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Model - Gigabyte B550M S2H, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B550, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors with Radeon Graphics processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 5000(O.C.) / 4866(O.C.) / 4600(O.C.) / 4400(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) /3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz (3rd Gen), 5000(O.C.) / 4866(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 - 2, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, 2 x PCI Express x1 slots (PCIEX1_1, PCIEX1_2), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 (M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SSDs SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSDs or SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/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, USB Port - 5 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 3 x USB2.0, VGA Port - 1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, 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, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Form Factor - Micro ATX, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Warranty - 3 Year, Special Features - Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors, Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs, 5+3 Phases Pure Digital VRM Solution with Low RDS(on) MOSFETs, Ultra Durable PCIe 4.0 Ready x16 Slot, Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 M.2 Connector, High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting, 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, 1 x addressable LED strip header, 1 x RGB LED strip header, 1 x speaker header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header, 1 x serial port header, 1 x chassis intrusion header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 3 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.