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Network & Connectivity
B550M PRO-VDH WIFI
This AMD B550 Pro Series motherboard from MSI is designed to unleash the full potential of your 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors and supports future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update. Experience unprecedented speeds with Lightning Gen 4 M.2, PCI-E 4.0, and up to 4400 MHz (OC) DDR4 memory frequency. Coupled with designs to enhance cooling, prolong lifespan, and protect components, it is a go-to choice for any professional setting.
Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds, without installing a CPU, memory or graphics card.
Delivering AC speeds up to 433Mbps with lower CPU loading and better long-term usage.
Reward your ears with studio-grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience.
An enhanced PCB design improves heat dissipation and performance reliability.
With premium layout and digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance.
The fully isolated DDR circuit to deliver pure data signals for the best performance and stability.
Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you to check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 3 amps, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked 'keep-out-zone' allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.
Circuits have been routed away from the case standoff keep out zones to minimize the damage impacts of misplaced mounting pieces.
Utilizing 3rd Gen Ryzen processors, MSI B550 motherboards feature latest Lightning Gen 4 M.2 which is the fastest onboard storage solution on the market with up to 64 Gb/s transfer speed.
MSI motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Build up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.
Add your color if you want! Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to your system, without needing a separate RGB controller.
Connects 3-pin 5V Addressable LED strip
Connects 4-pin 12V RGB LED strip
MSI lightning Gen 4 PCI-E is the latest and the fastest PCI-E data transfer solution with 64GB/s of unidirectional transfer bandwidth that has doubled compared to its previous generation. PCIe 4.0 maintains both backward and forward compatibility with older and newer specifications. Optimized by steel armor design and server grade PCB, you can enjoy next-gen devices without any compromise.
BIOS & SOFTWARE
MSI brand new Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!
Model - MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B550, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors and New Generation AMD Ryzen processors, Generation - 3rd Gen, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 4400/ 4266/ 4133/ 4000/ 3866/ 3733/ 3600/ 3466/ 3200/ 3066/ 3000/ 2933/ 2800/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866MHz by JEDEC and A-XMP OC MODE, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1), 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 (1 x M.2 (Supports PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x4, Supports SATA 6Gb/s, Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (Supports PCIe 3.0x4, Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices)), LAN Chipset - Realtek 8111HN, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - Yes, WiFi Technology - Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168, Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) up to 433 Mbps speed., Bluetooth - Bluetooth 4.2, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - 1, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, 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 - Mystic Light, RGB Connector - 2 x 4-pin RGB LED connectors, Form Factor - Micro-ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Lightning Fast Experience, PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, Premium Thermal Solution, 7W/mK pad, additional choke thermal pad and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works, Powerful Design, Core Boost, Digital PWM IC, 2oz Thickened Copper PCB, Creator Genie, DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, Others - 1 x DisplayPort, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector, 3x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1x Front panel audio connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Serial port connector, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors, 1xTPM module connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, Flash BIOS Button, Wi-Fi Antenna connectors, 3x Audio jacks, 8 mounting holes, WIRELESS LAN & BLUETOOTH: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168, Dual Mode Bluetooth 2.1,2.1+EDR,3.0,4.0,BLE,4.2, 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.