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AMD has announced the B550 chipset that will offer great value for money for people that are looking for a mid-range PC build. The Asus Prime B550M-A (Wi-Fi) is already available for pre-order on Amazon and other motherboards are going to follow soon enough. Asus Prime B550M-A (Wi-Fi) The Asus Prime B550M-A (Wi-Fi) is a pretty barebones motherboard which does not have any flashy features but it does support PCIe Gen 4 and is a great motherboard to pair with CPUs like the AMD Ryzen 3100 or the 3300X. This is a Micro ATX motherboard but you get 4 DIMM slots and 2 M.2 slots for fast M.2 Storage. You can check out images of the motherboard below: The B550 motherboard features the AM4 socket which supports some older AMD Ryzen CPUs and the company has confirmed that the platform will support future Ryzen CPUs as well. The following are…

AMD has announced the B550 chipsets for budget builds and we have seen the B550 motherboards from MSI. Here we have the Asus B550 Motherboards. These Asus B550 Motherboards include the ROG Strix, TUF Gaming and Prime. Asus B550 Motherboards The following are the Asus B550 Motherboards that we know about right now: The following are the specifications of the motherboard: ROG Strix B550-E Gaming Size ATX Memory 4 x DDR4 up to 4400+ (OC) Multi-GPU 2 x SLI, 3 x CrossFireX PCIe 2 PCIe 4.0 x16: x16, x8/x8 1 PCIe 3.0 x16: x4 2 PCIe 3.0 x1 Storage 1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4 or SATA) 1 x M.2 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA) 6 x SATA 6Gbps Networking Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet 2×2 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) MU-MIMO; Bluetooth 5.1 Audio SupremeFX S1220A codec DTS Sound Unbound USB 3.2 Gen 2: 1 x Type-C, 2 x Type-A,…

AMD has announced the B550 budget chipset for Ryzen CPUs and we have already seen MSI B550 motherboards. Here we have the B550 motherboards from AORUS, the premium brand from Gigabyte. These Gigabyte AORUS motherboards include the ELITE, MASTER and PRO AX. Here we are going to look into all of them. Gigabyte B550 AORUS Motherboards The following are the different Gigabyte AORUS motherboards that we have spotted online: B550 AORUS ELITE You can check out the images of the motherboard below: The specifications of the B550 AORUS ELITE are as follows: Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs True 12+2 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 50A DrMOS Advanced Thermal Design with Enlarged Surface Heatsinks Ultra Durable PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard AMP-UP Audio with ALC1200 and WIMA Capacitors Blazing Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth…

AMD has announced the B550 motherboards that are going to support the upcoming Zen 3 Ryzen CPUs as well as some current models. These motherboards are going to support PCIe Gen4 and here we have some B550 motherboards from MSI. These MSI B550 motherboards include the Gaming Carbon Wifi, Tomahawk, A Pro, Mortar and Mortar Wifi. Before we head into these motherboards, the following are some of the major features of the B550 motherboards: Ultra-fast Gen 4 solution This solution doubles the speed of previous-generation PCI-e 3.0, PCI-e Gen4 provides higher data bandwidth for graphics cards and storage devices. , networking, and more. All MSI B550 motherboards support the latest Gen 4 super speed, both on the PCIe slot and on the M.2 slot. Enhanced cooling solution Equipped with enhanced thermal design, to effectively cool the 3rd generation Ryzen processors for all B550 motherboard models. The thermal conductive pads for capacitors…

AMD has already announced the AMD Ryzen 3100 and 3300X budget CPUs that support PCIe Gen 4. Here we have the GIGABYTE B550 AORUS MASTER that comes with 3 PCIe Gen4 M.2 slots. This appears to be a mid-range motherboard with a 16-phase power delivery system and VRM cooling. All the PCIe Gen4 M.2 slots on the GIGABYTE B550 AORUS MASTER have heatsinks so you can get an M.2 SSD without a heatsink. Or you could replace the motherboard heatsink with the one that comes with the SSD. GIGABYTE B550 AORUS MASTER The motherboard has plenty of armor and has a cool black and silver theme. You can check out the motherboard below: The motherboard has reinforced RAM slots and the top PCIe slot is reinforced as well. It has 8+4 pins for the CPU which might indicate that this motherboard is designed with overclocking in mind. It is interesting…

AMD has confirmed that the Zen 3 CPUs will only work on the X570 and B550 motherboards. While the older CPUs will work on these new motherboards, the Zen 3 CPUs will only work on the X570 and B550 motherboards. You will need to update your BIOS as well. AMD confirmed this in a recent blog post and mentioned the following regarding the matter: AMD officially plans to support next-gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors, with the “Zen 3” architecture, on AMD X570 and B550 motherboards. This will require a BIOS update. Specific details about this update will come at a later time, but we’re committed to keeping you up-to-date. This has been simplified in the image below: So if you have an older motherboard and are interested in upgrading to the AMD Zen 3 based CPUs then you are going to need to upgrade your motherboard as well. Things are…