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MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus (AMD AM4) B550 ATX Motherboard

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The MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus ATX Motherboard sports a range of advanced features which make it an excellent foundation to any gaming PC. Supporting multi-GPU technology and ready for the next generation of PCIe, it is compatible with the 3rd generation of AMD Ryzen processors and can keep up with the demands of all your favourite games. This motherboard also features a stylish RGB zone and plenty of support for all your components.

The Features of MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus ATX Motherboard at a glance

  • ATX motherboard with an AMD Socket AM4 and B550 chipset
  • Compatible with 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
  • Flexible storage options with 2 x M.2 and 6 x SATA ports
  • Enjoy top quality graphics thanks to multi-GPU technology compatibility
  • Optimised for water cooling with support for customisation
  • Plenty of external device connection options with a full contingent of USB ports
  • Enjoy high-quality audio thanks to isolated circuitry and custom PCBs
  • Fully supported my MSI’s Dragon Center for all your setting adjustments and fine-tuning

Exclusive Reinforced Features

The MIS MPG B550 Gaming Plus ATX Motherboard is compatible with the third generation of AMD Ryzen CPUs, thanks to its B550 chipset. Utilising exclusive Core Boost Technology, CPU operations are kept smooth even in extreme conditions by a digital PWM, and it runs on an isolated circuit for extra stability. The arrangement of the 10+2+1 pin power connectors helps to keep power flow at maximum efficiency, for consistency.

Enjoy top quality gaming with multi-GPU technology. The MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus supports AMD’s 2-Way CrossFireX technology. Enjoy the fresh, clean render. The PCIe slots for mounting your GPU are reinforced with steel armour, to protect them from EMI and bending.

Stability and Speed

Stability is a key factor, as it is a continuing theme across this motherboard. Much like the CPU, the DDR4 RAM is another isolated circuit for purer and more stable signals. Operating with Dual Channel technology, the MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus has capacity for up to 128GB using the four DIMM slots. Memory settings are fully customisable using the A-XMP software, an easy-to-use interface which make overclocking your RAM simple. Enjoy speeds up to 5100MHz while you game and rest easy knowing it has been thoroughly tested to ensure a stable run.

Providing you with the best support for your components, the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus is PCIe 4.0 ready. Boasting double the output of the previous generation, this will deliver fast gaming speeds with the right CPU. Additionally, there are 2 x M.2 and 6 x SATA ports, granting you great flexibility when it comes to storage. One slot is a Turbo M.2 which has ultra-fast access times, helping to reduce load times and keep you in your game.

Overclocking with Ease

To make overclocking your rig easy, the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus ATX Motherboard features integrated software and an easy to navigate BIOS. Using Click BIOS 5 software, you have access to a number of systems, either in EZ or Advanced modes, for creating custom settings or one-click presents for all overclocking profiles. To help create stability at extreme speeds, the PCBs come with a layer of 2oz thickened copper, using the copper’s natural conductivity to boost heat dissipation.

Keeping Cool

To prevent your components throttling or bottlenecking, the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus has an integrated thermal solution. The M.2 ports come equipped with M.2 Shield Frozr heatsinks which provide the best SSD thermal protection as well as being strengthened for extra stability. What’s more, the heatsink on the digital PWM is extended to enable your CPU to continue running at full speed for extended periods. The motherboard’s thermal pads are capable of transferring heat away from your components at 7W/mK.

Whether a liquid cooling or air cooling enthusiast, the MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus ATX Motherboard can support either cooling solution. Fans can be mounted at the top, rear or front, and you can gain easy control over them via the software Fully Fan Control. This simplified interface allows you to set up to four target temperatures across your motherboard and CPU, and can auto-adjust fan speeds and power input between DC and PWM as needed. Additionally, this motherboard can host an AIO system and offers the opportunity for full customisation. The water pump pin header supplies consistent power to your liquid cooling set up.

Mystical RGB

Adding a splash of colour and style to your MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus ATX Motherboard there is a vivid Mystic Light RGB zone. Customise the RGB lighting using the MSI utilities software, Dragon Center, where there are 29 effects to choose from and a range of 16.8 million colours. Alternatively, create your own – the possibilities are near endless. What’s more, there is a fully customisable front LED which can show in-game and real-time notifications.

Light up your whole rig, too. The MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus features JRAINBOW and JRGB pin headers which can be connected to addressable RGB accessories and supply steady power through the extension cables. These too can be controlled from the Dragon Center or turned on and off manually via the EZ LED control switch.

Build and Connectivity

Making building your dream gaming PC is easy with the MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Plus ATX Motherboard thanks to a myriad of features designed to promote safety and stability. The I/O Shield comes pre-mounted with clear stand-off keep out zones, to prevent contact and damage. PCIe ports are equipped with an XL Clip which not only help keep the ports stronger but makes component upgrades much easier for you. Any errors with your system will be lit up across the four integrated EZ Debug LEDs, making for quick identification and hopefully effective resolution.

Connecting to external devices has never been quicker, thanks to the extensive range of USB ports across the I/O Shield. Including a USB-C port, they can transfer data at 10GBps. Additionally, the Realtek 1GB LAN port also provides fast and stable connections, creating a better experience even with the more demanding game titles. The MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus comes with LAN management software, allowing you to customise traffic priorities and bandwidth on each of your favourite gaming applications. This software can be found in the Dragon Center, alongside all the MSI utility software packages for a more efficient management of your system.

Studio Quality Audio

To complete the gaming experience, the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus provides studio quality audio. Another isolated system with its own dedicated processor, the sound is separated into left and right channels then placed onto individual PCBs. This makes for clearer audio and playback is in 7.1 channel high fidelity for a smooth soundscape. The jacks for headset connection are S/PDIF and come with De-Pop technology for a better user experience. Immerse yourself in your gaming world.

MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus ATX Motherboard Specifications

ModelMPG B550 Gaming Plus
CPUAMD AM4 Socket 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
*Not compatible with AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G and Ryzen™ 3 3200G
ChipsetAMD B550
SocketAM4 Socket
Memory4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, Supports DDR4 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200 MHz by JEDEC
Supports DDR4 2667/ 2800 /2933 /3000 /3066 /3200 /3466 /3600/ 3733 /3866 /4000 /4133 /4266 /4400+ MHz by A-XMP OC MODE
Onoboard Graphics Outputs1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
Multi-GPU SupportAMD 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
PCIe Slots1 x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot (PCI_E3), supports x 4 speed
2 x PCIe 3.0 x 1 slots
Storage6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
2 x M.2 slots (Key M)
-M2_1 slot (from AMD Processor)
Supports PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x4
Supports SATA 6Gb/s
Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
-M2_2 slot (from AMD B550 chipset)
Supports PCIe 3.0x4
Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage device
NetworkingRealtek® RTL8111H 1Gb LAN controller
AudioRealtek® ALC892 codec
High Definition Audio 7.1-channel
Supports S/PDIF output
De-pop technology
ConnectivityAMD B550 Chipset
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports
(1 x Type-C internal connector, and 2 x ports are available through the internal USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connector)
8 x USB 2.0 ports
(4 x Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 x ports through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
AMD Processor
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports
(1 x Type-C port and 1 x Type-A port on the back panel)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A ports on the back panel
Internal Ports1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
6 x 4-pin system fan connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x 4-pin RGB LED connector
2 x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors
1 xTPM module connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel Ports1 x PS/2 combo port
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type A)
1 x LAN port
5 x HD Audio connectors
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x HDMI port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type C)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A)
1 x Optical S/PDIF OUT
Form FactorATX Form Factor
12” x 9.6”
305mm x 244mm
Mounting9 x mounting holes
Operating SystemSupport for Windows 10 64-bit
WarrantyThree-year manufacturer warranty
Box Contents1 x MSI MPG B550Gaming Plus ATX Motherboard
1 x User manual
1 x Quick installation guide
1 x MSI case badge
1 x Product registration card
1 x MSI product catalogue
1 x Promotion card
2 x SATA cables
1 x Case screw guide
1 x Driver DVD
Fan Header
3 pin fan connectors 2
4 pin fan connectors 9
Lighting Yes
Lighting Colour RGB
Multi GPU standard AMD CrossFire (2-Way)
Length 305 mm
Width 244 mm
WiFi & LAN
LAN ports 1x 1 Gbit/s
Motherboard Chipset AMD B550
Form Factor
Motherboard formfactor ATX
CPU Manufacturer AMD
CPU Socket AM4
Primary Colour Black
Internal Ports
CPU Power Supply 1x 8-Pin
External Ports
USB 3.2 (external) Type C 2
USB 2.0 (external) Type A 4
Display Connectors HDMI, Display Port
Memory Type DDR4
Max. Memory 128 GB
Memory slots 4x
Storage Ports
M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 1
M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 1
SATA 6G (internal) 6
Expansion Slots
PCIe 4.0 x16 mechanical slot 1
PCIe 3.0 x16 mechanical slot 2
PCIe 3.0 x1 mechanical slot 2
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Excellent mothernoard

by Kdeem star star star star star

I purchased this after sending back cpu and motherboard of another manufacturer as I didnt know which wasnt working. It was very easy to install and you tube videos were extremely helpful. The only downside was trying to locate s/n why do they make it so difficult. Suggest in future locate and write them down before installing. It worked first switch on and has been thoroughly tested by downloading MS Flight Sim 2020 which took just over 48 hours to download. Oh for the days when you got a cd or dvd when you purchased. My system msi mpg b550 m/b amd 5 3600 cpu, 16gb hyperx fury ram, 2 x m2 NVMe 500gb drives wd blue, 2 x 1TB wd blue hdd, 2 x 500gb sn550 wd blue ssd sata drives, XFX 570 rx x 8 gb graphics card In a Bequiet dx500 case

Great motherboard! No need for an X570

by Richard P star star star star star

Bought this to pair with an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and an Nvidia 3070 FE (that I was fortunate enough to get on release day!!). More than happy with it. Does everything I need it to. The onboard RGB is subtle but enough, RGB headers are also plentiful and work perfectly with my Coolermaster H500 case. m2 SSD support is good - working perfectly paired with a WD Black SN750. Literally have no issues at all with it. First time buying an MSI MB for my own PC - better than my previous experiences with other MB makers. I feel no need to get the X570 model when this is so excellent!

Great board with lots of ports

by Dave Rolfe star star star star star

From the plentiful IO to the fact that it booted my non-supported 2600X, this board was a great upgrade. VRM cooling for days! Great platform, and the delivery here, especially at this price (and deal) is superb value. Multiple RGB options, 6 fan headers PLUS the pump. I'll let you know if we go pop.

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