GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (rev. 1.0)

17,590.00

SKU: B550I-AORUS-PRO-AX

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Description

AMD B550 Mini-ITX AORUS Motherboard with Direct 8 Phases Digital VRM, Advanced Thermal Design with Extended VRM Heatsink, Thermal Baseplate, Dual PCIe 4.0/3.0 M.2 with Thermal Guard, Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax, 2.5GbE LAN, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus

 

  • Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
  • Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs
  • Direct 8 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 90A Smart Power Stage (SPS)
  • Advanced Thermal Design with Extended & Multi-Layered Heatsink and Thermal Baseplate
  • Ultra Durable™ PCIe 4.0 Ready x16 Slot
  • Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard
  • Onboard Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
  • AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB and Nichicon Audio Capacitors for Rear 120dB SNR
  • Blazing Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C™ & DisplayPort + Dual HDMI Support
  • RGB FUSION 2.0 Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
  • Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
  • Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation
Best Choice for Small but Powerful PC
B550I AORUS PRO AX is a mini-ITX motherboard perfect for building a small form factor PC for people who demands higher performance but also cares about aesthetics. The compact yet powerful pc delivers amazing performance with the latest CPU, graphic card and blazing fast connectivity. It also equips with comprehensive thermal solution to keep it cool under heavy workload. Performance is not compromised by its size.
Direct 8 Phase Digital Power Design

  1. 90A Smart Power Stage
  2. Direct 8 Power Phase
  3. 8 Layer Low Loss PCB
  4. PCIe 4.0 Ready
  5. 2X Copper PCB
Advanced Thermal Design

  1. Extended VRM Heatsink with heatpipe
  2. Multi-Layered PCH/M.2 Heatsink
  3. Aluminum Backplate
  4. 5 W/mK LAIRD Thermal Pad
Audio Solutions

  1. ALC1220-VB Audio
  2. Nichicon Fine Gold Audio Capacitors
RGB FUSION 2.0

  1. Addressable LED Header*1
  2. RGB LED Header*1
Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
Dual Channel DDR4, 2 DIMMs with Ultra Durable Memory Armor

  1. DDR4 XMP Up to 5300MHz+
Solid Pin Power Connectors

  1. 24 Pin ATX Power Connector
  2. 8 Pin CPU Power Connector
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Dual M.2 Connectors

1. 2280 M.2 with Thermal Guard

  1. PCIe 4.0 M.2 Connector
  2. NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 and SATA Mode (from CPU)

2. 22110 M.2 (Back of PCB)

  1. NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA Mode (from Chipset)
Smart Fan 5 + FAN STOP

  1. 3 Fan Connectors
  2. 5 Temperature Sensors
Ultra Durable PCIe Armor Running x16

  1. PCIe 4.0 Slot
  2. Running x16 for dGPU
DisplayPort
HDMI*2
Q-Flash Plus Button
2.5 GbE LAN
Rear USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C™
Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax & BT5
AMD StoreMI Technology
GIGABYTE B550 motherboards maximize your PC’s potential with AMD StoreMI technology. StoreMI accelerates traditional storage devices to reduce boot times and enhance the overall user experience. This easy-to-use utility combines the speed of SSDs with the high capacity of HDDs into a single drive, enhances the read/write speeds of the device to match that of SSDs, bolsters data performance for incredible value, and transforms the everyday PC to a performance driven system.

The benefits of AMD StoreMI:

• Making the PC experience fast, smooth and easy
• Optimizing computer responsiveness from system boot to application launch
• Offering SSD performance with HDD capacity at an affordable cost
• Quickly accessing key files by automatically learning users’ computing behaviors

ULTIMATE POWER DESIGN
To fully support the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors, B550 motherboards equip with the ultimate power solution which is true direct, digital and multiple phases. After countless experiments and testing, GIGABYTE presents the unbeatable B550 motherboards for enthusiast. No Compromise and never stop to achieve higher.
8 Phases

Digital Power Design

Power Architecture
Power Efficiency
2X Copper PCB
Digital PWM
Driver MOSFET
All-Solid Capacitor
 CPU Power Connector
  • New Direct Multiphase Power Design
  • No Doubler / Not Parallel
  • Digital PWM Controller
  • 90A Smart Power Stages
  • The Lowest Voltage Ripple
  • Higher Efficiency Lower Temperature

550I AORUS PRO AX motherboard uses an pure digital CPU power design which includes a digital PWM Controller and a total 6+2 phases for Vcore and SOC, is capable of providing 90A from each phase and a total of 720A power design. With 8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision and stability in delivering power to the motherboard’s most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum overclocking performance from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors.

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE
GIGABYTE realize that customer won’t stop chasing a better computing performance. We take care of it and implement on products. Protective and optimized memory trace enhance the performance. Faster read and write are needed to save time and improve efficiency. We offer plenty of M.2 storage with thermal guards to ensure unthrottled read and write. In advance, adopting PCIe 4.0 ready components get the B550 motherboards easier to upgrade.
XMP 5300+
PCIe 4.0

Hardware Design

2X M.2

PCIe 4.0/3.0

ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
Unthrottled performance is guaranteed by the advanced thermal solution which including Extended VRM Heatsink, Heatpipe, Thermal Guards, and Baseplate. B550 motherboards are cool on MOSFETs and M.2 SSDs even on full loading. It provides lower temperatures for enthusiasts and professional gamers.
Thermal Solution
Smart Fan 5
Grooves on Heatsink Improve Airflow
Heatpipe
Multi-Layered Heatsink for M.2 SSD and Chipset
Thermal Baseplate

NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITY
A high-end product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. B550 motherboards provide all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.
2.5G LAN
WIFI 6 802.11ax
AORUS Antenna
HDMI
First Adopter on 2.5GbE LAN Onboard
2X Faster than ever
Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least two times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking. It’s perfectly suit for gamers and streamer with ultimate and smooth online experience. It also backward compatible with Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 ethernet.

HI-FI AUDIO SYSTEM
For enthusiasts, sound quality is just as essential to the gaming experience. B550 motherboards are equipped with high quality audio components such as Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors to provide a superb audio experience. The exclusive AORUS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.
Hi-Res Audio
Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.
ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes
All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec
ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.
With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).
DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS
B550 motherboards feature RGB FUSION 2.0 and offer the option to control onboard, external light strips, and/or AORUS devices with RGB/ Addressable RGB LEDs to make your PC unique and stylish.
RGB FUSION 2.0
RGB FUSION Software
RGB FUSION APP
Multi-Zone Light Show Design
Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

Note: Lighting effects depicted are for demonstration purposes only. Actual lighting effects may vary by model.
ULTRA DURABLE
GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high standard of manufactured process. Needless to say, we use the best, high quality components on B550 motherboards and reinforce each part of components to be solid and durable.
PCIE Armor
2X Memory Armor
Solid Pin
Q-Flash Plus
Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER
Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. B550 motherboards bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.
BIOS
APP Center
Easy Tune
@BIOS
System Information Viewer
BIOS
New User Interface

All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.

My Favorites

Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.

Storage Information

Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.

Changelog

List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.

Intuitive Load Line Curve

Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

Additional information

CPU
AMD Socket AM4, support for: AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 3rd Gen Ryzen™ and 3rd Gen Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Processors
(Please refer “CPU Support List” for more information.)
Chipset
AMD B550
Memory
2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors:
Support for DDR4 5100(O.C.) / 5000(O.C.) / 4866(O.C.) / 4600(O.C.) / 4400(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) /3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors:
Support for DDR4 5300(O.C.)/5200(O.C.)/5000(O.C.)/4866(O.C.)/4600(O.C.)/4400(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Please refer “Memory Support List” for more information.)
Onboard Graphics
Integrated in the New Generation AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors:
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 5120×2880@60 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.4 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
2 x HDMI ports, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@60 Hz
* Support for HDMI 2.1 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
Maximum shared memory of 16 GB
Audio
Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
* To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
LAN
Realtek® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)
Wireless Communication module
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
WIFI a, b, g, n, ac with wave 2 features, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
BLUETOOTH 5
Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
Expansion Slots
1‎ x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX16), integrated in the CPU:
3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ processors support PCIe 4.0 x16 mode
New Generation AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors support PCIe 3.0 x16 mode
Storage Interface
1 x M.2 connector (M2A_CPU), integrated in the CPU, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SSDs:
– 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen™ processors support SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSDs
– New Generation AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors support SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs
1 x M.2 connector (M2B_SB) on the back of the motherboard, integrated in the Chipset, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SSDs:
– Supporting SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, integrated in the Chipset:
– Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10
USB
CPU:
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the back panel
Chipset:
1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB header
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
2 x system fan headers
1 x addressable LED strip header
1 x RGB LED strip header
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x speaker header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2×6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
1 x DisplayPort
2 x HDMI ports
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x RJ-45 port
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
3 x audio jacks
I/O Controller
iTE® I/O Controller Chip
H/W Monitoring
Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Overheating warning
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
BIOS
1 x 256 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Unique Features
Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
@BIOS
EasyTune
Fast Boot
Game Boost
ON/OFF Charge
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Bundled Software
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)
Realtek® 8125 Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility
Operating System
Support for Windows 10 64-bit
Form Factor
Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm

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