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MSI B550-A Pro Socket AM4 ATX AMD B550

MSI B550-A PRO AMD Socket AM4 ATX HDMI/DisplayPort Dual M.2

MPN: B550-A PROMSI
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MSI B550-A Pro Socket AM4 ATX AMD B550

MSI B550-A PRO AMD Socket AM4 ATX HDMI/DisplayPort Dual M.2
MPN: B550-A PROMSI

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Overview



PRO series helps users work smarter by delivering an efficient and productive experience. Featuring stable functionality and high-quality assembly, PRO series motherboards provide not only optimized professional workflows but also less troubleshooting and longevity.

USER FRIENDLY DESIGN
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.

THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE
With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink with 7W/mK thermal pad ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.

M.2 SHIELD FROZR
World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.

FULLY CONTROLLABLE IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 3 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.

EASY BIOS RECOVERY WITH FLASH BIOS BUTTON
Run into trouble when updating your BIOS? Simply flash the old BIOS version back and continue working within minutes with Flash BIOS Button. Flash BIOS Button even works without a CPU, memory or graphics card installed!

EZ DEBUG LED
Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.

XL CLIP
The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.

EASY TO ARRANGE YOUR CABLES
Not clever at cable arrangement? MSI Atypical PCB design not only the identity of stylish but also makes SATA and USB cable routing easier. Arranges cable neatly even you are not familiar with system build.

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage in games counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

ULTIMATE MOTHERBOARD PROTECTION
Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.

CONNECTIVITY
The most important thing of DIY is expandability. MSI PRO series motherboards feature plenty possibility for prosumers’ need. Stable LAN, faster storage and USB transfer speed and other expandable connectors are ready to enlarge your flexibility.

FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI PRO series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.

LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2
Utilizing 3rd Gen RyzenCloseRyzen is a brand of central processing units (CPUs) and accelerated processing units (APUs) marketed and designed by AMD processors, MSI B550 motherboards feature latest Lightning Gen 4 M.2 which is the fastest onboard storage solution on the market with up to 64 Gb's transfer speed.

MAXIMIZE YOUR USB DEVICE PERFORMANCE
Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI PRO series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering 10Gbps transferring speed by both USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C.

USB FRONT TYPE-C
MSI motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.

EXTEND YOUR RGB EXPERIENCE WITH EASE
Add your color if you want! Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller.

EXPERIENCE MORE
MSI PRO series motherboards are designed to satisfy any professional workflow. Elevate your listening pleasure and enjoy extreme sound quality. Moreover, with years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.

PCB WITH 2OZ THICKENED COPPER
An enhanced PCB design with 2oz thickened copper increases conductivity, improving heat dissipation and performance reliability especially during overclocking.

10 + 2 + 1 DIGITAL POWER WITH DOUBLER DESIGN
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 10 phases Digital Power with Doubler Design. Combining exclusive Core Boost technology, PRO series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy daily work.

LIGHTNING GEN 4 PCI-E
MSI lightning Gen 4 PCI-E is the latest and the fastest PCI-E data transfer solution with 64GB's of unidirectional transfer bandwidth that has doubled compared to its previous generation. PCIe 4.0 maintains both backward and forward compatibility with older and newer specifications. Optimized by steel armor design and server grade PCB, you can enjoy next-gen devices without any compromise.

A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE
MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. Compared to B450 motherboard memory A-XMP profile, MSI does have great improvement on performance and efficiency for B550 motherboards. Easy to enable A-XMP profile with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

CORE BOOST
Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and optimized power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU overclocking.

DEDICATED HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO PROCESSOR
Make sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS
A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

HD AUDIO CONNECTORS
Keep you sound perfect by transmit your aduio with pure digital signal.

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

SEPARATED AUDIO LAYERS FOR CLEAN LEFT & RIGHT CHANNELS
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

DRAGON CENTER
MSI brand new Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.

CLICK BIOS 5
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!

CREATOR GENIE
Quickly overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance.

A-XMP
Choose from a preset A-XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.

M-FLASH
Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.

HARDWARE MONITOR
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.

MEMORY TRY IT
Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.

SEARCH & FAVORITES
A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.




At-a-glance



  • Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality

  • Dragon Center: A brand new software which integrates all MSI exclusive tools with user friendly user interface

  • Lightning Fast Experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2

  • Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire

  • Powerful Design: Core Boost, Digital PWM IC, 2oz Thickened Copper PCB, Creator Genie, DDR4 Boost

  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design with additional choke thermal pad and 7W/mK pad, and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works

  • Support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update

  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4400(OC) MHz





Reasons to buy


  • Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
  • Dragon Center: A brand new software which integrates all MSI exclusive tools with user friendly user interface
  • Lightning Fast Experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire
  • Powerful Design: Core Boost, Digital PWM IC, 2oz Thickened Copper PCB, Creator Genie, DDR4 Boost
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design with additional choke thermal pad and 7W/mK pad, and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works
  • Support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4400(OC) MHz

Specification


Technical Description: MSI B550-A PRO AMD Socket AM4 ATX HDMI/DisplayPort Dual M.2 USB 3.2 C Motherboard :: B550-A PRO (Components > Motherboards) o}

Back panel I/O ports
DisplayPorts quantity:Number of DisplayPorts. A DisplayPort is a digital display interface developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The interface is primarily used to connect a video source to a display device such as a computer monitor, though it can also be used to carry audio, USB, and other forms of data.
1
HDMI ports quantity:The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
1
PS/2 ports quantity:The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
1
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:
1
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:
1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:
2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
4

BIOS
Clear CMOS jumper:
Yes

Expansion slots
Number of M.2 (M) slots:
2
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:Places where PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) are placed inside and connected to the computer motherboard.
1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 4.x) slots:
1
PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots:
2

Features
Number of mounting holes:
9
Audio output channels:An audio output channel is an electric circuit which acts as a path for a signal produced by a device. A device may have several audio output channels.
7.1 channels
Audio chip:
Realtek ALC892
Motherboard chipset:The chipset connects the microprocessor to the rest of the motherboard.
AMD B550
Motherboard chipset family:The category of motherboard chipset e.g. Intel, AMD.
AMD
Motherboard form factor:Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
ATX
Component for:What this product is used as a part of (component for).
PC

Graphics
Maximum resolution:The maximum number of pixels that can be displayed in the image. It is usually quoted as width × height,: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels.
4096 x 2160 pixels
Parallel processing technology support:Parallel processing technology is the simultaneous use of more than one CPU or processor core to execute a program or multiple computational threads. Ideally, parallel processing makes programs run faster because there are more engines (CPUs or Cores) running it. In practice, it is often difficult to divide a program in such a way that separate CPUs or cores can execute different portions without interfering with each other. Most computers have just one CPU, but some models have several, and multi-core processor chips are becoming the norm. There are even computers with thousands of CPUs.
2-Way CrossFireX
Maximum graphics adapter memory:Graphics memory is determined by the (graphic) processor. Graphics memory is often shared with system memory so that it varies depending on the amount of system memory installed and system load.
16000 MB

Internal I/O
RGB LED pin header:
Yes
12V power connector:
Yes
TPM connector:
Yes
Chassis intrusion connector:
Yes
Number of chassis fan connectors:
6
CPU fan connector:
Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin):
Yes
Front panel audio connector:
Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) (SATA) is a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives. SATA III (revision 3.x) interface, formally known as SATA 6Gb/s, is a third generation SATA interface running at 6.0Gb/s. The bandwidth throughput, which is supported by the interface, is up to 600MB/s. This interface is backwards compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s interface.
6
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) connectors:
1
USB 2.0 connectors:The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
2

Memory
Maximum internal memory:The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
128 GB
Supported memory clock speeds:Memory clock speed is the time it takes for a computer to complete basic operations. It refers to the computer's processing speed and is measured in hertz. It is however not such a reliable measure of a computer's speed as it doesn't take into account other factors like RAM and cache size.
1866,2133,2400,2667,2800,2933,3000,3066,3200,3466,3600,3733,3866,4000,4133,4266,4400,4800 MHz
Non-ECC:
Yes
ECC:ECC means Error Correction Code, and it is memory that is able to detect and correct some memory errors without user intervention.
Yes
Memory channels:
Dual-channel
Memory slots type:A memory slot, also known as a memory socket or RAM slot, is what allows computer memory (RAM) to be inserted into the computer. Depending on the motherboard, there will usually be 2 to 4 memory slots (sometimes more on high-end motherboards). The most common types of RAM are SDRAM and DDR for desktop computers and SODIMM for laptop computers, each having various types and speeds.
DIMM
Number of memory slots:
4
Supported memory types:Types of memory which can be used with the product.
DDR4-SDRAM

Network
Wi-Fi:Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
No
LAN controller:
Realtek 8111H
Ethernet interface type:
Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Yes

Networking
Wi-Fi:Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
No
LAN controller:
Realtek 8111H
Ethernet interface type:
Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Yes

Packaging content
Drivers included:
Yes
Cables included:
SATA

Processor
Maximum number of SMP processors:
1
Compatible processor series:A processor which is compatible with this device, belongs to a 'series' which is part of 'family' e.g Celeron D, Celeron G, Celeron M, or, in some cases, is the same as 'family'.
AMD Ryzen
Processor socket:Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket AM4
Processor manufacturer:The manufacturer that produced the processor.
AMD

Rear panel I/O ports
DisplayPorts quantity:Number of DisplayPorts. A DisplayPort is a digital display interface developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The interface is primarily used to connect a video source to a display device such as a computer monitor, though it can also be used to carry audio, USB, and other forms of data.
1
HDMI ports quantity:The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
1
PS/2 ports quantity:The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
1
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:
1
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:
1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:
2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
4

Storage controllers
RAID levels:RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0,1,10
Supported storage drive interfaces:
Serial ATA III
Supported storage drive types:
HDD & SSD

Weight & dimensions
Depth:The distance from the front to the back of something.
244 mm
Width:The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
305 mm


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B550-A PRO MSI 4719072733667 B08BCQF1BD

MSI B550-A PRO AMD Socket AM4 ATX HDMI/DisplayPort Dual M.2 USB 3.2 C Motherboard :: B550-A PRO (Components > Motherboards) o}

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