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.


While AMD has done a great job of maintaining motherboard compatibility with new generation processors, none of the previous-generation AM4 motherboards featured official PCIe 4.0 support, not even from the storage and PCIe controlled by PCIe 4.0 compatible CPUs. Enter B550, the more value-oriented little brother of X570. While the B550 chipset is PCIe 3.0 only, B550 motherboards support PCIe 4.0 from the CPU to the primary PCIe slot as well as the primary M.2 slot (dependent on a PCIe 4.0 ready CPU).

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A little less than 110 € for a small motherboard with an AMD 4c4t processor and a Radeon R7 graphics part ? Here is the BIOSTAR FX9830M , a card in Micro-ATX format more than reduced which is close to the ITX and which goes to the essential, but without forgetting an active and silent cooling system. A good idea for a small office machine? Answer in this new article.

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Colorful CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14 is a well-designed motherboard that offers a perfect mix of high performance and unique aesthetics at a reasonable price. A robust power section handles all modern AM4 processors, while PCIe 4.0 support gives additional support for upcoming devices.

All those searching for a micro ATX B550 motherboard should look at the CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14 as it’s fast and looks great. White PCB looks amazing with RGB lighting and easy to use software manages additional illumination modes giving fantastic effects.

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BIOSTAR Introduces B450MX Motherboard

October 30th, 2020, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today announces the B450MX motherboard.

Designed to run the AMD Ryzen processors with AMD’s B450 single chip architecture, the new B450MX motherboard from BIOSTAR is sleek and refined ready to handle gaming and casual content consumption like a champ.

Capable of holding up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM across 4DIMMs with an overclock capability of up to 4000Mhz, the B450MX motherboard from BIOSTAR is packed with features and functionality to entice consumers who are looking for a reliable entry level motherboard with an affordable price tag yet still retain the best technology in the market.

The B450MX motherboard is engineered with BIOSTAR’s signature Digital PWM technology capable of delivering stable power across the board enabling long lasting performance and reliability. Features like PCIe 3.0 fully take advantage of the digital PWM technology while stably delivering a bit rate of 8GT/s with enhanced signal and data integrity.

PCIe M.2 32Gb/s is also present in the new B450MX motherboard providing users with 5 times faster data transfer rates compared to SATA III 6Gb/s under lower latency.

Additionally, the new B450MX motherboard carry’s USB 3.2 Gen 1 which delivers a noticeable performance boost compared to older technology with data transfer speeds reaching 5Gbps as well as storage technology like SATA III 6Gbps which is 2 times faster than the older SATA 3G.

When it comes to Rear I/O the new B450MX has all the necessities covered to be a great motherboard for a home entertainment system with multiple connectivity options like 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port for users looking to connect their old keyboard or mouse, multiple display outputs including 1 x DVI-D port, 1 x VGA port and a HDMI port that expresses bright and highly detailed content for users to enjoy lifelike images and video while enjoying gaming and casual content consumption.

Furthermore, the B450MX motherboard is equipped with a single GbE LAN port powered by Realtek’s RTL8111H chipset as well as 4 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports, 2 x USB 2.0 ports and 3 x Audio connectors controlled by ALC887 technology capable of handling 7.1 Channels of High Definition Audio.

In conclusion, the new B450MX motherboard from BIOSTAR is definitely a great, reliable option for users looking to build their next gaming rig without getting a hit on their budget while still getting some of the best technology for that price point in the market. 

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The A520 motherboard chipset represents the budget end of the market, perfectly placed to build cheap AMD Ryzen 5000 gaming PCs around. Following on from the Gigabyte A520 Aorus Elite and ASRock A520M ITX/ac we’ve already enjoyed, we have the Asus TUF Gaming A520M Plus. From its Sabertooth motherboard origins, the TUF sub-brand has expanded into other product lines, and not just from Asus.

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ASRock B550M Steel Legend

It has a Camouflage pattern PCB that uses silver heatsinks, one of which supports the chipset and the main M.2 slot which is a PCIe 4.0 x4 slot while the secondary one is below it and is unfortunately running at 3.0 x2 and disables the top two SATA ports when in use. The fact that it is limited to only 3.0 x2 and is a secondary drive may make adding a heatsink, an unnecessary cost that most users in this price point. 

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BIOSTAR Announces B250MHC (Intel B250)

October 16th, 2020, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices, today announces the new B250MHC motherboard.

Designed based on Intel’s B250 single chip architecture, the new B250MHC motherboard from BIOSTAR is engineered to breathe fresh life to older 6th and 7th generation processors from Intel.

Highly suited for business-oriented systems, the B250MHC motherboard comes with the latest technology in the market with BIOSTAR’s promised product reliability and long-lasting performance. Capable of supporting up to 32GB of DDR4 memory across 2 DIMM slots, the B250MHC also carries features like PCIe 3.0 which provides increases channel improvement with enhanced signal and data integrity over 8GT/s bit rate as well as USB 3.2 Gen 1 which provides data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps for speedy data backup and restore over USB data transfer devices.

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Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the Gigabyte B550M DS3H motherboard. This motherboard utilizes the well-tested B550 chipset and comes in a micro ATX form factor, which is prefect for budget gamers, system builders and home theatre enthusiasts. It’s also compatible with all current 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors (Matisse or Renoir), with future compatibility for 4th Gen (5000 series with Zen 3 architecture) processors.

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Today we have the brand new micro-ATX BIOSTAR B550MH Version 6.0 Motherboard (AB55AM4S-R01 VER:6.0) for review.  The BIOSTAR B550MH motherboard is only $96.99 on Amazon, so this is a very budget-oriented motherboard running the AMD B550 chipset that was just released this summer in 2020.  If you want an under $100 B550 chipset based motherboard, then read on. 

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