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ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2888
Manufacturer Code: 90MB14F0-M0EAY0
| Manufacturer: ASUS
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard
  • ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard

Key Features:

Socket AM4
6 x SATA & 8 x USB Ports
HDMI and Display Port
AMD B550 Chipset
DDR4 (max 128GB, 4 slots)
ATX Form Factor


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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 (Wi-Fi) gives you a head start on your dream build.

Advance Your Gaming Immersion

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.  


PCIe 4.0-Ready

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.


WiFi 6 (802.11 ax)

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. Find out more about ASUS WiFi 6 solutions. 

Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet

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.

  • Audio cover - Effective shielding against electromagnetic interference preserves the integrity of audio signals for the best sound quality.
  • Audio-line shielding - Blocks electromagnetic interference from the motherboard or add-ons to provide cleaner audio.
  • Dual OP amplifiers - With two op-amps onboard you're able to pump exceptional audio to your favorite cans, with 32-600Ω-headphone impedance for great flexibility.
  • Premium Nichicon™ audio capacitors - Fine-quality Japanese-made components that produce a warmer, natural sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

AI Noise-Canceling Microphone

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.

Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process audio that’s true to life.

  • SONIC STUDIO LINK - The new Sonic Studio Link allows you to apply Sonic Studio effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on any connected device.
  • SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER - Mix your voice and video game audio together using this software specifically designed for streaming applications. A variety of settings and monitoring tools give you full control over your audio mix.
  • APP-SPECIFIC PROFILES - Apply customized audio settings to various applications, so that each is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.

DTS: Sound Unbound

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.?

  • STEREO SOUND - Discrete left and right audio channels enable headphone or two-speaker setup. 
  • SURROUND SOUND - 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.?
  • SPATIAL SOUND - A virtual audio ‘sphere’ effect creates astonishing 360° immersion — with you at the center, where sounds seem to travel in all directions.

All-round Performance

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.

Power Design

  • POWER DESIGN - Digital power control and an array of power stages ensure ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) has the muscle to control the latest AMD CPUs.
  • PROCOOL POWER CONNECTOR - The ProCool socket is built to exacting specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines, enabling lower impedance and better heat dissipation.   
  • DIGI+ POWER CONTROL - ASUS DIGI+ Power Control is an innovative set of controllers for digital VRM and DRAM Voltage. These controllers offer ultra-precise memory and voltage tuning for optimal system efficiency, stability and performance. 
  • TEAMED POWER STAGES - 12+2 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest AMD CPUs demand.
  • ALLOY CHOKE & CAPACITOR - Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.
  • 6-LAYER PCB - The 6-layer PCB quickly dissipates heat around the VRM to improve overall system stability and give the CPU more overclocking headroom.


Cooler by Design

ROG Strix B550 series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

  • CPU Fan Header - A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers
  • AIO Pump Fan Header - A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups
  • M.2 Heatsink - Keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability
  • 4-pin PWM/DC Fan Header - All onboard headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans
  • VRM Heatsink - MOS heatsink provides large contact area for MOSFETs and chokes
  • Thermal Pad - 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 benefits:

  • Improved memory stability and compatibility
  • Allows lower memory latencies at equivalent voltages
  • Improved memory frequency margin

Tested with Synopsys HSPICE simulation software

Play Your Own Style

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.



ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) embodies the ROG spirit with eye-catching aesthetics, including the next-generation distorted ROG eye logo and recessed cybertext patterning etched on the I/O shroud. These new designs move ROG Strix boldly into the future, while clearly reflecting the series' gaming roots. 


ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to outshine the competition. They also feature built-in ASUS Aura technology that enables full RGB lighting control and a variety of presets for embedded RGB LEDs as well as lighting strips connected to onboard RGB headers. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.


ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)’s Addressable Gen 2 RGB header is now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new header also offers backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

DIY Friendly

Pre-mounted I/O shield 

Patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install on the motherboard


Four onboard LEDs indicate power status, and any problem with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.


The reinforced ASUS SafeSlot provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

BIOS FlashBack™

Users can place a BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB drive and simply plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press a button to update the (UEFI) BIOS. Updates can be made even if memory or CPU aren’t present

Certified Compatibility

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).

The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits

Up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more! ROG offers more choices than any other brand.

ROG Gives You More

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

Advanced Mode

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.

  • My Favorites - 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.
  • S.M.A.R.T - Check your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.
  • GPU POST - Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.
  • Secure Erase - 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.
  • Search Function - 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.
  • Q-Fan Control - 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.

EZ Mode

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.

  • Intuitive graphical fan controls - Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.
  • SATA Information - Easily display SATA port details for device identification.
  • Fast and easy clock adjustment - Use the mouse to quickly change time and date settings.

AI Networking

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.



WiFi Quick Assist analyzes network information — including real-time bandwidth use — to generate a graph that provides a clear overview of current network status. When paired with a ROG router, WiFi Quick Assist lets you quickly scan your WiFi network to find the best channel; then you can use Game Boost to prioritize gaming devices and packets.


GameFirst VI analyzes current app usage and adjusts bandwidth accordingly to ensure smoother online experiences, even when multitasking.


Gaming First mode leverages a massive application database and an analysis of your frequently used apps to prioritize gaming network traffic. This reduces jitter and decreases ping to give you lag-free online gaming.

Armoury Crate

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.

  • Aura Sync
  • Device configuration
  • Driver & manual download
  • Gaming highlights
  • Account management


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. 

  • The intuitive interface displays real-time drive information, such as current read/write speeds. 
  • A memory check provides a quick overview of the health status of assigned memory. 
  • A Smart mode automatically caches all storage devices to maximize system resources.

Main Features

  • AM4 socket: Ready for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors
  • Best gaming connectivity: PCIe 4.0-ready, dual M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C plus HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.2 output support
  • Smooth networking: On-board WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Intel© 2.5Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Robust power solution: Teamed power stages with ProCool power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors
  • Renowned software: Intuitive dashboards for UEFI BIOS and ASUS AI Networking make it easy to configure gaming builds
  • DIY-friendly design: Includes pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack, Q-LEDs and SafeSlot
  • Unmatched personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including Aura RGB headers and Addressable Gen 2 RGB header
  • Industry-leading gaming audio: AI Noise-Canceling Microphone, SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III for immersive audio


CPU Socket Socket AM4
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer AMD
Supported Processors 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket AM4

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI 2.1
Antenna Connectors 2 x SMA Antennas
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack
S/PDIF Port 1 x S/PDIF Optical Out

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header
1 x CPU_OPT fan header
3 x Chassis fan headers
1 x AIO_PUMP header
Thunderbolt Port(s) 1 x Thunderbolt header
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
1 x 4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 2 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
2 x Aura RGB LED headers
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header
1 x Thermal Sensor header


Memory Bus Speed 5100(O.C)/5000(O.C)/4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200/3000/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM


Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Northbridge B550
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 10
SATA Supported Yes


Number of PCI Express Slots 1 x PCI Express 4.0 x16
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x4)
3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes


Integrated Sound ROG SupremeFX 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A


Warranty 3 Years


Integrated Network Intel I225-V
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless Network Speed Up to 2.4 Gbps
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.1

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit


Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
Drivers Yes
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology


Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) Motherboard
User's manual
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 Wi-Fi moving antenna
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

WiFi Speed 2400 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control ASUS Aura Sync
Memory Speed 5100 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network Yes
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 8 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support ATi CrossFire
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection No
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection Yes
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 8-Pin
Motherboard Chipset AMD B550
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)

Item Details

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB14F0-M0EAY0
Alternative Part Numbers ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI), ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING(WI-FI)
EAN 4718017748773
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB14F0-M0EAY0
Questions and Answers

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Q: does this support the ryzen 5 3600?
Answer by Website User on 23rd April 2021
This board will support the Ryzen 5 3600 out of the box.
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Q: This motherboard uses the Intel i225-V chipset for LAN, does it have the B1, 2 or 3 stepping as the issues are only resolved in B3
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Q: would you need a bios update when paired with the ryzen 5 3600?
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Q: Doesthis motherboard support the AMDRyzen 5 5600x CPU?
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4.5 / 5 23 reviews


last month

Pros - Great board, looks good and works really well. Plenty of functionality and the wifi is really powerful, better than my old power inline ethernet when it comes to download speed. Amazing value for money. (Not to mention CCL offered a free game deal so I got elden ring for free!) Cons - Only problem I had was setting up the bios, official drivers weren't recognised and this was very frustrating trying to get the drivers updated.


last month

Nice bit of RGB, worked with ryzen 5000 series out of the box. Wifi card gives full speed of u0ur internet. all around a decent motherboard.

Craig Sales

March 2021

This product has a defective ethernet chip (Intel I225-V) that is well documented if you google it. The problem is hardware and cannot be fixed by software or bios updates. A PCI-e ethernet adapter will be needed if you buy this m/b.


February 2021

5900x worked out of the box, works perfectly. Fast delivery too.

Rob Mitchell

December 2020

Superb motherboard with all the features I needed to pair it with a 5600x. Easy to setup and also easy to flash the updated BIOS in order for it to support the new Zen 3 CPUs.


October 2020

Good solid motherboard that does all that I need. Quality seems decent and software support, BIOS updates have been perfect for me with no issues. Got DDR4 -3200 overclocked to 3600 and an all core clock on the Ryzen 3600 processor and still got more to dabble with 5*


October 2020

Good solid motherboard which does everything i need it to plus added lights :), handles older Ryzens and is ready for the new ones to be imminently released!! Got an SSD attached, an NVME, an older SATA, GPU, DDR4 3200 and overclocked all core on ryzen 3600 and i haven't had a single issue 5*

Muzzammil Ali

October 2020

Solid board. Possibly a bit pricey for some but if you can nab it on sale its pretty good. Only things to watch out for: 1. No usb 3.1 type c internal header. Not an issue for me as i dont have a case that requires it, but could be an issue for some. 2. The wifi antenna is really flimsy. I much preferred the antenna style Asus used back with 4th gen intel motherboard that actually where magnetic and one singular piece. If wifi isnt required then take a step down and get the non wifi version of the board. If type c internal header is required consider moving up to the b550-e (Mind this is a decent bit pricier than the b550-f) Overall id still recommend the board if these two things arent issues for you.


August 2020

The Best B550-F motherboard you can buy and you get the ASUS quality

Maxim Pyuman

August 2020

A really nice motherboard with a good set of future-proof features, RGB lighting and an overall robust feel to it. Very happy with it, the only downside is that the wi-fi antenna is on an extension wire which is good for getting better signal but creates more clutter.

Matt Dove

August 2020

Very happy with motherboard. Was my first full PC build, but the manual was very clear and easy to follow to make sure I connected everything up correctly. One thing that was a little bit fiddly was plugging in the HDD SATA cables after I had installed the GPU because it did cover them. Very happy with it so far, haven't had any problems, benchmarks are exactly where they should be, the machine boots very quickly, and the BIOS is very easy to use

Will Narburgh

July 2020

I recently completed a new build using this motherboard with a Ryzen 5 3600, 16GB Crucial Ballistix 3600 CL16 RAM and a 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, along with a GTX 1080 from my previous build. The board feels very sturdy and you can immediately tell how good the build quality is. The pre-installed I/O shield makes it easy to fit into the case and saves fiddling around clicking the shield in separately. It looks awesome too (as you'd expect from ROG), with sleek M.2 heatsinks and nice ROG branding. I had no issues with installation, and there are plenty of fan headers and USB slots. I can't comment on RGB headers as I'm not using any extra lighting. I have an Arctic Freezer 34 eSports DUO and there is plenty of space to install the RAM because it's recommended to use the second and fourth RAM slots. If you need to use all four slots, it might be a tight fit. A couple of things to be aware of. Firstly, there are two CPU power connectors: an 8-pin and 4-pin. Make sure your PSU has cables to connect both. Secondly, there is no USB-C front header. This wasn't an issue for me as the Fractal Meshify C doesn't have front USB-C anyway, but it would have been nice to include at this price point. I did a lot of research before buying and settled on this board because of build quality, plenty of 'nice to have' features (Wi-Fi, bluetooth, audio quality) and options for future-proofing (PCIe 4.0, two M.2 slots, easy upgrade to Zen 3). It ticks all those boxes at a reasonable price, so I'm very pleased overall.

Dr Erujj Rizvi

July 2020

I purchased this board after doing some research via CCL. It arrived a day later than expected despite guaranteed next day delivery. Here is a brief review based on the Pros and Cons in my opinion because there is a lot to cover on this feature rich motherboard! I would not mention detailed specifications which can be found on official website and under CCL product specifications tab which are worth checking. some PROS and the features I love: 1) Great overall build quality, feels solid and sturdy. 2) Amazing looks overall but specially The RGB implementation on the I/O shield. 3) Plenty of USB ports which is super practical. 4) Both M.2 slots sleek looking heat sinks with thermal pads. 4) Supreme Audio Shield with noise cancellation mic software 5) Plenty of Fan headers , AIO pump header and x2 4-pin RGB headers on great positions for a clean build and cable management. 6) Built in Wireless and Bluetooth (which was very important for me to connect my xbox controllers via BT). 7) Thunderbolt header. some CONS and my wish list: 1) Only 1 ARGB header -At least 1 more would be of great value 2) No USB type C header to utilise the type -C on the PC case 3) Price! More pictures coming soon!

Grant Botha

July 2020

The board seems to be the usual ASUS ROG delivering great quality, solid construction, good up-to-date feature set. Initial impression on installing is that the board feels solid. And looks AWESOME. The layout worked well in my son's existing gaming case and all cables could be routed neatly resulting is a super clean layout. This upgrade consisted of this board, a Ryzen 5 3600x and 16G of Patriot Viper RAM. Using existing SSD, GPU and HDD, everything booted perfectly first time. Testing with default settings showed voltages & temps stable and well within expectation. Shows good promise for some overclocking one day. The board offers huge upgrade potential to newer CPUs, 2 M2 slots!, more RAM and GPU. Plenty of peripheral connectivity too. WiFI (a802-ax) on is good and would provide awesome high speed, low latency, especially if paired with a suitable WiFi router. Overall - cracking feature set at a very good price!

Michael Haslip

July 2020

I'm really impressed with this board, for my use (mainly gaming and video) it has a nice balance of features like fast 2.5Gb ethernet and Wi-Fi 6, and still looks top notch. I've paired it with a 3600 for now, with a view to upgrading the CPU when AMD release the next gen in the future. The VRMs are pretty beefy so should be able to chuck pretty much anything AMD can dream up. I've not had an ASUS board for a few generations, and I must say I'm impressed.

Peter Willey

July 2020

Great motherboard, high build quality and everything was easy to set up. Looking forward to adding a PCIe 4.0 drive and zen 3 CPU in the future!..

Christopher Todd

July 2020

This motherboard is overall great, with the large number of ports, additional power supply for future proofing CPUs, large heatprotectors for both M.2 and excellent networking capabilities. I also really enjoyed the layout making for an easy build, and the understated look of the board with the RGB logo being the only splash of colour. However my gripe with this board is the build quality, during my initial assembly I found that my CPU cooler was a little too large for use with the first two DIMM slots (radiator fit fine but the fan was obstructed), when I went to remove my RAM the none-adjustable end of the DIMM slot came out with the RAM along with a metal segment potentially destroying that particular DIMM slot for good. ASUS claimed this would be considered "user induced damage" and not covered under warrenty. If not for this incident I would have nothing negative to say about the board.

Darren Corrie

July 2020

I was torn between an X570 and a B550 motherboard for my recent build, I opted for the B550 due to additional features such as WI-FI and USB-C at a slightly cheaper price point. All in all, initial signs seem positive if not for a slightly clunky BIOS.

A Pasha

July 2020

This is a good overall motherboard with built in Wifi and good connectivity. I've gone for this for because of the PCIe 4 slots to connect the NVME SSD and GPU. Couple of points to note is there isn't a USB type C header for the front, which is disappointing. To get this consider the B550-F. When selecting a PSU, will need 8+4 pin.

Laurentiu Dobre

July 2020

I must say I am impressed! TheASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) feels heavy and very well built. It has plenty of ports and loads of connecters for all the things I will need for years to come. I have paired it with a 3600 for now with planning to upgrade to a 3900X or the next series 4800x-4900x. I am confident that this board will be able to handle any of those CPUs with no issues. The 3200 ram profile worked the first time with noproblems but i will try to overclock it some later. I am excited and happy with knowing that theASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) will handle what I have now and what I want to upgrade to later.

Peter Holmes

July 2020

Brilliant! I've found the MB easy to set-up, and has been a real joy to use. Paired with a Ryzen 7 3700x, 16Gb Corsair ram - 3600MHz (cmw16gx4m2z3600c18) a Sabrent 1TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 2280... + Artic liquid freezer II 24O AIO... GTX 1080ti gpu.... Silky smooth in operation - Win10 pro + Photoshop + Premier. Get this motherboard, you won't be disappointed.

Kinghat Cheong

June 2020

Nice build quiality, have a certain premium feel when hold the board on your hand. The instructions on the user guide is infomative, making it easy for me who is a novice in building pc to work around various connections With the current cashback promo, its a good alternative to the more pricy x570 boards

Kinghat Cheong

June 2020

Aesthetically pleasing, seems value for money along with the cash back offer available. New B550 chipset which offer an options for those not wanting to get the X570. The build quality is good, and have a very premium feel when you hold the board on your hand

ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Motherboard


ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) AMD Ryzen AM4 ATX motherboard (PCIe® 4.0, 14 power stages, Intel® WiFi 6, Intel® 2.5 Gb Ethernet, dual M.2, ASUS OptiMem II, AI Noise-Canceling Microphone, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Aura Sync)


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