MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK DDR4 AM4 Socket AMD Mainboard

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MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK DDR4 AM4 Socket AMD Mainboard

Product Id: 02.02.033.242

Regular Price  19,750
Special Price  18,600

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Quick Overview

Model - MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK
CPU Sockets - AM4
Chipset - AMD B550 Chipset
Memory Channel - Dual Channel
Graphic - Onboard Graphics
Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFire
Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892

General

Model
MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK
Chipset
AMD B550
Form Factor
ATX
Warranty
3 year

Compatibility

Sockets Supported
AM4
Supported CPU
AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors
Supported Operating System
Windows 7 / 10

Memory Support

Memory Type
DDR4
Memory MHz
5100(OC)/ 5000(OC)/ 4866(OC)/ 4800(OC)/ 4600(OC)/ 4533(OC)/ 4400(OC)/ 4300(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4200(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(JEDEC)/ 3000(JEDEC)/ 2933(JEDEC)/ 2666(JEDEC)/ 2400(JEDEC)/ 2133(JEDEC) MHz
Memory Channel
Dual
Memory Slot
4
Memory Max.
128GB

Graphics

Graphics
Onboard Graphics
Multi-GPU Support
2-Way AMD CrossFire
PCI Express Slot
1 x PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E3, supports x4 speed), 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
DirectX Support
12
CrossFire Support
Yes

Storage

Storage Interface
6.0Gb/s
M.2/SSD Expansion Slot
2
SATA Port
6 x SATA
Raid Support
0, 1, 10

Network & Connectivity

LAN Chipset
Realtek 8111H
LAN Speed (Mbps)
10/100/1000Mbps

Ports

USB Port
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0
HDMI Port
1

Audio

Audio Chipset.
Realtek ALC892
Audio Channel
7.1

Additional Info

WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No
DisplayPort (DP)
1
TPM Port
Yes
Feature
Support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update, Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4866+(OC) MHz, Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2, Multi-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire
Others
1 x M.2 slot, 1 x Display Port, 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin water-pump-fan connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 1 x Serial Port connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, Dimensions (W x L) 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm, Mounting: 9 mounting holes, LED Lighting: RGB

Details

MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

                                             

MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

MAG B550 motherboard

 

Core Boost Technology

An optimized power circuit layout is ready to unleash maximum performance.

 

6 layer PCB

6 layer PCB improves signal transmission for high performance capabilities across the motherboard.

 

2oz Thickened Copper PCB

An enhanced PCB material design with 2oz thickened copper increases conductivity, improving heat dissipation and high-performance reliability.

 

Digital PWM

A selection of the highest quality power delivery components lets the system run reliably even under extreme conditions.

 

PCIe Steel Armor

Reinforced and shielded PCIe slots for strength and stability.

MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

PREMIUM THERMAL SOLUTION

MAG B550 TOMAHAWK motherboard

 

Extended Heatsink

Larger heatsink design for cooling and performance.

 

M.2 Shield Frozr

Sustain maximum high-speed M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR and prevent SSD thermal throttling.

 

Pump Fan Support

Control watercooling pump speeds for flowrate and noise control.

 

Heatsinks with 7W/mK Thermal Pad

7W/mK thermal pad provides better heat transfer to the heatsink.

MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION

MAG B550 motherboard

 

2.5G plus Gigabit LAN

Onboard 2.5G & Gigabit Ethernet LAN with gaming LAN manager.

 

Turbo USB

Featuring TURBO USB 3.2 GEN2 10Gbps with reversible Type-C connector.

 

DDR4 Boost

The memory circuit design has been optimized on a reserved section of the motherboard fully isolated from other circuits.

 

Lightning Gen 4 Solution

Transfer data lightning fast across Gen 4 PCI-E and M.2 with up to 64GB/s bandwidth.

the aluminum cover of the motherboard

THERMAL SOLUTION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MULTI CORE PROCESSORS

An extended PWM heatsink and efficient circuit design keep temperatures in check and let the CPU power delivery system sustain extreme performance.

the ports of the motherboard

TWIN TURBO M.2 AND M.2 SHIELD FROZR

Sustain maximum M.2 SSD data transfer with M.2 SHIELD FROZR. Prevent SSD thermal throttling with a heatsink that extends across the motherboard.

the ports of the motherboard

10 + 2 + 1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM

Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built to supply stable and steady power delivery.

  • 10 phase Duet Rail CPU Power System / Smart Power Stage 60A
  • 2 phase SOC Power
  • 1 phase APU Power
  • Digital PWM IC

the 2oz thickened copper of the motherboard

PCB WITH 2OZ THICKENED COPPER

An enhanced PCB material design with 2oz thickened copper increases conductivity, improving heat dissipation and high-performance reliability.

the chart of the motherboard between SATA, M.2 M.2 Gen3x4 and MSI

LIGHTNING GEN 4 SOLUTION

Strike fast with MSI Lightning Gen 4 PCI-E. Attach ultra fast PCI-E 4.0 devices and enjoy up to 64GB/s unidirectional transfer bandwidth.

the motherboard in a computer case

CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAMING RIG

Personalize your PC with RGB LED lighting capable of 16.8 million colors with dynamic effects through the Mystic Light APP.

  • Customize colors
  • Customize effects

LAN ports of the motherboard

DUAL LAN WITH 2.5G LAN

MAG B550 TOMAHAWK features high-bandwidth and low-latency 2.5G and Gigabit LAN for demanding creators and power users. Onboard 2.5Gbps connectivity provides incredible data transfer speed faster than ever before. MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive for your applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.

core boost of the motherboard

CORE BOOST

Core Boost combines a reserved zone of optimized circuits and premium power delivery components to create a highly efficient power system capable of precise current output to the CPU.

inside of the motherboard

UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE

MSI takes memory stability and performance to the extreme. The memory circuit layout has been optimized for reliability and tested extensively in partnership with major memory manufacturers for compatibility.

STEEL ARMOR of the motherboard

MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR

MAG B550 TOMAHAWK supports AMD CrossFire multi GPU technology. PCI-E slot placements provide optimal airflow for graphics card cooling. MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

AUDIO BOOST of the motherboard

AMPLIFY YOUR GAME WITH AUDIO BOOST

Like a dedicated sound card, Audio Boost offers an HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.

 

 

Model - MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B550 Chipset, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 5100(OC)/ 5000(OC)/ 4866(OC)/ 4800(OC)/ 4600(OC)/ 4533(OC)/ 4400(OC)/ 4300(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4200(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3300(OC)/ 3200(JEDEC)/ 3000(JEDEC)/ 2933(JEDEC)/ 2666(JEDEC)/ 2400(JEDEC)/ 2133(JEDEC) MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Graphic - Onboard Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1), 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E3, supports x4 speed), 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2x M.2 (1 x M.2 slot (Supports PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x4 or Supports SATA 6Gb/s and Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (Supports PCIe 3.0x4 and Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices)), LAN Chipset - Realtek 8111H, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000Mbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 4 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 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 - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 7 / 10, Special Features - Support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update, Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4866+(OC) MHz, Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2, Multi-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire,, Others - 1 x M.2 slot, 1 x Display Port, 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1 x 4-pin water-pump-fan connector, 1 x TPM module connector, 1 x Front panel audio connector, 1 x Serial Port connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, Dimensions (W x L) 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm, Mounting: 9 mounting holes, LED Lighting: RGB, 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: 


Pick up the Right Socket: 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.


Motherboard Sizes: 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.
 

Number of RAM Slots: 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.
 

Motherboard ports: 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.
 

Motherboard Chipsets: CPU mainly dictates the compatible chipset options. For Intel motherboards, one can choose from the cheaper options that can’t be overclocked or the expensive ones that can. Chipset with the letter 'Z' in the name has the overclocking feature and chipsets with letters 'B', 'H', 'Q'… do not come with this particular feature.

Product's review

by Sukh

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