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Quick OverviewModel - MSI MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI
Network & Connectivity
The MPG series brings out the best in gamers by allowing full expression in color with advanced RGB lighting control and synchronization. Experiment on another level of personalization with a front LED strip that provides convenient in-game and real time notifications. With the MPG series, transform your equipment into the center of attention and top leaderboards in style.
Heatsinks with Additional
7W/mK Choke Thermal Pad
7W/mK thermal pad provides better heat transfer to the heatsink.
All-metal extended heatsink cover enlarges the surface of heat dissipation, ensuring even high-end processors to run in full speed.
M.2 Shield Frozr
Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
Pump Fan Support
Control watercooling pump speeds for best flow and noise control.
Enlarged Chipset Heatsink
Larger heatsink for chipset ensures better heat dissipation and cooling effects.
Featuring the TURBO USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps with reversible Type-C connector.
Intel Wi-Fi 6
The latest wireless solution supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.
2.5G Network Solution
Featuring premium 2.5G LAN with LAN manager delivers better network experience.
The fully isolated DDR circuit to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.
Lightning Gen 4 Solution
The latest Gen 4 PCI-E and M.2 solution with up to 64GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.
Core Boost Technology
Combining 8+4 pin power connectors and premium layout design, that is ready for unleashing the maximum performance.
6 layer PCB with 2oz Thickened Copper
6 layer PCB with 2oz thickened copper provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.
Highest quality component digital power IC makes sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.
PCIe Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.
With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.
M.2 SHIELD FROZR
FULLY FAN CONTROL
PUMP FAN READY
High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.
BIOS & SOFTWARE
GEN 4 PCI-E AND M.2
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 are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.
2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.
- Paul Brewer, SVP Brand Partnerships, ESL.
Model - MSI MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B550, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors and New Generation AMD Ryzen processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 3600/ 3733/ 3866/ 4000/ 4133/ 4266/ 4400/ 4466/ 4533/ 4600/ 4866/ 5000/ 5100 MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - 2-Way AMD CrossFire, PCI Express Slot - 1x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1), 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E3), 3x 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/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (Supports PCIe 3.0x4, Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices)), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8125B, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5Gbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 3 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 - 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 10, Special Features - 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, Enhanced Power Design, 12+2+1 Digital Power with Doubler Design, 8+4 pin CPU power connectors, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost, MYSTIC LIGHT, 16.8 million colors / 29 effects controlled in one click, MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION supports both RGB and RAINBOW LED strip, Premium Thermal Solution, Aluminum Cover with additional choke thermal pad rated for 7W/mk and PCB with 2oz thickened copper are built for high performance system and non-stop gaming experience, 2.5G LAN with LAN Manager and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX Solution, Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use, Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection, Flash BIOS Button with Optmized ClearCMOS Function, Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds, Restore the BIOS to the default settings without any additional actions, Pre-installed I/O Shielding, Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation, Others - 1 x DisplayPort, WIRELESS LAN & BLUETOOTH: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Bluetooth 5.1, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1x 4-pin RGB LED connectors, 1x RGB CORSAIR connector, 1x TPM module connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 2.5G LAN, HD Audio Connectors, Flash BIOS Button, I/O CONTROLLER: NUVOTON NCT6687-R Controller Chip, LED FEATURES: 1x EZ LED Control switch, 4x EZ Debug LED, 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.