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Model - Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B550, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors and New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors, 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 x4/x2 SSDs)), LAN Chipset - Realtek GbE LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 100/1000 Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, 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 - 1 x Thunderbolt, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, 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, Digital 10+3 VRM Solution, Advanced Thermal Design with Enlarged VRM Heatsinks, Ultra Durable PCIe 4.0 Ready x16 Slot, Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard, AMP-UP Audio with ALC1200 and premium capacitor, Onboard DisplayPort & HDMI, 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, Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation, Others - 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x CPU fan header, 1 x water cooling CPU fan header, 3 x system fan headers, 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 2 x RGB LED strip headers, 1 x CPU cooler LED strip/RGB LED strip header, 1 x serial port header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Thunderbolt header, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 5 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.