mATX motherboards, however the B365M-K is about an inch smaller on both length and width. (8.9 inch x 7.3 inch ( 22.6 cm x 18.5 cm ) versus 9.6 inch x 8.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 21.8 cm ) ). As these new motherboards will use the new Intel B365 chipset, these will be targeted towards budget builds with very limited overclocking options.

ASUS B365M-A

The larger of the two boards will support the latest Intel Core i9, i7, i5, and i3 series desktop processors with up to two four DDR4 memory modules. The motherboard will have two M.2 slots for onboard solid state drives. Additional storage will be provided by six onboard SATA 3.0 connectors. Other features such as XMP memory profiles and Intel Optane are also supported.

ASUS B365M-A Motherboard Box ASUS B365M-A Motherboard Box Front ASUS B365M-A Motherboard Box I/O Panel

ASUS B365M-A

The smaller of the two boards will feature only two DDR4 DIMM slots and a few less options on the rear I/O panel such as USB 3.1 connection option or HDMI out. The this particular motherboard also does not have any form of heatsink over the CPU VRM so overclocking would definitely not be an option. It appears that both motherboards utilize a 4+2 phase CPU VRM, again not ideal for overclocking even with a heatsinked VRM. Because of this, this particular board is designed for lightweight processors such as Intel Celeron series processors.

ASUS B365M-K Motherboard Box ASUS B365M-K Motherboard Front ASUS B365M-K Motherboard Rear I/O Panel

ASUS B365M Motherboard Specifications

ASUS Prime B365M-K ASUS Prime B365M-A
Processor Intel Socket 1151 9th / 8th Gen Intel®
Core, Pentium
Gold and Celeron
Processors
Intel Socket 1151 for 9th
/ 8th
Generation Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Pentium/Celeron Processors
Chipset Intel B365 Intel B365
Memory Intel B365 Chipset
2 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Intel B365 Chipset
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
Graphics Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support : DVI-D/D-Sub ports
– Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
– Supports D-sub with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB (for iGPU exclusively)
Supports Intel® InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/D-Sub ports
– Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz
– Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
– Supports D-sub with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB (for iGPU exclusively)
Supports Intel® InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, gray)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode)
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1
Storage 1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)*1
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray,
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.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), gray
LAN Realtek RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN
ASUS LAN Guard
Realtek RTL8111H, 1 x Gigabit LAN
ASUS LAN Guard
Audio Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Supports : Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Supports : Jack-detection, Front Panel Jack-retasking
USB Ports 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 up to 5Gbps port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, Type-A, 2 at mid-board)
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 up to 5Gbps port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, Type-A, 2 at mid-board)
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A up to 5Gbps
2 x USB 2.0
1 x 8-channel Audio I/O
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x DVI-D
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB Type-CTM
up to 5Gbps
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x 8-channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x Speaker connector
1 x Aura RGB Strip Header
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 port(s) (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
2 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 devices
1 x TPM header
1 x LPT header
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x Chassis intrusion header
1 x Speaker connector
Form Factor mATX Form Factor
8.9 inch x 7.3 inch ( 22.6 cm x 18.5 cm )
mATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 8.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 21.8 cm )

 

 

 


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