MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX AMD Socket AM4 Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2680
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Manufacturer Code: B450 TOMAHAWK MAX
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Manufacturer: MSI
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MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX AMD Socket AM4 Motherboard

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Key Features:

  • Socket AM4
  • AMD B450 Chipset
  • 6 x SATA & 6 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 64GB, 4 slots)
  • HDMI and DVI
  • ATX Form Factor

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£116.59

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10+ In Stock

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Motherboard BIOS Update Service

Purchase a B450/X470 motherboard, Ryzen 3000 series processor, and our BIOS Update Service, and we'll update the motherboard to the latest BIOS before shipping for FREE (normally £9.99).

Please note: The new BIOS that supports Ryzen 3000 series processors may be missing features of previous versions. Known features to be potentially removed include support for A-series & Athlon processors, the removal of RAID support, or other reductions in features. Please check the support page of your chosen motherboard on the manufacturer's website to confirm the features being added/removed by updating to the latest BIOS before purchase.

Purchase this motherboard together with any Ryzen 3000 series CPU...

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6GHz Quad Core CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7GHz Quad Core CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz Hexa Core (Socket AM4) CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8GHz Hexa Core CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz Octa Core CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9GHz Octa Core CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz Dodeca Core CPU

...and if you add this, we'll update the BIOS for you for FREE (if available)!

Motherboard BIOS Update

B450 TOMAHAWK MAX
READY TO DOMINATE THE GAME
1 Flash BIOS Button
2 PS/2 Combo Port
3 DVID Port
4 USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type A+C)
5 HD Audio Connectors
6 Heavy plated gaming heatsinks
Military styles designed for maximum cooling
7 DDR4 Boost
Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry
8 PCI-E Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI
9 Turbo M.2
Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using Gen3 x4
10 Audio Boost
Optimized gaming audio using best components
11 Extended Heatsinks Design
Leading heatsink design, extended for maximum cooling and performance
12 Arsenal Sticker Area
Free for customization with personal style
MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX overview
THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE
With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.
MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX Extended Heaysink
 
EASY BIOS RECOVERY WITH Flash BIOS Button
Run into trouble when updating your BIOS? Simply flash the old BIOS version back and continue gaming within minutes with Flash BIOS Button. Flash BIOS Button even works without a CPU, memory or graphics card installed!
STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4
No CPU/DDR/VGA required Connect power Insert dongle with BIOS file Use Flash BIOS hotkey/button
No CPU/DDR/VGA required Connect power Insert dongle with BIOS file Use Flash BIOS hotkey/button
 
EXTREME STORAGE PERFORMANCE: TURBO M.2
Enjoy a blazing fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and data. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is over 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection!
Performance NVM
Turbo M.2
 
Maximize your USB Device performance
Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.2 devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds!
Reversible connector
Reversible connector USB Type-C
 
 
   
 
Core Boost
Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and optimized power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU.
 
Customize your Gaming Rig
Personalize your PC with 16.8 million colors and 10 effects through Mystic Light RGB LED. Controlled in one click with the Mystic Light APP or a mobile device.
MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX Mystic Light
Customize colors Customize effects Mystic Light App
Works with certified Mystic Light Sync products:
Mystic Light Sync logo Mystic Light vendors
 
Amplify your Game with Audio Boost
Like a dedicated sound card Audio Boost offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.
Isolated Audio with Line High-quality Audio capacitors
Isolated audio design with Isolated Audio with Line High-quality Audio Capacitors
Audio Boost Ohm graph
   
Unmatched Memory Performance
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your gaming rig’s memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability.
Memory Signal Purity MSI MSI caption Others MSI caption
DDR4 Boost performance
Best compatibility
Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing during games.
Best compatibility chart
 
 
Your in-game advantage
Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills.
Gaming Hotkey Gaming Device port
Gaming Hotkey Gaming Device port
Multi-GPU
Multi GPU
1 second overclocking
Game Boost 1 second overclocking
 
Immerse yourself into Virtual Worlds
Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies on MSI hardware provides a smooth Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality ride. Through joint efforts with major VR brands, combined with unique MSI features to optimize VR, MSI brings gamers and professionals a vivid and realistic experience in which content truly comes alive.
Microsoft HoloLens HTC Vive
 

Main Features

  • Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ / Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics / Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for Socket AM4
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4133(OC) MHz
  • Extended Heatsink Design: MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed.
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: 1x TURBO M.2, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 GEN2, Store MI technology
  • Core Boost: With premium layout and fully digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance.
  • DDR4 Boost:Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability.
  • MULTI-GPU: With STEEL ARMOR PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire™
  • Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive audio experience.
  • Flash BIOS Button: Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds, without installing a CPU, memory or graphics card.

Promotions

Motherboard BIOS Update Service

Purchase a B450/X470 motherboard, Ryzen 3000 series processor, and our BIOS Update Service, and we'll update the motherboard to the latest BIOS before shipping for FREE (normally £9.99).

Please note: The new BIOS that supports Ryzen 3000 series processors may be missing features of previous versions. Known features to be potentially removed include support for A-series & Athlon processors, the removal of RAID support, or other reductions in features. Please check the support page of your chosen motherboard on the manufacturer's website to confirm the features being added/removed by updating to the latest BIOS before purchase.

Purchase this motherboard together with any Ryzen 3000 series CPU...

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6GHz Quad Core CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7GHz Quad Core CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz Hexa Core (Socket AM4) CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8GHz Hexa Core CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz Octa Core CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9GHz Octa Core CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz Dodeca Core CPU

...and if you add this, we'll update the BIOS for you for FREE (if available)!

Motherboard BIOS Update

CPU

CPU Socket Socket AM4
CPU Brand AMD
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer AMD
Supported Processors Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics/ Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Desktop Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket AM4

Motherboard

Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Northbridge B450
RAID Supported Yes
RAID Format RAID 0, 1, 10
SATA Supported Yes

Rear Panel I/O Ports

Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI
Digital Port 1 x DVI-D
Audio Line In Ports 1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports 4 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm Jack

Internal I/O Connectors

Front Panel Connectors 1 x Front Panel
1 x Front Audio
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan
1 x Water Pump fan
4 x System fans
SATA Connectors 6 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Serial Connectors 1 x COM
Chassis Intrusion Connector 1 x Chassis Intrusion
TPM Header 1 x TPM
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Key M (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
2 x 5050 RGB LED Strip 12V connectors

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 (@ x4)
3 x PCI Express 2.0 x1

Memory

Memory Bus Speed 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 4000/ 4133 MHz
Maximum RAM 64 GB
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek® ALC892

Network

Integrated Network Realtek® 8111H
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless LAN No
Bluetooth No

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box Motherboard
User Guide
Shout Out Info
Warranty Card
Driver Disc
I/O Shield
Quick Installation Guide
2 x SATA Cables
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

Firewire No
Wireless Network No
Socket(s) AM4
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 6 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support ATi CrossFire
VGA Connection No
DVI Connection Yes
HDMI Connection Yes
DisplayPort Connection No
Motherboard Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 4-Pin
Motherboard Chipset AMD B450
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
Internal USB Type-C Header No

Warranty

Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code B450 TOMAHAWK MAX
EAN 4719072659226
UPC 824142191699
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code B450 TOMAHAWK MAX

Do you have you a question about the MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX AMD Socket AM4 B450 Chipset ATX Motherboard?

Q: Do its works out of the box with amd 5 3600 ?
Answer by Marc on 5th August 2019
Yes, it does.
1 customer found this answer helpful.
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Q: Any word yet on when they will be shipping?
Answer by Website User on 28th July 2019
I've been told August 5th
4 customers found this answer helpful.
Answer by Marc on 5th August 2019
Mine came today
0 customers found this answer helpful.
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4 / 5 7 reviews

A Nonymouse

7 days ago

System: B450 Tomahawk, 3900x, 2x16gb 3600 CL19, Sabrent Rocket 1tb, EVGA 1080ti Slow to POST. Regularly fails reboot. Seems to be on the high side of Vcore. Nevertheless, manages to run my 3900x at stock settings, the VRM heatsink isn't hot.. Good board.

Karim Riahi

last week

Paired up with a ryzen 5 3600 works straight out of the box and preforms amazingly. Would definitely recommend.

Usaid

last week

Fantastic board for anyone who wants to get a MSI board without the BIOS issues. Works straight out of the box and looks pretty sleek. Slight annoyance is that there is no jumper clip to short the cmos to reset it. But apart from that, i have no complaints.

Alex

last week

The Max model makes it simple to get arguably the best B450 motherboard working immediately with the new Ryzen range without worrying about bios flashing. zero issues with the board, it looks OK, and has good placement of fan headers, m2 drive slot and sata slots. the selling point of the Tommahawk board is its good VRMS which help with stability, longevity and overclocking. 1 very minor con is the lack of a 'jumper clip' to reset the CMOS, the pins are there obviously you just need a spare clip.

lee Evans

last month

I Bought the B450 Tomahawk Max based on the non-MAX version's reviews and praised VRM's, with the additional benefit of the MAX having a 32mb bios to fit a full bios instead of the lite version and also being Ryzen 3000 compatible straight out of the box so there is no need to mess around with flashing the bios. The motherboard worked perfectly as advertised, I have my Ryzen 5 3600 running perfectly. The aesthetic of the board is very nice and neutral enough to fit with many colour schemes, the VRM heatsinks are high quality and capable of handing even the 12 core Ryzen 3900x if i choose to upgrade in the future.

lee Evans

last month

I bought the B450 Tomahawk Max based the non-max version's great reviews and praised vrm's, whilst having the additional benefit of a 32mb bios chip to fit the complete bios including ism's click bios 5 instead of the non-max version's lite bios due to its limited 16mb space, and being compatible with Ryzen 3000 chips straight out of the box so there is no need to mess around with flashing the bios. The motherboard worked perfectly as advertised and is running my Ryzen 5 3600 without problems. The aesthetic of the board is very nice, the grey and black design is neutral enough to fit with almost any color scheme.

Customer - 2332076

last month

I ordered this motherboard on the 27th of July as a pre order and it has arrived today. I had been doing a lot of research prior to pulling the trigger and buying this motherboard. One of the reasons why I chose this motherboard was due to the original msi b450 tomahawk only having a 16mb bios chip which was causing issues when using the newer bios for the ryzen 3 series (I believe some people have it working and msi are addressing the issue). This motherboard comes equipped with a 32mb bios chip and is ready for the latest ryzen chips straight out of the box. Whilst researching which b450 board would be the best for my new ryzen chip the tomahawk came up time and time again. Whilst I'm no expert in the importance of good VRMs on a motherboards I trust the pros out there and they advise that this setup is good. There is also a large heatsink over the vrms which will provide good cooling. The layout of the fan headers, sata ports and rgb headers all seem to be positioned well so no complaints there. Connections on the back of the motherboard are more than adequate for my requirements and use 3.2 gen 2 is a nice addition. On to the aesthetics of the board itself. I love the black and grey design and the VRM heatsink as mentioned before is also very aesthically pleasing. The gold capacitors on the board also give it a more premium feel. The motherboard box itself doesn't look the nicest in my opinion, the print seems a bit faded (?) And there is no foam in the box to support the board in transit but it appears the packaging has done the job. The motherboard has plenty of different bios features for you to play with and customise to get the computer to run how you want it to. Only time will tell how good the board is but my initial impressions are good. If you are looking for other reviews I suggest you read reviews for the standard b450 tomahawk as it's the same board just latest gen ryzen ready with a bigger bios chip. Hope this helps!