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
- 90A Smart Power Stage
- Direct 8 Power Phase
- 8 Layer Low Loss PCB
- PCIe 4.0 Ready
- 2X Copper PCB
Advanced Thermal Design
- Extended VRM Heatsink with heatpipe
- Multi-Layered PCH/M.2 Heatsink
- Aluminum Backplate
- 5 W/mK LAIRD Thermal Pad
- ALC1220-VB Audio
- Nichicon Fine Gold Audio Capacitors
RGB FUSION 2.0
- Addressable LED Header*1
- RGB LED Header*1
Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
Dual Channel DDR4, 2 DIMMs with Ultra Durable Memory Armor
Solid Pin Power Connectors
- 24 Pin ATX Power Connector
- 8 Pin CPU Power Connector
Dual M.2 Connectors
1. 2280 M.2 with Thermal Guard
- PCIe 4.0 M.2 Connector
- NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 and SATA Mode (from CPU)
2. 22110 M.2 (Back of PCB)
- NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA Mode (from Chipset)
Smart Fan 5 + FAN STOP
- 3 Fan Connectors
- 5 Temperature Sensors
Ultra Durable PCIe Armor Running x16
- PCIe 4.0 Slot
- Running x16 for dGPU
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.
Digital Power Design
CPU Power Connector
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.
Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5300MHz and Beyond*
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5300MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.
* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module.
Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.
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.
Grooves on Heatsink Improve Airflow
Multi-Layered Heatsink for M.2 SSD and Chipset
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
System Information Viewer
New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
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.
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.)
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.)
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
Realtek® ALC1220-VB codec
* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.
High Definition Audio
* 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.
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
Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
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
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
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the back panel
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
iTE® I/O Controller Chip
Fan speed detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.
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
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.
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)
Realtek® 8125 Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility
Support for Windows 10 64-bit
Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm