ASRock B550AM Gaming Motherboard Pictured




/ 6 months ago
ASRock B55AM Gaming Motherboard Pictured

It seems like a few ice ages since we last had some new motherboards in the office. However, it seems like a few new ones are on the horizon. The new ASRock B550AM Gaming Motherboard is certainly one of them. It is believed to be a repackage of the B450 chipset but geared up to support all of the latest 3rd Gen Ryzen motherboards.

It’s a pretty standard looking motherboard, overall, with the usual 8pin header for the CPU and a 24-pin down the right side. Because it’s not using the same chipset as the newer X5xx motherboards, it doesn’t require active cooling on the chipset but also only has a single PCIe Gen 4.0 slot.

B550AM

Beyond that, it appears that it has an 8+2 phase VRM, which is decent for a board of this size. You’ll find an M.2 22110 slot with PCIe 3.0 x4. The storage options come from six SATA 6 Gbps ports, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and one Type C port. However, there are also six USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 natives + 2 expansion).

Networking comes from WLAN, which is most likely the 802.11ac module, and Gigabit wired. Audio looks to feature the ALC1220 chipset, with 6 channel audio.

Price and Availability

No word on retail price or availability at this time, but we expect it to be pretty competitive and on the market soon.

ASRock B550AM Gaming Motherboard Pictured 1

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