ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS AM4 ATX Motherboard

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ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS AM4 ATX Motherboard
Key Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • AMD B550 Chipset
  • AM4 Socket
  • 4 x Dual-Channel DDR4-4400 (OC)
Have the durability and performance to take your gaming experience to the next level with the ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS AM4 ATX Motherboard. Designed with military-grade components to withstand overclocking and powered by the AMD B550 chipset, this ATX motherboard supports third-generation AMD Ryzen processors with the AM4 socket for high-end video games and content creation. The chipset takes full advantage of the large PCIe 4.0 data bandwidth to handle demanding tasks such as 4K live streaming, video editing, and gaming at high settings. Up to 128GB of dual-channel ECC DDR4 RAM, reaching 4400 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots to improve the system's multitasking capabilities and speed. The motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to two M.2 SSDs and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, or 10 configurations. Its PCIe 4.0 x16 and PCIe 3.0 x16 slots can accommodate a 2-way AMD CrossFireX configuration to maximize your system's frame rates at high resolutions. Or you can take advantage of AMD Ryzen processors with integrated graphics by connecting monitors to the motherboard's DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.1 ports. Three additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slots are available alongside a Thunderbolt 3 header for compatible expansion cards.
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ASUS B550-PLUS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2PCIe 4.0 Bandwidth
  • 3TUF Gaming
  • 4Enhanced Cooling
  • 5Storage and Memory
  • 6Electrical Performance
  • 7Fast Network Connectivity
  • 8AMD CrossFireX Support
  • 9Integrated Graphics
  • 10Immersive Audio
  • 11Aura Sync RGB Lighting
  • 12Armoury Crate
  • 13Additional Software Features
  • 14Upgrade Features

Have the durability and performance to take your gaming experience to the next level with the ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS AM4 ATX Motherboard. Designed with military-grade components to withstand overclocking and powered by the AMD B550 chipset, this ATX motherboard supports third-generation AMD Ryzen processors with the AM4 socket for high-end video games and content creation. The chipset takes full advantage of the large PCIe 4.0 data bandwidth to handle demanding tasks such as 4K live streaming, video editing, and gaming at high settings. Up to 128GB of dual-channel ECC DDR4 RAM, reaching 4400 MHz when overclocked, can be installed across four memory slots to improve the system's multitasking capabilities and speed. The motherboard also features advanced cooling and supports up to two M.2 SSDs and six SATA III storage drives, which can be put into RAID 0, 1, or 10 configurations. Its PCIe 4.0 x16 and PCIe 3.0 x16 slots can accommodate a 2-way AMD CrossFireX configuration to maximize your system's frame rates at high resolutions. Or you can take advantage of AMD Ryzen processors with integrated graphics by connecting monitors to the motherboard's DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.1 ports. Three additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slots are available alongside a Thunderbolt 3 header for compatible expansion cards.

Connect peripherals such as mice and keyboards to the USB 2.0 Type-A ports while reserving the USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports for transferring data from compatible devices at up to 10 Gb/s. The TUF Gaming B550-PLUS also features a fast 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, providing you with the bandwidth needed for online games, 4K video streaming, and live stream broadcasts when paired with compatible devices. You also have the option to install an M.2 Key E Wi-Fi card onto the motherboard for wireless network connectivity. Other features include addressable Gen 2 Aura Sync RGB lighting headers and Realtek ALC S1200A 7.1-channel audio. Windows 10 64-bit is required to take advantage of all the motherboard's features.

PCIe 4.0 Bandwidth
The ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS pairs third-generation AMD Ryzen processors with high PCIe 4.0 memory bandwidth through the B550 chipset for maximum performance.
TUF Gaming
ASUS TUF Gaming motherboards are built using durable military-grade components to withstand overclocking.
Enhanced Cooling
The motherboard features fanless VRM and chipset heatsinks using the ASUS Stack Cool 3+ design to enhance passive cooling and maintain optimal temperatures for critical components. Aluminum M.2 heatsinks are also included to quickly dissipate heat from installed SSDs and help avoid heat throttling.
Storage and Memory
  • Two M.2 slots are available, supporting up to type 22110 NVMe PCIe and SATA SSDs.
  • Six SATA III ports are available for hard drives and 2.5" SSDs.
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, and 10.
  • Up to 128GB of dual-channel ECC DDR4-4400 (OC) memory can be installed across four slots.
Electrical Performance
The motherboard has 8+2 DrMOS power stages and uses high-quality alloy chokes alongside durable capacitors deliver power to critical components such as the CPU.
Fast Network Connectivity
The TUF Gaming B550-PLUS includes a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port for high-speed network connections with compatible devices. The Ethernet port uses LANGuard technology to protect it against surges and to provide a cleaner data signal while reducing the chance of errors without taking up CPU resources. An M.2 Key E slot is available for installing compatible Wi-Fi devices.
AMD CrossFireX Support
Installing multiple graphics cards will enhance the computer's performance for demanding tasks such as gaming, video editing, and more. This motherboard supports a 2-way AMD CrossFireX configuration.
Integrated Graphics
The DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.2 ports support 4K monitors, which allow you to take advantage of AMD Ryzen CPUs that have integrated graphics.
Immersive Audio
  • The integrated Realtek ALC S1220A audio technology is designed to deliver detailed sound with 7.1-channel playback.
  • 24-bit / 192 kHz playback support.
  • Two onboard amplifiers push sound out to your headphones or speakers.
  • The Sonic Studio III software allows you to customize EQ profiles across different audio devices and applications.
  • The DTS: Sound Unbound app works with Windows Sonic technology to deliver spatial sound to headsets, immersing you into virtual environments and entertainment.
Aura Sync RGB Lighting
Aura Sync technology allows you to connect, customize, and control lighting equipment such as RGB LEDs and light strips on the onboard RGB headers. You can choose from a variety of lighting presets that include Static, Strobing, and Color Cycle. These presets can be synchronized with Aura-capable peripherals such as keyboards, mice, monitors, and more. The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers can detect the number of LEDs on a compatible device to further tailor the lighting effects.
Armoury Crate
ASUS Armoury Crate is a suite of management software for system customization. It includes ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting control, keyboard and mouse preferences, fan speed control, and more.
Additional Software Features
  • EPU Guidance: The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) optimizes power consumption to maximize savings in Away mode, which shuts down I/O controllers.
  • Digi+ VRM Control: The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) allows direct control over voltages, the switching frequency, and power-efficiency settings to fine-tune the CPU voltage regulation for stability and performance.
  • Fan Xpert 2+: Manually or automatically control the speed of your fans to find a balance of cooling performance and noise. Extreme Quiet mode reduces fan speeds to below the default minimum to keep your system quiet during light tasks.
  • Turbo App: A utility that allows you to customize the computer system's performance for individual applications.
Upgrade Features
  • BIOS FlashBack: The BIOS can be updated by copying the BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB stick, inserting it into the designated port, and pressing the FlashBack button. Updates may be performed without a CPU or memory installed.
  • SafeSlot: These strong PCIe slots increase retention force and shearing resistance when installing components.
  • Q-LED: Onboard LED lights indicate the power status and problems with the CPU, memory, graphics card, or boot device.
  • Q-Slot: A side lock that allows you to quickly install and secure a graphics card.
  • Q-DIMM: One-sided locks for quickly securing or removing memory modules.
UPC: 192876749449

ASUS B550-PLUS Specs

CPU
ChipsetAMD B550
CPU SocketAM4
Back Panel I/O
USB1 x USB-A (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
1 x USB-C (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
4 x USB-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
2 x USB-A (USB 2.0)
ThunderboltNone
Display1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.1
Audio5 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller1 x Realtek RTL8125B 2.5Gigabit
ButtonsBIOS Flashback
Memory
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2800, 3000, 3200, 3466, 3600, 3866, 4000, 4400 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC, ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA6 x SATA III
M.21 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA (Unspecified))
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA (Unspecified))
U.2None
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 10
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way AMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
1 x 4-Pin Assistant
3 x 4-Pin System
1 x Thermal Sensor
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
1 x 8-Pin ATX
SecurityTPM Module
LED Header3 x RGB
Audio1 x Speaker
DiagnosticsClear CMOS
Add-On1 x Thunderbolt Card Header
Legacy1 x Serial
BIOS
ROM256 Mb
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1
Audio
Audio CodecRealtek S1200A (7.1-Channel)
Wireless
Module Support1 E Key M.2
Software
OS CompatibilityWindows 10
*As of June, 2020: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Physical
Form FactorATX
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.4 x 10.7 x 2.8"

ASUS B550-PLUS Reviews

Good but missing a cover.

By Seths
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

Great product. Was missing one of the ssd heat sink covers (I think that’s what they are called).

Good value

By Tigerdog
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-14

I purchased this as a replacement for a Prime B450-Plus motherboard that failed. The motherboard is virtually a drop-in replacement. Nearly all connectors are in the same place. Setup would have been a breeze, except that the board came out of the box with BIOS more than two years old. It could not recognize my graphics card and the machine started in safe graphics mode. Once I updated to current BIOS, it behaved much better. BIOS documentation is scarce and there is very little explanation of BIOS settings - a little more would help a lot. Using the board with a Ryzen 5700X CPU, and changing DDR4 timing to match SPD was simple. Performance is outstanding right from start. I've installed AuraSync software under Windows 10 but I have not yet succeeded in getting rid of the rainbow flash standard colors; probably user error but annoying nonetheless. 4 stars instead of 5 for small niggles mentioned above

Good design motherboard.

By Anh Ho
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-12

Great motherboard. Good design. These M2 slots are far away from PCIe 4.0 GPU slot.

Working great.

By Kellyadmirer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-04

Working great, accepted my 5600x processor without a BIOS update, very pleased so far.

Well built, easy to install, and plenty of extras.

By MCiak
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-20

Great MB with a lot of features! Everything needed for a great gaming experience.

Awesome upgrade!

By Billy X.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-19

Upgraded from a Asus tuf B450 - plus and paired with a AMD Ryzen 5700x. This was a great investment for future proof, I am able to upgrade components as long as asus supports newer parts.

Solid Motherboard with good i/o and looks.

By 14hourstosteve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-03

Great motherboard. Well designed and easy to install. Good I/O for the money and sharp looking. Have built three systems with this board and they have all been great.

Great

By Cerealkilr
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-28

It’s very good. Plenty of USB ports, plenty m.2 slots. The only issue I had was that the heat sink is kinda big so my AIO wasn’t able to fit in the top of the corsair 4000d airflow but otherwise, golden.

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