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Quick OverviewModel - MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS
Network & Connectivity
Powered by AMD Ryzen AM4 processors, the MSI B550 GAMING PLUS has been forged for performance with Extended Heatsink Design, M.2 Shield Frozr with Frozr Heatsink Design, and Core boost. The Gen 4 M.2 and PCIe connections deliver blistering bandwidth for ultra-fast speed SSDs and PCIe devices.
Extended heatsink that covers the chokes, 7W/mK rated thermal pads, 2oz thickened copper PCB material, and M.2 Shield Frozr keep temperatures in check and let high-performance parts sustain extreme performance.
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.
USB TYPE-C READY - Rear IO & Front Case Panel Support
Effortlessly plug in devices with reversible USB Type-C.
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.
Model - MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B550 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. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, 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 mode), 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 slot (1 x M.2 (PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 or Supports SATA 6Gb/s and SATA 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (Supports PCIe 3.0x4 or 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 - 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 8x USB 2.0 Type-A, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6, 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 - Satisfying gamers with what they really need, B550 GAMING PLUS MAX is equipped with Core boost, Turbo M.2, DDR4 Boost, USB 3.2 Gen2 Connector, Lightning Fast Game experience, Flash BIOS Button, Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability, Gaming heatsinks with Passion Red scheme for maximum cooling and performance, PCI-E Steel Armor, PCI-E Steel Slot, Audio Boost with amplifier, Golden Audio Jacks, Others - CPU (Max support): RYZEN 9, Display port: 1, 1 x M.2 slot, 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 Parallel port connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 9 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.