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AMD launches B550 motherboards

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Quartz, 21 Apr 2020.

  1. Joxeon


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    Am I correct in saying the B550 aorus has all m.2 slots working at gen 4 speeds?
  2. alec

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    No, the second one is gen3
    There is no way to get two gen4 M2 slots on b550 except theoretically splitting main Pcie gen4 x16 slot.
  3. Joxeon


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    Which is what I think you are able to do.
  4. Elevon


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    Only what is on their website, says 16 power phase design and this in specs,

    Guess we will have to wait for reviews on all the B550 boards.

    Personally the B550 covers my needs.

    Now just need to wait on pricing and reviews.
  5. orbitalwalsh


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    So Taichi is potentially 8 x 50amps doubled (8x2+2) Vs 14 x 70amps of the Master no doublers .
    Interesting to see prices . Aorus may have taken the power crown
  6. ScottiB

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    We'll have to see how the good the bios is. For the last two generations, on both AMD and Intel, the TaiChi has been the best performing board during our early testing.
  7. haszek

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    £280 I would guess for top B550s. £230 would be good price for board specced like Master.
  8. silvagti


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    Other than the ASRock have any other mini-ITX B550 motherboards been confirmed? Quite fancy grabbing one along with a Ryzen 3600.
  9. orbitalwalsh


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    Aorus , same as ASRock being 6x 90amps
  10. BigChief

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    Massively impressed with the variety of mATX boards coming at launch. So often they are late to the party and limited in feature sets. ASUS TUF gaming WiFi has 8 usbs on the back, WiFi and Bluetooth! Madness for a mATX board.
  11. LiE


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    When do we expect these to go on sale ?
  12. PeegeeTips


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    Interesting rumour via WCCFtech that some B550 boards when used with Renoir will be able to output HDMI 2.1.
    There is some doubt whether this speaks to the boards having an LPScon chip integrated into the HDMI out, or some inherent capability of the CPU.

    Massive kudos to the firsdt perason to identify a mITX B550 board capable of HDMI 2.1 out...?
  13. bakes0310


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    MSI mortar for me if I was going to upgrade.
  14. peahead


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    Could be some truth in that as some of the Aorus B550 boards have dual HDMI 2.1 ouputs.

  15. PeegeeTips


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    cracking news, thank you. #htpcftw!

    that seals the deal - 3600 for my main pc, 4700G for the htpc.


    Onboard Graphics
    Integrated in the New Generation AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors:
    1. 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz
      * Support for DisplayPort 1.4 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
    2. 2 x HDMI ports, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz
      * Support for HDMI 2.1 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
  16. orbitalwalsh


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    8 layer PCB so should hit over 4000hz (ram) with overclocking :D
  17. AnthonyA85


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    These new boards look interesting, i'm starting to wonder if i should go for one of them instead of an x570, i won't be waiting for the 4K series chips, as i want to go for the 3900x.
  18. d_brennen


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    Anyone sighted a B550 itx board with WiFi? Sorry I'm not up on the news
  19. andy_mk3


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  20. GregI

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    Most likely the biggest info of the MSI reveal event. "Is B450 ended?" was one question. Eric responded "No... infact B450 will continue to atleast 2021".

    Additional info from MSI's livestream I just skimmed through.

    The MPG B550 Gaming Carbon Wifi is their flagship B550 offering: 6 x IR359 Doubler with 12 stage TDA21462 each handling 60 Amps


    Michiel stated that 12 Stage will be the max B550 will have on MSI's offerings.

    2oz copper will be featured on the purple icon boards on a 6 layer PCB, apparently this will lead to a 20c reduction and dissipate heat faster: https://i.imgur.com/KNcal84.jpg

    The B550 release will see MSI's B450 range drop in price. B550 will cost more than B450 did at launch. ITX model board has 2.1 HDMI but everything else is 1.4

    B550 Tomahwak looks very similar to the X570 Tomahawk: https://i.imgur.com/1Je4Wfd.jpg

    Segmentation was shown. No MEG boards on B550: https://i.imgur.com/yuZPits.jpg

    Funny info. There won't be any white motherboards because signal integrity is too bad. Only black motherboards can handle PCIe4.

    Tomaahwak has 4 RGB headers: https://i.imgur.com/yTpLHfV.png

    All boards will feature a flash BIOS button: https://i.imgur.com/VQX2F39.jpg

    All boards appear to be daisy chained wit DDR4 speeds supported upto 4,866 Mhz. Might be marketing speak but they claimed the best DDR4 support on B550. They have 2-3 full time RAM module testers: https://i.imgur.com/KsRgIh9.jpg

    However most models will be limited to 4,200 Mhz

    All models will have a Type-C front panel connector.

    The flasgship Gaming Carbon Wifi will be $219. In euros it's 249 but that includes VAT.

    MPG Gamign Edge Wifi 10 Phase is $189. 209 euros.

    B550 Tomahawk specs outlined (ALC1200 Audio): https://i.imgur.com/12BC7NI.png

    It will be $179 and 199 euros with VAT.
    Last edited: 27 May 2020