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Quick OverviewModel - MSI B450M Mortar Max
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Military style with Extended heatsink design for better thermal solution, DDR4 Boost, Core Boost, Turbo M.2 and USB 3.2 Gen2 connector
MSI motherboards been designed with tons of smart features for convenient setup and usage, such as pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location and multiple cooling solutions, so DIY users can pick and choose any gaming rig they want.
Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI motherboards feature excellent power design with solid and heavy heatsink. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.
With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans, giving you full control to set up a cool & silent system. The fan headers are conveniently placed with the most popular CPU coolers in mind.
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard and gaming rig without any issue.
MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY Every MSI motherboards are certified by strict mechanic that feature convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location for compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, so DIY user can pick and choose the components they want. More than that, we offer a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for the most critical part - memory. Combining with MSI DDR4 Boost technology, we provide the maximum compatibility, so you confirm and choose any gaming rig as you want.
MSI AM4 motherboards perfectly support AMD Ryzen processors. Combining MSI Core Boost, you can release maximum performance no matter what CPU you use.
Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless mobile gaming experiences to PCs. Leverage the advantages of mouse and keyboard controls, better graphics, and multi-tasking for mobile gaming supremacy.
Complete your high performance experience with an array of performance enhancing software from MSI. From a loaded yet easy to use BIOS to potent live system tools, get the most out of your motherboard at any moment.
Model - MSI B450M Mortar Max, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B450 Chipset, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 1st/2nd/3rd Generation / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors & Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 3733/ 3866/ 4000/ 4133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Onboard Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode), 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 slots (Supports PCIe 2.0 x4 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices), 1 x M.2 slots (Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 or PCIe 3.0 x2 and SATA 6Gb/s 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8111H-CG Gigabit LAN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 6 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 6 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - Yes, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 7 / 10, Special Features - Military style with Extended heatsink design for better thermal solution, DDR4 Boost, Core Boost, Turbo M.2 and USB 3.2 Gen2 connector, Extended Heatsink Design, MSI extended PWM and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed, Lightning Fast Game experience, Core Boost With premium layout and fully digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance, DDR4 Boost Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability, Flash BIOS Button Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds, without installing a CPU, memory or graphics card, Arsenal Sticker Area, Extended Heatsinks Design, Heavy plated gaming heatsinks, PCI-E Steel Armor, Turbo M.2, Audio Boost, Others - 2 x M.2 slots, 1 x Display Port, 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 3 x 4-pin system fan connectors, 2 x 5050 RGB LED strip 12V connectors, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 2 x System panel connectors, 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Serial Port connector, 1 x Parallel Port connector, Flash BIOS Button, HD Audio Connectors, 8 mounting holes, Warranty - 3 YEAR
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.