DOMINANT IN DARKNESS
- Q-Flash Plus Button
- 2.5 GbE LAN
Advanced Thermal Design
- Enlarged Surface Heatsinks
- 5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad
- Pre-installed I/O Shield
- ALC1200 Audio
- Nichicon Fine Gold Audio Capacitors
- Audiophile Grade WIMA Capacitors
RGB FUSION 2.0
- Addressable LED Header*2
- RGB LED Header*3
True 12+2 Phases Digital VRM with DrMOS
- 50A DrMOS
- Premium Choke and Capacitor
- 2X Copper PCB
- Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
Solid Pin Power Connectors
- 24 Pin ATX Power Connector
- 8 Pin CPU Power Connector
Dual M.2 Connectors
- NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 & PCIe 3.0 x4
- 1* PCIe 4.0 M.2 Slot
- 1* M.2 Thermal Guard
Ultra Durable PCIe Armor
- PCIe 4.0 Slot
- Running 1 x16
Smart Fan 5 + FAN STOP
- 5* Fan / Water Pump Connectors
- 6* Temperature Sensors
ULTIMATE POWER DESIGN
To fully support the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors, B550 AORUS 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 AORUS motherboards for enthusiast. No Compromise and never stop to achieve higher.
14 Phases Digital Power Design
B550 AORUS ELITE motherboard uses an 12*+2 phases digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller and DrMOS. These 100% digital controller offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors.
- Digital PWM Controller delivers appropriate voltage to the CPU
- True 12+2 Phases DrMOS without PWM Doublers, each power phase connects directly to the CPU. With capability to handle up to 700 Amps current in total.
- All-solid capacitors to improve Transient response and minimize oscillation.
- 24pin+8pin Solid Pin CPU Power Connectors
- Intersil Digital PWM Controller
- True 12+2 Phases of Digital PWM with 50A DrMOS
- All-Solid Capacitors
- 8 Solid Pin CPU Power Connector
Power Efficiency & Voltage Ripple Graph
GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.
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.
Memory Layout - Daisy Chain Design
With the optimized daisy-chain routing, the B550 motherboard provides a proven speed of DDR4-4000MHz and beyond with high density memory modules*. Optimized daisy-chained routing eliminates the stub effect, pushes the one DIMM per channel in dual channel interleaving mode to hit higher memory frequencies, providing professional gamers a denser and faster system memory experience.
*Performance may vary in circumstances. Please refer to the QVL list for detail support information.
Single 32GB Support
With populated 2 DIMMs per channel on GIGABYTE B550 motherboards, the maximum memory capacity support is 128GB. For users who always run out of memory capacity, they are able to enjoy more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.
PCIe 4.0 SlotPCIe 4.0 x16 slot with faster bandwidth and lower impedance.
M.2 PCIe 4.0 SlotM.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with Lower impedance.
Dual NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 SupportPerformance with PCIe 4.0 x4 + PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs
B550 AORUS motherboards offer the industry's best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. AORUS' unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 6560 MB/s (Sequential Read), making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.
ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
Unthrottled performance is guaranteed by the advanced thermal solution which including Enlarged Heatsinks, High Quality Thermal Conductivity Pads and Thermal Guards. B550 motherboards are cool on MOSFETs and M.2 SSDs even on full loading. It provides lower temperatures for enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers.
1.Enlarged Surface Heatsinks
Enlarged surface heatsinks which increasing the surface area to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.
2.5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad
By using 5 W/mK high thermal conductivity pads, it can transfer 2.7x more heat as compared to traditional thermal pads in same time.
3.M.2 Thermal Guard
Built-in M.2 thermal guard heatsink helps the high-speed, large capacity of PCIe 4.0/3.0 SSDs to prevent overheat throttling and performance bottlenecks.
AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises
Smart Fan 5With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.
- 5 Fan / Water Pump Connectors
- 6 Temperature Sensors
- All Hybrid Fan Headers
- All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
- Interoperable Fans and Sensors
- Intuitive UI for Fan Control
Hybrid Fan Pin HeadersAssume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensors—giving you absolute mastery over your PC.
- All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.
New Smart Fan 5 SoftwareChoose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences. For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.
NEXT GENERATION CONNECTIVITYA high-end product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. B550 AORUS motherboards provide all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.
2.5GbE LAN Onboard
2X Faster than everAdoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least two times faster transfer speeds as 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)of RJ-45 ethernet.
Native USB 3.2 Gen2
AMD B550 chipset provides native USB 3.2 Gen2 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps. Available over the USB Type-A connector, the USB3.2 Gen2 is much improved with twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as backwards compatibility with USB2.0 and USB3.2 Gen1.
HDMI 2.1 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.3 Support
HDMI 2.1, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0/ 1.4 and offering 48 Gb/s of bandwidth – twice times more than previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, to offer the best visual experience for viewers.
HI-FI AUDIO SYSTEMFor enthusiasts, sound quality is just as essential to the gaming experience. B550 motherboards are equipped with high quality audio components such as Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and 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.
High-End WIMA & Audio Capacitors
The AORUS motherboards boast a combination of Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and high-end Chemicon audio capacitors. While the high-end audio capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies, the WIMA FKP2 capacitors are being used widely in premium grade Hi-Fi systems. The addition of this to the exclusive AOURS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.
Audio Noise Guard
AORUS motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board's sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level. LED trace path lighting Illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.
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 DesignNow 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.
With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.
GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP
Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.
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.
Solid Pin Power Connectors
B550 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
Solid Pin Power connector advantages
- Larger contact area for electricity
- More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
- Ultra durable and longer lifespan
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don't need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you're good to go!
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.
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.
APP CENTERGIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers version.
GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.
@BIOSThe GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.
System Information ViewerGIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.
XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, AnywhereNow set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chats—keeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!
- Enjoy 3 days FREE seamless connection to any game server in the world
- Experience up to 60% overall connection improvement
- Receive FREE unlimited access to PC Gaming Launchpad, supporting over 800 MMO games
- Monitor your Game Ping and Connection Statistics continuously
|Model||B550 AORUS ELITE|
|Audio Chipset||Realtek ALC1200|
Support for S/PDIF Out
|LAN Chipset||Realtek 2.5GbE LAN chip|
|Max LAN Speed||10/100/1000/2500Mbps|
|Back I/O Ports||1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x Q-Flash Plus button
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
5 x audio jacks
|Onboard USB||1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
|Other Connectors||1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
1 x CPU cooler LED strip/RGB LED strip header
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
|Dimensions (W x L)||12.0" x 9.6"|
|Power Pin||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
iTE I/O Controller Chip
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the fan 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)
Realtek 8125 Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility
Support for Windows 10 64-bit
|Date First Available||June 12, 2020|