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 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 1.1.0.0 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 1.2.0.0.

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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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NZXT Announces N7 B550 Motherboard

Designed around AMD’s latest chipset, the N7 B550 delivers everything you need to build an incredible gaming PC. Featuring built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, an integrated fan controller, and enough USB ports to add as much RGB as your heart desires – the N7 B550 is built for builders.

In addition to smart controls and making building easier, the N7 B550 also features the same clean aesthetic you’ll find in every NZXT product. The elegant metal cover blends seamlessly into your case and effortlessly brings out the beauty of your computer. Those of you looking to create a clean build that grabs people’s attention–look no further!

Apart from its clean aesthetics, the N7 B550 brings features that make building a more enjoyable experience. Each port on the motherboard is optimally placed so that it can be easily found when building your computer. The N7 B550 also provides you with all the internal connectivity that you will ever need with its abundance of internal USB 2.0 ports and RGB/fan headers.

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NZXT N7 Z490

The NZXT N7 Z490 is based on Intel’s Z490 Express chipset and supports all current LGA 1200 (10th generation) Intel CPU’s. It utilizes a 4-layer PCB and sports a 10-phase power design which we’ll talk about shortly. The motherboard is somewhat stripped feature-wise. That being said, it does offer a couple of things such as 2.5GbE LAN and WiFi 6 support. 

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NZXT N7 Z490

Intel platforms have almost become a niche as AMD has stolen a lot of market share over the last few years. NZXT combats this with a fantastic looking motherboard, complete with thermal armor available in black and white colorways. On past solutions, we did note NZXT offered special edition motherboard plates, so we hope to see some of those come over to the Z490 platform as well.

The move to ASRock as the manufacturer has increased the build quality of the NZXT motherboard platform as a whole, the biggest difference coming in BIOS/EFI where we now have a legit solution for overclocking.

Read more @ TweakTown

NZXT N7 Z490

If we are used to the quartet of usual manufacturers in France, a few players have appeared in recent years in our provinces, in particular with NZXT, which has decided to release its own motherboards, and this for 2 generations of chipset at Intel. This will therefore be the third iteration for the manufacturer, which presents its N7 Z490 card , which the Comptoir has tested for you, in order to see what the outsider is worth.

Read more @ Le Comptoir Du Hardware (French)