BIOSTAR B550M-Silver Gaming Motherboard Review

BIOSTAR B550M-SILVER Micro-ATX motherboard is equipped with the B550 chipset for AMD socket AM4 and supports the Ryzen 5000 Vermeer processors. It is well built, sturdy and with plenty of functionality and features like official PCIe 4.0 support, PCIe M.2 4.0, Debug LED, 2.5Guard, A.I TP Control and an Intel Wi-Fi 6 interface, all the features are more than necessary to enjoy a game.

 

 

Specifications

Chipset AMD B550
CPU SUPPORT Socket AM4 support AMD Ryzen™ 3rd Gen (Matisse/ Renoir) and Ryzen™ 4th Gen (Vermeer) processors
Support for future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
* Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for CPU support list.
MEMORY 4th Gen AMD Ryzen Processors (Vermeer CPUs):
Supports Dual Channel DDR4 4400+(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors (Matisse CPUs):
Supports Dual Channel DDR4 4400+(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors (Renoir APUs):
Supports Dual Channel DDR4 4933+(OC)/ 4800(OC)/ 4600(OC)/ 4400(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866
4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot, Max. Supports up to 128 GB Memory
Each DIMM supports non-ECC 8/ 16/ 32 GB DDR4 module
* Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.
INTEGRATED VIDEO By CPU model
Supports DX12
Supports HDCP
STORAGE Total supports 2x M.2 socket and 6 x SATA III (6Gb/s) ports
6x SATA III Connector (6Gb/s) : Supports AHCI & RAID 0, 1, 10
1x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_SATA):
Supports M.2 Type 2242/ 2260/ 2280 SSD module
Supports PCI-E 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s)/ 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI & SATA III (6.0Gb/s) SSD
1x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA):
Supports M.2 Type 2242/ 2260/ 2280 SSD module
Supports PCI-E 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI & SATA III (6.0Gb/s) SSD
* M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_SATA) : The bandwidth is depended on CPU. Supports PCI-E 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s) speed, which depends only on Ryzen 3rd Gen Matisse and 4th Gen Vermeer CPUs.
* When M.2 (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA) slot is occupied by SATA mode, the SATA_5 connector will be disabled.
* When M.2 (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA) slot is occupied by PCI-E mode, the SATA_5/ SATA_6 connector will be disabled.
LAN Realtek RTL8125B
10/ 100/ 1000/ 2500 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability
Supports Realtek 2.5GbE LAN
AUDIO CODEC ALC1150
7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi (Front)
USB 1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C port (1 on rear I/O)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) port (1 on rear I/O)
6 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) port (4 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
6 x USB 2.0 port (2 on rear I/Os and 4 via internal headers)
EXPANSION SLOT 1 x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIEG4X16):
Supports PCIe 3.0 x 16/ 4.0 x16 mode with AMD Ryzen™ processors.
Supports PCIe 3.0 x 16 mode AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon Vega Graphics processors.
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIEG3X4): Supports x 4 mode
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 Slot
* According to different CPUs will have different speeds.
* PCIe 4.0 speed only for AMD Ryzen™ 3rd Gen Matisse and 4th Gen Vermeer CPUs.
* When using PCIe x1 slot (PCIEG3X1), PCIe x16 slot (PCIEG3X4) will be adjusted to x1 mode.
REAR I/O 2 x WIFI Antenna Port
1 x PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x DP Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x LAN port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Type-C Port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Port
4 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Port
2 x USB 2.0 Port
3 x Audio Jack
INTERNAL I/O 6 x SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Connector
1 x M.2 (E Key) Socket : Supports 2230 type Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module
2 x USB 2.0 Header (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports)
1 x 8-Pin Power Connector
1 x 24-Pin Power Connector
1 x CPU Fan Connector
1 x CPU water cooling connector (CPU_OPT)
2 x System Fan Connector
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Internal Stereo Speaker Header
1 x Clear CMOS Header
1 x S/PDIF out Connector
1 x COM Port Header
2 x LED Header (5V)
1 x LED Header (12V)
* M.2 (E key) Wi-Fi card is not provided
H/W MONITORING CPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring
DIMENSION Micro ATX Form Factor Dimension: 24.4cm x 24.4cm ( W x L )
OS SUPPORT Supports Windows 10(64bit) / 11(64bit)
※Biostar reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.
BUNDLE SOFTWARE Racing GT Utility
BullGuard
ACCESSORIES 4 x SATA Cable
1 x I/O Shield
1 x DVD Driver
1 x Quick Guide
FEATURES VIVID LED DJ
A.I FAN
PCIe M.2 4.0
LED ROCK ZONE

 

AMD B550 chipset

AMD B550 is the high-end chipset for overclockers and tweakers who need robust platforms. This chip provides the ultimate low-level control to its users and delivers ultimate graphics card bandwidth.It also supports PCI-E Gen4 bandwidth
 

 

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