Asus TUF GAMING B550-PLUS w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, 2.5G LAN, CrossFireX

MX00112583 TUF GAMING B550-PLUS w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, 2.5G LAN, CrossFireX
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Product Info

DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.

ASUS TUF GAMING B550-PLUS AMD AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen™) ATX gaming motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, HDMI 2.1, BIOS FlashBack, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Addressable Gen 2 RGB header and AURA Sync)

The ASUS TUF GAMING B550-PLUS comes battle-hardened with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive set of cooling options, this motherboard delivers rock-solid performance and unwavering gaming stability for AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen™ CPUs.

When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.

DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.

ASUS TUF GAMING B550-PLUS AMD AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen™) ATX gaming motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, HDMI 2.1, BIOS FlashBack, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Addressable Gen 2 RGB header and AURA Sync)

The ASUS TUF GAMING B550-PLUS comes battle-hardened with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive set of cooling options, this motherboard delivers rock-solid performance and unwavering gaming stability for AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen™ CPUs.

When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.

 

  • AMD AM4 socket: Ready for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
  • Enhanced power solution: 8+2 DrMOS power stages, ProCool connector, military-grade TUF components, and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability
  • Optimized Thermal Solution: Fanless VRM and chipset heatsink, multiple hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI Q-Fan Control utility
  • High-performance Gaming Networking: 2.5 Gb Ethernet, TUF LANGuard
  • Best Gaming Connectivity: Supports HDMI 2.1 (4K@60HZ) and DisplayPort 1.2 output, featuring dual M.2 slots (NVMe SSD)—one with PCIe 4.0 x4 connectivity, front panel USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® & Type-A ports and Thunderbolt 3 header, 1 x SPI TPM header
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio & AI Noise Cancelling Mic Technology: High fidelity audio from a SupremeFX S1220A codec with DTS® Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III draws you deeper into the action. Communicate clearly with ASUS AI Noise Cancelling Mic technology.
  • Gaming Look and Feel: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and a Gen 2 addressable RGB header for greater customization

Features

ROCK-SOLID PERFORMANCE

With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs, plus support for faster memory and storage, TUF Gaming B550-Plus is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.

Power Design

DrMOS

The onboard VRM of TUF Gaming B550-Plus utilizes 8+2 DrMOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors demand.

Stack Cool 3+

2-ounce copper layers draw heat away from critical components to keep them at their optimal operating temperatures and provide more headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds.

ProCool Socket

ENHANCED 8-PIN CONNETOR

  • Extreme durability
  • Prevent hotspots and connector failure

Compared with traditional power inputs, ProCool sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with PSU power lines. The resulting lower impedance helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.

TUF COMPONENTS

  • TUF CHOKES
    Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, improving system stability.
  • TUF CAPACITORS
    Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% greater temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.

Digi+ VRM

The integrated Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.

Cooling

Cooler by design

  • VRM heatsink
    A large, high-mass heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas improves heat dissipation.
  • Thermal pad
    High-quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
  • M.2 heatsink
    The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.

COMPREHENSIVE FAN CONTROLS

TUF Gaming B550-Plus features comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via Fan Xpert 4 utility or via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.

PCIe 4.0 M.2 (up to 64 Gbps)

TUF Gaming B550 series motherboards support PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot and provides NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to PCIe 4.0 storage device to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen platform.

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A & Type-C

Numerous USB ports support gaming rigs loaded with peripherals, including a USB Type-A and a Type-C connectors with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.

Thunderbolt™ 3 support

An integrated Thunderbolt™ 3 header supports up to 40 Gbps of aggregate interface bandwidth. One Thunderbolt 3 port can support up to six devices in a daisy-chain, and provide up to 100 watts of power to fast-charge devices.

EASY PC DIY

TUF Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want — even for first-time builders. The TUF Gaming Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software offers full control of system settings via a single dashboard. TUF Gaming motherboards give you everything you need to build your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.

Build with confidence

TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger. Learn More

TUF PROTECTION

SafeSlot
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured via a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.

ESD guards
ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10 kV of air discharge and +/- 6 kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6 kV and +/- 4 kV.

TUF LANGuard
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.

DRAM overvoltage protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.

Stainless-steel back I/O panel
TUF Gaming motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a 3X-longer lifespan versus traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF Gaming motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.

EASY CONFIGURATION

BIOS FlashBack™

BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest (UEFI) BIOS update method. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32 formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for unified system lighting effects. You can also turn on the AI Noise-Canceling Microphone function for crystal-clear in-game voice communication. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of products, including keyboard and mouse preferences as well as laptop overclocking and fan speeds, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and news areas to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.

IMMERSIVE GAMING

TUF Gaming B550-Plus provides a complete, high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.

EXCLUSIVE 2.5 GIGABIT ETHERNET

2.5G on-board Ethernet kicks your LAN connection up a notch with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement. Using your existing LAN cable, you can take advantage this networking upgrade to experience smoother, lag-free gaming, immediately stream high-resolution videos and enjoy faster file transfers.

AI NOISE-CANCELING MICROPHONE

AI Noise-Canceling Microphone software is exclusively featured on ASUS motherboards and supports 3.5 mm, USB, or Bluetooth headsets. The utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to preserve the sound of your voice while eliminating distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks, and other forms of environmental noise. And it only places a slight load on the CPU, ensuring minimal impact on gaming performance.

GAMING AUDIO

Exclusive Realtek codec Realtek S1200A

  • TUF Gaming audio cover
    Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.
  • High-definition audio
    Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound.
  • Exclusive S1200A Codec
    ASUS-exclusive codec delivers an expansive soundstage and dynamic sound.
  • Audio shielding
    Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.

Signal-to-noise ratio

Pristine audio

The unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek for TUF Gaming B550 series motherboards features an unprecedented 108 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line out and a 103dB SNR for the line in, providing pristine audio quality.

DTS® Custom for gaming headsets

Hone your battle skills with exclusive DTS® Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets — Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical — for different genres, you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.

Outshine the Competition

A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

Learn more about ASUS Aura Sync.

Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

The addressable Gen 2 RGB header is now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new header also offers backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

Specifications

CPU AMD AM4 Socket 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors *

* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

Chipset AMD B550
   
Memory 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4400(O.C)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200/3000/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory *
ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.

* Refer to www.asus.com the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists)

   
Graphics 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 **
1 x HDMI 2.1(4K@60Hz)

* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
** Support DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution of 4096 x 2304 @60Hz. Please refer to www.intel.com for any update.

Expansion Slots 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 mode)

AMD B550 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1

* *Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.
**PCIE 3.0 X16_2 runs x1 mode when any of the PCIe 3.0 x1 slots is occupied. .

Multi-GPU Support Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology
   
Storage Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support

AMD B550 Chipset
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 10

* M2_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. When M.2_2 is populated, SATA6G_56 will be disabled.

   
LAN 1 x Realtek RTL8125B 2.5Gb Ethernet
TUF LANGuard
Wireless M.2 slot (Key E) (Wi-Fi module is sold separately)
Bluetooth M.2 slot (Key E) (Wi-Fi module is sold separately)
   
Audio Realtek ALC S1200A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback

Audio Feature :
- Audio Shielding
- Rear optical S/PDIF out port
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- Dedicated audio PCB layers
- Audio cover
- Unique de-pop circuit

   
USB Rear USB Port ( Total 8 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(1 x Type-A +1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)(2 x Type-A)

Front USB Port ( Total 6 )
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports

   
Back Panel I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (1 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 x Type-A) 2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI™ port
1 x Realtek RTL8125B 2.5Gb Ethernet port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ button
Internal I/O Connectors Fan and Cooling related
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header(s)
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan header(s)
1 x 4-pin AIO Pump header(s)
3 x 4-pin Chassis Fan header(s)

Power related
1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector

Storage related
2 x M.2 slots (Key M)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports USB
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 header(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 ports

Miscellaneous
1 x AURA Addressable Gen2 header(s)
2 x AURA RGB header(s)
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x COM Port header
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x M.2 slot (Key E)
1 x SPI TPM header (14-1pin)
1 x 20-3 pin System Panel header with Chassis intrude function
1 x Thermal Sensor header
1 x Thunderbolt header

   
Software Features ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
- AI Noise Cancelling Microphone
AI Suite 3
- Performance And Power Saving Utility
TurboV EVO
EPU
Digi+ VRM
Fan Xpert 4
PC Cleaner
- EZ update
- System Information
TUF GAMING CPU-Z
AI Charger
ASUS Turbo LAN
DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets
Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial for 60 days)
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
ASUS Special Features ASUS TUF PROTECTION
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM (Digital power design with Dr. MOS)
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- ASUS ESD Guards
- TUF LANGuard
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection
- ASUS SafeSlot
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O
ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- Aluminum M.2 heatsink
ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS FlashBack™ button
- BIOS FlashBack™ LED
- Procool
AURA Sync
- Standard RGB headers
- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
BIOS 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Manageability WOL by PXE
OS Support Windows® 10 64-bit
   
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

Package Contents

  • TUF GAMING B550-PLUS Motherboard
  • User's manual
  • I/O Shield
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
  • 1 x Supporting DVD
  • 1 x TUF Gaming Sticker
  • 1 x TUF Certification card(s)
  • 1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
  • 1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)