The B365 chipset is the result of Intel’s decision on going backwards to 22nm fabrication process and ASRock is probably the first to announce their Intel B365 chipset based motherboards at CES 2019.

Now we have ASUS joining the party with their B365 chipset based motherboards, the Prime B365M-A and B365M-K. In addition to that, there will also be three more model targeted for i-cafes, the B365M-KYLIN, B365M-BASALT and B365M-PIXIU that is based on the Prime B365M-A design.

ASUS Prime B365M-A B365 chipset
ASUS Prime B365M-A

As of now, we only know that the B365 chipset motherboards from ASUS will come in micro-ATX form factor. Both the B365 boards sports a 8-pin EPS and 24-pin ATX power headers, a total of six SATA 6GB/s ports, M.2 2280 slot with PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6GB/s support and a 4+2 phase VRM power design.

Unlike B360 chipset motherboards, the B365 chipset boards will only support up to USB 3.1 Gen1 even though it has a type-C port, due to chipset limitations. To compensate for that, it has slightly more PCIe 3.0 lanes (20 lanes instead of 16 lanes) and RAID configuration support for PCIe and SATA devices.


ASUS Prime B365M-K B365 chipset (2)
ASUS Prime B365M-K

The notable difference between both the Prime B365M-A and B365M-K will be the DIMM slots, VRM heatsink, PCIe 3.0 X16 slot and the M.2 2280 slot. The B365M-K is more like a model that comes with some additional enhancement i.e 2 x M.2 slot, 4 x DIMM slots, VRM heatsink and reinforced PCIe slot.

(Source: benchlife)


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