Gigabyte AMD B550 Mini-ITX AORUS Motherboard with Direct 8 Phases Digital VRM, Advanced Thermal Design with Extended VRM Heatsink, Thermal Baseplate, Dual PCIe 4.0/3.0 M.2 with Thermal Guard, Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax, 2.5GbE LAN, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus
Best Choice for Small but Powerful PC
B550I AORUS PRO AX is a mini-ITX motherboard perfect for building a small form factor PC for people who demands higher performance but also cares about aesthetics. The compact yet powerful pc delivers amazing performance with the latest CPU, graphic card and blazing fast connectivity. It also equips with comprehensive thermal solution to keep it cool under heavy workload. Performance is not compromised by its size.
- Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
- Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs
- Direct 8 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 90A Smart Power Stage (SPS)
- Advanced Thermal Design with Extended & Multi-Layered Heatsink and Thermal Baseplate
- Ultra Durable™ PCIe 4.0 Ready x16 Slot
- Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard
- Onboard Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
- AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB and Nichicon Audio Capacitors for Rear 120dB SNR
- Blazing Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
- USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C™ & DisplayPort + Dual HDMI Support
- RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
- Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP and Noise Detection
- Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
- Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation
PCIe® 4.0 for Everyone
The AMD B550 chipset makes PCIe® 4.0 possible for anyone who wants higher performance, bandwidth and speed. Ready for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors and beyond.
Ultimate Power Design
To fully support the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors, B550 motherboards equip with the ultimate power solution which is true direct, digital and multiple phases. After countless experiments and testing, GIGABYTE presents the unbeatable B550 motherboards for enthusiast. No Compromise and never stop to achieve higher.
8 Phases Digital Power Design
- New Direct Multiphase Power Design
- No Doubler / Not Parallel
- Digital PWM Controller
- 90A Smart Power Stages
- The Lowest Voltage Ripple
- Higher Efficiency Lower Temperature
550I AORUS PRO AX motherboard uses an pure digital CPU power design which includes a digital PWM Controller and a total 6+2 phases for Vcore and SOC, is capable of providing 90A from each phase and a total of 720A power design. With 8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision and stability in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum overclocking performance from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors.
2X Copper PCB
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs 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 is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.
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.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5300 MHz and Beyond*
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5300MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.
* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module. Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.
2x M.2 PCIe 4.0/3.0
B550 AORUS motherboards offer the industry's best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. AORUS' unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 6560 MB/s (Sequential Read), making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.
Advanced Thermal Solution
Unthrottled performance is guaranteed by the advanced thermal solution which including Extended VRM Heatsink, Heatpipe, Thermal Guards, and Baseplate. B550 motherboards are cool on MOSFETs and M.2 SSDs even on full loading. It provides lower temperatures for enthusiasts and professional gamers.
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain 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. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
- 3 Fan Pin Headers
- 5 Temperature Sensors
- All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
- Interoperable Fans and Sensors
- Intuitive UI for Fan Control
* Different models have a different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.
Next Generation Connectivity
A high-end product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. B550 motherboards provide all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.
2.5G LAN - First Adopter on 2.5GbE LAN Onboard
Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least two times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking. It's perfectly suit for gamers and streamer with ultimate and smooth online experience. It also backward compatible with Multi-Gig (10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 ethernet.
New Introduce Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module
Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.
* Based on Wi-Fi theoretical bandwidth.
AORUS Antenna Supports Dual Band with Better WI-FI Signal.
- All new antenna supported dual band 802.11ax/ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz, better signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
- AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WI-FI signal transmitting
- Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location
HDMI - Dual HDMI 2.1 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.3 Support
HDMI 2.1, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0/ 1.4 and offering 48 Gb/s of bandwidth – twice times more than previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, to offer the best visual experience for viewers.
Hi-Fi Audio System
For enthusiasts, sound quality is just as essential to the gaming experience. B550 motherboards are equipped with high quality audio components such as 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.
Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.
ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes
ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion. With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).
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.
RGB Fusion 2.0 - Multi-Zone Light Show Design
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
RGB Fusion Software
With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, 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 to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.
Gigabyte RGB Fusion App
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
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.
Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
Ultra Durable™ Memory Armor
AORUS' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.
Solid Pin Power Connectors
B550I AORUS PRO AX feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card. With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don't need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you're good to go!
AMD® Processor Support:
This ASUS Motherboard supports AMD AM4 Socket 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors.
Operating System Support:
Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit
|Make and Model||Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX mini-ITX Motherboard|
|CPU Support||AMD Socket AM4, support for: 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ processors/ New Generation AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors|
|Memory||3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets, Support for DDR4 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
|Integrated Graphics||Integrated in the New Generation AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors:
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 5120x2880@60 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.4 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
2 x HDMI ports, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@60 Hz
* Support for HDMI 2.1 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
|Storage|| 1 x M.2 connector (M2A_CPU), integrated in the CPU, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SSDs:
- 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ processors support SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSDs
- New Generation AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors support SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs
1 x M.2 connector (M2B_SB) on the back of the motherboard, integrated in the Chipset, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SSDs:
- Supporting SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSDs
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, integrated in the Chipset:
- Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX16), integrated in the CPU
3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ processors support PCIe 4.0 x16 mode
New Generation AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors support PCIe 3.0 x16 mode
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the back panel
1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
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 available through the internal USB header
|LAN||Realtek® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)|
|Wireless||Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
WI-FI a, b, g, n, ac with wave 2 features, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
|Audio||Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
High Definition Audio
* To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x DisplayPort
2 x HDMI ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x RJ-45 port
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
3 x audio jacks
|Internal I/O||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
2 x system fan headers
1 x addressable LED strip header
1 x RGB LED strip header
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x speaker header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
|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.
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
|BIOS||1 x 256 Mb Flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
|I/O Controller||iTE® I/O Controller Chip|
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10, 64 bit|
|Form Factor||Mini ITX Form Factor:
17 x 17 cm