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Quick OverviewGigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE
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Take advantage of connectivity and processing power with the B550 AORUS Elite AX AM4 ATX Motherboard from Gigabyte. Utilizing the AMD B550 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with CPUs incorporating the AM4 socket. Install up to 128GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM across four slots, with speeds up to 4733 MHz supported when overclocking. Connect storage drives using four SATA III and two M.2 interfaces. A PCIe 4.0 x16 and two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, as well as a PCIe 3.0 x1 slot provide ample space for adapter cards, while an E-Key slot holds a preinstalled wireless adapter card supporting Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
A rear I/O panel features two USB 3.2 Gen 2, four Gen 1, and two 2.0 Type-A ports. Connect displays using the DisplayPort or HDMI port. Five 3.5mm audio jacks and a S/PDIF port enable audio connections. An RJ45 port supports 2.5-Gigabit Ethernet, while two Wi-Fi antenna connectors and a BIOS flashback button are also present. Internal headers provide support for three system fan connectors, four RGB connectors, six USB ports on the front panel, and a TPM chip. Audio is handled by the Realtek ALC1200 codec, supporting 7.1-channel Surround Sound. The AORUS B550 AORUS Elite AX AM4 ATX Motherboard is compatible with Windows 10 64-bit operating systems.
This motherboard uses the B550 chipset and is compatible with AMD processors using the AM4 socket including AMD Ryzen 5000 series and 3rd Gen Ryzen processors.
B550 AORUS ELITE AX motherboard uses a True 12+2 phases digital power design which includes PWM controller, doublers, and DrMOS. These 100% digital controller offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors.
This motherboard's 2X Copper PCB design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This ensures the motherboard can handle the increased power load when overclocking.
With the optimized daisy-chain routing, the B550 motherboard provides a proven speed of DDR4-4000 MHz and beyond with high-density memory modules. Furthermore, optimized daisy-chained routing eliminates the stub effect and pushes the one DIMM per channel in dual-channel interleaving mode to hit higher memory frequencies, providing professional gamers a denser and faster system memory experience.
Four dual-channel RAM slots support modules up to 32GB, allowing you to install up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM for increased bandwidth and breezy rendering and video editing.
B550 AORUS motherboards offer NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. The M.2 drives can be configured in RAID 0 for sequential read speeds up to 6560 MB/s.
Enlarged surface heatsinks increase the surface area to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.
High thermal-conductivity pads decrease overall cooling times, ensuring system stability.
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 by dissipating heat before it becomes an issue.
With Smart Fan 5, users can ensure that their gaming PC maintains 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. Smart Fan 5 also introduces more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode, providing improved compatibility with liquid-cooling systems.
Take advantage of faster internet connectivity compared to standard Gigabit Ethernet. Game or stream in comfort, thanks to the increased bandwidth.
Supporting Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax, the preinstalled wireless adapter card enables connection speeds up to 2.4 Gb/s for smooth streaming and gaming. Bluetooth 5 quadruples the range of Bluetooth 4.2 while providing faster transmission.
The AOURUS Antenna supports dual band Wi-Fi 5 and 6 at 2.4 and 5 GHz. Providing optimized signal strength compared to a traditional antenna design, this antenna features multi-angle tilting and a magnetic base.
Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices and is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 2.
HDMI 2.1 is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0 and 1.4 and offers 48 Gb/s of bandwidth, doubling the speed of the previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio and Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support.
AORUS motherboards feature an audio noise guard that separates the board's sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level. LED trace path lighting Illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.
Full RGB support and the RGB Fusion 2.0 application provide users with comprehensive control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
With an integrated and intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 allows you to customize the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards and graphics cards to peripheral accessories like headphones or a mouse, 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.
Use the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app to control the lighting within your gaming PC. Adjust colors and speeds for different modes, without the need to be in front of a keyboard or your computer.
This one-piece stainless-steel shield reinforces the PCIe connectors, providing extra support for heavy graphics cards.
B550 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24-pin and 12V 8-pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don't need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card or enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file renamed to gigabyte.bin on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button.
EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan profiles. Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access; use the Storage Information feature to assess connected SATA, PCIe, and M.2 devices. The Changelog lists all actions before saving and exiting the BIOS, allowing for quick review of modified settings. Finally, calibrate the load line with an intuitive curve graph.
The APP Center is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE motherboard utilities and drivers. Choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and stay updated with the latest drivers or version.
EasyTune is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.
The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image, and backup your BIOS to an image.
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high, or record your system's behavior.
Brand - Gigabyte, Model - Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE, CPU Sockets - AM4, Chipset - AMD B550, Supported CPU - AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - AMD Ryzen 5000 (4266(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200 / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133MHz), 3rd Gen (4400(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3200/ 2933/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133MHz), Memory Channel - Dual channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - No, Graphic - Onboard Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX16), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX2), 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX1_2), 1 x PCI Express x1 slot (PCIEX1_1), Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110 SSDs or SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSDs), 1 x M.2 (2242/2260/2280/22110 SSDs or SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs), LAN Chipset - Realtek 2.5GbE, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel, Wi-Fi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB 2.0/1.1, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 4 x SATA, BIOS Type - 1 x 256 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, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0, 1, 10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Sync - RGB Fusion 2.0, RGB Connector - 2 x RGB LED strip headers, Form Factor - ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Support for APP Center Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications, BIOS, EasyTune, Fast Boot, Game Boost, ON/OFF Charge, Smart Backup, System Information Viewer, Support for Q-Flash Plus, Support for Q-Flash, Support for Xpress Install, Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors, Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs, True 12+2 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 50A DrMOS, Advanced Thermal Design with Enlarged Surface Heatsinks, Ultra Durable PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot, Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard, AMP-UP Audio with ALC1200 and WIMA Capacitors, Blazing Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management, Rear DisplayPort & HDMI Support, RGB FUSION 2.0 Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips, Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP, Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card, Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation, Others - 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, 1 x CPU fan header, 1 x water cooling CPU fan header, 3 x system fan headers, 1 x CPU cooler LED strip/RGB LED strip header, 2 x addressable LED strip headers, 1 x front panel header, 1 x front panel audio header, 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only), 1 x Clear CMOS jumper, 1 x Q-Flash Plus button, 1 x RJ-45 port, 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector, 5 x audio jacks, 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.