Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master AMD B550 Socket AM4 ATX

Manufacturer: Gigabyte | Model: B550 AORUS MASTER | Product ID: 3346
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Product Technical Specification

Processor
Processor manufacturerAMD
Processor socketSocket AM4
Compatible processor seriesAMD Ryzen 3 3rd Gen,AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Gen,AMD Ryzen 7 3rd Gen,AMD Ryzen 9 3rd Gen
Maximum number of SMP processors1
Memory
Supported memory typesDDR4-SDRAM
Number of memory slots4
Memory slots typeDIMM
Memory channelsDual-channel
ECCYes
Non-ECCYes
Supported memory clock speeds2133,2400,2667,2933,3200
Maximum internal memory128
Unbuffered memoryYes
Storage controllers
Supported storage drive typesHDD & SSD
Supported storage drive interfacesSATA III
RAID levels0,1,10
Graphics
Maximum graphics adapter memory16000
Maximum resolution4096 x 2160
HDCPYes
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors1
Number of SATA III connectors6
Front panel audio connectorYes
Front panel connectorYes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)Yes
CPU fan connectorYes
Number of chassis fan connectors4
TPM connectorYes
12V power connectorYes
RGB LED pin headerYes
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity6
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity5
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
HDMI ports quantity1
HDMI version2.1
S/PDIF out portYes
Digital audio optical out1
WiFi-AP antenna jack2
Network
Ethernet LANYes
Ethernet interface type2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards802.11a,802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n),Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth version5.0
Features
Motherboard chipsetAMD B550
Audio chipRealtek ALC1220-VB
Audio output channels7.1
PC health monitoringFAN,Temperature,Voltage
Component forPC
Motherboard form factorATX
Motherboard chipset familyAMD
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10 x64
Expansion slots
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 4.x) slots1
Number of M.2 (M) slots3
BIOS
BIOS typeUEFI AMI
BIOS memory size256
ACPI version5.0
Clear CMOS jumperYes
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) version2.7
System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) version2.7
Weight & dimensions
Width305
Depth244
Packaging content
Cables includedSATA
Drivers includedYes
Bundled softwareNorton Internet Security (OEM) XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Realtek 8125 Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility

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In the dark, starless night, the falcon strikes fear into the heart of its prey. Even with minimal visibility, the falcon pinpoints its prey and patiently anticipates the perfect moment to swoop in for the kill. The falcon with its laser sharp gaze dominates the darkness of night in the same manner that AORUS Core Lighting illuminates the vast AORUS ecosystem.

ULTIMATE POWER DESIGN
To fully support the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, B550 motherboards equip with the ultimate power solution which is true direct, digital and multiple phases. After countless experiments and testing, GIGABYTE presents the unbeatable B550 motherboards for enthusiast. No Compromise and never stop to achieve higher.

B550 AORUS MASTER motherboard uses an pure digital CPU power design which includes a digital PWM Controller and a total 16 phases for Vcore and SOC, is capable of providing 70A from each phase and a total of 1,120A power design.
With additional 8+4 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision and stability in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum overclocking performance from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors.

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE
GIGABYTE realize that customer won't stop chasing a better computing performance. We take care of it and implement on products. Protective and optimized memory trace enhance the performance. Faster read and write are needed to save time and improve efficiency. We offer plenty of M.2 storage with thermal guards to ensure unthrottled read and write. In advance, adopting PCIe 4.0 ready components get the B550 motherboards easier to upgrade.

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5400MHz and Beyond
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5400MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.

Triple NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
Extreme Performance with PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs
B550 AORUS motherboards offer the industry's best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. AORUS' unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 12490 MB/s (Sequential Read), making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.

ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
Unthrottled performance is guaranteed by the advanced thermal solution which including Fins-Array Heatsink, Direct Touch Heatpipe, Thermal Guards, and Thermal Baseplate. B550 motherboards are cool on MOSFETs and M.2 SSDs even on full loading. It provides lower temperatures for enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers.

AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.

Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

Noise Detection
With the Smart Fan 5 software, users can choose different modes, from Quiet to Full Speed and to match their system usage preferences. For each fan or pump, users can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
New function of Noise Detection is added under Smart Fan 5 software, users can monitor noise level of all devices in system case which including CPU cooler, system fans, graphics card, etc. in real time, then users can determine and adjust how fast of each fan speed may need. The bundled Noise Detection Cable although doesn’t include sound recording function, but it simply can detect sound pressure under privacy protection.

NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY
A high-end product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. B550 motherboards provide all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.

2.5GbE LAN Onboard
2X Faster than ever
Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least two times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking. It’s perfectly suit for gamers and streamer with ultimate and smooth online experience. It also backward compatible with Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 ethernet.

New Introduce Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module
Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Benefit of WiFi 6:
- 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1
- 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
- Network efficiency increase for better user experience

- All new antenna supported dual band 802.11ax/ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz.
- better signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
- AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting
- Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location

Connecting the Future - USB Type-C
AMD's native USB 3.2 Gen2 provides USB 3.2 Gen2 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps. With twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen1, the much improved USB 3.2 Gen2 protocol is available over the new reversible USB Type-C and the traditional USB Type-A connector for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

HDMI 2.1 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.3 Support
HDMI 2.1, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0/ 1.4 and offering 48 Gb/s of bandwidth – twice times more than previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, to offer the best visual experience for viewers.

HI-FI AUDIO SYSTEM
For enthusiasts, sound quality is just as essential to the gaming experience. B550 motherboards are equipped with high quality audio components such as Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors to provide a superb audio experience. The exclusive AORUS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.

Hi-Res Audio
Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.

ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes
All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec
ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).

DTS :X Ultra
Recreates an authentic, spatially accurate 3D audio experience for gaming over any headphones or speakers. Supports channel-based, scene based and object-based audio. Provides out-of-the-box calibration for a range of headphones and speakers. Provides post-processing enhancements and device level tuning for DTS® codecs.
DTS Sound Unbound leverage Microsoft Spatial, enabling the the most believable, 3D audio experience for games. Immersion through DTS Headphone:X means in the sonic landscape, stationary and moving sounds can be heard from above, below or around the listener. Sounds pass around the listener with amazing externalization and accurate localization.

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS
B550 motherboards feature RGB FUSION 2.0 and offer the option to control onboard, external light strips, and/or AORUS devices with RGB/ Addressable RGB LEDs to make your PC unique and stylish.

Multi-Zone Light Show Design
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.

ULTRA DURABLE
GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high standard of manufactured process. Needless to say, we use the best, high quality components on B550 motherboards and reinforce each part of components to be solid and durable.

Ultra Durable Memory Armor
AORUS' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

Solid Pin Power Connectors
B550 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.

Solid Pin Power connector advantages
- Larger contact area for electricity
- More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
- Ultra durable and longer lifespan

Q-Flash Plus
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.

With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!

GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER
Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. B550 motherboards bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.

BIOS

New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
My Favorites
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
Storage Information
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
Changelog
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.
Intuitive Load Line Curve
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere
Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!

Processor
Processor manufacturerAMD
Processor socketSocket AM4
Compatible processor seriesAMD Ryzen 3 3rd Gen,AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Gen,AMD Ryzen 7 3rd Gen,AMD Ryzen 9 3rd Gen
Maximum number of SMP processors1
Memory
Supported memory typesDDR4-SDRAM
Number of memory slots4
Memory slots typeDIMM
Memory channelsDual-channel
ECCYes
Non-ECCYes
Supported memory clock speeds2133,2400,2667,2933,3200
Maximum internal memory128
Unbuffered memoryYes
Storage controllers
Supported storage drive typesHDD & SSD
Supported storage drive interfacesSATA III
RAID levels0,1,10
Graphics
Maximum graphics adapter memory16000
Maximum resolution4096 x 2160
HDCPYes
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors1
Number of SATA III connectors6
Front panel audio connectorYes
Front panel connectorYes
ATX Power connector (24-pin)Yes
CPU fan connectorYes
Number of chassis fan connectors4
TPM connectorYes
12V power connectorYes
RGB LED pin headerYes
Rear panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity6
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity5
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
HDMI ports quantity1
HDMI version2.1
S/PDIF out portYes
Digital audio optical out1
WiFi-AP antenna jack2
Network
Ethernet LANYes
Ethernet interface type2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards802.11a,802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n),Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth version5.0
Features
Motherboard chipsetAMD B550
Audio chipRealtek ALC1220-VB
Audio output channels7.1
PC health monitoringFAN,Temperature,Voltage
Component forPC
Motherboard form factorATX
Motherboard chipset familyAMD
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10 x64
Expansion slots
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 4.x) slots1
Number of M.2 (M) slots3
BIOS
BIOS typeUEFI AMI
BIOS memory size256
ACPI version5.0
Clear CMOS jumperYes
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) version2.7
System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) version2.7
Weight & dimensions
Width305
Depth244
Packaging content
Cables includedSATA
Drivers includedYes
Bundled softwareNorton Internet Security (OEM) XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster Realtek 8125 Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility

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