Designed for those seeking to get the most out of their build, ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCIe® 4.0 connectivity. Offering robust power delivery and effective cooling, ROG Strix B550-A Gaming is well-equipped to handle 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs. As an added bonus, outstanding performance is complemented by a stunning silver-and-white finish and cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics that present a standout look
ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCIe® 4.0. With robust power delivery and effective cooling, ROG Strix B550 Gaming is well-equipped to handle 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs. Boasting futuristic aesthetics and intuitive ROG software, ROG Strix B550-F Gaming gives you a head start on your dream build.
Built for Performance Gaming
- ProCool Power Connector
- AMD Socket AM4 for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
Multi-GPU CFX Support
- 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 SafeSlot (x16) [CPU]
- 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (x4) [CHIPSET]
- 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots [CHIPSET]
- 12+2 Power Stages
DDR4, 4 x DIMM
- ASUS OptiMem II
- Dual Channel
2 x M.2 Sockets
- 1 x M.2 2242-22110 supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes
- 1 x M.2 2242-22110 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes
- VRM Heatsink
- AIO Pump Header
- Dual M.2 Heatsinks
- Chipset Heatsink
- Multiple 4-pin PWM Fan Headers
Total Gaming Immersion
- I/O Zone Aura Lighting
SupremeFX S1220A CODEC
- Impedance sense
- High quality output and input
- SupremeFX shielding
- Dual OP amplifiers
DTS® Sound Unbound
1 x 3-pin Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
2 x 4-pin AURA RGB Headers
- BIOS FlashBack™ Button
- 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports
- 1 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®
- 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
- 1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
- 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (4K@60Hz)
- Optical S/PDIF Out
- 5 x Audio Jacks
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
- Thunderbolt Header
ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) is PCIe® 4.0-ready and provides the latest connectivity options for supersmooth networking and blisteringly fast file transfers. Audio enhancements give you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the subtlest of cues for a completely immersive gaming experience.
ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) features two M.2 slots, one of which supports the latest PCIe 4.0 standard to provide maximum storage flexibility and the fastest data speeds available via the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen platform. Both M.2 slots support up to the type 22110 socket and NVM Express® RAID for a performance boost.
PCIe 3.0 x 4
*The actual transmission speed will be lower than the theoretical maximum speed.
Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6.
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with speeds that are 2.5 times faster than standard Ethernet connections for speedy file transfers, lag-free gaming, and high-res video streaming.
Built-in ROG SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio for ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi). Along with ensuring a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature, it offers two front-panel outputs driven by op amps that deliver high-quality audio to gaming headsets.
AI noise-canceling microphone software is exclusively featured on ROG Strix motherboards and supports 3.5 mm, USB, or Bluetooth headsets. The utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to preserve the sound of your voice while eliminating distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks, and other forms of environmental noise. And it only places a slight load on the CPU, ensuring minimal impact on gaming performance.
*Actual performance varies by configuration
ROG Strix B550 series motherboards are pre-loaded with the DTS® Sound Unbound™ app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By leveraging Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.
* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with developers for supported titles.
Discrete left and right audio channels enable headphone or two-speaker setup.
Audio is split and served over multiple speaker channels – e.g., 5.1 or 7.1 – to create an enveloping experience on a single, logical plane.
A virtual audio ‘sphere' effect creates astonishing 360° immersion — with you at the center, where sounds seem to travel in all directions.
ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) provides robust power delivery to fuel Ryzen's cores, comprehensive cooling, and support for faster memory — so it has everything you need to load up your build with high-performance components for playing in the big leagues.
ROG Strix B550 series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.
A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers
A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
Keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability
All onboard headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
MOS heatsink provides large contact area for MOSFETs and chokes
High-quality thermal pad helps transfer heat from inductor and phase array to heatsink
ASUS OptiMem memory trace layout unleashes the full performance potential of AMD's Infinity Fabric architecture by enabling higher memory frequencies and lower latencies.
ASUS OptiMem advantage:
26% Reduction in crosstalk
ASUS OptiMem benefits:
- Improved memory stability and compatibility
- Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
- Improved memory frequency margin
The cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics of ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) are accentuated by the bold slashes and cybertext. By pairing your rig with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem, you can create a fully customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style.
Finished in stunning white and silver, and featuring the redesigned ROG logo and recessed cybertext markings on its I/O shroud, ROG Strix B550-A Gaming is an eye-catcher. These new design touches move ROG Strix boldly towards the future, while clearly reflecting its gaming roots.
ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. For a smooth build process, refer to our list of guaranteed-compatible components. To help with memory upgrades, the list also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor list (QVL).
ROG-exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements that allow you to configure your gaming build the way you want.
The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.
When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.
Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.
EZ FLASH 3
Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.
Check your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.
Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.
LAST MODIFIED LOG
Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.
SATA PORT RENAMING
Rename SATA ports for easy identification.
Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.
ASUS USER PROFILE
Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.
Configure the fan's operating speed manually or use pre-configured fan profiles to quickly select Standard, Silent, Turbo or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 75°C.
Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.
The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technology to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.
GameFirst VI analyzes your usage patterns and the digital signatures of your applications and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps. The database is regularly updated to ensure that apps are recognized.
GameFirst VI intelligently switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth accordingly, depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritizes game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay — even when you're streaming high-quality video to your audience or transferring large files.
An intuitive graph gives you an overview of the network in real time. Simply click on the tab to view current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, and an analysis of each WiFi channel.
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. You can also use Armoury Crate to download the user manual, drivers and software. In addition, Armoury Crate features a dedicated product registration page as well as a news feed to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.
*Windows 10 required for full Aura Sync functionality within Armoury Crate. For Windows 8 and earlier versions, standalone Aura Sync software is available for free download from the product support site.
RAMCache lll software turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.
|Model||STRIX B550-A GAMING|
|CPU Socket Type||AM4|
|CPU Type||BIOS update might require for AMD Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 series CPU. Refer to ASUS website for CPU support list.|
|PCI Express 4.0 x16||3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 mode)
|PCI Express 3.0 x16||AMD B550 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) *
* Share bandwidth with PCIe3.0 x1_1, PCIe3.0 x1_2, PCIe3.0 x1_3
|PCI Express x1||3 x PCIe 3.0 x1|
|Onboard Video Chipset||Integrated Graphics Processor
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.1 (4K@60HZ)
* Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
|Audio Chipset||ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A|
|Audio Channels||8 Channels
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for 8-Channel audio.
|LAN Chipset||Intel I225-V|
|Max LAN Speed||10/100/1000/2500Mbps|
|Back I/O Ports||1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x BIOS FlashBack Button(s)
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
|Onboard USB||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
|Other Connectors||1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
1 x AAFP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
|Dimensions (W x L)||12.0" x 9.6"|
|Power Pin||1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology
ROG Exclusive Software
- RAMCache III
- ROG CPU-Z
- GameFirst VI
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
- Sonic Radar III
- DTS Sound Unbound
- Anti-virus software
ASUS Exclusive Software Features
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
- AI Noise Cancelling Microphone
AI Suite 3:
Fan Xpert 4
- EZ update
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
ASUS Special Features:
- Standard RGB header(s)
- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header(s)
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-LED (DRAM [yellow], CPU [red], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green)
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- Aluminum M.2 heatsink
ASUS EZ DIY
- BIOS FlashBack button
- BIOS FlashBack LED
- Clear CMOS header
- Pre-mounted I/O shield
256MB Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
WOL by PME, PXE
Windows 10 64-bit
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG Strix stickers
1 x Cable ties pack(s)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG Thank you card
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
|Date First Available||August 24, 2020|
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