ASUS TUF Gaming B560-PlusWIFI

TUF or the Ultimate Force used to be notable for its tough and rugged Sabertooth models, but a couple of years ago, ASUSrebranded TUFto thegaming series we have today, which is designed to offervalue at a reasonable price point.ASUS has unveiled three TUF Gaming branded models (at the time of writing). This includes two micro-ATX and the sole ATX sized model, the ASUS TUF Gaming B560-Plus WIFI. The aesthetic follows the same black, grey and yellow accented design we have become accustomed to with the redefined TUF series. ASUS is advertising an 8+1 phase power delivery, with one 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power input.

Being an ATX sized model, the ASUS TUF Gaming B560-Plus WIFI has plenty of PCIe options available, including two full-length PCIe slots and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. The top of the two full-length PCIe slots operates at PCIe 4.0 x16, while the second slot is electronically locked down to PCIe 3.0 x4. The board includes two M.2 slots, including one PCIe 4.0 x4 and one with support for both PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA drives. There's also a total of six SATA ports including four in the bottom right-hand corner with straight angled ports, although all six include support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. For memory support, four slots allow users to install up to 128 GB, with supported speeds of DDR4-5000.

On the rear panel is two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, one USB 3.2 G1 Type-C, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and three USB 2.0 ports. It is using an Intel Wi-Fi 6 CNVi, although ASUS hasn't specified which at this time, as well as a Realtek RTL8125 2.5 GbE controller. There's an HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 video output pairing, with five 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output which are powered by an unspecified HD audio codec.

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  • siggidarius - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    With pricing like that for both motherboards and cpus, and good availability Intel is becoming a great value option.
    Personally I don't see why I'd choose AMD cpu in 200-350USD bracket with local prices.
  • ballsystemlord - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    "Intel great value option" LOL. How the mighty have fallen.
  • m53 - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    @ballsystemlord: Or in other words how AMD starts price gouging and becoming more anti-consumer. How the "value brand" is now too expensive for the average customers.

    (not disagreeing with you. Just showing the other side of the reality.)
  • WaltC - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    If it wasn't for AMD you might be in one of these Intel "value" motherboards, only you'd be paying 2x-3x as much for you were about 4 years ago, remember? And there's no question that if it wasn't for AMD you'd be paying *huge sums* for ~14nm++++++++++++++++++++ CPUs Intel is selling now for bargain-basement prices *because* of AMD. Don't you realize that if not for AMD you'd be paying more, though the nose, for inferior components? Have you even checked to see that Z590 motherboards are ~$1k and up and can't even provide system-wide PCIe4 bus coverage? Heck, that's more expensive than the most expensive x570 motherboards. Welcome to the real side of reality....;) Without AMD there would be no competition in these markets at all and Intel would be selling the same--likely worse garbage--at stratospheric prices.
  • laduran - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Everything you said is provably false
  • Qasar - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    you sure about that ? i guess you forgot the wonderful <10% gen on gen performance increases we were getting before Zen was released, and the ever increasing prices for that performance ? or the fact that mainstream was stuck on quad core cpus and you NEEDED to get intel HEDT cpus to get anything more then 4 cores ?
  • RanFodar - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Tbf what AMD did to competition back then doesn't mean it's an excuse for them to copy Intel's playbook in the past. They can maintain their value position, but even the lowest Ryzen 5000 SKU is a bit overpriced for consumers here in the Philippines. Maybe Intel needs to thank AMD for being in such a position that is desired for consumers.
  • pablo906 - Sunday, April 4, 2021 - link

    Even the 3000 series? I've seen the 3000 series for pretty good prices around the world, the 5000 is supply constrained and demand outstrips supply so there is no reason to lower the price....That's how markets work
  • jabber - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - link

    I remember not that long ago an AMD 'budget board' would have HDMI/eSATA/Toslink/6 USB ports (some USB3) and decent audio chip etc. and the Intel budget board would give you just VGA/PS2/ serial, a couple of USB2 and a parallel port instead. Terrible.
  • cxtalxg - Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - link

    Such a dumb argument, you do realize than intel had massive generations jumps from core 2 duo, to intel core 1st gen, then second gen. While amds overpriced phenoms flopped. All these companies are the same, lack of competition means lack of advancement

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