MSI's B450-A PRO MAX: PRO Series Style And Performance
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 3xxxG and 2xxxG Series Ryzen Processors with Integrated Radeon Graphics, offering 3 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.
- Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics/ Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for Socket AM4
- Supports Stock Clocked RAM up to DDR4 2667: also supports Overclocked RAM up to DDR4 4133 (OC)
- Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
- DDR4 Boost: Fully isolated, shielded and optimized DDR4 PCB design to give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
- Turbo M.2:Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs
- Flash BIOS Button: 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
- Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire™
- AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen2: Powered by AMD USB 3.2 Gen2 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds
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.
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.
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.
Optimized for Water Cooling
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & custom water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 2 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked 'keep-out-zone' allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
Enjoy the Latest Video Standards
Supporting the latest display connectors for new technologies (OLED, HDR) and legacy connectors for beamers, MSI motherboards are designed to make life easier for any professional user.
Legacy DVI / VGA Video Support
Professional monitors, TVs, beamers and other displays, are all supported by the DVI-D outputs on MSI motherboard. No matter what screen type you want to connect, using a dedicated graphics card or an onboard connector, MSI motherboards have you covered.
Enjoy awesome 4K UHD (2160p ultra-high definition) video playback with MSI motherboards.
This motherboard is equipped with a HDMI port supporting the latest 4K Ultra-HD 4096×2160p resolution @ 24Hz to provide a breathtaking visual experience.
Professional Sound Quality
Get the most immersive sound experience. 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 dynamic soundscapes.
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.
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.
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.
High Quality 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 high quality audio capacitors are widely considered to be one of the great choices for the best sound output.
Premium Connectors for Optimal 7.1 Sound Quality
With premium audio connectors you get the best possible signal output with the least chance of distortion. Using gold also prevents any corrosion or oxidation in the long run, which could impact signal quality.
Be the First to Boot Up in the Morning
This MSI product supports all the latest storage standards. This allows you to connect any ultra-fast storage device, giving you noticeable benefits. Start programs faster, load data faster and increase productivity.
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.
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and data. 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, saving you a lot of time when loading or 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 PRO Series motherboards offer the best of the best in storage options & performance.
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 VR experience without any compromise? By closely working with the industry's leading VR vendors, we offer everything you need when exploring the possibilities of VR.
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.
Unmatched Memory Performance
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system'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.
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.
Enable A-XMP with ease using a single option in the BIOS to gain performance and create a perfectly stable system.
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 technology combines MSI's premium layout and optimized 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 overclocking.
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.
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.
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 to provide a pure and reliable signal for the best performance, even when turning it up a notch.
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.
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.
A key ingredient in high-end motherboard designs, Dark Caps have lower Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) and an increased lifespan of over 10 years.
A special core design allows the Dark Choke to run at a lower temperature offering better power efficiency and stability.
Windows® 10 Certified
With MSI you benefit from great compatibility and a worry-free user experience when using Microsoft Windows® 10. With a true dedication to performance, our R&D team has made sure everything works as intended when using the latest version of Microsoft Windows on any MSI product.
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!
More Stability with AMD Turbo USB 3.1 Gen2
Featuring the AMD TURBO USB 3.1 GEN2, MSI motherboards offer never before seen USB speeds with more stability when connecting USB devices.
Super Charge Your Phone & Battery-powered Gear
MSI Super Charger USB ports charge any connected device faster. It delivers more power than regular USB ports to your smartphone, tablet, USB peripherals or other battery-powered gear.
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.
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 30% increased speeds, higher system responsiveness and faster loading of data.
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.
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 software, speed up your browser or your page file to significantly speed up your system!
A User-friendly BIOS
We made sure our BIOS contains all the latest options and is easy to use for everyone. The extensive features found in CLICK BIOS 5 let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.
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 Tweaks
When you just want to get back to work, 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.
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 XMP memory profiles to optimize your system's memory timings and speeds for maximum stability and performance. Safely overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance using MSI OC Genie.
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!
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)
- 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
|Make and Model||MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX Motherboard|
|CPU Support||Supports AMD® Ryzen™ Series 3 / 5 / 7 Processors for Socket AM4
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD® Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics/ Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for Socket AM4
|Chipset||AMD® B450 Chipset|
|CPU Socket||AMD® Socket AM4|
|Memory||4x DIMM DDR4-1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667 MHz (by JEDEC), DDR4-2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 3733/ 3866/ 4000/ 4133 MHz (by A-XMP OC MODE), Unbuffered RAM, 64GB Max (4x 16GB)
Dual Channel Memory Architecture Design
1 x VGA port, support a maximum resolution of 2048x1280 @60Hz,1920x1200 @60Hz
Only support when using AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processors
Intel® B450 Chipset:
|Expansion Slots||1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode)
4 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ technology|
Intel® B450 Chipset:
|LAN||1 x Realtek® 8111H Gigabit LAN controller|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC892 Codec:
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
|Back Panel I/O||1 x PS/2 Combo Keyboard / Mouse port
2 x USB 3.2 Type-A Gen2 ports
2 x USB 3.2 Type-A Gen1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x VGA port
1 x BIOS FlashBack+
1 x Gigabit LAN
6 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
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 connectors (support additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports)
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-pin water-pump-fan connector
4 x 4-pin system fan connectors
1 x TPM module connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x Serial port connector
1 x Parallel port connector
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x 5050 RGB LED strip 12V connector
|Operating System||Requires Windows® 10 64-bit, Windows® 7 64-bit
* To support Windows® 7 64-bit, you must install an AMD Pinnacle Ridge & Summit Ridge CPU.
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions||12" x 9.6" (30.5 x 24.4 cm)|
- Rear Panel Video Port use requires a compatible AMD® Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics Processor for AM4 Socket