ASUS TUF B550M PLUS WIFI Gaming Motherboard Brand: Asus Part #: 90MB1490-M0EAY0
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ASUS TUF B550M PLUS WIFI Gaming Motherboard
AMD B550 (Ryzen AM4) micro ATX gaming motherboard with PCIe 4.0, dual M.2, 10 DrMOS power stages, Intel® WiFi 6, 2.5 Gb Ethernet, HDMI, DisplayPort, SATA 6 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C, and Aura Sync RGB lighting support
DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.
TUF Gaming B550M-Plus (Wi-Fi) distills essential elements of the latest AMD platform and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive set of cooling options, this motherboard delivers rock-solid performance with unwavering gaming stability.When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.
With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs, plus support for faster memory and storage, TUF Gaming B550M-Plus (Wi-Fi) is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.
The onboard VRM of TUF Gaming B550M-Plus (Wi-Fi) utilizes 8+2 DrMOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and driver into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors demand.
Stack Cool 3+
2-ounce copper layers draw heat away from critical components to keep them at their optimal operating temperatures and provide more headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds.
ENHANCED 8-PIN CONNETOR
Prevent hotspots and connector failure
Compared with traditional power inputs, ProCool sockets are built to tight specifications to ensure flush contact with PSU power lines. The resulting lower impedance helps to prevent hotspots and connector failure.
Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, improving system stability.
Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% greater temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.
The integrated Digi+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.
Cooler by design
1. VRM HEATSINK
A large, high-mass heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas improves heat dissipation.
High-quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
2. M.2 HEATSINK
The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
COMPREHENSIVE FAN CONTROLS
TUF Gaming B550M-Plus (Wi-Fi) features comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via Fan Xpert 2+ utility or via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.
PCIe 4.0 M.2 (up to 64 Gbps)
TUF Gaming B550M series motherboards support PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot and provides NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to PCIe 4.0 storage device to enjoy the fastest data-transfer speeds on the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen platform.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A & Type-C
Numerous USB ports support gaming rigs loaded with peripherals, including a USB Type-A and a Type-C connectors with fast USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for compatible cases.
Build with confidence
TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger
SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance. Manufactured via a new insert-molding process, SafeSlot integrates fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10 kV of air discharge and +/- 6 kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6 kV and +/- 4 kV.
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
DRAM overvoltage protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
Stainless-steel back I/O panel
TUF Gaming motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a 3X-longer lifespan versus traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF Gaming motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.
BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest (UEFI) BIOS update method. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32 formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for uniﬁed system lighting effects. You can also turn on the AI Noise-Canceling Microphone function for crystal-clear in-game voice communication. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of products, including keyboard and mouse preferences as well as laptop overclocking and fan speeds, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and news areas to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.
TUF Gaming B550M-Plus (Wi-Fi) provides a complete, high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.
Intel® WiFi 6 AX200
The Intel® WiFi 6 AX200 module is compatible with the 802.11ax standard and pushes theoretical peak bandwidth up to an incredible 2.4 Gbps. Perhaps more importantly for power users, it’s optimized for more efficient operation on crowded networks with a lot of competing traffic. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6
AI NOISE-CANCELING MICROPHONE
AI Noise-Canceling Microphone software is exclusively featured on ASUS 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.
Exclusive Realtek codec Realtek S1200A
TUF GAMING AUDIO COVER
Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure best quality.
Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound.
EXCLUSIVE S1200A CODEC
ASUS-exclusive codec delivers an expansive soundstage and dynamic sound.
Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.
The unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek for TUF Gaming B550M series motherboards features an unprecedented 108 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the stereo line out and a 103dB SNR for the line in, providing pristine audio quality.
DTS® Custom for gaming headsets
Hone your battle skills with exclusive DTS® Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets ― Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical ― for different genres, you’ll have a distinct advantage in every game.
CPU : Build in AMD AM4 Socket for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Processors *
Chipset : AMD B550
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200/3000/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory *
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4466(O.C.)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200/3000/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory *
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.1(4K@60HZ)
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
Multi-GPU Support :
Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology
Expansion Slots :
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 mode)
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode)
AMD B550 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) *1
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 *1
* Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.
Total supports 2 x M.2 slot(s) and 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 4.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Processors :
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
AMD B550 Chipset :
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 10
Realtek RTL8125B 2.5Gb Ethernet
Wireless Data Network
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
2×2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO
Supports up to 2.4Gbps max data rate
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Supports PCIe interface
*BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.
Realtek ALC S1200A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback
Audio Feature :
Exclusive DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets.
Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Dedicated audio PCB layers
Premium Japanese audio capacitors
Rear USB Port ( Total 8 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(1 x Type-A +1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
Front USB Port ( Total 6 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
ASUS Exclusive Software
AI Noise Cancelling Microphone
AI Suite 3
Performance And Power Saving Utility
Fan Xpert 2+
TUF GAMING CPU-Z
ASUS Turbo LAN
DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets
Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial for 60 days)
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
ASUS Special Features
ASUS TUF PROTECTION
ASUS DIGI+ VRM (Digital power design with Dr. MOS)
ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
ASUS ESD Guards
ASUS Overvoltage Protection
ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O
ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
ASUS Thermal Solution
Aluminum M.2 heatsink
ASUS EZ DIY
BIOS FlashBack™ button
BIOS FlashBack™ LED
Standard RGB headers
Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (2.5G) port(s)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (teal blue) (1 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®)
2 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue) (one port can be switched to USB BIOS FlashBack™)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x BIOS FlashBack™ Button(s)
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
Internal I/O Ports
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
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)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA mode & X4 PCIE mode)
1 x SPI TPM header
4 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x COM port header
1 x Speaker connector
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x TUF Gaming Sticker
1 x TUF Certification card(s)
1 x Wi-Fi moving antenna
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
WOL by PXE
Windows® 10 64-bit
mATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )
*1 PCIEX16_2 will run x2 mode when PCIEX1 is used.