Although released last month, the B550 chipset board does not appear to be officially available. According to the latest news of BoPantang-Juxun, the B550 motherboard will be officially launched on the 16th of this month. In terms of price, the news is that the Taiwan brand’s B550 series basic agent price, than the old B450 series higher than 150 to 200 yuan or even higher.
As far as the current B450 market is concerned, the average price of B550 will certainly be within a thousand yuan. At present, the various channels of B550 products are being shipped, waiting to be listed.
The biggest bright spot of the B550 chipset motherboard is the first pcIe 4.0 into the thousand-dollar market, although it does not support itself but can release the PCIe 4.0 of the three generations of Ryzen, thus supporting PCIe 4.0 graphics card, SSD.
The B550 itself has 14 PCIe 3.0, of which 4 are reserved and processor interconnected, 4 to 4 SATA 6Gbps, 4 connected network cards, sound cards and other extended peripherals, and 2 optional configurations are 2 PCIe 3. 0 or 2 SATA 6Gbps, USB interface supports 2 USB 3.1 10Gbps, 2 USB 3.0 5Gbps, 6 USB 2.0 480Mbps, plus processor scans up to 6 USB 3.1 10Gbps.
In terms of compatibility, the B550 motherboard only supports the three generations of Ryzen and the future Zen 3 architecture of the new Ryzen.