Best B550 Motherboard for Gaming & OC [Budget to High-end]

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AMD B550 Chipset is a mid-range or budget chipset for the latest Ryzen 3000 and upcoming 4000 series processors. It is more of an affordable solution for someone who wants PCIe 4.0 support but does not want to spend too much money on an X570 chipset motherboard. AMD B550 chipset supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors and Future AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors with the ‘Zen 3’ Architecture (Ryzen 4000 series) but is not compatible with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G & AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processors. The B550 chipset does not support PCIe Gen4 natively but from the Ryzen Processor that includes PCIe 4.0 lanes. It supports 20x usable PCIe 4.0 lanes with a 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processor, where the 16x lanes are reserved for graphic card and 4x ones for PCIe Gen4 solid state drives. Unlike the X570 chipset, the B550 chipset does not require a fan for cooling because it generates less heat as it does not include super-fast PCIe 4.0 lanes.

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The B550 chipset does support overclocking and AMD StoreMI Technology. B550 motherboards are priced lower than the X570 motherboards and you can easily a mid to high-end B550 motherboard at the price roughly equal to that of a mainstream X570 motherboard and can benefit from better VRMs, higher features, lower power consumption and less heat generation. Moreover, a good B550 motherboard can easily run a high-end Ryzen 3000 series processor e.g. Ryzen 9 3900X comfortably and that too with a healthy amount of overclocking. There are many B550 motherboard models available in the market from different manufacturers (Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock, Biostar) having different pricing, form factor, features and performance. So, here I am going to list down the top B550 motherboards starting from budget to high-end category to help you select the best B550 motherboard based on your specific requirements.

Best Budget B550 Motherboards (ATX)

Here are the best affordable B550 motherboards for Ryzen 3000 series and higher processors.

MSI B550-A PRO

[Good Performance & Features for the Price]

MSI B550-A PRO is one of the best low budget B550 motherboards you can buy. It is one of the cheapest B550 ATX motherboards and comes with all the basic and essential features that most of the users would need for gaming or work. The motherboard comes in black and gray color scheme and looks very elegant. It does not feature RGB LEDs and has more of traditional look to it. The motherboard comes with two PCIe x16 slots, where the primary one supports PCIe 4.0 and is steel armored. There are two M.2 slots for NVMe and SATA solid-state drives and the topmost M.2 slot features a M.2 heatsink. The board can support DDR4 4400+ MHz (OC) in dual channel mode up to 128GB capacity.

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The motherboard lacks 2.5G LAN and comes with Gigabit LAN only. The motherboard has 10 + 2 + 1 Power Phases and the VRMs or MOSFETs are cooled down by decent-sized heatsinks with 7W/mK thermal pads. The build quality of the board is quite good considering its price and you can run a 3rd Gen Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 processor on it easily with some amount of overclocking. The board has BIOS Flashback Button that allows you to upgrade the BIOS without the need of CPU, GPU and RAM. Other features include 8 Channel Audio, PS/2 port, Pump Fan support, DDR4 Boost, Core Boost, Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2, USB Type-C port (Gen2). Display connectivity options include DisplayPort and HDMI port. Overall, a very good budget B550 motherboard for the price that does carry a good number of features too.

MSI B550-A PRO Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset B550
Processor Support AM4 socket 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update.
RAM Support DDR4 4400+ MHz by A-XMP OC MODE, up to 128GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x16 x 2 (Gen4 and Gen3), PCIe x1 x 2m M.2 x 2
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 6, USB 3.2 Gen1 x 5, USB 2.0 x 8, USB 3.2 Gen2 x 2 (Type-C + Type A)
Features Overclocking Support, PCI-E Steel Armor, M.2 heatsink, VRM Extended Heatsinks with 7W/mK Thermal Pad, DDR4 Boost, Flash BIOS Button, Digital PWM, 2-Way AMD Crossfire, Gigabit LAN, 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio, PS/2 port, Pump Fan support, 10 + 2 + 1 Power Phases,
Display Output HDMI, DisplayPort

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Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE

[Best Budget B550 Motherboard, Quite Feature Rich]

If you can spend a little more over MSI B550-Pro then you can get Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE, which according to me is the best budget B550 motherboard because it offers great performance for the price you pay. The motherboard comes with three PCIe x16 slots with the top or primary one is PCIe 4.0 ready and is steel armored. There are two M.2 slots, in which one comes with heatsink and is PCIe 4.0 ready. The board can support DDR4 4733(O.C.) RAM up to 128GB and includes support for both ECC and Non-ECC memory modules.

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Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE comes with True 12+2 Phases Digital VRM Solution and you can even run Ryzen 9 3900X comfortably without having to worry about anything. The VRMs are cooled down by sufficiently large heatsinks (with 5 W/mK Thermal Pad). The board features super-fast 2.5G LAN and USB 3.2 Gen ports. However, one thing that is missing is the USB Type-C connector. The motherboard also has a Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS Flashback Button that allows you to update the BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card. The I/O shield comes preinstalled for hassle-free and quick installation of the board in the case. Other features include 8 Channel Audio (AMP-UP Audio with ALC1200), S/PDIF Out, RGB Lighting + RGB & ARGB headers with RGB Fusion 2.0 support, Smart Fan 5 + Fan Stop. Display connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 for supported Ryzen APUs.

Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset B550
Processor Support 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors/ New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors
RAM Support DDR4 4733(O.C.), up to 128GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x16 x 3, PCIe x1 x 1, M.2 x 2
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 2, USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 8, USB 2.0 x 6
Features Overclocking Support, True 12+2 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 50A DrMOS, AMD CrossFire Support, Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS Button, Pre-installed IO Shield, RGB FUSION 2.0 Support via RGB and ARGB headers, ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4 support, M.2 Heatsink (thermal guard), 8 Channel Realtek Audio (ALC1200 Audio), 2.5GbE LAN, Smart Fan 5 + FAN STOP, 5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad, S/PDIF Out
Display Output DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1

Buy Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE

Other budget B550 Motherboards

Here are some other budget B550 motherboards that are worth checking out.

Best Mid-range B550 Motherboards (ATX)

Here are the best mid-range sub 200 dollars motherboards that can be used for mid-range to hid-end Ryzen processors like Ryzen 7 3700X, Ryzen 9 3900X.

MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

[Solid Performance and Features, Affordable, Dual LAN 2.5G+1G]

MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK is the best budget sub-200-dollar ATX motherboard that you can get for your latest Ryzen 3000 series processor. The motherboard offers solid performance, build quality and has almost all the features that you expect from a more expensive high-end motherboard. The motherboard comes with two PCI-E x16 slots, the primary one is steel armored and PCIe 4.0 ready while the second one only supports PCI-E 3.0. The board has two M.2 slots and the primary one can support PCI-E Gen4 SSD at full speed. The motherboard can support DDR4 5100+ MHz (OC) RAM in dual channel mode, up to 128GB capacity.

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The power delivery on the motherboard is very good and it comes with 10+2+1 Power Phases. The VRMs are cooled down by large heatsinks with 7W/mk Thermal Pads for better heat transfer to the heatsinks. The motherboard is capable of supporting a high-end Ryzen processor like Ryzen 3900X quite easily and you can do a good amount of overclocking too. The board has RGB lighting around the chipset heatsink and the I/O shield comes pre-installed. When it comes to network connectivity then it comes with dual (2.5G + 1G) but there is no in-built Wi-Fi support. Other features include 7.1 Channel Realtek Audio, Flash BIOS Button, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost, fast USB Gen2 ports including USB Type-C, and more. Display connectivity options include DisplayPort and HDMI but the HDMI port is version 1.4b and is limited to 4K@24Hz only. Overall, a solid motherboard that offers very good performance and is quite easy on the pocket. Highly Recommended by me.

MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset B550
Processor Support AM4 socket 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
RAM Support DDR4 5100+ MHz by A-XMP OC MODE, up to 128GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x16 x 2, PCIe x1 x 2, M.2 x 2
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 6, USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 5, USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 2 (Type-C + Type A), USB 2.0 x 6
Features Overclocking Support, 10+2+1 VRM Power Phases, M.2 shield Frozr, PCIe Steel Armor, 2-Way AMD Crossfire support, Pre-installed I/O Shield, RGB Mystic Light Sync support, Extended VRM Heatsink with 7W/mk Thermal Pads, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost, S/PDIF output 8 Channel Audio (Realtek ALC1200 Codec), Dual LAN (2.5G + 1G), Flash BIOS Button, PS/2 Combo Port
Display Output HDMI, DisplayPort

Buy MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING

[Beautiful & Stylish, Solid Performance and Build Quality]

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING is one of the best mid-range B550 motherboards and easily one of the pretty looking B550 motherboards in this segment. The motherboard is also solidly built, offers great performance and is quite feature loaded. It is an ATX B550 board and comes with two PCIe x16 slots with one of them supporting PCIe Gen4 and is armored (Asus SafeSlot). There are two M.2 slots with one supporting PCI-E 4.0 and other one PCI-E 3.0. Both the M.2 slots come with heatsinks for cooling. The motherboard can support DDR4 5100(O.C) RAM up to 129GB capacity in dual channel mode.

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The board comes with 12 + 2 Power Stages (Teamed Power Architecture) and VRMs are cooled by sufficiently large and chunky heatsinks. It can easily support a high-end Ryzen processor like Ryzen 9 3950X with overclocking. Some of salient features include RGB LED lighting, BIOS Flashback Button, USB Type-C port and super-fast 2.5GbE LAN. Other features include Integrated I/O Shield, 7.1 channel audio, S/PDIF out, crossfire support, UEFI BIOS, 6-layer PCB design, Thunderbolt header and ARGB/RGB headers. The display output options include DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.1 (4K@60HZ). In all, a beautiful looking motherboard that does great in performance and features department too. If you are an Asus fan then just go with it without doing any more thinking.

Note: A Wi-Fi variant of this motherboard with other specifications remain the same. It costs a little more and you can check out this model too from the links given below.

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset B550
Processor Support AMD AM4 Socket 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors
RAM Support DDR4 5100(O.C), up to 128GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCI-E x16 x 2, PCI-E x1 x 3, M.2 x 2
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 6, USB 3.2 Gen2 x 2 (1 x Type-A +1 x USB Type-C), USB 3.2 Gen1 x 6, USB 2.0 x 6
Features Overclocking Support, BIOS FlashBack Button, 12 + 2 Power Stages, Asus SafeSlot, M.2 Heatsinks, AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Support, RGB LED Lighting, 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A, Extended VRM Heatsinks, S/PDIF Out, 2.5G LAN, Integrated I/O Shield, RGB & ARGB headers, Thunderbolt header
Display Output DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.1

Buy ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING

Buy ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (Wi-Fi)

Gigabyte B550 AORUS Pro

[Good Overclocking, Integrated Wi-Fi 6]

The Gigabyte’s offering in the best mid-range B550 motherboard segment is the Gigabyte B550 AORUS Pro. A solid contender to the ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING and I think it is even a tad better. Gigabyte B550 AORUS Pro is a good-looking motherboard that offers solid build quality and excellent performance. It comes with three PCIe x16 slots, out of which top one is steel armored and is PCI Express Gen4 ready. For NVMe drives, it has two M.2 slots (one supports Gen4) and both of them come with a heatsink. The board can support DDR4 5400(O.C.) memory, up to 128GB capacity in dual channel mode.

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The motherboard uses True 12+2 Phases Digital Power Design with phase doublers and is more than capable of running the flagship Ryzen processor with a good amount of overclocking. The large VRMs heatsinks uses direct touch copper heatpipes for better heat transfer. The board features RGB LED lighting, 2.5 GbE LAN, Q-Flash Plus Button, 7.1 Channel Audio (ALC1220-VB Audio), ARGB/RGB headers, Smart Fan 5 + Fan Stop, Thunderbolt Header, S/PDIF Out, USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen2) connector and Pre-installed I/O Shield. The Display output options include HDMI 2.1 port. Highly Recommended by me.

Note: A Wi-Fi variant of this motherboard as Gigabyte B550 AORUS Pro AC having the same specifications. It costs a little more and you can check out this model too from the links given below.

Gigabyte B550 AORUS Pro Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset B550
Processor Support 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors/ New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors
RAM Support DDR4 5400(O.C.), up to 128GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x16 x 3, PCIe x1 x 2, M.2 x 2
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 6, USB 3.2 Gen1 x 5, USB 3.2 Gen2 x 1 (USB Type-C  2 Type-A), USB 2.0 x 10 
Features Overclocking Support, CrossFire support, Ultra Durable PCIe Armor, M.2 Thermal Guards, RGB LED Lighting with RGB Fusion 2.0, RGB & ARGB Headers, 8 Channel Audio (ALC1220-VB Audio), 2.5 GbE LAN, Q-Flash Plus Button, 6 Layer PCB Design, VRM Heatsink with Heatpipe and 5 W/mK Thermal Pads, Pre-installed I/O shield, Thunderbolt Header, Smart Fan 5 + Fan Stop, S/PDIF Out
Display Output HDMI 2.1

Buy Gigabyte B550 AORUS Pro

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Other Mid-range B550 Motherboards

Below are some other B550 mid-range motherboards that are worth looking at.

Best B550 Motherboards (High-end)

Below are the best B550 Motherboards that come with a ton of features, offer great performance, and have high overclocking capability.

Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER

[True 16 Power Phase, Great Performance, Feature-Rich, PCI-E Bifurcation x8/x4/x4]

Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER is probably the best B550 motherboard that you can get for your 3rd Gen Ryzen series processors. It is a good looking motherboard that is feature-rich, has great build quality, and offers excellent performance. The motherboard comes with three PCIe x16 slots where the first is armored and is PCIe 4.0 ready. There are three M.2 slots and all of them come with heatsinks. Moreover, all the M.2 slots are PCIe 4.0 ready. The first M.2 slots use the Gen4 x4 lanes directly from the CPU while the other two share the x4 lane from the graphics card in the primary slot. When all two or more M.2 slots are populated then the primary PCIe x16 slot switches to x8. The board can support DDR4 5400(O.C.) memory up to 128GB in dual channel mode. The primary PCIe x16 slot and all the RAM slots are armored.

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For VRM cooling, the board uses Fins Array heatsink with direct touch copper heatpipe for better heat transfer and cooling. The VRM heatsink uses 7.5 W/mK Thermal Pads. The motherboard uses Direct 16 Phases Digital VRM with Power Stage (70A), split into 14+2 configuration. It is a true 14+2 power phase design and does not use doublers or parallel configuration. The power delivery is excellent or should I say more than enough on this board and you can run a highly-overclocked flagship Ryzen processor like Ryzen 9 3950X comfortably if you have a good enough AIO Liquid CPU Cooler. The build quality of the motherboard is excellent and it comes with 2.5GbE LAN, onboard Intel Wi-Fi 6, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A & Type-C ports, 7.1 Channel Audio (ALC1220-VB AORUS AMP-UP Audio), S/PDIF Out, RGB LED lighting with ARGB & RGB Header, Dual BIOS, BIOS Debug LED, AORUS Antenna, number of Fan headers and has 6 Layer PCB construction. So, if you want the best B550 motherboard then don’t look any further and get this one.

Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset B550
Processor Support 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors/ New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors
RAM Support DDR4 5400(O.C.), up to 128GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x16 x 3, M.2 x 3
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 6, USB
Features Overclocking Support, Dual BIOS, Direct 16 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 70A Power Stage, Advanced Thermal Design with Fins-Array Heatsink + Direct Touch Heatpipe and Thermal Baseplate, 7.5 W/mK Thermal Pads for VRM Heatsinks, M.2 Thermal Guards, Onboard Intel WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5, 2.5GbE LAN, RGB FUSION 2.0 Support with RGB & ARGB Headers, Smart Fan 5, Q-Flash Plus BIOS Update Button, Pre-installed IO Shield, 8 Channel Audio (ALC1220-VB Audio), S/PDIF Out, DDR4 Memory Armor, 6 Layer PCB, AORUS Antenna for WiFi, AMD CrossFire support
Display Output HDMI 2.1

Buy Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING

[Nvidia SLI Support, PCIe x8/x8 Bifurcation, Beautiful & Stylish]

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING is the topmost B550 motherboard from Asus. It is a beautiful looking motherboard that is also big on features and performance. I think this is the only motherboard that supports Nvidia SLI along with AMD CrossFire. The motherboard comes with three PCIe x16 slots and supports both NVIDIA 2-Way SLI and 3-Way CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology. The top two PCIe x16 slots are steel reinforced and are PCIe 4.0 ready. It means if you use two graphics cards in the top two slots then splits PCIe x16 bandwidth into two and both cards can run at PCIe 4.0 x8 mode. There are two M.2 slots for NVMe solid state drive with the top one supporting PCI-E 4.0 x4. Both the M.2 slots come with heatsinks. The board supports DDR4 4400(O.C) memory up to 128 GB, running in dual channel mode.

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The motherboard comes with 14+2 power phases and uses Teamed Power Stage architecture without the use of doublers. The VRMs are cooled down by large heatsinks with good conductivity thermal pads. The power delivery is more than sufficient you can comfortably run a Ryzen 3950X with a good amount of overclocking, given that you have a pretty good cooler for the CPU installed. Network connectivity on the board is great as it comes with 2.5G LAN and Intel Wi-Fi 6 with Bluetooth 5.1. Other features include 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio (CODEC S1220A), BIOS Flashback button, BIOS Debug LED, ARGB, and RGB connectors, Pre-mounted I/O shield, RGB LED Lighting, USB 3.2 Gen2 ports including USB Type-C, AI-based Overclocking & Networking and has 6 Layer PCB construction. Overall, a premium quality B550 motherboard from Asus that looks very stylish and offers great performance. The Asus ROG STRIX fans won’t be disappointed as it delivers everything they want in a high-end gaming motherboard.

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset B550
Processor Support AMD AM4 Socket 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors
RAM Support DDR4 4400(O.C), up to 128GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x16 x 3, PCIe x1 x 2, M.2 x 2
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 6, USB 3.2 Gen2 x 3 (2 x Type-A +1 x USB Type-C), USB 2.0 x 8, USB 2.0 x 1 (1 x audio USB Type-C), USB 3.2 Gen2 x 1 (front panel)
Features Overclocking Support, 14+2 Power Stages, Asus SafeSlot, Pre-mounted I/O shield, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 + Bluetooth 5.1, AI Overclocking and AI Networking, UEFI BIOS, dual M.2 Heatsinks, ROG SupremeFX 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A, BIOS Flashback button, BIOS Debug LED, ARGB and RGB connectors, 2.5 GbE LAN, Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI and 3-Way CrossFireX,
Display Output DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.1

Buy ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING

Creator B550 Motherboard

GIGABYTE B550 VISION D

[Dual LAN, Thunderbolt 3, Dual USB Type-C, Clean & Elegant Design, PCIe x8/x8 Bifurcation]

GIGABYTE B550 VISION D is a special and unique B550 motherboard because it is targeted towards creators or professionals. It is a high-end motherboard having ATX form factor and comes with some unique features that other B550 motherboard lacks. It has a very clean and elegant design and is certainly one of the best looking B550 motherboards around. The motherboard comes with three PCIe x16 slots and supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire. The top two PCIe x16 slots have steel armor and support the PCIe 4.0 interface. When only one graphics card is used then the top one work in PCIe 4.0 x16 mode but when two graphics cards are used the PCIe x16 bandwidth splits into x8 for each card. There are two M.2 slots with heatsinks and the top one supports PCIe 4.0 x4 from the CPU, while the second one supports PCIe 3.0 x4 from the chipset. The board supports ECC memory and you can run DDR4 5200(O.C.) up to 128GB capacity in dual channel mode. All the DDR4 memory slots are steel armored.

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The motherboard uses 12+2 power phases with Dr.MOS and uses doublers. The VRM heatsinks have unconventional design and one of them features a curved design. However, they deliver sufficient cooling and you can easily run an overclocked Ryzen 9 3900X with great stability. The motherboard looks very elegant and all the heatsinks (except M.2 ones) and I/O shield cover are silver-grey in color. The board comes with two USB Type-C ports at the back that include the support for Thunderbolt 3 (supports 40 Gbps bandwidth) for high bandwidth demanding devices. In terms of network connectivity, it has onboard Intel Wi-Fi and Dual Gigabit LAN.

The negative thing about this board is that it lacks 2.5G LAN and has only four SATA3 6Gbps ports. Other features include Q-Flash Plus BIOS Update, fast USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, 7.1 Channel HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220-VB codec), SPDIF Out, P/S 2 port, RGB Headers with RGB Fusion Support, BIOS Debug LED, Pre-installed I/O Shield and Smart Fan 5 with hybrid fan headers. Display connectivity options include HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 for supported AMD APUs with integrated graphics. In all, a premium B550 motherboard which is on the costlier side but caters to the demands of the creators or professionals.

GIGABYTE B550 VISION D Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor ATX
Chipset B550
Processor Support 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors/ New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors
RAM Support DDR4 5200(O.C.), up to 128GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 6, PCIe x16 x 3, M.2 x 2
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 4, USB Type-C x 2 (Thunderbolt 3 support), USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 2, USB 2.0 x 6
Features Overclocking Support, Curved VRM Heatsink, M.2 Heatsinks, PCIe x16 Steel Armor Slots, Smart Fan 5, Q-Flash Plus BIOS Update, dual USB Type-C with Titan Ridge, Intel Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5, Dual Gigabit LAN, 7.1 Channel HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220-VB codec), SPDIF Out, P/S 2 port, 2-Way AMD CrossFire support, RGB Headers with RGB Fusion Support, BIOS Debug LED, 6 Layer PCB construction, DDR4 Armor slots, Pre-installed I/O Shield
Display Output HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4

Buy GIGABYTE B550 VISION D

Other High-end B550 Motherboards

Some other high-end B550 motherboard worth looking at.

Best Mini-ITX B550 Motherboard

Mini-ITX B550 motherboards for use in SFF and Mini-ITX cases or builds.

GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX

[Feature Loaded, Good Overclocking, Premium Build Quality]

If you are looking for a feature-rich and high-performance mini-ITX B550 motherboard then GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX is probably the best choice. This tiny motherboard packs a lot of power for building a small form factor gaming or workstation. The motherboard comes with one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot which is steel armored. There are two M.2 slots, one at the front and the other one at the back. The front or primary M.2 slot is PCIe 4.0 ready and shares heatsink with the VRMs. The board comes with two memory slots and supports 64GB DDR4 RAM up to 5300 MHz (O.C.) in dual channel mode. All the memory slots are reinforced with steel armor.

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The motherboard uses Direct 6+2 power phases without any doublers or parallel configuration. Each phase can deliver 90A and a total of 720A for the most demanding loads and overclocking. The VRM heatsinks are large and use copper heatpipe for better heat transfer. There is also a metal backplate that aids cooling performance and gives the motherboard extra rigidity. The power delivery on the board is very good and enough to a high-end Ryzen 9 3900X processor, overclocked to decent levels. The network connectivity options include 2.5 GbE LAN and Intel Wi-Fi 6 + BT5. Other features include 7.1 Channel Audio (AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB), RGB LED / Header with RGB FUSION 2.0, Smart Fan 5 + FAN STOP, BIOS Flashback Button (Q-Flash Plus), 8 Layer Low Loss PCB design, USB 3.2 Gen2 ports with USB Type-C and Integrated I/O Shield. The display connectivity options include one DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.1 ports.

GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor Mini-ITX
Chipset B550
Processor Support 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors/ New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors
RAM Support DDR4 5300(O.C.), up to 64 GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 2, PCIe x16 x 1, M.2 x 2
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 4, USB 3.2 Gen1 x 6, USB Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen2 x 2 (USB Type-C + Type A), USB 2.0 x 2
Features Overclocking Support, Direct 8 Phase Digital Power Design, Extended VRM Heatsink with Heatpipe, M.2 & PCH Heatsinks, Metal Backplate, 2.5GbE LAN, Intel Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5, PCIe Armor, DDR4 Memory Armor, 7.1 Channel Audio (AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB), RGB LED / Header with RGB FUSION 2.0, Smart Fan 5 + FAN STOP, 5 W/mK LAIRD Thermal Pad for Heatsinks, Q-Flash Plus Button
Display Output HDMI 2.1 x 2, DisplayPort 1.4

Buy GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX

Other Mini-ITX B550 Motherboards

Here are some other mini-ITX B550 motherboards that you can check out.

Best Micro-ATX B550 Motherboard

Below is the best Micro-ATX B550 Motherboard for mini-tower, smaller mid-tower cases, and SFF cases that support Micro-ATX motherboards. An mATX motherboard offers more expansion slots & ports over mini-ITX motherboard and has better power delivery (more power phases). It offers the best of both worlds i.e. smaller form factor with more features & expansion options.

MSI MAG B550M MORTAR

[Good Performance and Build Quality, Quite Feature Rich]

MSI MAG B550M MORTAR is one of the best mATX B550 motherboards. It is basically a smaller and stripped-down version of the MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK motherboard. The motherboard has great build quality, offers good performance, and comes is quite feature-rich. It comes with dual PCIe x16 slots (with 2-Way AMD Crossfire support), out of which the top one is rumored and supports PCIe Gen 4. There are two M.2 slots for NVMe drives, and here too the first M.2 slot supports PCI 4.0 and comes with heatsink for cooling. The board supports DDR4 4400+ MHz up to 128 GB capacity in dual channel mode.

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The motherboard comes with an 8+2+1 Duet Rail Power System which is quite good. The VRMs have a fairly large heatsink on them and use 7W/mk Thermal Pads. The power delivery is adequate and can support high-end Ryzen 9 processor with overclocking. The board comes with 2.5G LAN, fast USB 3.2 Gen2 ports including Type-C, 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio (Realtek ALC1200 Codec), SPDIF Out, PS/2 port, Pre-installed I/O Shield and has 4 Layer PCB Design. Display connectivity options include HDMI and DisplayPort. Overall, a reliable mATX B550 motherboard that offers good performance and features. Highly Recommended by me.

Note: A Wi-Fi version of this motherboard is also available as MSI MAG B550M MORTAR Wi-Fi. It costs a bit more and you can check out this model too from the links given below.

MSI MAG B550M MORTAR Specifications
Socket Type AM4
Form Factor Micro-ATX
Chipset B550
Processor Support AM4 Socket 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
RAM Support DDR4 4400+ MHz by A-XMP OC MODE, up to 128 GB, Dual Channel
Slots DIMM x 4, PCIe x16 x 2, PCIe x1 x 2, M.2 x 2
Ports SATA 6Gb/s x 6, USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 5, USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 2 (USB Type-C + Type A), USB 2.0 x 6
Features Overclocking Support, BIOS Flashback Button, PCIe Steel Armor, M.2 Shield Frozr (heatsink), Extended VRM Heatsink, 2.5G LAN, 2-Way AMD Crossfire support, 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio (Realtek ALC1200 Codec), SPDIF Out, PS/2 port, Pre-installed I/O Shield, 8+2+1 Duet Rail Power System, RGB Header, 7W/mk Thermal Pad for Heatsinks, 4 Layer PCB Design
Display Output HDMI, DisplayPort

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Other Micro-ATX B550 Motherboards

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Final Words

If you are looking to build a mid-range to even high-end gaming or work PC using Ryzen 3000 series processors then getting a good B550 motherboard is a great way of doing it. The mid-range B550 motherboards are quite enough to build a powerful PC and if you want extra features and performance then you can go for the high-end B550 boards. Yes, some B550 motherboards are on the costlier side and their prices do clash with some decent X570 motherboards, which offer PCIe 4.0 lanes from the chipset and extra connectivity options. However, if you don’t need the extra PCIe 4.0 lanes and are quite contained with the ones offered by the CPU then I think getting a good B550 motherboard is a wiser choice. If you have any queries regarding B550 motherboards then do ask them in the comment section below.

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