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Network & Connectivity
AMD B550 Ultra Durable Motherboard with Pure Digital VRM Solution, PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot, Dual PCIe 4.0/3.0 M.2 Connectors, GIGABYTE 8118 Gaming LAN, Smart Fan 5 with FAN STOP, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus
AMD StoreMI Technology
GIGABYTE B550 motherboards 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
5+3 Phases Pure Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
GIGABYTE AORUS series motherboards use a 5+3 phases pure digital PWM + Low RDS(on) MOSFETs design to support the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs by offering incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components as well as delivering enhanced system performance and ultimate hardware scalability.
Benefits of Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
‧ Optimized gate charge to minimize switching losses.
‧ Lower temperature, smaller size, better thermal characteristics.
Dual NVMe PCIe 4.0*/3.0 M.2 Connectors
With NVMe PCIe 4.0*/3.0 x4 and PCIe 3.0 x2 M.2 connectors onboard, GIGABYTE Motherboards bring users to experience NVMe mode or SATA mode connectivity for M.2 SSD devices. Delivering up to 64 Gb/s data transfer speed, the dual M.2 connectors design provides an ideal storage solution while also supporting in RAID modes.
*Actual support may vary by CPU.
Exclusive Realtek 8118 Gaming LAN
High Speed Gigabit LAN with Automatic Bandwidth Allocation
Realtek 8118 LAN is a high performance and friendly network chip for gaming players with automatic bandwidth allocation to ensure the highest network priority of the game or application. It can provide users the most comprehensive features and the fastest and smoothest Internet experience.
Program On Top Gets Highest Priority
Real-Time Network Monitoring
HDMI 2.1 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.3 Support
HDMI 2.1, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0/ 1.4 and offering 48 Gb/s of bandwidth – twice times more than previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, to offer the best visual experience for viewers.
Enlarged MOSFET Heatsink
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
Internal Temperature Sensors
Different models have different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.
Hybrid Fan Headers
■ 5 Temperature Sensors
■ 3 Fan Pin Headers
■ All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
■ Interoperable Fans and Sensors
■ Intuitive UI for Fan Control
Model - Gigabyte B550M AORUS ELITE, 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 - 4000(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133 MHz (3rd Gen), 4733(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C.)/ 4400(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3333(O.C.)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133 MHz (New Gen), Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX16), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX4), 1 x PCI Express x1 slot (PCIEX1), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 Socket 3 (1 x M.2 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SSDs SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSDs or SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs), 1 x M.2 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SSDs SATA and PCIe 3.0 x2 SSDs), LAN Chipset - Realtek GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 100/1000 Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 5 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 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 - No, 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 - 2 x RGB LED strip headers, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors, Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs, 5+3 Phases Pure Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs, Ultra Durable PCIe 4.0 Ready x16 Slot, Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 M.2 Connectors, High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard for Ultimate Audio Quality, Rear HDMI & DVI Support, RGB FUSION 2.0 Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips, Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP, Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card, Anti-Sulfur Resistors Design, Others - 1 x CPU fan header, 2 x system fan headers, 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header, 1 x serial port header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 3 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.