ASUS TUF Gaming B560M-PLUS Intel Motherboard
Durable. Stable. Reliable.
ASUS TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS takes all the essential elements of the latest Intel® processors and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive cooling system, this motherboard offers rock-solid, stable performance for marathon gaming. Aesthetically, TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS sports the new TUF Gaming logo, and incorporates simple geometric design elements to reflect the dependability and stability that defines the TUF Gaming series.
With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to drive the 11th and 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, plus support for faster memory and storage, TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS series motherboards are the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.
The onboard VRM of TUF GAMING B560 series motherboards utilize 8 1 DrMOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that 11th Gen Intel Core processors demand.
6-layer PCB Design
Multiple PCB layers shift heat away from critical components, providing more headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds.
Enhanced EATX 8-Pin Connector
Prevent hotspots and connector failureCompared with traditional power inputs, ProCool connectors are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with PSU power lines. The resulting lower impedance helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.
TUF Chokes – Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, improving system stability.
TUF Capacitors – Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% greater temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.Digi VRM
The integrated Digi VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.
Cooler by Design
Larger VRM heatsink – A larger, high-mass heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas improves heat dissipation.
Thermal pad – High quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
Flexible M.2 Heatsink – TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS Series have flexible M.2 heatsink to use on more M.2 slots and keep the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.Comprehensive Fan Controls
TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS series motherboards feature comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via Fan Xpert 4 utility or via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.
Multiple temperature sources – Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or via the UEFI.?
4-pin PWM/DC fan – All onboard chassis fan headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
Smart protection – A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.Memory & Storage
PCIe 4.0 M.2 (up to 64 Gbps)
TUF GAMING B560 series motherboards feature PCIe 4.0 M.2 for an incredible performance boost.
* Actual transmission speed will be lower than theorectical maximum speed.
**The M.2_1 supports PCIe 4.0 and the M.2_2 support PCIe 3.0
DRAM Overclocking Performance
DDR4 OC 5000 MHz
Revisions to the motherboard’s trace routing provide the latest Intel processors with unrestricted access to memory bandwidth. ASUS OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across different PCB layers to reduce vias and adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk.
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
Numerous USB ports support gaming rigs loaded with peripherals, including a rear-panel rear-panel USB Type-C connector with fast USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectivity for compatible cases.
Thunderbolt™ 4 Support
TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS series feature Thunderbolt™ 4 support via an on-board header. With latest Intel-certified ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 add-on card, TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS series can enable bi-directional speeds of up to 40 Gbps on a single cable. Additionally, this card has a daisy-chain function for multi-screen connection and supports up to an 8K resolution display. It can also provide up to 100 watts of power to fast-charge devices.
Easy PC DIY
TUF GAMING motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want —even for first-time builders. The TUF GAMING Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software offers full control of system settings via a single dashboard. TUF GAMING motherboards give you everything you need to build your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.
TUF Gaming Alliance
Build with Confidence
TUF GAMING Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger.
SafeSlot Core is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot fortified with a one-piece stainless-steel brace that shields the slot to protect it from damage. The metal cover is tightly secured to the slot with hooks, and the entire assembly is firmly anchored to the PCB with strengthened solder points to provide a secure foundation for heavyweight graphics cards.
Strengthened solder points around the PCIe and DIMM pins.
Metal inserts keep graphics cards properly aligned during installation.
The metal side-panels feature hooks that firmly clasp the slot body.ESD Guards
ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to /- 10 kV of air discharge and /- 6 kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of /- 6 kV and /- 4 kV.
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
DRAM Overvoltage Protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
Stainless Steel Back I/O Panel
TUF GAMING motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a 3X-longer lifespan versus traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF GAMING motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.
TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS series motherboards provide a complete, high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.
EXCLUSIVE 2.5 GIGABIT ETHERNET
2.5G on-board Ethernet kicks your LAN connection up a notch with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement. Using your existing LAN cable, you can take advantage this networking upgrade to experience smoother, lag-free gaming, immediately stream high-resolution videos and enjoy faster file transfers.
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation
This utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone and incoming audio, while preserving vocals at the same time. This removes distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises so you can hear and be heard with crystal clarity while gaming or in calls.
*An audio splitter (3.5 mm audio jack Y-cable) is necessary when using a 3.5 mm headset.
DTS® Custom for Gaming Headsets
Hone your battle skills with exclusive DTS® Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets ? Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical ? for different genres, you’ll have a distinct advantage in every game.
Aerial mode – Experience audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from ahead — perfect for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles!
Soundscape mode – The ideal audio envelope for MMO, RPG, action and horror games — your ears will put you in the center of the action!
Tactical mode – Shhh — is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasizes detail for stealthy play, so you’ll detect and locate every footstep!AURA Sync RGB Lighting
Outshine the Competition
A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
The addressable Gen 2 RGB header is now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new header also offers backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.
Intel LGA 1200 socket: Ready for 11th Gen Intel Core processors
Enhanced power solution: 8 1 power stages, 6-layer PCB, ProCool socket, and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, flexible M.2 heatsink, PCH heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 2
Next-gen connectivity: PCIe 4.0, Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet, rear USB 3.2 Gen 2, front USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C and Thunderbolt 4 header support
Made for online gaming: Intel Wi-Fi 6, Realtek 2.5 Gb Ethernet, TUF LANGuard, and Turbo LAN technology
Two-way AI Noise-Cancelation: Reduce background noise from the microphone and audio output for crystal-clear communication in games or video conferences
ASUS OptiMem II: Careful routing of traces and vias to preserve signal integrity for improved memory stability
CPU Socket Socket 1200
CPU Brand Intel
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer Intel
Supported Processors 11th Gen Intel Core Processors & 10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Rear Panel I/O Ports
USB Ports 2 x USB 3.11 x USB 3.0 Type-C2 x USB 3.0 Type-A4 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI 2.0
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out
Internal I/O Connectors
SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C header (supports 1 port)1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header1 x CPU_OPT fan header2 x Chassis fan headers
Thunderbolt Port(s) 1 x Thunderbolt header
Serial Connectors 1 x COM header
Chassis Intrusion Connector 1 x Chassis Intrusion header
Power Connector Port 1 x 24-pin ATX1 x 8-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2 slot, Socket 3, M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen4) for 11th Gen processors only1 x M.2 slot, Socket 3, M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe Gen3 or SATA)2 x 3-pin ARGB LED headers2 x 4-pin RGB LED headers
Memory Bus Speed 5000(OC)/4800(OC)/4600(OC)/4400(OC)/4266(OC)/4000(OC)/3733(OC)/3600(OC)/3466(OC)/3333(OC)/3200/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
RAID Supported No
SATA Supported Yes
Number of PCI Express Slots 1 x PCI Express 4.0 x16 slot1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (@ x4)1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 slot
Integrated Graphics Supported Yes
Integrated Sound Realtek ALC887/897
Warranty 3 Years
Integrated Network Intel
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN No
Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
BIOS 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
Form Factor MicroATX Motherboard
In The Box TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS Motherboard2 x SATA CablesM.2 Rubber PackageM.2 SSD Screw PackageTUF Gaming StickerSupport DVDTUF Certification CardUser Manual
Width 244 mm
Length 244 mm
Memory Speed 5000 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Wireless Network No
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 9 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support No
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor mATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 4-Pin
Motherboard Chipset Intel B560
Motherboard Model ASUS TUF Gaming B560M-Plus
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB ControlASUS Aura Sync