AMD officially launched the b550 chipset, the second member of the 500 series of chipsets, in the middle of last month, the second to support PCIe 4.0 after last year’s X570. B550 after the listing of we found that the motherboard manufacturers Of the B550 motherboard are much more expensive, especially relative to the B450 motherboard.
AMD previously launched the B450 motherboard can be said to be the motherboard chipset classic products, but also conscience products, hundreds of dollars can buy a good mainstream signal, materials, functionist, MSI B450 mortar is a classic, popular with the market.
B550 after the listing, we can see this generation of price sharply, not just a motherboard manufacturers do so, almost all B550 motherboard prices have increased, the price reached 2500 yuan is not uncommon, the overall price is not lost X570, motherboard manufacturers are in accordance with the flagship motherboard to do.
B550 motherboard price stake makes some consumers very unhappy, think AMD has changed, began to become more greedy, no price/performance ratio and so on. However, Unboxed, a well-known DIY V@Hardware, compared the three motherboards of MSI B450 TomaHAWK, MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK and MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK.
According to him, the MSIB450 is only 8-phase power supply, B550 motherboard is a more advanced 10-phase power supply, do not lose X570 motherboard, and more advanced materials, which will undoubtedly increase costs.
In addition, the B550 motherboard supports PCIe 4.0, additional M.2 heat sink, and higher memory frequency support, as well as USB 3.2 Gen2 interface, 2.5Gbps network card, front USB-C interface, and more.
In short, according to his explanation, the B550 motherboard price increase is more because of the use of materials, specifications, and does not explain AMD in chipset pricechanges have any changes.