Today we are going to review one of the best Best price-performance motherboards from Asus designed for Intel processors. The Aorus B460 Pro AC has support for the 10th generation, with socket 1200 and b460 chipset. Check out the review of this board and some temperature tests below.
Right when taking the motherboard out of the box, we can see one of its masterpieces: the cooling system. With enlarged heatsinks, this board has one of the best cooling systems you can find in this price range. Knowing this, we go to the technical specifications:
- Support for 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors/Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1200 package
- Intel B460 Chipset
- Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec
- High Definition Audio
- Support for S/PDIF Out
- Intel® Core™ i9/i7 processors: Support for DDR4 2933/2666/2400/2133 MHz
- Intel® Core™ i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors: Support for DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz
- 4x Ram slots supporting up to 128gb
- Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
- 1x M.2 connector with SATA and PCIe x4 x2 support
- 1x M.2 connector with PCIe x4 x2 support
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
This card has a fixed backplate to facilitate installation. It features 1 x USB Type-C ™ port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support and 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red). 1 x PS / 2 keyboard / mouse port, 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R), 1 x HDMI port, 1 x DisplayPort, 3 x Usb 3.2, 6 x audio jacks, 1 x RJ-45 port.
When things come down to design, this is a sturdy card with a considerably large size. It has black and orange patterns; it also has very discreet RGBs stripes, one on the bottom left of the card, and the other on top of the heatsink of the Vrms.
About dimensions, this board has the standard Atx with 13.18 x 10.62 x 3.14 inches. Bear in mind that there is also the b460m pro version of this board, which uses the micro Atx format but has fewer features and is obviously in a lower price range.
Lastly, we’ll run some tests on the blender with different processors in stock and overclocked to see how long the Vrm circuit can handle a stable low temperature. Considering that the acceptable degree limit is 100°.
The intel i5 9400f in the blender classroom reached a maximum of 56 degrees. While playing, however, the temperature slightly reduces.
The Intel i7-9700K peaked at 61 degrees during the blender test, but when overclocking, it reached an incredible maximum of 78 degrees. But during casual gameplays, it was in the 42° range.
When the intel was tested i9 10900kf the results were a little alarming, with the maximum temperature reaching 86 degrees, but while playing, the temperature was between 45 °. With this same processor using overclock, the temperature rises dramatically, easily above 95 °. It is important to note that if you do not intend to force the processor with rendering, and plan only to play, you’re less likely to find such absurd temperatures. Besides, the temperature of the circuit may vary depending on the climatic conditions in your room.
Although the cooling system of this card is considerably better than the other b460s in the same price range, it is relevant to remember that it remains a mid-range card; that is, it isn’t advisable to force overclocking with very high-end processors.
If you are aiming for this motherboard, I would recommend it to you who intend to overclock using up to the i9-9900KF. And for those who only want to play without overclocking, until the intel i9 10900k, this card will easily support without reaching high temperatures. If you want to check prices, feel free to use the affiliate links below: