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Brand - Gigabyte, Model - Gigabyte B450M S2H V2, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B450, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 5000 series/ 3rd Gen Ryzen/ 2nd Gen Ryzen/ 1st Gen Ryzen/ 2nd Gen Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ 1st Gen Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics/ Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 3600(O.C.)/ 3466(O.C.)/ 2933/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133 MHz, Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 2, Memory Max. - 64GB, Graphics - Integrated Graphics, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16, 2 x PCI Express x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2), LAN Chipset - Realtek GbE LAN chip, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 100/1000 Mbit, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC887 codec, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, USB Port - 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 6 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - 1, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 4, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit flash, BIOS Model - AMI UEFI BIOS, BIOS Version - PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 10, TPM Port - 1, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - RGB Fusion, RGB Connector - 1 x RGB LED strip header, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - AMD B450 Ultra Durable Motherboard with Digital VRM Solution, GIGABYTE Gaming LAN and Bandwidth Management, PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2, RGB LED Strip Header, Anti-Sulfur Resistor Design, CEC 2019 Ready, GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management, RGB Fusion supports RGB LED Strips in 7-Colors, High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard Design, Others - 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, 1 x CPU fan header, 1 x system fan header, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x S/PDIF Out header, 1 x CPU cooler LED strip/RGB LED strip header, 1 x speaker header, 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x chassis intrusion header, 1 x PS/2 keyboard port, 1 x PS/2 mouse port, 1 x RJ-45 port, 3 x audio jacks, 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.