Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX
Based on AMD B550 chipset, this ATX motherboard lets you take full advantage of the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 Series (3rd Gen Ryzen) processors, thanks to superb components, advanced circuit design, and beefy heatsinks that give efficient cooling and a professional look. Enjoy ultra-fast PCIe 4.0 connectivity for your graphics card and M.2 SSDs. And onboard lighting with RGB Fusion empowers you to customize brilliant, dynamic lighting, and synchronize with an ever-growing portfolio of compatible peripherals like coolers, keyboards, mice, headphones, and more.
- Supports AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 3rd Gen Ryzen and 3rd Gen Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors
- Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- True 12+2 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 50A DrMOS
- Advanced Thermal Design with Enlarged Surface Heatsinks
- Ultra Durable PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot
- Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Dual Thermal Guards
- Onboard Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
- AMP-UP Audio with ALC1200 and WIMA Capacitors
- Blazing Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
- Rear DisplayPort & HDMI Support
- RGB FUSION 2.0 Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
- Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
- Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation
Dominant in Darkness
In the dark, starless night, the falcon strikes fear into the heart of its prey. Even with minimal visibility, the falcon pinpoints its prey and patiently anticipates the perfect moment to swoop in for the kill. The falcon with its laser sharp gaze dominates the darkness of night in the same manner that AORUS Core Lighting illuminates the vast AORUS ecosystem.
AMD StoreMI Technology
GIGABYTE B550 motherboards maximize your PC’s potential with AMD StoreMI technology. StoreMI accelerates traditional storage devices to reduce boot times and enhance the overall user experience. This easy-to-use utility combines the speed of SSDs with the high capacity of HDDs into a single drive, enhances the read/write speeds of the device to match that of SSDs, bolsters data performance for incredible value, and transforms the everyday PC to a performance driven system.
The benefits of AMD StoreMI:
- Making the PC experience fast, smooth and easy
- Optimizing computer responsiveness from system boot to application launch
- Offering SSD performance with HDD capacity at an affordable cost
- Quickly accessing key files by automatically learning users’ computing behaviors
Ultimate power design
To fully support the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, B550 AORUS motherboards equip with the ultimate power solution which is true direct, digital and multiple phases. After countless experiments and testing, GIGABYTE presents the unbeatable B550 AORUS motherboards for enthusiast. No Compromise and never stop to achieve higher.
True 12+2 Phases Digital Power Design
B550 AORUS ELITE AX motherboard uses an True 12+2 phases digital power design which includes PWM controller, doublers and DrMOS. These 100% digital controller offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard’s most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors.
- Digital PWM Controller delivers appropriate voltage to the CPU
- True 12+2 Phases DrMOS with PWM Doublers design to deliver stable power to the CPU. With capability to handle up to 700 Amps current in a total
- All-solid capacitors to improve Transient response and minimize oscillation
- 24pin+8pin Solid Pin CPU Power Connectors
1. Intersil Digital PWM Controller
2. True 12+2 Phases of Digital PWM with 50A DrMOS
3. All-Solid Capacitors
4. 8 Solid Pin CPU Power Connector
Power Efficiency & Voltage Ripple Graph
2X Copper PCB
GIGABYTE’s exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.
GIGABYTE realize that customer won’t stop chasing a better computing performance. We take care of it and implement on products. Protective and optimized memory trace enhance the performance. Faster read and write are needed to save time and improve efficiency. We offer plenty of M.2 storage with thermal guards to ensure unthrottled read and write. In advance, adopting PCIe 4.0 ready components get the B550 motherboards easier to upgrade.
Memory Layout – Daisy Chain Design
With the optimized daisy-chain routing, the B550 motherboard provides a proven speed of DDR4-4000MHz and beyond with high density memory modules*. Optimized daisy-chained routing eliminates the stub effect, pushes the one DIMM per channel in dual channel interleaving mode to hit higher memory frequencies, providing professional gamers a denser and faster system memory experience.
* Performance may vary in circumstances. Please refer to the QVL list for detail support information.
Single 32GB Support
With populated 2 DIMMs per channel on GIGABYTE B550 motherboards, the maximum memory capacity support is 128GB. For users who always run out of memory capacity, they are able to enjoy more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.
PCIe 4.0 Hardware Design
1. PCIe 4.0 Slot
PCIe 4.0 x16 slot with faster bandwidth and lower impedance.
2. M.2 PCIe 4.0 Slot
M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with Lower impedance.
* Product uses PCIe 4.0 grade material, actual support varies by hardware configuration
Dual NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support
Performance with PCIe 4.0 x4 + PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs
B550 AORUS motherboards offer the industry’s best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. AORUS’ unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 6560 MB/s (Sequential Read), making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.
Advanced Thermal Solution
Unthrottled performance is guaranteed by the advanced thermal solution which including Enlarged Heatsinks, High Quality Thermal Conductivity Pads and Thermal Guards. B550 motherboards are cool on MOSFETs and M.2 SSDs even on full loading. It provides lower temperatures for enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers.
1. Enlarged Surface Heatsinks
Enlarged surface heatsinks which increasing the surface area to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.
2. 5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad
By using 5 W/mK high thermal conductivity pads, it can transfer 2.7x more heat as compared to traditional thermal pads in same time.
3. M.2 Thermal Guard
Built-in M.2 thermal guard heatsink helps the high-speed, large capacity of PCIe 4.0/3.0 SSDs to prevent overheat throttling and performance bottlenecks.
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises
Smart Fan 5
With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
Hybrid Fan Pin Headers
Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers, giving you absolute mastery over your PC.
All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.
Intelligent Fan Control Design
Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature—all of it can be customized to your liking.
New Smart Fan 5 Software
Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences.
For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
Next Generation Connectivity
A high-end product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. B550 AORUS motherboards provide all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.
2.5GbE LAN Onboard
Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least two times faster transfer speeds as compared to general 1GbE networking. It’s perfectly suit for gamers and streamer with ultimate and smooth online experience. It also backward compatible with Multi-Gig (10/100/1000/2500Mbps)of RJ-45 ethernet.
New Introduce Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module
Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.
Benefit of WiFi 6:
- 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1×1*
- 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
- Network efficiency increase for better user experience
AORUS Antenna Supports Dual Band with Better WIFI Signal
- All new antenna supported dual band 802.11ax/ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz.
- better signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
- AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting
- Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location
Native USB 3.2 Gen2
AMD B550 chipset provides native USB 3.2 Gen2 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps. Available over the USB Type-A connector, the USB3.2 Gen2 is much improved with twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as backwards compatibility with USB2.0 and USB3.2 Gen1.
HDMI 2.1 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.3 Support
HDMI 2.1, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0/ 1.4 and offering 48 Gb/s of bandwidth – twice times more than previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, to offer the best visual experience for viewers.
Note: Only New Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors support displaying function.
HI-FI AUDIO SYSTEM
For enthusiasts, sound quality is just as essential to the gaming experience. B550 motherboards are equipped with high quality audio components such as Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors to provide a superb audio experience. The exclusive AORUS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.
High-End WIMA & Audio Capacitors
The AORUS motherboards boast a combination of Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and high-end audio capacitors. While the high-end audio capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies, the WIMA FKP2 capacitors are being used widely in premium grade Hi-Fi systems. The addition of this to the exclusive AOURS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.
Audio Noise Guard
AORUS motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level. LED trace path lighting Illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.
B550 motherboards feature RGB FUSION 2.0 and offer the option to control onboard, external light strips, and/or AORUS devices with RGB/ Addressable RGB LEDs to make your PC unique and stylish.
Multi-Zone Light Show Design
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.
Note: Lighting effects depicted are for demonstration purposes only. Actual lighting effects may vary by model.
RGB FUSION Software
With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.
Sync with one click
Individual control as you wish
GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP
Don’t just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high standard of manufactured process. Needless to say, we use the best, high quality components on B550 motherboards and reinforce each part of components to be solid and durable.
Industry Leading Ultra Durable PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.
Solid Pin Power Connectors
B550 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
Solid Pin Power connector advantages
- Larger contact area for electricity
- More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
- Ultra durable and longer lifespan
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!
GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER
Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. B550 motherboards bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.
New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.
Intuitive Load Line Curve
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.
GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers version.
GIGABYTE’s EasyTune is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.
The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system’s BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.
System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system’s behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.
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