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**B Grade** B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (Socket AM4) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
B Grade items may have been used, have damaged packaging, missing accessories or a combination of these (Motherboards may be missing I/O shields).
Some items may have scuff marks or slight scratches but should otherwise be an operable product.
The B450 chipset forms the centrepiece of the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard and has been specially developed and optimised for 2000- series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen CPUs. B450 motherboards support all features of 2nd gen Ryzen processors, such as the AMD's new XFR2 overclocking. Additionally, the motherboards support up to 64 GB of RAM with a guaranteed clock frequency of 2.933 MHz. Overclocking to higher frequencies is also an option, although the increase will depend on the motherboard.
The Features of the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon at a Glance:
- 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16) for high-end graphics cards
- 2x USB 3.1 (1x Type C, 1x Type A) / 4x USB 3.0 / 6x USB 2.0
- 2x M.2 slot PCIe 3.0 x4 (22110, 2280)/ 6x SATA 6G
- DDR4-RAM up to 3.466 MHz via OC
- Integrated WiFi/BT-Module & Gigabit LAN
- RGB Mystic Lighting with digital header
The Features of the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon in Detail:
The MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon ATX motherboard comes with one PCI-Express 3.0 slot with full x16 connectivity for graphics cards as well as one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot with x4. For additional expansion cards, the motherboard comes with three PCIe x1 slots. The four RAM slots support up to 64 GB DDR4-RAM clocked at up to 2.933 MHz and this can even be increased via overclocking to up to 3.466 MHz.
At the same time, two M.2 slots with PCIe connectivity are available thanks to this being an AM4-compatible motherboard. M.2 SSDs that use the advanced NVM-Express protocol (NVMe) and that are connected via four PCI-Express 3.0 lanes are up to eight times as fast as traditional SATA 6G hard drives and they support data transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbit/s. One of the slots come with an integrated heatspreader and accepted expansion cards up to 110 mm (22110), the other can be fitted with 2280 M.2 drives.
The MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon has one USB 3.1 Type C connection on the I/O panel as well as a USB 3.1 Type A connector. The USB Type C port allows devices to be inserted in either orientation and is also exceptionally slim. USB 3.1 Gen 2 is capable of achieving maximum speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s per port and USB ports with this standard support, as a rule, smartphones and tablets that have fast charging functions. For CPUs with integrated graphics like AMD's Raven Ridge, the board provides one HDMI- and one DisplayPort connection.
In terms of the special features on offer, the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon includes RGB-LED lighting on the chipset cooler and the right side of the motherboard. The LEDs can be, along with additional LEDs that are connected to the RGB header, controlled via MSI Mystic Light software. The board has two headers for static- and one for addressable RGB lighting elements. Moreover there is a special 3-pin header for RGB-LED strips, fans or hubs from Corsair.
ATX (305 x 244 mm)
AM4 (for Pinnacle Ridge / Summit Ridge / Bristol Ridge / Raven Ridge)
4x DDR4 (max. 2.933 MHz, 3.466 via OC)
max. 64 GB
- Slots (with a Ryzen CPU):
1x PCIe 3.0 x16
1x PCIe 2.0 x16 (electrical x4)
Multi-GPU Configurations: 2-way AMD CrossFire
3x PCIe 2.0 x1
- Internal Connections:
6x SATA 6G (RAID 0, 1, 10)
1x M.2 (M-Key, PCIe 3.0 x4 with max. 32 Gbit/s, sizes 2242 to 22110)
1x M.2 (M-Key, PCIe 2.0 x4 & SATA6G, sizes 2242 to 2280)
1x USB 3.0 Header (2 Ports)
2x USB 2.0 Header (4 Ports)
1x Intel DualBand Wireless-AC 9260, Bluetooth 5.0
4x 4-Pin Fans (PWM)
1x 4-Pin Pump Connector
1x Front Panel Audio Connector
1x 3-Pin RGB Rainbow Header (5V)
1x 3-Pin RGB Corsair Header (5V)
2x 4-Pin RGB Header (12V, JRGB)
1x TPM Connector
- External Connections:
2x USB 3.1 (1x Type A and Type C)
2x USB 3.0 Type A
2x USB 2.0
2x WiFi Antennae (bundled)
1x Gigabit LAN (Intel I211AT)
1x BIOS Flashback Button
5x Audio (HD Audio, 7.1 Sound)
1x S/PDIF (optical)
- Power Supply:
1x 24-Pin ATX12V
1x 8-Pin ATX12V
1x 4-Pin ATX12V