MSI B450M GAMING PLUS w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, M.2, Gigabit LAN, PCI-E x16

MX72921 B450M GAMING PLUS w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, M.2, Gigabit LAN, PCI-E x16
MX72921 B450M GAMING PLUS w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, M.2, Gigabit LAN, PCI-E x16 MX72921 B450M GAMING PLUS w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, M.2, Gigabit LAN, PCI-E x16 MX72921 B450M GAMING PLUS w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, M.2, Gigabit LAN, PCI-E x16 MX72921 B450M GAMING PLUS w/ DDR4-2666, 7.1 Audio, M.2, Gigabit LAN, PCI-E x16

Product Info

MSI's B450M GAMING PLUS: The mATX Gaming Motherboard

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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 UHD1.

Other standard features include 8 Channel Audio support, Gigabit Ethernet, and PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card slot support. While not optimized for Gaming, this Motherboard is a great value for typical Home, SOHO and Business builds where performance and reliability are most important.

Gaming In Style!

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Unlimited customization options and packed with exclusive gaming features, MSI PERFORMANCE GAMING motherboards offer the best possible gaming experience.

The motherboard features the highest quality components tuned to deliver the best online gaming experience without lag.

Powered by FNATIC

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"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

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Features

  • Supports AMD® RYZEN™ 1st and 2nd Generation / 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+
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: TURBO M.2, StoreMI
  • Audio Boost with Nahimic: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
  • DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost with A-XMP
  • EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
  • BIOS FLASHBACK+: Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds, without installing a CPU, memory or graphics card
  • Core Boost: With premium layout and fully digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance
  • VR Ready: Automatically optimizes your system for VR usage, pushing for maximum performance
  • In-Game Weapons: Game Boost, GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost
  • GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players

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Cooling

Stay Cool

Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system to the max.

  • 3 x fan headers
  • DC / PWM fan modes
  • Full fan control

Fully Controllable Fan Headers

MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans, giving you full control to set up a cool & silent system. The fan headers are conveniently placed with the most popular CPU coolers in mind.

Looking Cool While Keeping Cool

High quality materials and smart fan optimizations contribute to cooling all essential components, which is key to making sure your system runs stable at the best performance during long gaming sessions.

AutoDetect DC or PWM Mode with Hysteresis

MSI fan headers automatically detect fans running in DC or PWM mode for optimal tuning of fan speeds and silence. Hysteresis also makes your fans spin up fluently to make sure your system stays silent, no matter what.

Total Control in BIOS and Software

Total Fan Control allows you to take control of your fans and check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

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.

Get Clearer Order with Voice Boost

Hear your teammates perfectly but still enjoy your audio. Voice Boost automatically reduces the game's audio when teammates speak, and sets volume back when no one speaks.

Total Freedom, Maximum Use

Easily program your most-used commands and execute them with a single keystroke. You're free to choose any key you want, so choose wisely.

Dedicated Port for Gaming Peripherals

The GAMING Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high-end gaming peripherals to fully utilize their features and responsiveness. Customize your mouse DPI to enhance accuracy or program macro combinations using the easy-to-use Mouse Master software to perform multiple commands with just one click.

1-Second Overclocking

Need more power from your CPU and memory to get more FPS? MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need. Simply turn the dial or use the Gaming App and your PC gets another adrenalin shot!

Storage

Be the First on the 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 enemies.

AMD StoreMI

All MSI X470 & B450 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.

Turbo M.2

Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and games with MSI motherboards. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection!

XBoost Your Storage Performance

This great little tool is very simple to use and automatically detects your storage devices connected to the system. When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your SSDs to keep your system fast and maximize storage performance, making sure you reach the battlefield even quicker or saving you a lot of time when transferring data.

SATA Mass Storage

We made sure each MSI motherboard comes with enough SATA ports to connect loads of HDDs for long term storage of large files and system backups.

Ultra-fast Performance, Great Gaming Experience

All of the next gen storage connectors support NVMe, the fastest storage standard in the world. Simply put, MSI GAMING motherboards offer the best of the best in storage options & performance. Instantly load your favorite games and always be the first on the battlefield with MSI.

VR

Immerse Yourself into Virtual Worlds

Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides 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.

Get Ready to be Overwhelmed by the Realms of VR

From the start of Virtual Reality, MSI has been deeply involved in making VR Ready hardware in each of its product lines. Whether it's a feature-rich motherboard, a framerate boosting graphics card or a blazing fast complete gaming system, a huge set of VR-supporting features awaits you.

Optimized for the Best VR Brands

Want the best of the best VR experience without any compromise? MSI motherboards offer everything you need when exploring the possibilities of VR. By closely working with the industries' leading VR vendors, we make sure you get the best possible gaming experience when choosing Virtual Reality.

Straight into the Action with One Click to VR

Both hard- and software need to be in tune for a smooth VR experience. One Click to VR makes it very fast and easy to get primed for VR. A single click sets all your key components to their highest performance and makes sure other software applications won't impact your virtual adventure. Click here to learn more about MSI VR.

Audio

Sound that Pulls You into the Game

Get the most immersive sound experience 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.

Amplify Your Game with Audio Boost

Built on years of experience in building motherboards dedicated to giving gamers true Hi-Fi sound. Audio Boost has developed into a high quality audio unit, offering a clear advantage over your opponents when gaming. Locate your enemies with your eyes closed using Audio Boost.

All New Nahimic 3 - For Next Level Audio Immersion

Get ready to be amazed by the all new Nahimic 3 and live the gaming immersion like never before! With simple and intuitive new UI, the Nahimic 3 not only further enhances in game 3D surround sound, but also offers even more finite control over your music, movies, and conference calls.

Isolated Audio Design

Audio Boost operates like a dedicated soundcard by being physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal possible.

Separated Audio Layers for Clean Left & Right Channels

Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

De-Pop Protection

Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.

Dedicated High Definition audio processor

Audio Boost is powered by an EMI-shielded high quality HD audio processor, making sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.

Chemi-Con Audio Capacitors for a Warmer Sound

By dedicating golden audio capacitors to the front output, a high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured. The Chemi-Con audio capacitors are widely considered to be one of the great choices for the best sound output.

7.1 Audio for True Surround Sound

With high quality audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with less chance of distortion.

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.

LAN Protect to Shield Your System Against Power Surges

Featuring 15KV anti-surge protection to shield your network from lightning strikes and static electricity, the LAN Protect connector is designed to give you a reliable networking experience.

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.

Enhanced Stability with Optimized Memory Layout

Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing during games.

Memory Speed Impacts Performance

The technical enhancements of DDR4 Boost allow for more stability at higher memory speeds compared to other brands. Enjoy the additional boost in gaming performance or when working with large video and photography files.

Extreme Stability & Compatibility Testing

MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.

Easy A-XMP

Enable A-XMP with ease using a single option in the BIOS to gain performance and create a perfectly stable system.

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.

Core Boost

Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and full digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU.

Load-line Calibration

What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.

Digital Power Design

A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.

Over-voltage Protection

Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.

EZ Debug LED

Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.

USB

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!

Type-C Reversible Connector for Next-Gen USB

Get all the performance benefits from USB 3.1 combined with the convenience of the USB Type-C connector. This reversible USB connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.

XBoost Your USB Performance

When enabled, X-Boost optimizes your devices for even better transfer speeds and can provide up to 20% increase in USB performance, saving a lot of time when transferring data. This handy tool is very easy to use and automatically detects & optimizes the USB devices connected to your system.

Double EDS Protection

Never worry about damage caused by defective USB devices. The USB ports on MSI motherboards are shielded by a set of protective ICs to prevent damage caused by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) from plugging/unplugging USB devices.

Software

Apps to Greatly Improve Efficiency

With 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 Your Storage

This unique and exclusive software allows you to boost the performance of any storage or USB device connected to your system. Simply use X-BOOST's Easy or Advanced mode to tune your system for up to 20% increased speeds, higher system responsiveness and faster loading of in-game levels.

Take Command of Your System

MSI's Command Center software is the perfect tool to get the most out of your motherboard. With an intuitive interface, Command Center allows you to tune settings to increase system stability, maximize performance and optimize your system's cooling features.

Always Up-to-Date

Never miss out on important updates. MSI Live Update automatically downloads and installs the latest drivers, BIOS and software so you can focus on your game.

SSD Not Fast Enough? Try MSI RAMDisk

MSI motherboards include RAMDisk, allowing you to create a virtual drive from your system RAM memory. Instantly load your favorite game, speed up your browser or your page file to significantly speed up your system!

CPU-Z MSI Gaming Edition

MSI has worked closely with the CPUID team to develop a special edition of CPU-Z featuring the famous MSI GAMING dragon. Use CPU-Z to gather key information of your system's key components, like CPU speed, Memory speed and timings, motherboard BIOS version and much more.

Quality & Protection

Built on Everlasting Quality

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

Fortify Your System with PCI-E Steel Armor

MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are armed with more solder points on the motherboard for a stronger hold, preventing any damage due to heavy-weight graphics cards. Steel Armor also protects PCI Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a pure gaming experience and even higher overclocking.

Ultimate Motherboard Protection

We've made sure you can enjoy your system endlessly. MSI motherboards feature Double ESD protection with double layer grounding around the motherboard mounting holes, preventing Electrostatic discharge (ESD) surges from damaging the motherboard.

Components Chosen by Only High Quality and Stability

MSI uses components with the latest evolution of the industries' highest quality standard. MSI quality approved components are shielded with the best protection and make sure your system run smoothly under the most extreme gaming conditions.

Super Stable with the Highest Quality Components

MSI uses the high quality components , which is shielded by the best protection to make sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.

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 to Read, Hi-Res BIOS Font

An award-winning, high-resolution, scalable font is used to make CLICK BIOS 5 easy to read, no matter what type of screen you use. The clean design layout, together with this great font makes CLICK BIOS 5 a true next gen UEFI BIOS.

Easy Mode for Quick Gaming Tweaks

When you just want to get back to your game, EZ-mode presents you with basic BIOS settings and functions for some quick adjustments. If you feel like spending more time fine-tuning options to boost your system's performance, the Advanced mode is the way to go.

Easy Search & Favorites

Can't find a specific BIOS setting? Don't worry, a permanent search option in the top right corner can be used to find what you need. Want quick access to important settings? My Favorites gives easy access to selected Favorite settings, supporting up to 5 groups of Favorites.

Hardware Monitor with Fan Control

Hardware monitor lets you take control of your system and check your primary system vitals in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

Make Your SSD as Fast as New with Secure Erase+

When using an SSD, its performance will slowly decrease over time as more and more data is written onto it. This will slow down Read/Write speeds and increase access times of your SSD, making your system feel sluggish. Using an optimized formatting algorithm, Secure Erase+ lets you enjoy your SSD at maximum speed, making your system feel brand new!

Instantly Optimize and Boost your Performance

CLICK BIOS 5 provides easy access to memory profiles to optimize your internal memory timings and speeds for maximum stability and performance in-game. Safely overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance using MSI Game Boost.

Easy BIOS recovery with BIOS Flashback+

Run into trouble when updating your BIOS? Simply flash the old BIOS version back and continue gaming within minutes with BIOS Flashback+. BIOS Flashback+ even works without a CPU, memory or graphics card installed!

Additional Information:

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I/O Panel

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Compatibility

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 64-bit
  • Windows® 7 64-bit (To support Windows® 7 64-bit, you must install an AMD Pinnacle Ridge & Summit Ridge CPU)
  • AMD® Ryzen™ 3 / 5 / 7 Series Processors
  • AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors

Specifications

Make and Model B450M GAMING PLUS mATX Motherboard
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 2x DIMM DDR4-1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667 MHz (by JEDEC), DDR4-2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466 MHz (by A-XMP OC MODE), Unbuffered RAM, 32GB Max (2x 16GB)

Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
Supports non-ECC UDIMM memory
Supports ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)

   
Integrated Graphics

1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz
1 x HDMI 1.4 port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @30Hz, 2560x1600 @60Hz

Only support when using AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors
Maximum Shared Memory: 2,048 MB

   
Storage

Intel® B450 Chipset:
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices

AMD® CPU:
1 x M.2 slot (Key M)
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices

   
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
Multi-GPU Support N/A
   
USB Ports

Intel® B450 Chipset:
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports through the internal USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors
6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB connectors)

AMD® CPU:
3 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) Type-A ports on the back panel
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) Type-C port on the back panel

   
LAN 1 x Realtek® 8111H Gigabit LAN controller
Wi-Fi N/A
Bluetooth N/A
   
Audio Realtek® ALC892 Codec:
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
   
Back Panel I/O 1 x PS/2 Combo Keyboard / Mouse port
4 x USB 3.1 Type-A Gen1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x BIOS FlashBack+
1 x Gigabit LAN
3 x 3.5mm HD Audio jacks
Internal I/O 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (supports additional 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports)
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
2 x 4-pin system fan connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x TPM module connector
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x Serial port connector
2 x 5050 RGB LED strip 12V connectors
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
   
Operating System Requires Windows® 10 64-bit, Windows® 7 64-bit
   
Form Factor mATX Form Factor
   
Dimensions 9.6" x 8.3" (24.4 x 21.0 cm)
Weight N/A
  1. Rear Panel Video Port use requires a compatible AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processor for AM4 Socket