Arm Your Battlestation TUF Gaming motherboards are specially designed and tested to survive and thrive in conditions where other boards would struggle. Engineered with highly durable components, these motherboards deliver unwavering stability for gaming sessions that last as long as you demand. When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance - an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, the best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case. Easy PC DIY Experience TUF Gaming motherboards offer easy and safe DIY builds by leveraging great design, innovative engineering, and strong partnerships with major component manufacturers. The unrivalled combination of military-grade TUF Components, TUF Protection and the TUF Gaming Alliance means that you can rest assured that your gaming rig will go the distance. TUF gaming alliance 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. TUF PROTECTION SAFESLOT Protect your graphics card investment SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points. ESD GUARDS Electrostatic discharge protection 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 - greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6kV and +/- 4kKV TUF COMPONENTS TUF CHOKES Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, helping to improve system stability. TUF CAPACITORS +20% temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan. TUF MOSFETS Certified military-grade MOSFETs with lower RDS(on). TUF LANGuard BEST SURGE PROTECTION 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. VRM THERMAL ENHANCEMENT IMPROVED POWER DELIVERY, COOLING AND EFFICIENCY TUF B450M-PRO GAMING has an enhanced VRM and heatsink to improve cooling performance. New alloy chokes provide higher power-conversion, lower power-dissipation and better temperature control for more efficient operation. Improved voltage tuning further increases performance. An optimized VRM layout and a larger VRM heatsink with bigger thermal pads that offer improved conductivity deliver increased heat dissipation, slower temperature build-up and better overall cooling efficiency. FLEXIBLE COOLING CONTROLS GPU TEMPERATURE SENSING System temperatures are key to a stable gaming rig ? especially GPU temperatures. TUF Gaming motherboards include Fan Xpert 2+ software that's able to intelligently control system fans based upon the input of multiple sensors, including the temperature of ASUS graphics cards. This ensures that your TUF Gaming system stays perfectly cooled, no matter how long you play. FAN XPERT 2+ TUF B450M-PRO GAMING features the most comprehensive fan controls ever, configurable via FAN Xpert 2+ and our award-winning UEFI BIOS. DDR4 SUPPORT TUF Gaming motherboards are subjected to stringent tests to ensure they're ready for any gaming environment. That foundation is backed by extensive validation lists that include memory kits for a range of budgets. Whether you're building a gaming PC that hits the performance sweet spot or aiming for sensible specs, it's easy to pick the right kit for your TUF Gaming rig. Gaming Audio DTS CUSTOM FOR GAMING HEADSETS Hone your battleskills 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. OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION AURA SYNC 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.