Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) DDR4 AMD AM4 Socket Mainboard

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Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) DDR4 AMD AM4 Socket Mainboard

Product Id: 02.02.006.301

Regular Price  18,230
Special Price  17,000

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Quick Overview

Model - Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI)
CPU Sockets - AM4
Chipset - AMD B550
Generation - 3rd Gen
Memory Channel - Dual Channel
Graphic - Integrated Graphics

General

Model
Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI)
Chipset
AMD B550
Form Factor
MATX
Warranty
3 year
Country Of Origin
Taiwan
Made in/ Assemble
China

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
AM4
Supported CPU
AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors with Radeon Graphics processors
Generation
3rd
Supported Operating System
Windows 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
4800(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C)/ 4466(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C)/ 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200/ 3000/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB
Optane Memory Support
No

Graphics

Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Multi-GPU Support
2-Way AMD CrossFireX
PCI Express Slot
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
CrossFire Support
Yes

Storage

Storage Interface
6.0Gb/s
M.2/SSD Expansion Slot
2
SATA Port
4 x SATA
Raid Support
0, 1, 10

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8125B
LAN Speed (Mbps)
2.5Gbps

Ports

USB Port
1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 5 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB2.0
HDMI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC S1200A
Audio Channel
7.1

Bios Information

BIOS Type
1 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM
BIOS Model
UEFI AMI BIOS

Additional Info

WiFi
Yes
WiFi Technology
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO, Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate, Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz, Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160, Supports PCIe interface
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.1
DisplayPort (DP)
1
TPM Port
1
COM Port
1
Feature
ASUS TUF PROTECTION, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, AURA Sync, AMD B550 (Ryzen AM4) micro ATX gaming motherboard with PCIe 4.0, dual M.2, 10 DrMOS power stages, Intel WiFi 6, 2.5 Gb Ethernet, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C, and Aura Sync RGB lighting support, Enhanced power solution- 8+2 DrMOS power stages, ProCool connector, military-grade TUF components, and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability, Comprehensive cooling- VRM heatsinks, PCH fanless heatsink, M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 2+ utility, Next-gen connectivity, Made for online gaming- Intel WiFi 6, 2.5 Gb Ethernet, TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology, AI noise-cancelling microphone- Provides crystal-clear in-game voice communication
Others
1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s), 1 x SPI TPM header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x Speaker connector, 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module, 1 x BIOS FlashBack Button(s)

Details

Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI)

                                                  

Have the durability and performance to take your gaming experience to the next level with the ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-PLUS Wi-Fi AM4 Micro-ATX Motherboard. Designed with military-grade components to withstand overclocking and powered by the AMD B550 chipset, this micro-ATX motherboard supports third-generation AMD Ryzen processors with the AM4 socket for high-end video games and content creation. The chipset takes full advantage of the large PCIe 4.0 data bandwidth to handle demanding tasks such as 4K live streaming, video editing, and gaming at high settings. Up to 128GB of dual-channel ECC DDR4 RAM, reaching 4400 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots to improve the system's multitasking capabilities and speed. The motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to two M.2 SSDs and four SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, or 10 configurations. Its PCIe 4.0 x16 and PCIe 3.0 x16 slots can accommodate a 2-way AMD CrossFireX configuration to maximize your system's frame rates at high resolutions. Or you can take advantage of AMD Ryzen processors with integrated graphics by connecting monitors to the motherboard's DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.1 ports. An additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slot is available for compatible expansion cards.

Connect peripherals such as mice and keyboards to the USB 2.0 Type-A ports while reserving the USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports for transferring data from compatible devices at up to 10 Gb/s. The TUF Gaming B550M-PLUS also features built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi and a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, providing you with the bandwidth needed for online games, 4K video streaming, and live stream broadcasts when paired with compatible devices. Other features include addressable Gen 2 Aura Sync RGB lighting headers and Realtek ALC S1200A 7.1-channel audio. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.

PCIe 4.0 Bandwidth

The ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-PLUS Wi-Fi pairs third-generation AMD Ryzen processors with high PCIe 4.0 memory bandwidth through the B550 chipset for maximum performance.

TUF Gaming

ASUS TUF Gaming motherboards are built using durable military-grade components to withstand overclocking.

Enhanced Cooling

The motherboard features fanless VRM and chipset heatsinks using the ASUS Stack Cool 3+ design to enhance passive cooling and maintain optimal temperatures for critical components. Aluminum M.2 heatsinks are also included to quickly dissipate heat from installed SSDs and help avoid heat throttling.

Storage and Memory

  • Two M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 NVMe PCIe and SATA SSDs.
  • Four SATA III ports are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, and 10.
  • Up to 128GB of dual-channel ECC DDR4-4400 (OC) memory can be installed across four slots.

Electrical Performance

The motherboard has 8+2 DrMOS power stages and uses high-quality alloy chokes alongside durable capacitors deliver power to critical components such as the CPU.

Fast Network Connectivity

The TUF Gaming B550M-PLUS includes built-in 802.11ax Wi-Fi and a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port for high-speed network connections with compatible devices. The Ethernet port uses LANGuard technology to protect it against surges and to provide a cleaner data signal while reducing the chance of errors without taking up CPU resources.

AMD CrossFireX Support

Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as gaming, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports a 2-way AMD CrossFireX configuration.

Integrated Graphics

The DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.2 ports support 4K monitors, which allow you to take advantage of AMD Ryzen CPUs that have integrated graphics.

Immersive Audio

  • The integrated Realtek ALC S1220A audio technology is designed to deliver detailed sound with 7.1-channel playback.
  • 24-bit / 192 kHz playback support.
  • Two onboard amplifiers push sound out to your headphones or speakers.
  • The Sonic Studio III software allows you to customize EQ profiles across different audio devices and applications.
  • The DTS: Sound Unbound app works with Windows Sonic technology to deliver spatial sound to headsets, immersing you into virtual environments and entertainment.

Aura Sync RGB Lighting

Aura Sync technology allows you to connect, customize, and control lighting equipment such as RGB LEDs and light strips on the onboard RGB headers. You can choose from a variety of lighting presets that include Static, Strobing, and Color Cycle. These presets can be synchronized with Aura-capable peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors, and more. The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can detect the number of LEDs on a compatible device to further tailor the lighting effects.

Armoury Crate

ASUS Armoury Crate is a suite of management software for system customization. It includes ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting control, keyboard and mouse preferences, fan speed control, and more.

Additional Software Features

  • EPU Guidance: The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) optimizes power consumption to maximize savings in Away mode, which shuts down I/O controllers.
  • Digi+ VRM Control: The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) allows direct control over voltages, the switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings to fine-tune the CPU voltage regulation for stability and performance.
  • Fan Xpert 2+: Manually or automatically control the speed of your fans to find a balance of cooling performance and noise. Extreme Quiet mode reduces fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system quiet during light tasks.
  • Turbo App: A utility that allows you to customize the computer system's performance for individual applications.

Upgrade Features

  • BIOS FlashBack: The BIOS can be updated by copying the BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, inserting it into the designated port, and pressing the FlashBack button. Updates may be performed without a CPU or memory installed.
  • SafeSlot: These strong PCIe slots increase retention force and shearing resistance when installing components.
  • Q-LED: Onboard LED lights indicate the power status and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device.
  • Q-Slot: A side lock that allows you to quickly install and secure a graphics card.
  • Q-DIMM: One-sided locks for quickly securing or removing memory modules.

 

 

Model - Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI), CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B550, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors with Radeon Graphics processors, Generation - 3rd Gen, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 4800(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C)/ 4466(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C)/ 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3733(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200/ 3000/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFireX, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 Socket 3 (1 x M.2 (M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes)) / 1 x M.2 (M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes)), 1 x M.2 (M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes))), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8125B, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5Gbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC S1200A, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - Yes, WiFi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO, Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate, Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz, Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160, Supports PCIe interface, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 5 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB2.0, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 Mbit Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, CrossFire Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, TPM Port - 1, COM Port - 1, Form Factor - MATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - ASUS TUF PROTECTION, ASUS Q-Design, ASUS Thermal Solution, ASUS EZ DIY, AURA Sync, AMD B550 (Ryzen AM4) micro ATX gaming motherboard with PCIe 4.0, dual M.2, 10 DrMOS power stages, Intel WiFi 6, 2.5 Gb Ethernet, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C, and Aura Sync RGB lighting support, Enhanced power solution- 8+2 DrMOS power stages, ProCool connector, military-grade TUF components, and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability, Comprehensive cooling- VRM heatsinks, PCH fanless heatsink, M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 2+ utility, Next-gen connectivity, Made for online gaming- Intel WiFi 6, 2.5 Gb Ethernet, TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology, AI noise-cancelling microphone- Provides crystal-clear in-game voice communication, Others - 1 x CPU Fan connector(s), 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s), 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers, 1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s), 1 x SPI TPM header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s), 1 x System panel connector, 1 x Speaker connector, 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module, 1 x BIOS FlashBack Button(s), Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China

Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
 

It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard: 


Pick up the Right Socket: You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.


Motherboard Sizes: Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
 

Number of RAM Slots: Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
 

Motherboard ports: It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.
 

Motherboard Chipsets: CPU mainly dictates the compatible chipset options. For Intel motherboards, one can choose from the cheaper options that can’t be overclocked or the expensive ones that can. Chipset with the letter 'Z' in the name has the overclocking feature and chipsets with letters 'B', 'H', 'Q'… do not come with this particular feature.

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