Budget Micro ATX B550 Mobo Roundup

Specifically, we’ll be looking at the ASRock B550M-HDV ($80.99), Gigabyte’s B550M DS3H ($94.99), the MSI B550M Pro-VDH Wi-Fi ($109.99), and our costliest contender, the Asus Prime B550M K ($120.99). Compared to what we’ve looked at in the past on B550, these boards skip many of the accouterments we’re used to seeing, like RGB lighting, shrouds and heatsinks on some items, and premium power delivery. 

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AnandTech’s Best Intel Motherboards: September ’20

As we move into the final period of Q3 2020, there is a wide variety of Intel-based motherboards on the market, spearheaded by LGA1200 models for the current 10th generation Comet Lake processors. The latest LGA1200 socket has the usual variety of Intel chipsets, such as premium Z490 models with official support for the overclocking, down to the more mainstream chipsets such as H460 and B460.

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ASRock Z490 AQUA

The AQUA line from ASRock is the brand’s “halo” product. Featuring everything except the kitchen sink, including a full-coverage mono block for custom water cooling and even a limited run serial number. This limited production board was first introduced for X570, with a run of 999 motherboards. Now, ASRock is back at it with another 999 board run on Z490 with the ASRock Z490 AQUA.

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ASRock Z490 Steel Legend

The Z490 Steel Legend motherboard comes all of ASRock’s renowned featured such as SuperAlloy, Dr.MOS,10 Phase Power Design, PCIE steel slots, 6 x SATA ports, 2 x Ultra M.2 slots for SSDs (with 2 full coverage M.2 heatsink). There’s also 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Rear Type-A+C), 7 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (4Front, 2 Rear, 1 Front Type-C), 7.1 HD audio, and of course the Polychrome RGB, and well as Dragon 2.5 GB/s LAN.

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ASRock B550 Taichi

Well today we are taking a look at one such B550 motherboard that might not exactly fit that criteria as it comes in at $299.  It is ASRock’s B550 Taichi, which sits as a premium offering in the B550 space with a 16-phase digital VRM, 2.5G LAN, WiFi 6, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and possibly one of the best board designs we’ve seen from ASRock.  Does it live up to its premium price? Read on as we find out!

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ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax

Priced at just over 200 bucks, meet one of the smaller B550 Chipset based motherboards we review, the Mini-ITX based B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ax review, at 17x17cm AROCK loaded this B550 motherboard with some good features including dual M2 slots, 2.5 GigE Ethernet, AX WIFI and a pleasantly devised VRM. Well, simply put it’s nearly a huge motherboard at a mini size.

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ASRock Z490 Steel Legend

The ASRock Z490 Steel Legend motherboard is a reasonable choice for overclockers due to the Intel Z490 chipset, has a powerful VRM power supply and the ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine III to get the maximum performance out of CPU and RAM. In addition, the stylish ASRock Z490 Steel Legend motherboard has an extensive basic equipment and convinces with numerous USB ports up to the fast USB 3.2 Gen2 as well as the performant 2.5 Gigabit LAN port.

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