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Model - Gigabyte B450 AORUS Elite, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B450, Supported CPU - AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen/ 2nd Gen Ryzen/ 1st Gen Ryzen/ 2nd Gen Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ 1st Gen Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200(O.C.)/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz, Memory Channel - Dual channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 64 GB, Graphic - Onboard 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 - 1 x M.2 (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_SOCKET), 1 x M.2 (Socket 3, 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 Mbit, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, USB Port - 5 x USB3.1 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0/1.1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, 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, Supported Operating System - Windows 7 / 10, Form Factor - ATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Warranty - 3 Year, Special Features - Support for APP Center Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications. BIOS, AutoGreen, Cloud Station, EasyTune, Fast Boot Game Boost ON/OFF Charge, RGB Fusion, Smart Backup, Smart Keyboard, Smart Survey, System Information Viewer, USB Blocker, Support for Q-Flash, Support for Xpress Insta, 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 RGB (RGBW) 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, 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.