ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS Motherboard
ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS Motherboard
ASUS Prime series is expertly engineered to unleash the full potential of 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen platform. Boasting a robust power design, comprehensive cooling solutions and intelligent tuning options, Prime B550 series motherboards provide daily users and DIY PC builders a range of performance tuning options via intuitive software and firmware features.
Tune It Your Way
Comprehensive controls form the foundation of the ASUS Prime series. The Prime B550 motherboard packs flexible tools to tune every aspect of your system, enabling you to tweak performance settings to perfectly match the way you work – maximizing your productivity.
Precise Digital Power
The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, automatically switching frequency and power-efficiency settings. It also allows you to fine-tune your CPU for ultimate stability and performance.
The renowned ASUS UEFI BIOS provides everything you need to configure, tweak and tune your system. It offers intelligently simplified options for PC DIY beginners, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
Cooler by Design
Prime B550 series features comprehensive cooling controls that are configurable via Fan Xpert 2+ software or via the UEFI BIOS.
Cool to the Core
Prime B550 series is engineered with multiple onboard heatsinks and an array of hybrid fan headers to ensure your rig stays cool and stable under intense workloads.
VRM Heatsink and Thermal Pads
Two massive VRM heatsinks with underneath thermal pads improve heat transfer from the MOSFETs and chokes for better cooling performance.
Build on a Solid Foundation
Prime B550 motherboard provides all the fundamentals to boost daily productivity, so your system will be ready for action with stable power, intuitive cooling and flexible transfer options.
Achieve Speed With Onboard PCIe 4.0 M.2 (up to 64 Gbps)
PCIe 4.0 M.2 Slot supports up to 22110 and provide NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to 64Gbps 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 high-end rigs loaded with peripherals, including a USB Type-C® and a Type-A® connectors with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
Prime B550 series adds the nuanced details that improve every experience, from exclusive codecs that provide pristine audio quality to intuitive RGB lighting controls that let you customize your system to create a uniquely personal look.
Combined onboard features deliver elevated audio Intelligent design and premium hardware create audio quality unlike anything you've ever experienced.
Aura Sync Outshine the Competition
A well-tuned enthusiast system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for RGB LED strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.Learn more
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.
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate allows you to easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal. The software also provides control of settings for ASUS products, including keyboard and mouse preferences. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and highlight to help you stay in touch with the ASUS community.
Protect Your Graphics Card SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured in a single step using 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.
- AMD AM4 Socket and PCIe 4.0: The perfect pairing for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs
- Ultrafast Connectivity: 1x PCIe4.0 x16 SafeSlot, 1Gb LAN, dual M.2 slots (NVMe SSD)—one with PCIe 4.0 x4 connectivity, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ®, HDMI 2.1, 4K@60HZ, DisPlay port 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3 header
- Comprehensive Cooling: VRM heatsink, chipset heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 2 utility
- 5X Protection III: all-round protection with LANGuard, DRAM overcurrent protection, overvoltage protection, SafeSlot Core safeguards and stainless-steel back I/O
- Boosted Memory Performance: ASUS OptiMem proprietary trace layout allows memory kits to operate at higher frequencies with lower voltages to maximize system performance.
- Enhanced Power Solution: 8+1 DrMOS power stages with high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors to provide reliable power for the last AMD high-count-core CPUs
- Aura Sync RGB: Synchronizable LED effects across a wide range of compatible PC gear with an RGB LED header and Addressable Gen 2 RGB header for greater customization
|CPU||Build in AMD AM4 Socket 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
|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* Dual Channel Memory Architecture *ECC memory(ECC mode) support varies by CPU *Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).|
|Graphics||1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMITM 2.1(4K@60HZ)
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology|
|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 *1 *
Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.
|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 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support(SATA & PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
AMD B550 Chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), *2
Support Raid 0, 1, 10
|Audio||Realtek ALC887 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback
Audio Feature :
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
- LED-illuminated design
- Audio Shielding
- Dedicated audio PCB layers
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- 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 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
|Back Panel I/O Ports||1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (teal blue) (1 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
|Internal I/O Connectors||1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support(SATA & PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x SPI TPM header
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x COM port header
|Software Features||ASUS Exclusive Software
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
AI Suite 3
- Performance And Power Saving Utility
Fan Xpert 4
- EZ update
Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial for 60 days)
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
|Special Features||ASUS 5X PROTECTION III
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- ASUS ESD Guards
- ASUS LANGuard
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection
- ASUS SafeSlot Core
- ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- Aluminum heatsink design
ASUS EZ DIY
- Standard RGB headers
- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
|BIOS||256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS|
|Manageability||WOL by PME, 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 )
- Asus PRIME B550-PLUS Motherboard
- User's manual
- I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
- 1 x Supporting DVD
- 1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)