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Brand - Asus, Model - Asus ROG STRIX B550-E, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B550, Supported CPU - Ryzen 5000, 4000 G-Series, 3000 Series Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 5100(O.C)/ 4800(O.C.)/ 4600(O.C)/ 4400(O.C)/ 4266(O.C.)/ 4133(O.C.)/ 4000(O.C.)/ 3866(O.C.)/ 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 3200/ 3000/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz, Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Graphics - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology & AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode), 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1, 2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 (1 x M.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode), (1 x M.2, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 (SATA & PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)), LAN Chipset - Intel I225-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5Gb Ethernet, Audio Chipset - High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A, Audio Channel - 7.1 Channel, Wi-Fi - Yes, Wi-Fi Technology - Wi-Fi 6 AX200 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (2x2), Bluetooth - Bluetooth 5.0, USB Port - 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 2.0 Type-C, 8 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - 1, SATA Port - 6, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 Mb Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 10, Thunderbolt - 1 x Thunderbolt header, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - Aura Sync, RGB Connector - 2 x Aura RGB Strip Header, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCIe 4.0. With robust power delivery and effective cooling, ROG Strix B550 Gaming is well-equipped to handle 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs. Boasting futuristic aesthetics and intuitive ROG software, ROG Strix B550-E Gaming gives you a head start on your dream build., Others - 5 x Audio jack, 1 x BIOS FlashBack Button, 1 x Q-Code 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) 3 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 1 x AIO_PUMP connector 1 x AAFP connector, 2 x Addressable Gen 2 header, 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector, 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector, 1 x System panel, 1 x Thermal sensor connector, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, Warranty - 3 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
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.