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ASUS B250 Mining Expert - Review 2020

The ASUS B250 Mining Expert is specifically built for mining and comes with 19 PCIe slots and 3 zoned ATX12V power connectors that allow miners to run 19 NIVIDIA or AMP GPUs off the same motherboard which lowers the cost of having to buy multiple motherboards.



Like any other motherboards, it come with CD drives. The drivers come with diagnostic software to show you which PCI express lines are working or not. The software is a nice feature as it helps to boosts mining efficiency and thanks to special mining mode, you don’t have to mess around with the BIOS so you can mine straight out of the box.



What makes the ASUS B250 Mining Expert unique is it comes with 19 PCI lanes and has support for 3 different power supplies with each part of the motherboard being controlled by a separate power supply to help max out hash rate.


Since having 19 PCI lanes requires a lot of power, ASUS came up with the solution of dividing the motherboard into 3 zones, A, B, and C, with each zone having its own ATX12V power connectors which enables it to run smoothly 24/7.



On the front you can see two old school PS/2 mouse and key board connects, 2x USB 2.0, 3x USB 3.0, HDMI and an Ethernet connection.


The board comes with a LGA 1151 which supports sixth and seventh generation CPUs, however take care to choose a CPU that can support up to 19PCI slots.


We also have DDR4 support for the RAM, AUX ports which can be used to run Razors and one full PCI x16 slot which can be used to run diagnostics.



The capacitors are made of high quality and each motherboard is equipped with 19 capacitors to steady the voltage and protect your mining rig from unsteady voltages caused by inferior power supply units.



Conclusion


The ASUS B250 Mining Expert is excellent value for money and supports an astonishing 19 GPUs making it the best mining motherboard on the market today. It comes with the kind of build quality you’d expect from Asus and unique features like simple mining mode sets it apart from the competition.


Author: Ronan Mullaney


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