ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition – TweakTown

Taichi has been the pinnacle of ASRock motherboards platforms for years, and the B550 Taichi in itself is one of the more premium motherboards available on the market within the B550 lineup. For gamers wanting to build on a budget, B550 is fantastic, offering reliable connectivity and, admittedly, limited Gen4 capabilities. Still, enough to get your GPU and NVMe on the latest and greatest motherboard tech has to offer.

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MSI MEG B550 UNIFY – Overclocking

After focusing on several motherboards with X570 chipset and in particular the Crosshair VIII Dark Hero , today we are back with a model from MSI: the MEG B550 Unify. The “Unify” series was launched at the end of 2019 with the excellent MEG X570 Unify that we had the chance to test exclusively. The idea of ​​MSI, with this new series, was to offer a card that goes to the essentials, leaving aside the RGB backlighting, in order to concentrate on the overclocking aspect in particular As a reminder, we also had the opportunity to review the B550 Tomahawk version built on the same chipset and whose price is below the 200 euros mark.

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AMD 500 Series Motherboard USB Problems? – Head to Reddit

AMD is aware of reports that a small number of users are experiencing intermittent USB connectivity issues reported on 500 Series chipsets. We have been analyzing the root cause and at this time, we would like to request the community’s assistance with a small selection of additional hardware configurations. Over the next few days, some r/Amd users may be contacted directly by an AMD representative (u/AMDOfficial) via Reddit’s PM system with a request for more information.

This request may include detailed hardware configurations, steps to reproduce the issue, specific logs, and other system information pertinent to verifying our development efforts. We will provide an update when we have more details to share. Customers facing issues are always encouraged to raise an Online Service Request with AMD customer support; this enables us to find correlations and compare notes across support claims.

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ASRock B550 TAICHI RAZER EDITION

The ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition AMD AM4 DDR4 motherboard offers an excellent basic configuration with an unique addressable RGB lighting that can be integrated and extensively customized with Razer compatible products, but the other features are also excellent, which combined with great OC results and attractive design provides the base for a high-end AMD system.

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GIGABYTE B550 AORUS MASTER

The GIGABYTE B550 Aorus Master is based on AMD’s B550 chipset which is compatible with AMD’s socket AM4 CPU’s. The B550 Aorus Master is built using a 2oz. copper, 6-layer PCB and has a VRM sporting 16 power phases with 70A power stages. Very quickly you figure out that despite the semi-budget chipset, this isn’t a budget motherboard offering at all. GIGABYTE made some interesting design choices which seem to be designed to make the B550 Aorus Master something of a poor man’s X570 motherboard.

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MSI MPG B550I GAMING EDGE WIFI

The MSI MPG B550I GAMING EDGE WIFI we have today is based on the AMD B550 chipset and like all others in this series of chipsets, this board features the design in terms of CPU, RAM, and PCI-Express support and reliability. It also supports AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs. Being one of the upper-tier “gaming” motherboards we expect to see some extra features while testing this motherboard.

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MSI Announces New A520, B550 mATX Motherboards

MSI has announced two new entry-level mATX motherboards, the MAG A520M BAZOOKA WIFI and the MAG B550M VECTOR WIFI. These are both interesting boards, with the A520 board being one of the few that feature an integrated Wi-Fi solution. It features a heatsink on the VCore portion of the VRM, as well as an available M.2 heatsink. One the B550M VECTOR WIFI front, we also have another mATX form factor board featuring a similar or identical layout, VRM, etc. Click the links to find out more on each of these new boards.

MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

As with the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Carbon WiFi, the MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk was also compared with its predecessor in the following. The first obvious difference is a thicker power supply and support for faster RAM. There are also differences in the slots – there are now two M.2 slots in particular. There are further upgrades to report on the network, the sound processing and the USB ports, albeit only minimally in the latter. 

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MSI: AGESA v1.1.9.0 BIOS Updates Coming Soon for 400/500 Series Boards

[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, the world leading gaming motherboard brand, releases optimized BIOS updates for AMD 500-series and 400-series motherboards. The latest AGESA Combo PI V2 1.1.9.0 beta BIOS has been released for MEG X570 GODLIKE, MEG X570 UNIFY, MEG B550 UNIFY / UNIFY-X, MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI and MAG B550M MORTAR / MORTAR WIFI. And the rest models will be able to download soon in January 2021.

MAIN HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE OPTIMIZED BIOS UPDATES

– Optimized AMD Curve Optimizer function.
– Optimized Re-Size BAR function with NVidia Graphics cards.

*Download and install the latest BIOS by using M-Flash or Flash BIOS Button to update target models.
**Ensure to always download the latest BIOS from msi.com corresponding product pages.

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MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI

With the MPG B550 series, MSI offers mainboards in the middle price segment. There is a choice of three ATX mainboards and ITX mainboards. We take a closer look at the MPG B550 Gaming Edge WIFI, it has numerous fan connections and a USB-C front panel connection and it also brings a surprise. You can find out everything else in our test. The MPG B550 Gaming Edge WIFI was provided to us by MSI.

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