NZXT N7 B550 – PC Gamer

It’s clear that ASRock is the partner manufacturer of the N7 B550; upon entering the BIOS for the first time, you’re presented with a re-skinned ASRock BIOS. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. ASRock’s AM4 BIOS’ might not include every option under the sun, but it means the N7 B550 is easy to navigate. NZXT’s first motherboards came with a barely functional BIOS, and highlighted the company’s naivety about this segment of PC hardware. 

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NZXT N7 B550 – TweakTown

Diving into the N7 B550, this is an AM4 platform solution built on the AMD B550 chipset. CPU compatibility includes 3,4, and 5000 series processors coupled with support for DDR4 memory with speeds of 2133MHz through 3200MHz via JEDEC and 4733+ via XMP. The form factor is 288pin over four slots with a maximum capacity of 128GB.

Expansion slots include two x16 lanes PCI Express slots, one full x16 electrically Gen4, and one that is x4 electrically. Additionally, you will find two x1 lane slots that are Gen3. Storage is deployed over two m.2 slots; form factor supported 2242 through 2280. One slot operates in Gen4 mode with a four-lane connection and the other Gen3 x2 and SATA modes. An additional six SATA ports are available for legacy storage solutions.

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NZXT N7 B550 – CG Magazine

Starting with how the N7 B550 looks, you will find the iconic NZXT style throughout with a simple matte black or white shroud aesthetic. This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it gives the NZXT boards a unique style that few other brands can offer. Coming in both white and black, the N7 B550 will give any build a striking look that should go well with the companies own H Series cases that further bring forward the minimalist concept that many are a fan of.

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NZXT N7 B550 – Windows Central

NZXT has been busy trying to break into new product categories, and motherboards have only seen a steady influx of Intel offerings. Times are changing as the PC hardware manufacturer is releasing its first AMD-powered motherboard, utilizing the B550 chipset for AMD Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000 series processors.

The NZXT N7 B550 marks the company’s first attempt to provide a platform for PC builders to create an AMD-powered system using other NZXT products, including cases, lighting, and CPU cooling. Priced at $230, the N7 B550 is expensive, especially compared to the competition, but there’s plenty to like here.

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NZXT N7 B550 – KitGuru

NZXT’s foray into the motherboard scene has been welcomed, with the company using established manufacturers while also adding their own flare. The latest addition to the line-up is the N7 B550 – a premium AM4 socket motherboard that caters to audiences loving matte black or white styling alongside NZXT’s usual array of RGB connectors, touted buildability benefits, and CAM software support. 

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NZXT launched the new N7 B550 MATTE BLACK motherboard, the first AMD motherboard, using the AMD B550 chipset, supporting the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU, using a matte black full-covered metal shell and covering the entire motherboard, bringing simplicity and clarity In addition to satisfying the enjoyment of visual beauty, the beautiful appearance is also easy to match with different styles of chassis, with NZXT chassis, water-cooled and lighting products, which can better show the strength of faith.

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NZXT N7 B550 – Hexus

The N7 B550 looks even sleeker than its Intel Z490 cousin because although it uses the same metal covers and vents, there’s even less silver around the CPU socket. This is one good-looking piece of kit with minimal interruptions. In fact, only a few red status LEDs at the bottom indicate that it’s booting and they switch off once POST has been achieved. If Batman had a board, this would be it.

NZXT actually boosts this board’s electrical performance compared to Z490, which is strange yet more than welcome. Built on a six-layer PCB, there’s a 12+2-phase supply with 50A on each. Put simply, you cannot run enough voltage through, say, a Ryzen 9 5950X for the board to be the limiting factor. Unlike some with connected heatpipes, a large, L-shaped metal block cools the power delivery. Truth is even this is overkill given the intended purpose.

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NZXT N7 B550 – Overclocking

This NZXT N7 B550 is built around AMD’s chipset , the B550, which is a bit like the little brother of the X570 chipset . This motherboard has an AM4 socket which can accommodate third generation Ryzen as well as second generation Ryzen but especially new Ryzen 5000 processors after updating your BIOS. As a reminder, AMD recommends switching to AGESA V2 PI as a minimum in order to take full advantage of the performance of its new CPUs. We have also benefited from a new BIOS update for our tests compatible with AGESA V2 PI

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NZXT N7 B550 – GameRevolution

Today is a big day for those who are fans of both NZXT and AMD. Now the clean and builder-friendly style of NZXT motherboards can be experienced by those using AMD processors. In the past, it was an Intel-only club, but now NZXT’s range of motherboards has expanded to include “Team Red,” whose CPUs have been growing in popularity ever since Ryzen launched back in 2017. While it’s great to see NZXT supporting AMD, the company best known for its coolers and cases still has other boxes to check if its N7 B550 motherboard is to win the day. This is the GameRevolution review.

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NZXT N7 B550 – Tom’s Hardware

Performance-wise, the N7 B550 did well overall in our test suite. We observed above-average results in the PCMark10 tests, with the other results mixing in with all other B550 and X570 based systems. According to Hwinfo, the board boosted our 5950X to 5 GHz (albeit briefly, per usual), so this chip’s full potential is realized during default operations. When overclocking, the board efficiently handled our CPU with the VRMs running warm, but well within specification throughout all testing. Read on as we delve more into the details and performance results of the NZXT N7 B550.

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