AMD AM4 B550 Motherboard Features, Compatibility & Price

AMD B550 Motherboard
AMD B550 Motherboard

With the announcement of the new AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X, AMD unveiled five of its AM4 B550 motherboard line-up; ASUS ROG Strix B550-E Gaming, ASRock B550 Taichi, Gigabyte B550 AORUS Master, MSI MPG B550 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi, and Biostar Racing B550 GTQ.

What does the AMDB550 motherboard line-up have to provide? Although the specifications somewhat contrast according to manufacturers, the premise remains the same. AMD’s B550 motherboard comes with top-notch audio solutions, premium power-consumption sub-systems, two to three PCIe x16 ports, and multiple M.2 slots. Also, not to mention, all the RGB exquisiteness you need!

Not only does the B550 chipset provide support for PCIe 4.0, it also provides support for multi-GPU. It is an esteemed addition to AMD’s mid-range platform and will be compatible with the yet to be announced AMD Ryzen 4000 Zen-3 CPUs.

In addition to everything mentioned above, AMD’s B550 motherboards don’t require a fan on them. With all of these features and more, the B550 motherboards will certainly stand out amidst the premium AMD X570 motherboards.

AMD B550 Motherboard Specifications:

  • 20x usable PCIe 4.0 slots – compatible with AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation CPUs.
  • Up to 4x usable PCIe 3.0 slots.
  • 8x PCIe 2.0 slots.
  • Up to 2 USB 3.2 Generation 2 ports – with speeds up to 10 Gbps.
  • Up to 6 USB 3.1 ports.
  • Up to 6 USB 2.0 ports.
  • Up to 8x SATA ports.
  • Overclocking supported.

AM4 B550 Chipset Compatibility:

All of AMD’s B550 motherboards are built to support AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation CPUs based on the ‘Zen 2’ architecture. However, the B550 motherboard is also built to support the upcoming ‘Zen 3’-based CPUs, which includes the yet to be announced AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs. The B550 motherboard is not compatible with the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G and the Ryzen 3 3200G.

AMD Ryzen™ 1000 Series ProcessorsAMD Ryzen™ 2000 Series Processors with Radeon™ GraphicsAMD Ryzen™ 2000 Series ProcessorsAMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series Processors with Radeon™ GraphicsAMD Ryzen™
Future AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processors With the ‘Zen 3’ Architecture
Compatible withCompatible
Compatible withCompatible with

AMD B550 Motherboard Price & Release Date:

If you’re on a budget, AMD’s B550 motherboard is certainly in your domain. As of now, there are over 60 AMD B550 motherboards in development. According to AMD, the B550 motherboards will be released on 16th June, at a price of only $100. Yes, that makes it cheaper than the former B450 motherboards.

For a detailed overview of the B550 motherboard, you can go to AMD’s website!