Asus TUF B550M-PLUS (WI-FI)

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The ASUS B550M-PLUS is a Micro ATX motherboard for AMD's Ryzen 5000 Series processors. It sacrifices some of the expansion capacity that a larger motherboard can offer, but still supports up to 128GB of DDR4 memory and multiple SATA and M.2 drives.

For external connectivity, it also has both analog and digital audio outputs, 2.5Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth, eight USB ports of varying speeds (including one Type C), and even a legacy PS/2 port.
William George (Product Development)
William George (Product Development) Says:
A couple of oddities about this board are worth noting, but shouldn't impact most users:

- The HDMI and DisplayPort connections on this motherboard are for CPUs with built-in graphics, but the higher-end Ryzen chips we carry don't support that feature (since almost everyone uses a dedicated video card)

- The onboard NIC does not support Linux, so users of that OS will want to have a dedicated network card added

Model: Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI)

Specifications

Socket AM4
CPU Compatibility AMD Ryzen
Form Factor MicroATX
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset B550
Network Connectivity 2.5G Networking + WiFi 6
Network Controller Realtek RTL8125B + Intel AX200
Audio Controller Onboard Realtek ALC S1200A HD Audio
Cooling System Heatsink
Color Black
Memory Support
Type DDR4 ECC
Maximum Speed 3200 MHz
Number of Slots 4
Maximum Size per Slot 32 GB
Maximum Amount Supported 128 GB
Onboard Video
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
HDMI 1
HDMI Version 2.1
DisplayPort 1
DisplayPort Version 1.2
Notes: Onboard Graphics Requires Supported CPU
External Connections
USB 2.0 2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB 3.1) 1
USB 3.2 Type C 1
Audio Out Surround Sound (7.1)
Audio In Line-In/Microphone
S/PDIF Optical
LAN (RJ45) 1
Wireless Antenna Port Yes
Internal Connections
USB 2.0 2 (providing 4 ports)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) 1
SATA III 6.0Gbps 4
M.2 Connector 2
M.2 Support x1 42-80mm NVMe (Gen4) + SATA, x1 42-110mm NVMe (Gen3) + SATA
Serial (Com) 1
TPM (module sold separately) 1
Compatible TPM Asus TPM-SPI
SATA Controllers
SATA III 6.0Gbps Controller 1 AMD B550
Expansion Slots
Slot 1 PCI Express 3.0 x1
Slot 2 PCI Express 4.0 x16
Slot 3 Slot not available on this board
Slot 4 PCI Express 3.0 x4 in a x16 size
Additional Information
SLI Compatible No
Crossfire Compatible Yes
RAID Support 0,1,10
Bluetooth Yes (5.0)
Integrated IO Shield No
BIOS Features
UEFI BIOS Yes
EZ Flash Yes
OC Profiles Yes
Dimensions
Height 244 mm (9.6 in)
Width 244 mm (9.6 in)
Net Weight 0.89 kg (2.0 lbs)