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ASUS announces ROG Strix B550-A Gaming and TUF Gaming B550-Plus (Wi Fi)

Jun 17th, 2020

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ASUS today announced ROG Strix B550-A Gaming and TUF Gaming B550-Plus (Wi‑Fi), the latest additions to the ever-growing ASUS B550 motherboard lineup designed for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors. The new arrivals feature WiFi 6, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, robust power delivery, high-frequency RAM compatibility, BIOS FlashBack and AI Noise‑Canceling Microphone (AI Mic) technology. The latter works by applying advanced filters to ensure background noise is cleanly filtered out.

ASUS also announced that ROG Strix B550‑I Gaming set a new DDR4 memory overclocking record, pushing the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 5 3600x processor to an astounding 6068MHz. Details of the record can be found on https://valid.x86.fr/bqtrnr. Extreme overclocking aside, ASUS B550 motherboards support next generation AMD Ryzen PRO, pushing DDR4 memory frequencies to up to 5100MHz (O.C).

All B550 motherboards feature ASUS Performance Enhancement (APE) that optimizes BIOS settings to achieve the best performance for each board. APE also raises the power limit of the 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs to get up to a 17.5% performance boost[1].

Motherboards supporting APE BIOS settings are listed in the table below.

Supported motherboards BIOS Version
ROG STRIX B550-E GAMIMG 0608
ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (Wi-Fi) 0608
ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING 0608
ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING 0608
TUF GAMING B550-PLUS 0608
TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (Wi-Fi) 0608
TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS 0608
PRIME B550-PLUS 0608
PRIME B550M-A (Wi-Fi) 0608
PRIME B550M-A 0608
PRIME B550M-K 0406

ROG Strix B550-A Gaming

The latest addition to the ROG Strix B550 series, ROG Strix B550-A Gaming is made for builders who want a performance-oriented board with an eye‑catching white and silver color scheme. Its 12+2 power stage VRM is ready for top‑end Ryzen chips, and 8+4-pin ProCool auxiliary power connectors with solid pins ensure steady and stable power delivery to those power stages.

Intel I255-V 2.5 Gbps Ethernet provides superfast networking, while the SupremeFX S1220A audio codec ensures superior sound.

Aesthetically, Strix B550-A Gaming is Strix through and through, with the ROG eye logo and recessed cybertext patterning, and a pre‑mounted I/O shield. Addressable RGB LED strip headers and Aura Sync support allow for additional customization for those wanting a more stand-out look to their build.

ASUS TUF Gaming B550‑Plus (Wi‑Fi)

ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus (Wi-Fi) is perfect for those looking for a high-performance ATX motherboard ready for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors. It features a Digi+ VRM and 8+2 DrMOS voltage regulator module, ProCool sockets and military‑grade TUF components for maximum durability. Enhanced cooling measures include numerous heatsinks for the VRM and dual M.2 slots, a fanless heatsink for the PCH, and the Fan Xpert 4 utility.

TUF Gaming B550‑Plus (Wi-Fi) features next-generation connectivity with a PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot with speeds of up to 64 Gbps, as well as USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type‑A and USB Type‑C support. Intel WiFi 6 and 2.5 Gb Ethernet ensure super smooth online gaming and is further supplemented by TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology. Two addressable RGB LED strip headers and Aura Sync support allow for additional customization for those wanting a more stand-out look to their build

The Realtek S1200A codec with DTS Custom delivers pristine audio with a 108-dB signal-to-noise ratio for stereo line-out and 103 dB for line-in. TUF Gaming B550-Plus (Wi-Fi) also features AI Noise-Canceling Microphone technology for crystal-clear in-game voice communication.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

[1] Actual performance figures may vary according to CPU, cooler, system thermal solution, and configuration.