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ASUS PRIME B360M-A Motherboard

This board is powered by the Intel B360 chipset and flawlessly supports 8th/9th Intel Core processors of up to eight cores. Two onboard M.2 slots let you take advantage of the ultra fast PCIe SSD storage. Two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports offer up to 10Gbps bus bandwidth to meet your needs today and tomorrow. The Prime B360M-A is also built with superb components and incorporates decades of engineering and manufacturing expertise, guaranteeing rock solid stability and durability.

Whether today or in the future, ASUS Prime 300 Series motherboards let you build a system to your heart’s desire in a smart, easy and affordable way. Full support for all advanced technologies of Intel Core processors combines with essential ASUS design and engineering (including automated system tuning, comprehensive cooling controls, and immersive onboard audio.) to give you the edge hardcore gamers will envy.

  • ASUS OptiMem: Careful routing of traces and vias to preserve signal integrity for improved memory stability.
  • Fan Xpert 2+: Flexible controls for ultimate cooling and quietness, plus GPU-temperature sensing for cooler gaming.
  • 5X Protection III: Multiple hardware safeguards for all-round protection.
  • ASUS Aura Sync header: Onboard connector for RGB LED strips, easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura Sync-capable hardware.
  • Ultrafast connectivity: Supreme flexibility with USB 3.1 Gen 2, Intel Optane memory ready and native M.2 support for Lightning-fast storage speeds.
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Improved DDR4 stability

ASUS OptiMem preserves memory signal integrity by routing traces and vias to the optimal PCB layer, and our T-Topology trace layout ensures time-aligned signaling by balancing trace lengths between memory slots. These enhancements allow the Prime 300 Series to support a wide range of dual and quad DIMM memory kits, while providing your rig with the stability it needs to deal with any type of workload—whether you're gaming or running intensive applications

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All-Around Energy Efficiency

With the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) you'll enjoy system-wide power savings. The EPU automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode—a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

Flexible Cooling Controls

Prime 300 Series motherboards offer comprehensive control over system fans, via the included Fan Expert software. Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click.

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Cooler by Design

Prime 300 Series features the most comprehensive cooling controls ever, configurable via ASUS Fan Xpert software or the UEFI BIOS.

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Multiple Temperature Sources

Each header can be set to monitor and react to up to three thermal sensors. Via Fan Xpert, you can also assign a sensor to monitor the temperature of supported ASUS graphics cards to ensure optimal cooling during GPU- or CPU-intensive workloads.

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4-Pin PWM/DC Fan

Each onboard CHA FAN header supports PWM and DC mode.

Media-Acclaimed UEFI BIOS

The UEFI BIOS is an early waypoint on any PC-building journey, and Prime 300 Series has one of the best in the business.

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Q-Fan Control

Can configure the fan's operating speed manually, or use the easy pre-configured fan profiles to select Standard, Silent, Turbo or Full Speed modes, plus automatic switch to full speed if the temperature hits 75°C.

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Search Function

When you're ready for a deeper dive, Advanced mode enables full control over every aspect of the motherboard—with a built-in Search function to find the setting you need in the blink of an eye.


EZ Tuning Wizard:

Quickly apply a CPU overclock to improve system performance, or configure a RAID array for faster data retrieval and backups.

Intuitive Graphical Fan Control:

Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

SATA Information:

Display SATA port details that help you easily recognize drives.

Fast Clock Adjustment:

Use mouse controls to change the time and date.


My Favorites:

Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

Secure Erase:

Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.

User Profile:

Save BIOS settings for migration to new BIOS version or system.

SATA Port Renaming:

Rename SATA ports for easy identification.


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USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A

Ultimate-speed 10Gbps via onboard USB 3.1 Gen 2.

With backward-compatible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, you'll experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps—twice as fast as standard USB 3.1 Gen 1.

Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

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USB 3.1 Gen 1 Front-Panel Connector

Future-proof connectivity.

USB 3.1 Gen 1 is right where you need it, with four super-speed headers for the front panel. Experience data-transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 with instant plug-and-play connectivity, and avoid back-breaking contortions in the hunt for hard-to-reach rear ports.

Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.


Speed up with onboard M.2.

With x4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds. It's the perfect choice for an operating system or application drive, providing fast access to data.

Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

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Intel Optane Memory

Intel Optane is a revolutionary non-volatile memory technology supported by Prime 300 Series motherboards. Intel Optane memory modules accelerate attached storage to reduce boot and load times, so everything feels faster and more responsive.


Built to Last

ASUS is the world's leading motherboard brand. Our motherboards are extensively tested for compatibility with more than 1,000 components and devices, and each new model undergoes a minimum of 8,000 hours of strict validation—offering the peace of mind of knowing that your ASUS motherboard is fit for all environments and applications. Choosing ASUS is an assurance of trouble-free DIY experiences.

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5X Protection III

Hardware safeguards to ensure long-term durability.

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520+ DDR4 Compatibility

Industry-leading DDR4 memory compatibility for best flexibility and reassurance.

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1,000+ Compatible Devices

Compatibility with a range of CPUs, memory modules, graphics cards and more.

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8,000+ Validation Hours

Extensive testing with latest components for enhanced reliability, compatibility and safety.

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Prime 300 Series motherboards are engineered with industry-leading 5X Protection III, employing the finest components, excellent circuit design and exacting standards to guarantee the quality and long-term durability of your investment. That means exceptional protection and stability for your build—thanks to decades of engineering experience from the world's leading motherboard brand.

SafeSlot Core

Fortified PCIe slot prevents damage.

SafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot. Featuring a fortified design that's anchored to the motherboard by a special hook, Safeslot Core provides 1.6X-stronger retention and 1.3X-greater shearing resistance than standard expansion slots.

Our Prime 300 Series motherboards also have strengthened solder points around both the PCIe and DIMM pins.

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Pumped-up throughput, 2.5X-higher surge tolerance.

ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors to ensure a more reliable connection and better throughput.

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Overvoltage Protection

World-class circuit-protecting power design.

An exclusive circuit design with built-in voltage regulators protects your motherboard from damage caused by unexpected high-level voltages from unstable or inferior power supplies.

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Precision control for stable power.

ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ VRM intelligently delivers power to the processor based on real-time demands, reducing energy waste and improving system stability.

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DRAM Overcurrent Protection

Short-circuit damage prevention.

Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM so it provides a safeguard to protect the lifespan of your system and connected devices.

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Stainless-steel back I/O panel

3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability.

Corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panels bonded with chromium oxide assure a lifespan that's 3X longer than ordinary panels.

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ESD Guards

Electrostatic discharge protection.

ASUS ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10kV of air discharge and +/- 6kV of contact discharge.

1,000+ Compatible Devices and Components

The superior compatibility of Prime 300 Series is evidenced by our extensive list of supported devices—which includes thousands of compatible components—and our Qualified Vendor List (QVL) that identifies memory compatibility. It all adds up to more choices for worry-free PC-building experiences.

8,000+ Validation Hours

ASUS motherboards offer superb endurance. We verify this by subjecting every board to more than 8,000 hours of stringent tests. A barrage of burn-in, environmental, compatibility, software and safety tests confirm that our motherboards are exceptionally robust. It also shows that ASUS reliability surpasses industry standards, ensuring that every component is designed to function flawlessly in any environment.

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Temperature and Humidity Tests

Ensures components withstand extreme conditions.

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Thermal Measurement Tests

Ensures that the system remains cool and stable under the heaviest loads.

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Insertion Tests

Every port and connector is put through repeated installation cycles.

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Aging Tests

Up to 48-hour aging test ensures reliability.

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Power-Consumption Tests

Delivers world-class energy efficiency.

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Temperature and DC Margin Tests

Ensures that the motherboard is capable of coping with voltages fluctuations caused by varying temperatures.

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Thermal-Shock Tests

Ensures ability to survive temperature changes during transportation.

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Non-Operation Shock Tests

Built to withstand jolts that may occur during shipping.

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Burn-in Tests

Every component is checked to ensure flawless operation.

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Installation Tests

Connector placement is double-checked to ensure hassle-free installation.

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Drop Tests

Drop tests from various heights ensure durability.

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Salt and Spray Tests

Tested for I/O reliability, prolonged lifespan and rust-resistance.


Outstanding Audio

Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio.

Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced!

Audio Shielding

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-Made Audio Capacitors

Premium parts provide an immersive sound signature, with exceptional fidelity.

Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.


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Aura Sync

Outshine the competition.

A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura Sync offers full lighting connected via the motherboard's RGB header, with a variety of functional presets for external LED strips.* And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

*The Aura RGB-strip header supports 5050 RGB LED strips with a max power rating of 3A (12V). For maximum brightness, strip length should not exceed 3m. LED strips and Aura Sync-compatible devices are sold separately.

Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

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Brighten Up Your Build

LED-illuminated control for trace paths.

Built-in LED lighting options illuminate your build in a variety of eye-catching styles.

* Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer specification pages for full details.

Beyond VR Ready

Complete your immersion.

Prime 300 series isn't just VR ready—it goes way beyond. The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that Prime 300 series has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready opens up a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.

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Intel B360 Chipset

The Intel B360 is a single-chipset design that supports 8th generation Intel Core LGA1151 processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, the B360 chipset provides a maximum of four USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and 32Gbps M.2 and PCIe 3.0 lane-speed support, for faster data retrieval. Intel B360 also supports integrated-graphics, so you'll enjoy the very latest in graphics performance.

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Ready for 9th/8th Generation Intel LGA1151 Core Processors

This motherboard supports 8th generation Intel Core processors in the LGA1151 package, with integrated graphics, memory and PCI Express controllers to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, dual-channel (4-DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes for great performance.