MSI Announces AMD B550 Motherboard lineup

Press Release

ADVANCING ASCENSION: MSI B550 MOTHERBOARDS

MSI, the world-leading motherboard brand, continues to dedicate itself to the AMD AM4 platform with the launch of the new B550 motherboards. Since AMD launched Ryzen Desktop Processors with AM4 platform, MSI has occupied the market with its AM4 motherboards. For the B450 platform, MSI undoubtedly is the market leader with its iconic TOMAHAWK and MORTAR motherboards. This year, together with the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors and readiness of PCIe Gen 4 technology, MSI offers a complete B550 motherboard lineup from MPG, MAG to PRO series with advanced technology and MSI exclusive features to satisfy all types of gamers and users’ needs.

We are seeing increasing user demands for flexible systems that perform well in a multitude of tasks from gaming to content creation more than ever before,” said Chris Kilburn, corporate vice president and general manager, client component business unit, AMD. “AMD is excited to bring the power of 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors and cutting edge PCIe® 4.0 support to the mainstream users with our latest AMD B550 chipset. With an extensive platform lineup from our partners at MSI, AMD is confident these new B550 platforms will provide flexibility and power never seen before on a mainstream platform.

MSI B550 HIGHLIGHTS

Lightning Gen 4 Solution
Doubling the speed offered by the previous PCI-e 3.0 standard, PCI-e Gen4 provides faster data transfer for graphics cards, storage devices, networking devices, and so much more. All MSI B550 motherboards support Lightning Gen 4 solution including PCIe and an M.2 slot for the latest technology.

Enhanced Thermal Solution
All B550 motherboards have enhanced thermal design to improve heat dissipation for 3rd Gen Ryzen processors. Additional choke thermal pad rated for 7W/MK to the MOS heatsinks and PCB with 2oz thickened copper both ensure the best heat transfer effects and lower temperature. 

Addressable RGB LED Ready

All B550 motherboards support addressable RGB LED (JRAINBOW pin header) that allows gamers and users to easily decorate their systems with million colours and various LED effects.

USB Front Type-C

Featuring the USB Front Type-C connector, all B550 motherboards allow users to connect with the latest USB devices conveniently; on top of that, USB Front Type-C can also be perfectly compatible with MSI PC cases and other case brands for the best experience. 

Flash BIOS Button with Optmized ClearCMOS Function

Flash BIOS Button provides the simplest way to flash the BIOS with only a power supply connected in a few steps without CPU, memory, and graphics card installed. Moreover, MSI optimized ClearCMOS function helps restore the BIOS to default settings quickly without any additional hassle.

MPG SERIES

To bring out the best gaming performance and immersive experience with colourful RGB lightning effects, MPG series motherboards allow gamers to show their personal styles with advanced hardware design and exclusive features and technology to transform their motherboards to the center of attention.

MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI

MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI is inspired by supercars’ concept with a slick look and feel. An aggressive 12+2+1 VRM power with doubler design ensures perfect power delivery for high performance. An enhanced thermal solution including Aluminium Cover with additional choke thermal pad rated for 7W/MK, 6 layers PCB with 2oz thickened copper, and two M.2 Shield Frozr are all designed for better heat dissipation. 2.5G LAN and Wi-Fi 6 AX solution provide faster wired and wireless network connection and other advanced technology such as Pre-installed I/O Shielding, Front Type-C, and Flash BIOS Button improve efficiency for a better gaming experience.

MPG B550I GAMING EDGE WIFI

A Sharply designed mini-ITX board is equipped with an 8+2+1 premium power design. MPG B550I GAMING EDGE WIFI features an M.2 Shield Frozr with Frozr Heatsink Design including a double ball bearings fan and Zero Frozr Technology to improve thermal issues for M.2 devices. The latest HDMI 2.1 standard supports 4K display with up to 4096×[email protected] for the most immersive graphic experience. This mini-ITX motherboard also provides Front Type-C connector which is compatible with the latest PC cases.

MAG SERIES

Being a symbol of toughness and sturdiness, MAG series motherboards ensure rigorous high quality with the best durability and stability. MSI offers MAG B550 TOMAHAWK, MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI/MAG B550M MORTAR and MAG B550M BAZOOKA to satisfy entry-level gamers.

MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

The military totem style shows a rigid and stable design. MAG B550 TOMAHAWK offers essential specifications and features for the mainstream gaming PC market. Dual LAN including 2.5G LAN and Gigabit LAN provides both faster intranet and internet experience. Extended Heatsink Design, 2x M.2 Shield Frozr and PCB with 2oz thickened copper all enhance heat dissipation effects. Other features including Flash BIOS Button, Pre-installed I/O Shielding, and Front Type-C all provide more convenience for gamers.

MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI / MAG B550M MORTAR

MORTAR series is always an iconic Micro-ATX motherboard for gamers. MAG B550M  MORTAR WIFI is designed with a silver concept and MAG B550M MORTAR sports a  pure military green style with 8+2+1 Duet Rail Power System, both featuring enlarged extended heatsink, PCB with 2oz thickened copper and M.2 Shield Frozr for an excellent thermal solution. MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI is equipped with the latest Wi-Fi 6 AX solution to support up to 2400Mbps wireless speed.

PRO SERIES

PRO series provides users a smarter working environment. B550-A PRO supports the Lightning Gen 4 solution for both PCIe and an M.2 slot. Featuring 10+2+1 Digital PWM with Duet Rail Power System for stable power delivery. Extended Heatsink Design, M.2 Shield Frozr, and PCB with 2oz thickened copper are essential for better thermal effects.

B550 Motherboards so far announced from MSI
  1. MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI
  2. MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI
  3. MPG B550I GAMING EDGE WIFI
  4. MPG B550 GAMING PLUS
  5. MAG B550 TOMAHAWK
  6. MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI
  7. MAG B550M MORTAR
  8. MAG B550 BAZOOKA
  9. B550-A PRO
  10. B550M PRO-VDH WIFI

MSI hasn’t discussed its motherboard availability and pricing.