Asus TUF Gaming B550 Plus WI-FI ATX AM4 Motherboard
Asus TUF Gaming B550 Plus WI-FI ATX AM4 Motherboard featuring the AMD B550 chipset, this ATX motherboard is compatible with CPUs conforming to the AM4 socket. Four RAM slots support up to 128GB of dual-channel memory, and speeds up 4800 MHz when overclocking. Connect storage drives using six SATA III interfaces or two M.2 slots. Up to two graphics cards can be installed using PCIe 4.0 x16 and PCIe 3.0 x16 slots that support 2-way AMD CrossFireX. Other adapter cards can be installed in three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.
The onboard VRM of TUF Gaming B550-Plus Wi-Fi utilizes 8+2 DrMOS power stages that combine high- and low-side MOSFETs and the driver into a single package, delivering optimum power and efficiency for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors.
Stack Cool 3+
Two-ounce copper layers draw heat away from critical components to keep them at their optimal operating temperatures and provide more headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds.
The Digi+ VRM ensures smooth and clean power delivery to the CPU
ProCool sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with PSU power lines. The resulting lower impedance helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.
A large, high-mass heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas improves heat dissipation.
High-quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
This motherboard features comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via the Fan Xpert 2+ utility or via the ASUS UEFI BIOS.
Multiple Temperature Sources
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 4 or via the UEFI.
AiO Water Cooling Support
An integrated AiO system enables full control of PWM or DC water pumps, making it perfect for custom or self-contained cooling setups.
Auto-Detecting 4-Pin Fan Connectors
All onboard chassis fan headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.
PCIe 4.0 M.2
This motherboard provides a PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot and NVMe SSD RAID support for boosted performance with speeds up to 64 GB/s.
USB 3.2 Gen 2
Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices and is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 2.
Thunderbolt 3 Support
An integrated Thunderbolt 3 header supports up to 40 Gb/s of aggregate interface bandwidth. One Thunderbolt 3 port can support up to six devices in a daisy-chain and provide up to 15 watts of power to fast-charge devices.
The ASUS Safe Slot provides superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured via an insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10 kV of air discharge and +/- 6 kV of contact discharge, surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6 kV and +/- 4 kV.
TUF LAN Guard
TUF LAN Guard uses signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
DRAM Overvoltage Protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
Stainless-Steel Back I/O Panel
TUF Gaming motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a 3X-longer lifespan versus traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF Gaming motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing.
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
The Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 module is compatible with the 802.11ax standard and is optimized for more efficient operation on crowded networks with competing traffic. Pair your motherboard with Wi-Fi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of Wi-Fi 6.
AI Noise-Canceling Microphone
AI Noise-Canceling Microphone software is exclusively featured on ASUS motherboards and supports 3.5mm, USB, or Bluetooth headsets. This utility uses a deep-learning database to preserve the sound of your voice while eliminating distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks, and other forms of environmental noise. And it only places a slight load on the CPU, ensuring minimal impact on gaming performance.
The unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek for the TUF Gaming B550 series motherboards features a 108dB signal-to-noise ratio or SNR for the stereo line out and a 103dB SNR for the line in, providing accurate audio.
Hone your battle skills with DTS Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom offers Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical Presets for different genres, so you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.
ASUS Aura Lighting
A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
The addressable Gen 2 RGB header is now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. This header also offers backward compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.