MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review & Specifications – 2020

MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC ReviewThe MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard is part of the Performance Gaming range, which includes gaming motherboards combining excellent finish quality with performance essential for gamers. They also have many features designed to improve your gaming experiences and embeds MSI Mystic Light technology. 

Compatible with AMD Ryzen processors on AMD AM4 socket, it supports DDR4 RAM, PCI-Express 3.0 graphics cards, or SATA 6Gb/s and M.2 disks (SATA and PCIe). It also has rich network connectivity since it is equipped with a Wi-Fi AC & Bluetooth 4.2 controller in addition to the Gigabit Ethernet controller. 

You’ll find a detailed MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC review below where you’ll learn why we recommend this board to even the pickiest gamers. You can play all of the latest games and use a virtual reality headset.

Advantages of MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC

Mystic Light and Mystic Light Sync – Personalize your PC with up to 16.8 Million colours.

M.2 Shield – The world’s fastest SSDs can start to drop in performance in the heat. M.2 generation offers extra protection while maintaining maximum performance

Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic 3 – High quality isolated audio with HIFI processor

Extended Heatsink – With more cores, power and thermal design are more important to ensure the temperature stays low.

Core Boost – optimized power and trace design to support more cores and get better performance

MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

If something distinguishes the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard, is that it has a Wi-Fi AC card for 2 × 2 connections of up to 1.73 Gbps and Bluetooth 5. This is one of the best boards MSI has for the B450 chipset. Its design is entirely in matt black with heatsinks in the chipset, VRM phases, and Wi-Fi card area and one of the M.2 slots. It is even compatible with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, being one of the few that supports it.

In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, we also have exciting features like two PCI-Express slots with Steel Armor technology with support for Crossfire, and three other PCIe x1 slots for extra connectivity. For storage, we have two M.2 PCIe x4 slots and 6 SATA 6 Gbps ports. All of this will be adequately powered with no less than 10 + 2 power phases and an 8 + 4-pin connector. It is the best performance plate.

Cooling

As it could not be otherwise, the connectivity in terms of ventilation and cooling is the best, with up to 6 connectors for PWM fans, double connector for the pump, and manageable both by software and by UEFI BIOS. 

Audio

MSI has chosen to equip the B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard with Audio Boost technology, allowing you to enjoy an immersive and realistic sound experience. Thanks to a careful choice of components and a design with an isolated audio circuit, you can be sure of receiving a pure and crystal-clear signal. The sound chip has opted for a Realtek ALC1220 chip along with another Audio Boost 4 manufactured by the Sony Direct Stream Digital brand, with a built-in DAC and dedicated headphone amplifier.

An Easily Configurable BIOS

On the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC, the manufacturer has integrated a BIOScontaining all the options and tools necessary for the most demanding gamer’s needs. Its many features help you set up your system and enjoy performance and stability while playing.

When you need to get back to your game, EZ Mode lets you quickly change basic BIOS settings and functions on your B450. Gaming Pro Carbon AC If you want to make more advanced settings to boost your PC’s performance, Advanced Mode can meet your needs.

Boost Your RAM Modules

With standard design memories, signals are often disturbed by electromagnetic waves from other components, making the system slower and unstable. With DDR4 Boost technology, MSI offers an entirely isolated memory circuit that will ensure the signal remains solid for optimal performance and excellent stability for more great games.

Built For VR

Coupled with a powerful processor and a fast graphics card, you can consider professional VR or gaming use with this MSI motherboard. The One-Click-To-VR feature allows you to push the performance of all your components with just one click. The software also ensures that your virtual experience is not impacted by other software in use.

Technical Specifications MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard

Manufacturer and name

MSI, B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC

Motherboard Format

ATX

Socket

AM4 Socket (for Summit Ridge, Raven Ridge, and Pinnacle Ridge)

Power Connections

  • 1x 24-pin ATX
  • 1x 8-pin EPS12V
  • 1x 4-pin + 12V

Phases/coils

 11 pieces (10x CPU, 1x RAM)

CPU Features

Chipset

AMD B450 chipset

Memory banks and type

4x DDR4 (dual-channel), up to an effective 3,466 MHz

Memory expansion

Max. 64 GB (with 16 GB UDIMMs)

SLI / CrossFire

 2-way CrossFireX

Onboard main features

PCI Express

  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16) via CPU
  • 1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4) via AMD B450
  • 3x PCIe 2.0 x1 via AMD B450

SATA (e), SAS and

  • M.2 / U.2 interfaces
  • 4x SATA 6GBit / s via AMD B450
  • 2x SATA 6GBit / s via CPU / APU
  • 1x M.2 M-Key with PCIe 3.0 x4 via CPU
  • 1x M.2 M-Key with PCIe 2.0 x4 via AMD B450 (shared)

 USB

  •  2x USB 3.1 Gen2 (2x on the I / O panel) via AMD X470
  • 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 (2x on the I / O panel, 2x via header) 2x via CPU, 2x via AMD B450
  • 6x USB 2.0 (2x on I / O -Panel, 4x via header) via AMD B450

Graphic Interfaces

1x HDMI 1.4 (HDMI 2.0 with Ryzen 2000)

1x DisplayPort 1.2

WLAN / Bluetooth

WLAN 802.11a / b / g / n / ac via Intel Wireless-AC 9260, dual-band,

up to 1.73 GBit /s, Bluetooth 4.2

LAN

1x Intel I211-AT Gigabit-LAN

Audio codec and connectors

8-channel Realtek ALC1220 codec

5x 3.5 mm audio jacks

1x TOSLink

LED lighting

RGB LEDs

  • 2x RGB headers
  • 1x addressable.RGB header
  • 1x Corsair header

FAN And AIO Headers

  •  1x 4-pin CPU FAN header
  • 1x 4-pin WPump FAN header
  • 4x 4-pin chassis FAN header

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FAQs

Is MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Good?

Ans: Yes, this is indeed a pretty good motherboard; in fact, one of the best in the performance gaming series.

Does The MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Have Bluetooth?

Ans: Yes, it has Bluetooth 4.2 feature.

How Do I Update My BIOS MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC?

Ans: It’s quite easy, and with few steps, you can easily update the BIOS.

Step 1: Supply the power to CPU

Step 2: Store the MSI.ROM file in a USB flash drive and plug it in

Step 3: Now you need to press the Flashback+ button and the LED

Step 4: You’ll see the LED automatically be off once the BIOS flashing process gets ended.

You can watch the video to do it without any difficulty:  

Gigabyte X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi Review & Specifications – 2020

Gigabyte X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi ReviewAssembling a small and powerful PC has its advantages. This time we present you a new Gigabyte motherboard belonging to its AORUS line in mini ITX format integrating high-quality components and a variety of features. We tell you about our experience in this X570 I Aorus Pro WiFi review.

Indeed, it is the X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi motherboard model under the latest AMD X570 chipset, which still makes it even more attractive since it is a state-of-the-art platform, in an ultra-compact format. In this case, Gigabyte does not save on anything.

It implements all its weapons from the AORUS line in a small area. It is necessary to acknowledge its engineers since they have undoubtedly perspired enough to finish their task.

As expected, its accessories present what is required and necessary, although the inclusion of a robust 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band WiFi and Bluetooth magnetic antenna stands out. In addition to the user manual, we have an AORUS logo, a heating pad, an RGB strip adapter, and two SATA cables.

X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi Motherboard Review

What do they say? It measures only 30.5 x 24.4 cm, and the components have been carefully distributed in such a way that there is no interference between them. Note the location of the 16x PCIe video slot, memory slots, and all other ports.

Processor

What type of processors does it support? Since it belongs to the AM4 socket, it supports both the third and second-generation AMD Ryzen models, as well as the first and second-generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega. Let’s consider what type of CPU cooling solution we are going to use. In these cases, it should not be too high to fit in mini ITX cabinets.

Powerful

It has enough power. It has 6 +2 power phases with an extra 8-pin power connector next to the main 24-pin. Its dissipation is quite effective. DDR4 dual-channel memories support a speed of up to 4400 Mhz through overclocking and a maximum capacity of 64 GB, which we think is sufficient.

The grooves are reinforced. On the other hand, in storage, it contains four SATA III ports (compatible with RAID 0.1 and 10) and two M.2, which makes it very attractive, We have not seen another one with this feature. The M2A_socket is located near the AMD X570 chipset.

Fans

We only have two heads for fans. If we want to install more, a hub will be necessary. A multi-layer thermal solution with a 1.5mm thickness and 5W/mK high conductivity pads has been implemented to improve the issue of heat generation in the X570 chipset and the M2A_socket. The small fan works in 3 different modes: silent, balanced and performance, which can be configured through the corresponding software (Gigabyte guarantees 60.00 hours of useful life).

Rear Panel

With a very solid structure, its rear panel is quite complete integrating two SMA antenna connectors (2T2R), one USB Type-C port, another red USB 3.2 Type-A, four USB 3.2 Gen 1, one gigabit LAN port, two HDMI video outputs and a Display Port, and finally 3 audio jacks. The tiny Q-Flash Plus button to update the Bios is highlighted.

On the back, in addition to the prominent metal reinforcement for the AM4 socket, there is a second M.2 connector of the 2260/2280 SATA type and PCIe 4.0 x4 / x2 SSD support on one side. Mighty the kid.

Pros
  • Robust, high-quality component design.

  • Support WiFi / Bluetooth

  • Supports two M.2 connectors

  • PCIe and steel-reinforced memory slots.

  • Full rear panel

Cons
  • Only two fan heads

Technical Specifications of X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi Motherboard

Manufacturer And Product Name

Gigabyte

X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi

Mainboard Format

Mini-ITX

CPU Socket

PGA AM4 (for Raven Ridge, Pinnacle Ridge, and Matisse)

Power Connections

  • 1x 24-pin ATX
  • 1x 8-pin EPS12V

Phases/Coils

9 pieces (8x CPU, 1x RAM)

Chipset, Cooling

AMD X570 chipset, semi-passive with three profiles

Memory Banks And Type

2x DDR4 (dual-channel), max. 4,400 MHz with Ryzen 3000 series, max. 3,600 MHz with Ryzen 2000 series

Memory Expansion

Max. 64 GB (with 32 GB UDIMMs), ECC support

Onboard Features

  • PCI Express
  • 1x PCIe 4.0 / 3.0 x16 (x16) via CPU (PCIe 4.0 only with Ryzen 3000)

SATA (e), SAS and M.2 / U.2 Interfaces

  • 4x SATA 6GBit / s via AMD X570
  • 1x M.2 M-Key with PCIe 4.0 / 3.0 x4 via CPU
  • 1x M.2 M-Key with PCIe 4.0 x4 via AMD X570

USB

CPU: 4x USB 3.2 Gen1 (4x external)

Chipset: 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 (2x external), 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 (2x internal), 2x USB 2.0 (2x internal)

Graphic Interfaces

  • 2x HDMI
  • 1x DisplayPort

WLAN / Bluetooth

WLAN 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax via Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, dual-band, up to 2.4 GBit / s, Bluetooth 5.0

LAN

1x Intel I211-AT Gigabit-LAN

Audio Codec And Connectors

  • 8-channel Realtek ALC1220 codec
  • 3x 3.5 mm audio jacks

LED Lighting

  • RGB LEDs
  • 1x RGB header
  • 1x address. RGB header

Onboard comfort

Clear CMOS button

Manufacturer Guarantee

3 years (only through dealers)

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Conclusion

Do you want to build a very small PC Gamer, without sacrificing performance and many features? No problem, the X570 I AORUS Pro WiFi motherboard makes a very good impression (and it’s not just at first glance). Despite its small dimensions, it gives the user the possibility of building a super competitive PC aimed at both enjoying the latest generation games and working with demanding programs. Even if you do not want to install an external video card, you can find a good processor with Radeon integrated since it offers various video outputs.

Its design is efficient and optimized to include as many connectors as possible. Unfortunately, it would have been better to have more fan connectors. However, it offers two M.2 ports, support for high memory frequencies, a complete and stable Bios, and a robust structure to hold better coolers than the AMD reference. It also has that special touch of RGB that adds if you want to display it in the cabinet’s acrylic window.

If you think about ITX format with the latest Ryzen processors from AMD, this model is a very good option. You can get it on Amazon.

Step By Step Method To install All The Components On Your Motherboard

Motherboard Components Installation GuideMany people find it quite difficult to install all the components on their motherboard. It must be said that this is quite common, especially when we decide to assemble the equipment piece by piece ourselves.

But there is nothing to worry. In reality, it is like putting together a puzzle little by little where you have to pay close attention to detail to get the work doneAnd you? Have you got all the components in and now you don’t know how to put them together? If so, we will tell you all the steps so that you do not get lost. So go grab a pen and paper because this information is very much important:

Open The Computer Case Cabinet

First of all, we have to prepare the case of our PC well to be able to directly install the motherboard without being distracted by anything around us. Now, to do this, the front panel of the box (also called the cabinet) must be removed.

In most cases, it is removed by pressing lightly to the side or simply removing a pair of screws. So having a screwdriver in hand isn’t a bad idea, either. Likewise, we recommend you to do all this process in a semi-elevated position (such as the bed or the desk) so as not to have to suffer subsequent back pain.

Remove The Back Panel Protector

All motherboards have a small panel protector on the back, which is where the video and USB connections are made later. It is very important to remove it from the beginning, as if we do it while installing the board, then it will be challenging to connect the other components. 

We can damage them with a simple touch. When removing this panel, you just have to apply slight pressure inwards, until the metal part gives a little of itself and we can, in this way, remove it completely. 

Install The Main Components

It’s time to get serious now. Before fixing the motherboard in the box, we will first install the rest of the components such as the CPU, RAM or heatsink. First, we take our processor and install it with great care inside the socket itself. It is crucial not to apply any force or pressure. Otherwise, the metal endings that come with it can be damaged.

For memory slots, they must be installed in the slots that exist for it and always in even modules. For its part, the PC fan should go on top of the socketOn all occasions, you will have to put a little thermal paste (with a single drop is more than enough) so that the fan is correctly fixed. Needless to say, each of these components must be fully compatible with our motherboard model. 

Locate And Attach The Motherboard Standoffs

Inside the box of the motherboard, you will find a series of screws-separators that must be directly fixed to this component to prevent the electrical current from changing the course of the operations of the other devices.

Once we are done with it, next, we must pay close attention to the different holes that exist. To do this, we can align the motherboard to check which separators we can use directly. When we have done it, it only remains to screw them properly to our motherboard and PC case.

Start With The Connections

The power supply is usually one of the most cumbersome components to connect to the motherboard. First of all, it must be fixed correctly to the side of the box using all the corresponding screws. We must also ensure that we do it well to have better cooling.

Next, we have to connect all the wiring directly to the pins on the motherboard. We have to make sure that both the 20/24 pin connector and the 4/8 pin connector are correctly inserted. If in doubt, we can always go back to the manufacturer’s instructions.

After this, we must connect the cables of the front panel, which is the one that in short, allows us to turn on our PC through a switch. This part can be a bit complicated if it is the first time that we install a motherboard, as many small cables must be connected directly to the motherboard. You can also watch tutorials on YouTube if you are looking for a more graphical explanation.

USB Connectors And The CPU Fan

Next, we must connect the cables corresponding to the USB 2.0 and 3.0 connections. This is extremely simple as on most of the motherboards, it is correctly marked with a sticker.

And for the fanyou just have to connect it to its corresponding pin. In some models, we have different options to connect it in such a way that the cable does not interfere with the others. One way or anothermost of them are located next to the CPU socket.

Connect The Storage Units

Now that we have the main components installed on our motherboard, we will continue to install the storage units, such as HDDs and SSDs if we have opted for conventional models. It depends a bit on the type of box we have as well, but in most cases, they come with different removable trays where we can keep our hard drive.

Once this step is completed, all that remains is to connect the SATA cables, which are responsible for transmitting the data directly to the motherboard.

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The Graphics Card

Now we come to one of the most important components, and we are referring to the graphics card. When you have chosen the one that best suits your needs, and you finally have it in your hands, there are several aspects to consider. First of all, you just have to connect it to the corresponding PCI slot that is available on the motherboard. However, we must pay close attention to the graphics model that we have, as the size of it can create a problem in the installation of the other components.

For you to understand, connecting a GTX 1030 to an RTX 2080 is not the same. And for this reason, we want to tell you that you should choose one that perfectly fits the size of the computer case and your motherboard. 

Finally, we are left with connecting the cable to the power supply only if we have a reasonably powerful model that requires extra electrical power.

Cables Must Be Properly Organized

Have you already properly connected all the components to the motherboard? If so, surely you have noticed that you have a mess of cables more than considerable that “swarm” around your entire motherboard.

For this, you can put them on the side, or you also have the option of using plastic fastening bandsIn one way or another, you have to make sure that all of them are intact, properly fastened and in place.

Turn On The Computer And Install The Operating System

Now that we have all the cables and components installed on our motherboard, and let’s proceed to close the box so that it does not collect too much dust. After this, we just have to press the ” power ” button.

Do you see that it turns on and the BIOS info appears directly on your screen? Job done! Otherwise, do not worry since it is quite common that the PC does not turn on right away. To solve it, you can do the following before asking for an expert’s help:

  • Make sure the power cables are properly plugged in. Many times, in a rush we do not connect them well to the plug or the back of the box.
  • Take a good look at all the connections. Repeat the process for all cable connections and connections to the board. Some may have been kept loose. Always pay close attention to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • The motherboard must have all its standoffs attached. Otherwise, a simple electric current can make it work incorrectly. So be very careful about this.
  • Try only with a VGA cableDoes your PC turn on but the image is not transmitted to the screen? This may be because the graphics drivers are not yet installed. Try removing it and then use a simple VGA cable.

After doing all this and getting your PC to work properly, all that remains is to install an operating system, such as Windows 10 or Linux (which is completely free). 

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Search And Install All Drivers

After all this, it only remains to properly install all the drivers, especially the motherboard and graphics card. Without them, it will be impossible to enjoy the sound or the image that appears on the screen.

In most cases, these two components come with their corresponding installation CD. If not, we can also download them directly from the internet, going to the official manufacturer’s website. And that’s it! If everything went well, you could already say that you have done it yourself. Give a pat on your back. 

 

ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Review & Specifications – 2020

ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming ReviewReady to accommodate AMD Ryzen processors, the ASUS STRIX B450-F GAMING motherboard is ideal for designing a high-performance latest-generation PC capable of doing everything: Multimedia, office automation, and even video games.

Thanks to the AMD Ryzen processors on AMD AM4 socket, support for DDR4 RAM, PCI-Express 3.0 graphics cards, SATA 6Gb/s, and M.2 (SATA and PCI-E) drives, the ASUS B450-F GAMING motherboard is at the forefront of technology.

The Advantages Of The ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Motherboard

The STRIX B450-F GAMING motherboard is equipped with 6 SATA revision 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 (type A) ports, and 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports. It also has 2 video outputs (DisplayPort, HDMI) used by AMD Ryzen processors equipped with an AMD R series graphics chip (supporting DirectX 12). But if you prefer to opt for the power of dedicated graphics cards, the STRIX B450-F GAMING also has 3 PCI-Express 16x ports and supports Crossfire technology. 

ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming Motherboard Review

VR Ready

The ROG Strix B450-F Gaming motherboard from ASUS has the ASUS ROG Beyond VR Ready. This ensures that the motherboard has been tested with many quality components in order to provide the best possible performance in terms of productivity, games, and entertainment. ASUS Beyond VR Ready paves the way for a new way to configure and assemble the PC of your dreams with complete confidence in component compatibility and for a successful VR experience.

 Performance And Style

Customize your LEDs’ effects to light up your system with a thousand colours, change the colour according to the temperature of the processor, or display a pulse that beats in rhythm with your favourite tracks. Thanks to customizable light accents with Aura, Strix motherboards can display millions of colours and twelve different effects to play while showing your style (static, pulsating, stroboscopic, rainbow, colour cycles.

Audio Quality – A Step Ahead

Sonic Radar III has been revised to improve the audio engine to process sounds more precisely than ever before, ensuring you are always aware of your surroundings. And for more efficiency, an arrow indicates on your screen about the position of your enemy as soon as it is heard approaching. Detect the source of key sounds in the game and make the opponent your prey. In addition, the new audio boost feature offers filters to hear the slightest sound, and the hunted becomes a hunter.

You Can Customize Your PC

Whether it’s overclocking, cooling, setting network priorities, or customizing audio characteristics, ROG Strix B450-F Gaming is equipped with the options for firmware and software utilities to help you create a system that performs. Tailor-made it is, whatever the type of gaming environment.

AI Suite 3

With exclusive AI Suite 3, you can boost performance and enjoy spectacular gaming moments. It has a dashboard-style control panel which helps you optimize each & every aspect of your ROG-Strix B450-F gaming board. You can easily get the perfect balance between the performance, excellent cooling, great stability, and efficiency through an intuitive interface.

Technical Specifications of ROG Strix B450-F Gaming

Socket: AM4

Chipset: B450

Format: ATX

Memory

  • Number of bars: 4
  • Maximum capacity per strip: 16GB
  • Type: DDR4
  • Clock Speed: 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 3000, 3200MHz

PCI-E

  • 16x Gen3: 3
  • 1x Gen3: 3
  • Multi-card support: CrossFire

Storage

  • M.2 PCIe: 1 x 2280
  • M.2 PCIe & SATA: 1 x 22110
  • SATA: 6
  • Additional Functions: Raid 0, 1, 10

Audio: Realtek S1220A

Network: Intel I211-AT

Graphical Connection: 1x HDMI, 1x Display Port

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FAQs

Is The ASUS ROG Strix Good?

Ans: The Strix model always comes with a high performance along with the stunning design.

Does ASUS ROG Strix B450 Have WIFI?

Ans: No, it does not have a wireless WIFI feature.

Can You Overclock On B450 F?

Ans: Yes, you can (with the updated BIOS), but you have to get familiar first with the overclocking procedure that ASUS suggests in their BIOS setup.

Does B450 F Have Bluetooth?

Ans: No, it does not come with Bluetooth feature.

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX Review & Specifications – 2020

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX ReviewThe MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX motherboard is ideal to satisfy your thirst for victory. Designed for Gamers, it allows us to design a high-performance Gaming PC. Compatible with AMD Ryzen processors on AMD AM4 socket (Pinnacle Ridge, Raven Ridge & Summit Ridge) supports DDR4 RAM, PCI-Express 3.0 graphics cards or SATA 6Gb / s and M.2 disks (SATA and PCIe).

Thanks to the MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max, you no longer need to worry about compatibility issues or BIOS updates. They are directly compatible with all generations of Ryzen processors, including the Ryzen 3000 series. Another notable feature is the increase in DDR4 frequency up to 4133 MHz via A-XMP. Read the detailed MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max motherboard review below.

   Benefits Of The MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max Motherboard

  • Socket: AMD AM4 
  • AMD Processor (Ryzen): Pinnacle Ridge, Raven Ridge & Summit Ridge
  • 4 DDR4 4133 MHz (OC) Dual-Channel memory slots (total capacity: 64 GB)
  • Ports: 6 SATA 6Gbit/s ports + 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 4x NVMe / SATA 6Gbit/s (2242/2260/2280/22110)
  • 1 PCI-Express 3.0 16x port + 1 PCI-Express 2.0 16x (4x) port compatible with AMD CrossFireX multi-GPUs
  • Audio Boost for realistic and immersive audio quality
  • 2 RGB LED connectors
  • Compatible with Mystic Light technology
  • ATX format

 MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max Motherboard Review

This board combines power, stability, versatility, and silence for a gaming-oriented configuration. Benefit from all the latest technological innovations and the flawless and renowned quality of MSI.

Boost Performance With Turbo M.2

Boost your SSD performance with Turbo M.2. Get a faster system startup with an M.2 Turbo storage solution based on PCIe Gen3 generation. The latter can deliver transfer rates of up to 32 Gb/s, which is up to 5 times faster than a traditional SATA 3.0 connection. The B450 GAMING PLUS MAX motherboard has 2 M.2 ports compatible with ultra-fast NVMe SSDs interfaced with PCI-Express. 

Audio Boost (Nahimic 3)

Take advantage of the prestigious audio solution for gamers associated with exclusive Nahimic 3 technology. You will finally be able to rely on the proprietary Nahimic 3 technology to obtain the most incredible surround sound. The Nahimic software also gives you the possibility of improving the sound reproduction of games and your microphone to facilitate communication with your allies (or to troll your enemies).

Cooling System

Advanced features and high heat dissipation capabilities are at the heart of the design of this motherboard. During your game, it is essential to have an excellent cooling system. To meet this need, MSI has equipped its motherboards with connectors for fans and designed an interface giving full control over their operation.

Impossible to suffer from overheating. Gain the edge over your opponents with several exclusive MSI Gaming features. Intelligent hardware and software tools are available to improve your game and complete all your missions. 

Customize Your PC With Mystic Light

Instantly customize the look of your PC with Mystic Light. You can choose from a color palette and multiple light effects and change the colors in just 1 second. With a palette of 16.8 million color tones and 10 available light effects, you can transform your motherboard as per your wish.

The Mystic Light feature has the Mystic Light Extension option to control the backlighting of LED strips and connected devices without the need for additional remote control. Just connect a 12V RGB LED strip to the Extension (Mystic Light) 4-pin RGB header, you can easily customize your machine’s look.

Game Boost, Overclock In A second

Need more performance for the processor or memory? Game Boost lets you overclock in just one second whenever you want. All you need to do is press the dedicated button or use the Gaming App to boost your PC.

Lightning-Fast USB Data Transfers

Transfer your files faster. MSI offers a wide variety of possibilities for connecting your peripherals and taking advantage of ultra-fast data transfer rates of up to 10 Gb/s.

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