One of the biggest Australian PC hardware retailer EYO has listed the prices of two medium range models of Asus motherboard B350 and two high end models featuring the X370 chipset at retail website. The website has listed launch dates, specs and prices publicly for four AM4 ASUS motherboard built specifically for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPU family.
The specific four leaked motherboard models are: ASUS Prime B350M-A, Prime B350-PLUS, Prime X370-PRO and the Crosshair VI Hero.
According to the leak, all four Asus motherboards are listed to launch on 24th February. However, Ryzen CPUs are to be available on first week of March, after 2nd March to be sure.
AMD Ryzen AM4 Asus Motherboard – Specs & Prices
|Wccftech||Asus Crosshair VI Hero||Asus Prime X370-PRO||Asus Prime B350-PLUS||Asus Prime B350M-A|
|PCIe 3 (Graphics)||x16 Lanes||x16 Lanes||x16 Lanes||x16 Lanes|
|PCIe 3 (Storage + I/O)||x8 Lanes||x8 Lanes||x8 Lanes||x8 Lanes|
|PCIe 2||x8 Lanes||x8 Lanes||x6 Lanes||x6 Lanes|
|USB||10 USB 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 6 USB 2||6 USB 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 6 USB 2|
The ASUS B350M-A AM4 is a budget micro-atx board and the ASUS Prime B350-PLUS which is an ATX motherboard that costs a bit more. The B350 chipset is for the mainstream segment having 2x USB 3.1 gen2 ports + 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 + 6x USB 2.0 ports by default, 2x SATA, 2x SATAe and 6-lanes of PCIe gen 2 available.
The X370 chipset by default has 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 + 6x USB 3.1 Gen1 + 6x USB 2.0 ports with four SATA ports, two SATAe and 8 lanes of PCIe gen 2 available.
It is to be noted that the price listing mentioned above is after converting from Australian market, plus adding the import fees, exchange rates and other charges to finally give an approximate USD price. In general, such conversion cost a 40% higher than US retail price.