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Product Id: 02.02.033.264
Quick OverviewModel - MSI MEG B550 UNIFY
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Brand - MSI, Model - MSI MEG B550 UNIFY, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B550, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors (not compatible with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G & Ryzen 3 3200G), Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200MHz by JEDEC, AMD Ryzen 4000 G-Series (2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 3600/ 3733/ 3866/ 4000/ 4133/ 4266/ 4400/ 4533/ 4600/ 4733/ 4866/ 5000/ 5100+ (Max. 5600) MHz by A-XMP OC MODE), 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen (2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 3600/ 3733/ 3866/ 4000/ 4133/ 4266/ 4400/ 4533/ 4600/ 4733/ 4866/ 5000/ 5100+ MHz by A-XMP OC MODE), 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_E4), supports x4 speed, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots (PCI_E2 & PCI_E3), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 4 x M.2 (1 x M.2 (Supports PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x4, Supports SATA 6Gb/s, Supports 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (supports PCIe 3.0 x2, supports PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x4, Supports 2280 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (supports PCIe 3.0 x2, supports PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x4, Supports SATA 6Gb/s, Supports 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M.2 (Supports PCIe 3.0 x4, Supports 2280 storage devices)), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8125B, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5 Gbps, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1220P, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, Wi-Fi - Yes, Wi-Fi Technology - Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200, The Wireless module is pre-installed in the M2_WIFI1 (Key-E) slot, Supports MU-MIMO TX/RX, 2.4GHz/ 5GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps, Supports 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax, Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.1, USB Port - 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB 2.0, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, CrossFire Support - Yes, RaidSupport - 0,1,10, TPM Port - 1, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Connector - 1 x 4-pin RGB LED connectors, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Quadruple M.2 Connectors, Maximum onboard 4x M.2 slots, support the latest Gen 4 solution with up to 64GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed, Extreme Power Design, Direct 14+2 phases with 90A Power Stage and dual CPU power connectors to unleash true power, 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, Lightning Fast Game experience, PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2 with M.2 double-side Shield Frozr, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 GEN 2, 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, Others - 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector, 6x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1x Front panel audio connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors, 1x 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector, 1x TPM module connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 1x Power button, 1x Reset button, 2.5G LAN, Clear CMOS Button, Wi-Fi /Bluetooth, HD Audio Connectors, Flash BIOS Button, HDMI 2.1, Optical S/PDIF-Out, LED FEATURES: 1x EZ LED Control switch, 1x 2-Digit Debug Code LED, 4x EZ Debug LED, I/O CONTROLLER: NUVOTON NCT6687D-R Controller Chip, 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.