Scan code: LN113000 Manufacturer code: ROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING

ASUS AMD Ryzen B550-XE ROG Strix GAMING WiFi AM4 PCIe 4.0 ATX Motherboard

ASUS ROG Strix B550-XE GAMING WiFi, AMD B550, AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, Dual M.2 + M.2 AIC, SLi/CrossFire, 2.5G/ax WiFi, ATX

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Scan code: LN113000 Manufacturer code: ROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING
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Product Overview

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WiFi

ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCI Express® 4.0 interface. The flagship of the B550 motherboard range, ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI, offers robust power delivery and effective cooling, making it well-equipped to handle the popular 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ and the latest AMD Ryzen™ 5000 (Zen 3 architecture) processors.


Unleash Unlimited Performance

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI provides robust power delivery and comprehensive cooling to handle the latest Ryzen processors. It also supports faster memory and superfast high-capacity storage, providing everything you need to create a PC that's ready to play in the big leagues.


PCIe 4.0-Ready

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI features two onboard 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 latest AMD Ryzen processors. Both M.2 slots support up to the type 22110 socket and NVM Express® RAID for a performance boost.


Hyper M.2 X16 Gen 4 Card

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI is also suited for work. In addition to the two onboard M.2 slots, the Hyper M.2 Gen 4 card offers four more M.2 slots for superfast high-capacity data storage.


Custom Delta Superflo Fan

A custom-made low-noise fan efficiently cools the area around the VRM by up to 9° C to give you more overclocking headroom, and it can be turned on or off via the UEFI BIOS. To ensure longevity, the fan utilizes durable bearings with an impressive 60,000-hour L10 lifespan.


I/O Shroud and MOS Heatsink with L-shaped Heatpipe

An L-shaped heatpipe allows for rapid and even heat transfer, while the MOS heatsink provides a large contact area for the MOSFETs and chokes. Together with the aluminium I/O shroud, it offers effective cooling.


Thermal Pads

Helps transfer heat from inductor and phase array to heatsink.


Cooler by Design

ROG Strix B550 series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.


Power Design

Digital power control and an array of power stages ensure ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WiFi has the muscle to control the latest AMD processors.


Themed Power Stages

The power stages are each rated to handle 90 amperes to provide stable performance for current and future Ryzen processors.


6-Layer PCB

The 6-Layer PCB used in ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WiFi includes 2-ounce thickened copper and mid-loss PCB materials for better heat dissipation and more stable performance.


Alloy Choke & Capacitor

Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.


Digi+ Power Control

ASUS Digi+ Power Control is an innovative set of controllers for digital VRM and DRAM voltage. These controllers offer ultra-precise memory and voltage tuning for optimal system efficiency, stability and performance.


ProCool Power Connector

The ProCool socket is built to exacting specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines, enabling lower impedance and better heat dissipation.


DDR4 OC 5100MHz

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI supports up to 128 GB DDR4 memory across four slots. OptiMem II technology improves trace layout to significantly reduce vias and crosstalk to enhance memory stability and compatibility, giving memory kits higher frequency margins.


Advance Your Gaming Immersion

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI provides the latest connectivity options for super smooth networking and blisteringly fast file transfers. Audio enhancements give you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the subtlest of cues for a completely immersive gaming experience.


WiFi 6 (802.11 ax)

Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6.


Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet

Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet 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.


SupremeFX

Built-in ROG SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio for ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI. 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.
Audio cover: Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality.
Audio-line shielding: Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
Dual OP amplifiers: Two onboard op-amps with 32 ? 600 O headphone impedance provide exceptional audio for a wide array of headphones.
Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitors: High-quality Japanese-made components produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.


Audio USB Type-C®

A dedicated Audio USB Type-C® port on ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI 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.


S210

An S210 control chip automatically detects the type of connected device so the port can be used for both Type-C audio devices and standard USB connectivity as needed.


Power Noise-filter Circuit

A dedicated power noise-filter circuit helps reduce power-input noise, ensuring consistently quiet performance from any audio source.


USB Type-C-to-3.5mm Jack Adapter Cable

The bundled USB Type-C-to-3.5 mm jack adapter makes it easy to connect audio devices with a 4-position microphone/audio jack.


AI Noise-Cancelling Microphone

ASUS AI Noise-Cancelling Microphone software is exclusively featured on ROG Strix motherboards and supports 3.5 mm, USB, or Bluetooth® headsets. The utility leverages a massive 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.


Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.


DTS: Sound Unbound

ROG Strix B550 series motherboards are pre-loaded with the DTS® Sound Unbound™ app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By leveraging Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.


Play Your Own Style

The cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics of ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI are accentuated by the bold slashes and cybertext. By pairing your rig with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem, you can create a fully customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style.


Undeniably ROG Strix

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI embodies the ROG spirit with eye-catching aesthetics. Parallel strakes cutting across the upper-left to the bottom-right of the board add a ferocious look, while embedded Aura RGB LEDs illuminate the aluminium I/O shroud and Strix logo. The LEDs can be synced with other Aura-compatible hardware for a unified look. These new design features move ROG Strix boldly into the future, while clearly reflecting the series' gaming roots.


Outshine the Competition

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.


Pre-mounted I/O shield

Patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install on the motherboard.


Q-Code

Diagnostic codes provide a quick reference to help resolve common installation or component issues.


FlexKey

Front-panel header allows customization of the front-panel chassis reset button, providing options for quick access to Aura lighting controls, DirectKey, or system reset.


BIOS FlashBack™

Users can place a BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB drive and simply plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press a button to update the (UEFI) BIOS. Updates can be made even if memory or CPU aren't present.


Certified Compatibility

ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. For a smooth build process, refer to our list of guaranteed-compatible components. To help with memory upgrades, the list also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor list (QVL).


The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits

Level up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more! ROG offers more choices than any other brand.


ROG Gives You More

ROG-exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements that allow you to configure your gaming build the way you want.


5-Way Optimization

Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics.
TPU: 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.
EPU: The Energy Processing Unit (EPU) automatically optimizes power consumption and maximizes savings with Away mode — a smart setting that creates an extreme energy-saving scenario by shutting down unused I/O controllers.
Fan Xpert 4: 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 Control: 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: This intuitive tool allows you to define CPU overclocking, apply fan profiles, prioritize network data and optimize audio settings at app level ? so your system is perfectly optimized for whatever you're doing.


UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.


AI Networking

The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technology to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.


Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized 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 customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize 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.


RAMCache III

RAMCache lll software turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favourite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

Features

AM4 Socket: Ready for Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors.
Best Gaming Connectivity: PCIe® 4.0-ready, two onboard M.2 slots and four additional M.2 slots on the bundled ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Gen 4 Card, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C® plus HDMI™ 2.1 and DisplayPort™ 1.2 output.
Robust Power Solution: 14+2 power stages with ProCool power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors.
Comprehensive Cooling: Actively cooled VRM heatsinks with L-shaped heatpipe and integrated aluminium I/O cover, plus dedicated M.2 heatsinks.
Superfast Networking: Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard.
Intuitive Software: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS and ASUS AI Networking make it easy to configure gaming builds.
DIY-Friendly Design: Includes pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack™, Q-Code and FlexKey.
Unmatched Personalisation: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including Aura RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers.
Industry-leading Gaming Audio: Audio USB Type-C®, AI Noise-Cancelling Microphone, SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS® Sound Unbound™ and Sonic Studio III for immersive audio.

Specifications
Core Specifications
Edition ROG Strix B550-XE GAMING WIFI
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 - 4266(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4400(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4600(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4800(OC)
  • DDR4 - 4866(OC)
  • DDR4 - 5100(OC)
Max. Memory Capacity 128GB (4x32GB)
Audio
Audio ROG SupremeFX 7.1 HD Audio
Graphics Support
Primary GPU Interface PCIe 4.0 (x16) [PCIe 3.0 Backwards Compatible]
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way NVLink
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 Gen3x4/SATA3
  • 1 x M.2, 22-42/60/80/110, PCIe Gen4x4/SATA
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 Bandwidth)
  • 2 x PCIe 4.0 x16
SATA Support SATA3
RAID Support via SATA
Storage Mode Support
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 10
Internal I/O
  • 1 x 24-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 4-pin (Power)
  • 1 x 8-pin (Power)
  • 1 x AAFP
  • 2 x Addressable Digital RGB Header
  • 1 x AIO Pump Connector
  • 2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x CPU Fan Connector
  • 1 x CPU OPT Fan Connector
  • 1 x Front Panel Connector
  • 1 x Q_Code
  • 6 x SATA III - 6Gb/s
  • 3 x System Fan header
  • 1 x T_Sensor Connector
  • 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
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 BIOS Flashback Button
  • 1 x Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1
  • 1 x Line In
  • 1 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic-In
  • 1 x Rear Speaker Out
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 4 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
  • 1 x USB Type-C (Audio)
  • 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 LN113000
Model Number ROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING
GTIN 4718017964883
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
ASUS
Telephone:
01442 265548
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ASUS AMD Ryzen B550-XE ROG Strix GAMING WiFi AM4 PCIe 4.0 ATX Motherboard
ASUS AMD Ryzen B550-XE ROG Strix GAMING WiFi AM4 PCIe 4.0 ATX Motherboard