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AMD B450 AORUS Motherboard with Hybrid Digital PWM, Dual M.2 with One Thermal Guard, RGB FUSION 2.0, GIGABYTE Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, CEC 2019 ready
GET READY FOR AMD RYZEN™ 3000-SERIES
GIGABYTE AM4 motherboards are ready to support the latest AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Processors and are backwards compatible with AMD Ryzen™ 2000 and 1000 Processors. With a rich list of features on GIGABYTE AM4 motherboards such as Ultra Durable™ Armor for PCIe/ memory slots, USB Type-C™ interfaces on select boards, refined audio quality, high speed Ethernet, and the latest standard WIFI design, GIGABYTE AM4 motherboards are perfect for users looking to build the best AMD platform systems.
AMD Ryzen™ 2000, 1000 Series Compatible
AMD StoreMI technology
GIGABYTE 400-series maximize your PC's potential with AMD StoreMI technology. StoreMI accelerates traditional storage devices to reduce boot times and enhance the overall user experience. This easy-to-use utility combines the speed of SSDs with the high capacity of HDDs into a single drive, enhances the read/write speeds of the device to match that of SSDs, bolsters data performance for incredible value, and transforms the everyday PC to a performance driven system.
The benefits of AMD StoreMI:
• Making the PC experience fast, smooth and easy
• Optimizing computer responsiveness from system boot to application launch
• Offering SSD performance with HDD capacity at an affordable cost
• Quickly accessing key files by automatically learning users' computing behaviors
Hybrid Digital Power Design
Optimized for the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs
Hybrid Digital PWM + Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs
AORUS 400-series motherboards use Hybrid Digital PWM + Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs design to support the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors by offering incredible precision in developing power of the motherboard’s most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components as well as delivering enhanced system performance and ultimate hardware scalability.
Benefits of Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs
‧ Optimized gate charge to minimize switching losses.
‧ Lower temperature, smaller size, better thermal characteristics.
Dual NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID
Extreme Performance with NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4, x2 SSDs
With Dual M.2s available on the AORUS 400-series motherboards, configuring RAID Arrays has never been simpler.
AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 drives. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from M.2 devices as it helps to reduce and dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises
Brand - Gigabyte, Model - Gigabyte B450 AORUS Elite, Chipset Brand - AMD, Chipset - AMD B450, CPU Sockets - AM4, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 1st/2nd/3rd Generation / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors & Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3200(O.C.)/ 2933/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphics - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire and 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4), 2 x PCI Express x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 Socket 3 (1 x M.2 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_SOCKET), 1 x M.2 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 3.0 x2 SSD support)(M2B_SOCKET)), LAN Chipset - Realtek GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 5 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 6 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - RGB FUSION 2.0, RGB Connector - 1 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip header, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 7, 10, Special Features - AORUS Motherboard with Hybrid Digital PWM, Dual M.2 with One Thermal Guard, RGB FUSION 2.0, GIGABYTE Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, CEC 2019 ready, HDMI, DVI-D Ports for Multiple Display, Integrated I/O Shield of Ultra Durable Design, Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe Gen3 M.2 (x4, x2) with One Thermal Guard, High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting, RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone LED Light Show Design, Supports Digital LED & RGB LED Strips, GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, Smart Fan 5 Features 6 Temperature Sensors and 4 Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP, APP Center Including EasyTune and Cloud Station Utilities, Others - 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connecto, 1 x CPU fan header, 3 x system fan headers, 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 2 x addressable LED strip power select jumpers, 1 x CPU cooler LED strip/RGB LED strip header, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x S/PDIF Out header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only), 1 x serial port header, 1 x speaker header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x chassis intrusion header, 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, 1 x RJ-45 port, 6 x audio jacks, 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.