MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, GB LAN, 802.11ac, BT 5.0, CrossFire

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Product Info

MSI's B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC: The Wireless Gaming Motherboard


Designed For all AMD Ryzen™ 3, 5 and 7 Series Processors


This B450 Chipset based Motherboard is fully compatible with all AMD Ryzen™ 3, 5 and 7 Series Processors. It is also fully compatible with the 2200G and 2400G Series Ryzen Processors with Integrated Radeon Graphics, offering 2 Video Out Ports with support up to 4K UHD at 30 or 60Hz 1.

Other standard features include 8 Channel Audio support, Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Band Wireless AC and Bluetooth support and PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card slot support.

Optimized for Gaming, this Motherboard is still a great value, even when used for typical Home & SOHO applications. It is always a great choice for when performance and reliability are most important.

Wireless Gaming In Style!


Unlimited customization options and packed with exclusive gaming features, MSI PERFORMANCE GAMING motherboards offer the best possible gaming experience. This MSI GAMING Series Motherboard is a smaller format, but it still supports the latest storage and connectivity standards, including a powerfully fast M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD Slot.

M.2 SSDs allow you to connect to ultra-fast storage devices; with transfers up to 32Gbps! This level of storage performance gives you immediate in-game benefits. Start games right away, much faster than from a traditional SATA HDD. Now you can load games and levels faster than ever, and have a real tactical advantage over your enemies with this literally game changing M.2 Storage technology.

MSI's Dual Band Wireless AC Gaming technology takes Wi-Fi Gaming mainstream; just as competitive as wired Ethernet connections. In fact, it is up to 73% faster than a wired Gigabit Etherent connection! As an added bonus it has up to date Bluetooth v5.0 wireless connectivity too!

Powered by FNATIC


"We are proud to be a part of the MSI GAMING testing program to help give gamers the best hardware to play games at the highest level."

~Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, Fnatic CS:GO Team



  • Supports AMD® RYZEN™ 1st and 2nd Gen Processors & Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors for Socket AM4
  • Supports Stock Clocked RAM up to DDR4 2667: also supports Overclocked RAM up to DDR4 3466+
  • Mystic Light and Mystic Light Sync: 16.8 Million Colors / 17 effects in one click. Synchronize RGB/RAINBOW strips and other RGB solutions for customization
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: TURBO M.2 with M.2 Shield, StoreMI, AMD Turbo USB 3.1 GEN2
  • Audio Boost 4 with Nahimic: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
  • Set Core Power Free: Core Boost, 8+4 pin CPU power connector, Extended Heatsink Design
  • Core Boost: With premium layout and digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance
  • DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost with A-XMP
  • GAMING LAN and Wireless support, powered by Intel®: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency and bandwidth management
  • MULTI-GPU: With STEEL ARMOR PCI-E slots with support for 2-Way AMD Crossfire™
  • BIOS FLASHBACK+: Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds, without installing a CPU, memory or graphics card
  • In-Game Weapons: Game Boost, GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost
  • GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players

Mystic Light: Personalize Your Gaming Rig

Customize and set up your own color scheme with MSI Mystic Light utility. Select the available colors from the 16.8 million color palette to match your system style. Bored of the same colors? Simply change the complete look of your system in 1 second!

17 Different Visual Styles:

  • Breathing
  • CPU Temperature
  • Double Flashing
  • Flashing
  • JAZZ
  • Lightning
  • Meteor
  • Movie
  • No Animation (Solid Color)
  • Off
  • Play
  • POP
  • Rainbow
  • Random
  • RAP
  • Stack
  • Wave / Marquee

Cooling: Stay Cool While Gaming

Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.

  • 2x Fan Headers
  • DC / PWM Fan Modes
  • Full Fan Control

Gaming Features: Your In-game Advantage

Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills.

  • Gaming Hotkey
  • Gaming Device Port
  • Game Boost
  • Multi GPU Support

Storage: Be the first on the Virtual Battlefield

This MSI GAMING motherboard supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you in-game benefits. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your virtual on-line enemies.

  • Dual M.2 Slots: 1x Turbo M.2 MVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 / SATA Slot Available (other M.2 slot has Intel® Wireless Card)
  • M.2 Shield
  • Boost your storage

MSI STOREMI SSD Performance technology

All MSI XB450 motherboards are shipped with STOREMI; the new AMD SSD technology to improve storage performance. This tool helps create a virtual SSD by blending capacity storage, treats flash as primary storage and optimizes data access with monitoring continuously. All these functions can enhance read/write speed for active data and provide fast boot times and application startup.

  • Lower Costs
  • More Performance
  • More Usable Capacity
  • Use any SSD you want

VR: Immerse Yourself Into Virtual Worlds

Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware gives you a smooth VR ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features geared to VR, MSI brings Gamers and VR Professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.

  • One CLick VR

Audio: Sound that pulls you into the game

Get the most immersive sound experiences when gaming. MSI Audio Boost delivers the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components. This lets you enjoy breathtaking, game changing sound to create the most exciting gameplay.

  • Nahimic 3
  • Audio Boost
  • Audio Headphone Amplifier
  • Audio Grade Capacitors

Gaming LAN: Dominate the game with the lowest latency

Get ready to crush your enemies on the battlefield with MSI GAMING LAN. Featuring the highest quality components tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.

  • Intel® Gaming Lan M.2 Wireless Card
    • Intel® Dual Band AC WiFi, Up to 1.7Gbps Bandwidth
    • Intel® Bluetooth v5.0
  • Bandwidth Management
  • LAN Protect Circuitry

Memory: Unmatched memory performance

MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your Gaming Rig's memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.

  • Optimal Layout
  • 100% Compatibility
  • A-XMP Performance Boost

Tuning: Designed for Limitless Tuning

Founded on experience and with a long history of creating the best performing motherboards packed with smart features, you can count on this motherboard to deliver the best performance under the most extreme conditions. Countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker.

  • 11 Phase Power Design
  • For power users
  • Dual CPU Power

USB 3.1 Gen2 Ports: Maximize your USB device performance

Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.1 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s!

  • Double Bandwidth USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
  • Reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port
  • Front Panel USB 3.1 Connector
  • Xboost: Boosting your USB ports

Software: Apps To Greatly Improve Effiency

MSI has years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. Use these tools to get the most out of your motherboard and achieve victory when gaming!

  • X-Boost
  • Command Center
  • Live Update
  • RAMDisk

Quality & Protection: Built on Everlasting Quality

Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, long-lasting and high performance motherboard.

  • M.2 Shield
  • Steel Armor Slot
  • Gaming Certified

BIOS: A Gamer's BIOS

We made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance when gaming.

  • Easy / Advanced Modes
  • Convenient Search
  • Hardware Monitor
  • Bios Flashback+

Additional Information:

Visit the Manufacturer Web Page for Full Details

I/O Panel



Supports both types of Ryzen™ Processors:

  • Supports AMD® Ryzen™ 3 / 5 / 7 Series Processors (without integrated Radeon Vega Graphics)
  • Supports AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors (with integrated Radeon Vega Graphics)

System Requirements

  • Windows® 10, 64bit
  • Windows® 7, 64bit*
    • * To support Windows® 7 64-bit, you can not use an AMD Processor with integrated Radeon Vega Graphics
  • AMD® Ryzen™ 3 / 5 / 7 Series Processors
  • AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors:
    • Ryzen™ 5 2400G Processors
    • Ryzen™ 3 2200G Processors


Make and Model MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
CPU Support Supports AMD® Ryzen™ Series 3 / 5 / 7 Processors for Socket AM4
Supports AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors for Socket AM4
Chipset AMD® B450 Chipset
CPU Socket AMD Socket AM4
Memory 4x DDR4 DIMM Slots, 64GB Maximum (4x 16GB)
Supports Stock Clocked RAM up to DDR4-2666 (JEDEC)
Supports Overclocked RAM up to DDR4-3466 (A-XMP OC Mode)

Dual channel memory architecture
Only supports ECC Memory in non-ECC Mode

Expansion Slots AMD® Ryzen™ 1st and 2nd Gen Processors:
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (Up to x16) 1x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot* (PCI_E4, Up to x4)
3x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots** (PCI_E2, PCI_E3 & PCI_E5)

AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics processors:
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (Up to x8)
1x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot* (PCI_E4, Up to x4)
3x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots** (PCI_E2, PCI_E3 & PCI_E5)
(x8 Mode only on AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics processors)

* PCI_E2, PCI_E3, PCI_E4 and PCI_E5 slots will be unavailable when installing M.2 PCIe SSD in M2_2 slot
**PCI_E4 will run x1 speed when installing devices in any PCIe 2.0x1 slot
Multi-GPU Support AMD® Ryzen™ 1st and 2nd Gen Processors:
Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology (x8 / x4)

AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics processors do not have enough PCI-E Lanes to support AMD CrossFire™

Video Out Ports1 Rear Panel Video ports are only supported by AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors:
1x HDMI v1.4 port1, up to 4,096 x 2,160 @ 30Hz
1x DisplayPort port1, up to 4,096 x 2,304 @ 60Hz

Maximum Shared DDR4 RAM: 2GB

Storage AMD® B450 Chipset:

1x M.2 (Key M) 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA slot
1x M.2 2242 / 2260 / 2280 PCIe3.0x4 Slot (used by included Intel® M.2 Wireless AC / Bluetooth v5.0 Card)

6x SATA III ports w/ RAID 0, 1 & 10
USB Back Panel:
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C (10Gbps) port
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A (10Gbps) port
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A (5Gbps) ports
2x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports

Internal Connectors:
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A (5Gbps) ports via 1x internal USB connector
4x USB 2.0 (480Mbps) ports via 2x internal USB connectors

LAN Realtek® I211AT Chipset:
1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
Audio Realtek® ALC1220 Codec:
8-Channel 7.1 High Definition Audio
5x Gold Plated 3.5mm Rear Audio Jacks 1x S/PDIF Digital Audio jack
1x Internal Header for Front Panel HD Stereo Audio jacks
Back Panel I/O 1x PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Combo port
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C (10Gbps) port
1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A (10Gbps) port
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A (5Gbps) ports (Red)
2x USB 2.0 Type-A (480Mbps) ports (Black)
1x DisplayPort port1
1x HDMI™ port1
1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
1x S/PDIF Digital Audio jack
5x Gold Plated 3.5mm Rear Audio Jacks
2x Gold Plated Antenna jacks
Internal I/O Connectors 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2x USB 2.0 connectors (4x USB 2.0 ports)
1x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (2x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water-pump-fan connector
4x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x TPM module connector
1x Front panel audio connector
2x System panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x Serial Port connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x 2pin LED Power connector
2x 5050 RGB LED strip 12V connectors (JRGB1~2)
1x WS2812B Individually Addressable RGB LED strip 5Vdc connector (JRAINBOW1)
1x CORSAIR connector (JCORSAIR1)
Form Factor ATX Form Factor
Dimensions (LxW) 305 x 244mm
Weight N/A
  1. Rear Panel Video Port use requires a compatible AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processor for AM4 Socket