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ASUS AMD B550 ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING ATX Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING, AMD B550, AM4, DDR4, SATA3, PCIe 4.0, Dual M.2, SLi/CrossFire, 2.5GbE/ax Wifi, ATX

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Scan code: LN108168 Manufacturer code: B550-E GAMING
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ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING - 3rd Gen Ready Ryzen ATX Motherboard

ASUS ROG STRIX B550

SOLID HARDWARE SPECS FOR GAMING AND MOREThe ASUS B550-E Gaming is ready to power the 3rd Generation of AMD Ryzen Processors and well equipped with great features which you can find in the high end X570 motherboards. This will surely let you to take your gaming to an ultimate level of greatness. The B550 motherboards are PCIe 4.0 ready and come with a wealth of high speed connectivity options like Dual M.2 with heatsinks and even WiFi6 for wireless connectivity. The Rog STRIX B550-E Gaming motherboard also offers rich customization options with lighting synchronization as well as guided performance tuning and optimization via intuitive ROG software that makes it easy for experienced and first-time system builders alike to create a gaming system with amazing RGB effects with AURA.

AMD B550Chipset

AM4CPU Socket

Ready for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™Compatible Processors

ATXForm Factor

High Quality ROG STRIX Power Design

ROG STRIX B550 Pwer Design

Higher Quality Cooling for Optimal performanceThe ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING uses digital power control and a collection of power stages to ensure that you can utilise the power of the latest AMD Ryzen processors. The ROG STRIX motherboards use Pro Cool power connectors and superior chokes and durable capacitors which made to dissipate heat quickly and efficiently. The VRM and DRAM are controlled with ASUS DIGI+ power control which offers precise memory and voltage tuning for optimal performance and stability.

Dual M.2 Slots for Better Performance

ASUS B550 M2 Slots

PCIe 4.0 Ready for faster speedsROG Strix B550-E Gaming features two M.2 slots, one of which supports the latest PCIe 4.0 standard to provide maximum storage flexibility and the fastest data speeds available via the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen platform. Both M.2 slots support up to the type 22110 socket and NVM Express® RAID for a performance boost.

Super-Fast Networking Capabilities

b550 networking

Intel Dual Band PCIe Wi-Fi SupportThe B550-E GAMING has onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. you can also switch over to onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet which gives your wired connection a boost, with speeds that are 2.5 times faster than standard Ethernet connections for speedy file transfers, lag-free gaming, and high-res video streaming.

ROG SupremeFX Audio Technology

asus supreme fx audio on b550

AI NOISE CANCELLING MICROPHONE SOFTWAREBuilt-in ROG SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio for ROG Strix B550-E Gaming. Along with ensuring a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature, it offers two front-panel outputs driven by op amps that deliver high-quality audio to gaming headsets. A dedicated Audio USB Type-C® port on ROG Strix B550-E Gaming has an S210 integrated chip that automatically determines audio signal type, while a bundled USB Type C-to-3.5 mm adapter ensures compatibility with various headsets and headphones.

ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING Features

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION WITH AURA ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to outshine the competition. They also feature built-in ASUS Aura technology that enables full RGB lighting control and a variety of presets for embedded RGB LEDs as well as lighting strips connected to onboard RGB headers. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

b550 Aura RGB Features

RGB Connectors2 x 3-pin Addressable Gen 2 RGB Headers
2 x 4-pin Aura RGB Headers

RGB LightingI/O Zone AURA Lighting
Chipset Zone AURA Lighting

Multi-GPU SLI®/ CFX Support2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 SafeSlots (x16, x8/x8) [CPU]
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (x4) [CHIPSET]
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots [CHIPSET]

Fan ConnectorsA dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers
A PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
All onboard headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans

M.2 Socket1 x M.2 supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes
1 x M.2 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes

DDR4, 4 x DIMMDual Channel
ASUS OptiMem II

Get More with ROG

OPTIMIZE YOUR NETWORK TRAFFIC Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimisation is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimisation leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking, but goes further by running a Prime95-based stress test that continually monitors the system.

TPU insight

AI Suite 3 helps gives the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune your system The TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) provides AI Suite 3 with the intelligence needed to automatically fine-tune voltages, monitor system stats, and adjust overclocking settings. AI Suite 3 also provides AI Overclocking prediction values for users who want more insight when experimenting with different settings.

EPU Guidance

Save money and energy efficiency The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimises power consumption and maximises savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.

Fan Xpert 4

renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) intelligently simplifies options for newcomers to PC DIY Fan Expert 4 provides comprehensive control over fans, water pumps and all-in-one (AIO) coolers. Control is also possible via the award-winning ROG UEFI. Whether you're cooling with air or water, Auto-Tuning mode intelligently configures all parameters with a single click. There's also an Extreme Quiet mode, which reduces all fan speeds to below the default minimum — keeping your system whisper-quiet when performing light tasks.

DIGI+ power controls

optimise your PC for stability or full throttled gaming performance The Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) delivers real-time control over voltage droop, allowing you to switch frequency and power-efficiency settings so you can fine-tune CPU voltage regulation for ultimate stability and performance.

Turbo App

Use the intuitive app to control many features easily This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritise network data and optimise audio settings at app level ― so your system is perfectly optimised for whatever you're doing.

ASUS Armoury Crate and More

asus armoury

Speed your game loads Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralised control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customise RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronise them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. You can also use Armoury Crate to download the user manual, drivers and software. In addition, Armoury Crate features a dedicated product registration page as well as a news feed to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.

AI Networking Gives you Many More Features

AI Networking

THE MOST IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT ROG Strix Gaming is VR Ready and beyond! The ASUS Beyond VR Ready marque means that ROG Strix Gaming has been tested with loads of class-leading components to ensure that your productivity, gaming, and entertainment needs are tuned for maximum performance. ASUS Beyond VR Ready provides a new way to configure and build your dream system with total confidence.

Identification

IdentificationGameFirst VI analyzes your usage patterns and the digital signatures of your applications and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps. The database is regularly updated to ensure that apps are recognised.

Boost

BoostGameFirst VI intelligently switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth as you need. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritises game packets giving you supersmooth online gameplay — even when you're streaming high-quality video or transferring large files.

Visualisation

VisualisationAn intuitive graph gives you an overview of the network in real time. Simply click on the tab to view current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, and an analysis of each WiFi channel.

Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING
Form Factor ATX
CPU Socket AM4
Chipset AMD B550
RAM Memory Support
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channel Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) ECC/Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz)
  • DDR4 - 2133
  • DDR4 - 2400
  • DDR4 - 2666
  • DDR4 - 2800
  • DDR4 - 3000
  • DDR4 - 3200
  • DDR4 - 3466(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 3866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4000(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4133(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4400(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB
Audio
Audio ROG SupremeFX 8-Ch. HD Audio S1220A
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 4.0 (x16)
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi
AMD CrossFire Support 3-Way CrossFire
Integrated Graphics Requires Processor Graphics or Discrete GPU
On-Board Graphics Connectors
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • HDMI 2.1
Internal Connectivity
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen3/SATA
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen4x4/SATA
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via  
Storage Mode Support
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin AIO Pump Connector
  • 3 x 4-pin CHA_FAN connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x AAFP
  • 2 x Aura Addressable Gen2 Header
  • 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x Q_Code
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 1 x System panel connector
  • 1 x Temperature Sensor Header
  • 1 x Thunderbolt header
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Header
External Connectivity
Network Interface Type
  • 802.11ax WiFi LAN
  • Wired 2.5 Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000/2500)
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Intel (2.5GbE LAN)
  • 1 x Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (ax WiFi, BT5)
Rear I/O Connectors
  • 1 x 10/100/1000/2500 (LAN)
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 5 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
  • 2 x WiFi Antenna connectors
Additional Specifications
Water Cooled No
Cooling Passive Heatsinks
QPI Speed N/A
Board Dimensions 305 x 244 mm
Note  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN108168
Model Number B550-E GAMING
GTIN 4718017750264
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
36 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
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Telephone:
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ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING, AMD B550, AM4, DDR4, SATA3, PCIe 4.0, Dual M.2, SLi/CrossFire, 2.5GbE/ax Wifi, ATX is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mobo Bought this motherboard with the Ryzen 9 3900x as i dint want to spend a fortune on amazing boards at this time was aiming to upgrade after a year or so but so far I am not dissapointed and will probably end up keeping this board instead of upgrading. Great value for money and having 0 issues so far everything is working as it should. Great having a USB type C in the back and the USB 3.2 Gen 2 port for the front panel connector as well. Highly recommend this motherboard.
Date published: 2020-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Asus ROG Strix B550-E Gaming Ive had a few new release products over the years for both AMD & Intel chips, I kind of expect a few teething problems with new tech however I've been running this for three weeks or so now & its been unsettlingly stable, maybe a sign of the maturity of the 3000 series processors/boards The board itself felt robust, a solid feel to the build quality, it certainly wants you to know its of the higer end tier in the B550 range, I feel Asus has made an effort with this board and the benchmarks on it have shown its a decent performer. With this being on the 3rd floor of the house Wifi 6 was a definite appeal for future proofing the machine, I dont have a wifi 6 router yet though but I was using a PCI-e card before which prevented a few layout choice with the case fittings, wasnt sure how it would perform with my current AC router but its been just a good as the card I was using in speed & stability With PCI-e 4 onboard although less than the X570's implementation it feels future proof enough for my use, the real downside to the method employed here is if you use the second M.2 sockets you lose sata 5/6 - no issue for the machine its in however. Comes with all the mobo leads you will need to get set up, personally like the sata leads with connectors that click in so they dont come loose, always a bonus. The Wifi 6 stand however, its looks so simple to construct being just two piece that look like they slot together, probably took me longer than building the whole PC With this being a swap out/in to a current machine the layout didnt pose any problems, cables all reached where they should Style wise looks great, board all lit up with the wraith prism cooler as well, no problems hooking it up to my cases RGB controller & syncing either Overall very pleased with it
Date published: 2020-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great feature packed board I got this board for my first RYZEN build using a 3900x, big fan of Asus boards been using them for the last ten years+ with no problems, and this board was no different. The build went super smooth and was booted up and running quickly. One of my reasons for picking a B550 board over an X570 board was the lack of a southbridge cooling fan on B550's, as I like my pc to be almost silent so this again ticked the box. Extra VRM chips on this Asus B550 Gaming E are also a bonus when running higher power CPU'S such as my RYZEN 3900x. The RGB parts of the board are not too in your face, or blingy wich is a good thing. overall a very well built good quality board as you would expect from ASUS, very happy with the B550 board so far and can not pick a fault with it :)
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality motherboard with a lot of features I spent a while looking at the X570 boards for a new build, first time back to AMD for about 15 years. After reading about the new B550 chipset it seemed that you could get nearly all the same specs for a lower price. I wanted good VRMs and fast WIFI so choose the ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING as it fitted the bill. I have installed a ryzen 7 3700x with 32 gb of Corsair ram and used an M.2 for boot drive. The whole installation went very smoothly and after making the appropriate bios changes put Windows 10 onto the M.2 stick. I really like the quality of the motherboard and accessories that came in the box. The rgb lighting is good and you have the choice of 12v or newer 5v addressable headers for pimping it up! All in all I would definitely recommend this motherboard to anybody building a new rig and it will also work with the next gen of Ryzen coming out in the near future.
Date published: 2020-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ASUS ROG Strix B550E Gaming This is a solid motherboard that offers much of the features found on their X570 boards like PCIe 4.0 which is a nice addition for gen 4 NVME drives and future graphics cards. Its superb power delivery is plenty for the current Matisse and future Vermeer AMD processors with ample headroom for overclocking The board itself looks good with a tasteful amount of RGB lighting and NVME covers. In use this board was painless to setup with its intuitive UEFI interface and was able to get up and running in Windows in no time at all. As of 05/07/2020 this is the only ASUS B550 with an onboard USB Type-C header As for some cons, this board could have more USB3.0 Type A headers on the rear IO. But, this can be solved with a USB PCIe card and possibly some more chassis fan headers, but this can be solved by using fan splitters Overall, this is a solid B550 motherboard that is paired with Ryzen 7 3700x with 16GB DDR4 3600 CL16 memory
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Close to perfection. Zero defects sofar. Mounted it in the case and it powered up straight away - no trouble of any kind. OS booted cleanly and hasn't shown any signs of instability at all. Clean and smooth all the way. XMP is perfect - my 64gb of crucial memory is up and running at spec. OS is booting and running off the M.2 drive - no glitches at all. All the temperatures are good - it runs nice and cool.
Date published: 2020-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STRIX B550E GAMING ASUS STRIX B550 E GAMING, RYZEN 9 3900X BUILD... A great little motherboard, with some fantastic features... There are enough fan headers inc AIO if that's your preference... After a little messing around with my setup, I managed to have enough USB connections too, it could maybe do with a few more USB 3.0 on the rear panel for my liking but you read the sale page and make your choice, so can't complain...haha It looks great in the case with all its fancy RGB if you like that, + alongside the 1080ti Strix, stunning... EK Waterblock Quantum Velocity keeps it running cool... The Corsair HX750i runs this no problem, RDR 2 and TC Breakpoint approx 350w while gaming, with all my setup. That doesn't seem to break a sweat... Custom H20 @ 2 x XSPC RX360s, D5 Laing etc.... I tried the Ryzen with the Prism cooler and they can run a little warm for my liking, in my home office environment...You also see the core temps fluctuating 10oC here and there, there is quite a bit of talk about this across the web, so nothing to worry about, I don't think. I think it is just how it reads it with the software. I really like the board and layout, I look forward one day to maybe trying a PCI-E 4 M.2 Card in it ... The only issue I had was regarding memory, I was using my older 2013 Gskill Trident Z "E Die" I was trying not to have to upgrade that too... AMD Ryzens tend to focus towards "B Die" nowadays for greater compatibility... The memory in question 3400MHz C16 and I could only run it stable at 3000Mhz, maybe something to look at as a future upgrade...I haven't spent a long time looking into this yet, might work with different timings, voltages etc... So still testing that... But even at 3000Mhz, it runs really fast, a great setup... Overall I feel a decent Mobo, I did watch a lot of videos across the web before purchasing as this mobo is fairly new out. It was between this and the X570...My choice was this maybe as it was newer model out and had the features I needed... I also compared this to a 9900K setup, but at the price point and core count, for my usage I thought I would try AMD for a change, I must say I'm very happy... I'm not an AMD or Intel fanboy, I do like bang for the buck and right now this for me is that alongside the fact the B550E GAMING will accept the next-gen of CPU, was worth a consideration... Great Mobo...!!!
Date published: 2020-07-01
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