FREMONT, Calif., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ASUS is launching new motherboards featuring the AMD B550 chipset, bringing the potential of PCIe® 4.0 to mainstream PC builds everywhere. Now available for purchase, the latest ASUS B550 series motherboards enable 20 general-purpose PCIe 4.0 lanes from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors. The primary PCIe slot on all of the new ASUS B550 motherboards offers 16 lanes of Gen 4 connectivity, and the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processor features as many as four USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports running at up to 10Gbps directly from the CPU. ASUS is also bringing exciting features to enhance the B550 series motherboards, including Wi-Fi 6, robust power delivery, increased DRAM speed, a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, BIOS Flashback and AI Noise Cancelling support. The new AI Noise Cancelling technology works by applying advanced filters to ensure background noise is cleanly filtered out. The B550 chip itself gets an upgrade to PCIe 3.0 for its built-in lanes. These upgrades make B550 a tantalizing platform for mainstream builders around the world.
ASUS engineers and designers have produced a grand total of 11 B550 motherboards across three families. ROG Strix boards fill out the top end with innovative features like efficient and cool-running VRMs, enhanced audio, and 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. TUF Gaming boards blend high-end features with a battle-tested, reliable, and attainable package, while the Prime series rolls up all the features needed for all-around builds. A complete motherboard guide with specifications and images as well as links on where to purchase each board is located in the Edge Up Article and product page*.
"We are seeing increasing user demands for flexible systems that perform well in a multitude of tasks from gaming to content creation more than ever before," said Chris Kilburn, corporate vice president and general manager, client component business unit, AMD. "AMD is excited to bring the power of 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors and cutting edge PCIe® 4.0 support to the mainstream users with our latest AMD B550 chipset. From Strix to Prime and everything in-between from our partners at ASUS, AMD is confident these new B550 platforms will provide flexibility and power never seen before on a mainstream platform."
Learn more about the ASUS B550 series motherboards by tuning into the following livestreams on Facebook and YouTube:
- Hands-on with ASUS B550 series motherboards via the ROG North America Facebook page on June 16th from 2:00PM – 2:45PM PST: https://www.facebook.com/rog.n.america/live/
- Everything you need to know about the B550 chipset via the Newegg YouTube page on June 25th from 11:00AM – 11:45AM PST: https://youtu.be/ZY-UvY_UHeg
Product Page - https://www.asus.com/microsite/motherboard/AMD-B550/
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
ROG Strix B550-E Gaming will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America for $279.99 USD.
ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America for $209.99 USD.
ROG Strix B550-F Gaming will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America for $189.99 USD.
ROG Strix B550-I Gaming will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America for $229.99 USD.
TUF Gaming B550-Plus will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America for $169.99 USD.
TUF Gaming B550M-Plus (Wi-Fi) will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America for $179.99 USD.
TUF Gaming B550M-Plus will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America for $159.99 USD.
Prime B550-Plus will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America for $149.99 USD.
Prime B550M-A (Wi-Fi) will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America for $149.99 USD.
Prime B550M-A will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America for $134.99 USD.
Prime B550M-K will be available on June 16th 2020 in North America. Price will be available soon.
Visit the Edge Up article to find direct links on where to purchase each board at: https://edgeup.asus.com/2020/b550-motherboard-guide-asus-rog-strix-tuf-gaming-prime/.
Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
ROG Strix B550 Series - http://channel.asus.com/ExternalFile.aspx?path=7389f0dea7d04239af32d3aacdb36b78
TUF B550 Series - http://channel.asus.com/ExternalFile.aspx?path=28fcc92656774decaa871ea1b85d586b
Prime B550 Series - http://channel.asus.com/ExternalFile.aspx?path=e86532a8008240d9a78112843023f79c
ASUS is a multinational company known for the world's best motherboards, PCs, monitors, graphics cards and routers, and driven to become the most-admired innovative leading technology enterprise. With a global workforce that includes more than 5,000 R&D professionals, ASUS leads the industry through cutting-edge design and innovations made to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt and joyful smart life for everyone. Inspired by the In Search of Incredible brand spirit, ASUS won more than 11 prestigious awards every day in 2018 and ranked as one of Forbes' Global 2000 Top Regarded Companies, Thomson Reuters' Top 100 Global Tech Leaders and Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies.
SOURCE ASUS Computer International