Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AX AMD Socket AM4 ATX HDMI USB 3.2 Type-C RGB M.2 Wi-Fi 6 AX Motherboard

Brand: GIGABYTE

Product Code: B550 AORUS PRO AX

Manufacturer Part no.: B550 AORUS PRO AX

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Price: £173.04
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Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AX AMD Socket AM4 ATX HDMI USB 3.2 Type-C RGB M.2 Wi-Fi 6 AX Motherboard

AMD B550 AORUS Motherboard with 12+2 Phases Digital Twin Power Design, Fins-Array Heatsink, Direct-Touch Heatpipe, Dual PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Dual Thermal Guards, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax, 2.5GbE LAN, Front & Rear USB Type-C, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus

Supports AMD Ryzen 5000 Series / 3rd Gen Ryzen and 3rd Gen Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors
Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
12+2 Phases Digital Twin Power Design with 50A DrMOS
Advanced Thermal Design with Fins-Array Heatsink and Direct Touch Heatpipe
Ultra Durable PCIe 4.0 Ready x16 Slot
Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Dual Thermal Guards
Onboard Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB and WIMA Capacitors for Rear 120dB SNR
Blazing Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
Front & Rear USB 3.2 Type-C and 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

In the dark, starless night, the falcon strikes fear into the heart of its prey. Even with minimal visibility, the falcon pinpoints its prey and patiently anticipates the perfect moment to swoop in for the kill. The falcon with its laser sharp gaze dominates the darkness of night in the same manner that AORUS Core Lighting illuminates the vast AORUS ecosystem.

ULTIMATE POWER DESIGN
To fully support the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, B550 AORUS motherboards equip with the ultimate power solution which is power balanced, digital and multiple phases. After countless experiments and testing, GIGABYTE presents the unbeatable B550 AORUS motherboards for enthusiast. No Compromise and never stop to achieve higher.

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE
GIGABYTE realize that customer won't stop chasing a better computing performance. We take care of it and implement on products. Protective and optimized memory trace enhance the performance. Faster read and write are needed to save time and improve efficiency. We offer plenty of M.2 storage with thermal guards to ensure unthrottled read and write. In advance, adopting PCIe 4.0 ready components get the B550 motherboards easier to upgrade.

ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
Unthrottled performance is guaranteed by the advanced thermal solution which including Fins-Array Heatsink, Direct Touch Heatpipe and Thermal Guards. B550 AORUS motherboards are cool on MOSFETs and M.2 SSDs even on full loading. It provides lower temperatures for enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers.

NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY
A high-end product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. B550 AORUS motherboards provide all next generation network and storage to keep you up to speed.

HI-FI AUDIO SYSTEM
For enthusiasts, sound quality is just as essential to the gaming experience. B550 AORUS motherboards are equipped with high quality audio components such as Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors to provide a superb audio experience. The exclusive AORUS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS
B550 motherboards feature RGB FUSION 2.0 and offer the option to control onboard, external light strips, and/or AORUS devices with RGB/ Addressable RGB LEDs to make your PC unique and stylish.

ULTRA DURABLE
GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high standard of manufactured process. Needless to say, we use the best, high quality components on B550 motherboards and reinforce each part of components to be solid and durable.

GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER
Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. B550 motherboards bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.

Specifications

CPU
AMD Socket AM4, support for : AMD Ryzen 5000 Series / 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors / 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors

Chipset
AMD B550

Memory
4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
AMD Ryzen 5000 series Processors:
Support for DDR4 5100(O.C.) / 5000(O.C.) / 4866(O.C.) / 4600(O.C.) / 4400(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) /3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors:
Support for DDR4 5200(O.C.) / 5000(O.C.) / 4866(O.C.) / 4600(O.C.) / 4400(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) /3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors:
Support for DDR4 5400(O.C.) / 5200(O.C.) / 5000(O.C.) / 4866(O.C.) / 4600(O.C.) / 4400(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) /3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

Onboard Graphics
Integrated in the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@60 Hz
* Support for HDMI 2.1 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
Maximum shared memory of 16 GB

Audio
Realtek ALC1220-VB codec
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN
Realtek 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)

Wireless Communication Module
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
WIFI a, b, g, n, ac with wave 2 features, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
BLUETOOTH 5
Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX16), integrated in the CPU:
3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors support PCIe 4.0 x16 mode
3rd Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors support PCIe 3.0 x16 mode
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX4), integrated in the Chipset:
Supporting PCIe 3.0 x4 mode
* The M2B_SB connector shares bandwidth with the PCIEX4 slot. The PCIEX4 slot will become unavailable when an SSD is installed in the M2B_SB connectors.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX2), integrated in the Chipset:
Supporting PCIe 3.0 x2 mode
* The PCIEX2 slot shares bandwidth with the SATA3 4, 5 connectors. The PCIEX2 slot will become unavailable when a device is installed in the SATA3 4 or SATA3 5 connector.
2 x PCI Express x1 slots

Storage Interface
1 x M.2 connector (M2A_CPU), integrated in the CPU, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SSDs:
3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors support SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSDs
3rd Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors support SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs
1 x M.2 connector (M2B_SB), integrated in the Chipset, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SSDs:
support PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, integrated in the Chipset:
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10

USB
CPU:
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the back panel
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
Chipset:
1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x USB Type-C port with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support, available through the internal USB header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports on the back panel
Chipset+2 USB 2.0 Hubs:
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
1 x CPU cooler LED strip/RGB LED strip header
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
2 x temperature sensor headers
1 x Thunderbolt add-in card connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors
1 x HDMI port
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks

I/O Controller
iTE I/O Controller Chip

Hardware Monitoring
Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Overheating warning
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.

BIOS
1 x 256 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique 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
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install

Bundled Software
Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)
Realtek 8125 Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility

Operating System
Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor
ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

  • Socket: AM4
  • CPU Compatibility: AMD Ryzen
  • Chipset: AMD B550
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • Memory Slots: 4 Slots
  • M.2 Compatibility: NVMe / SATA
  • USB C: Yes

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