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MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS AMD Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2856
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Manufacturer Code: MPG B550 GAMING PLUS
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Manufacturer: MSI
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MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS AMD Motherboard

Key Features:

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

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MPG B550 GAMING PLUS
EXCLUSIVE FEATURE
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS CORNERSTONE overview
MSI Core Boost Technology Core Boost Technology
Premium layout design with MSI exclusive Core Boost technology is ready for unleashing the maximum performance.
MSI PCB with 2oz Thieckened Copper PCB with 2oz Thieckened Copper
2oz thickened copper provides higher performance and long-lasting system stability without any compromise.
MSI Digital PWM Digital PWM
High quality component digital power IC makes sure your system runs smoothly under the most extreme conditions.
MSI PCIe Steel Armor PCIe Steel Armor
Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength.
 
MPG B550 GAMING PLUS
PREMIUM THERMAL SOLUTION
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS THERMAL overview
MSI Extended Heatsink Design Extended Heatsink Design
MSI extended heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed.
MSI M.2 Shield Frozr M.2 Shield Frozr
Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution. Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster.
MSI Pump Fan Support Pump Fan Support
Control watercooling pump speeds for best flow and noise control.
MSI Heatsinks with 7W/mK Thermal & Choke Pad Heatsinks with 7W/mK Thermal & Choke Pad
7W/mK thermal pad provides better heat transfer to the heatsink.
 
MPG B550 GAMING PLUS
HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS LIGHTNING overview
MSI Flash BIOS Button Flash BIOS Button
Simply use a USB to flash any BIOS within seconds, without installing CPU, memory and graphics card.
MSI Turbo USB Turbo USB
Featuring the TURBO USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps with reversible Type-C connector.
MSI Intel Wi-Fi 6 Intel Wi-Fi 6
The latest wireless solution supports MU-MIMO and BSS color technology, delivering speeds up to 2400Mbps.
MSI DDR4 Boost DDR4 Boost
The Fully isolated DIMM slots to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.
MSI Lightning Gen 4 Solution Lightning Gen 4 Solution
The latest Gen 4 PCI-E and M.2 solution with up to 64GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.
 
ESL PRO LEAGUE PARTNERSHIP
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS & MPG GUNGNIR 110
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS LIGHTNING GEN 4
LIGHTNING GEN 4 SOLUTION
The latest Gen4 PCI-E and M.2 solution with up to 64GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed. PCIe 4.0 maintains both backward and forward compatibility with older and newer specifications.
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS 10 + 2 + 1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
10 + 2 + 1 DUET RAIL POWER SYSTEM
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 10 Duet Rail Power System(DRPS). Combining exclusive Core Boost technology, MPG series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy daily work.
  • 10 Duet Rail CPU Power System
  • 2 phases SOC Power
  • 1 phase APU Power
  • Digital PWM IC
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS PCB WITH 2OZ THICKENED COPPER
PCB WITH 2OZ THICKENED COPPER
An enhanced PCB design with 2oz thickened copper increases conductivity, improving heat dissipation and performance reliability especially during overclocking.
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS GAMING RIG
CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAMING RIG
Personalize your PC with 16.8 million colors and 29 effects through Mystic Light RGB LED. Controlled in one click with the Mystic Light APP or a mobile device.
  • Customize colors
  • Customize effects
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDING
PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDING
Featuring the pre-installed IO shielding, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2 WITH SHIELD FROZR
LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2 WITH SHIELD FROZR
Higher performance generates more heat for the latest Gen4 bandwidth. MPG B550 GAMING PLUS features M.2 Shield Frozr to provide best performance for enthusiast gamers and prosumers.
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS CORE BOOST
Core Boost
Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. This creates the perfect conditions for multi-core CPU while doing.
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS DDR4 BOOST
UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE
MSI motherboards are crammed with features to fuel your system’s memory with more speed, higher overclockability and increased stability. Optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance, so you never have to worry about your system crashing.
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
MULTIPLE GPU SUPPORTS AND STEEL ARMOR
MPG B550 GAMING PLUS supports multiple GPU solution. Optimal PCI-Express slot placement allows for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping from your screen when running an AMD® CrossFire setup Steel Armor has more solder points on the PCB for more strength and protects the PCI-Express signals against electromagnetic interference for a stutter-free user experience.
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS AMPLIFY YOUR GAME WITH AUDIO BOOST
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.
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS USB Type-C ready in both Front case panel & Rear IO
USB Type-C ready in both Front case panel & Rear IO
Get all the performance benefits from the USB Type-C connector. This reversible USB connector allows for effortless connecting of USB devices.
 
MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS EZ LED CONTROL
EZ LED CONTROL FOR RGB CUSTOMIZATION
A built-in LED button on the motherboard to control your light effect in a second. Use EZ LED CONTROL to show million of colors or turn off lights right away.
 

Main Features

  • Support for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4400(OC) MHz
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 GEN 2
  • Enhanced Power Design: Core Boost, Digital PWM IC, 2oz Thickened Copper PCB, DDR4 Boost
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop gaming experience
  • Pre-installed I/O Shielding: Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation
  • Flash BIOS Button with Optmized ClearCMOS Function: Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds. Restore the BIOS to the default settings without any additional actions.
  • Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality

CPU

CPU Socket Socket AM4
CPU Brand AMD
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer AMD
Supported Processors 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, and future AMD Ryzen processors with BIOS update
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
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI
Keyboard/Mouse Combo Port 1 x PS/2
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 Type-C header
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 Water Pump fan header
6 x System fan headers
Chassis Intrusion Connector 1 x Chassis Intrusion header
TPM Header 1 x TPM header
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
1 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280)
1 x RGB LED header
2 x Addressable LED headers

Memory

Memory Bus Speed 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 3600/ 3733 / 3866/ 4000/ 4133/ 4266/ 4400+ MHz
Memory Type DDR4
Maximum RAM 128 GB
Memory Slot 4 x DIMM

Motherboard

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

Expansion

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

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Raltek ALC892

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

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
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
Drivers Yes
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire Technology

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
In The Box MPG B550 GAMING PLUS Motherboard
User Manual
Quick Installation Guide
MSI Case Badge
Product Registration Card
MSI Product Catalog
Case Screw Guide
2 x SATA Cables
Promotion Card
Driver DVD
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

Memory Speed 4400 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Internal USB Type-C Header Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network No
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 + 4-Pin
Motherboard Chipset AMD B550
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync

Item Details

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code MPG B550 GAMING PLUS
EAN 4719072731885
UPC 824142218600
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer MSI
Manufacturer Code MPG B550 GAMING PLUS

Do you have you a question about the MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS AMD Socket AM4 B550 Chipset ATX Motherboard?

Q: Will a ryzen 7 3700x need a Bios update or will it work straight out of the box.
Answer by Website User on 19th May 2021
Yes.
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Q: Does the motherboard come pre flashed for Ryzen 5000 Series compatibility?
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Q: can the lights/RGB be turned off
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Q: hi will this motherboard work with this memory Crucial Ballistix RGB BL2K8G36C16U4WL 3600 MHz? thank you
Answer by Website User on 12th October 2020
It should work with that memory just fine. -MR
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5 / 5 19 reviews

White

4 months ago

It has been a great motherboard for the two months I have been using it so far. It was easy to install and the temperatures have always been good for the light gaming I have used it for. It has a lot of fan headers (six I think) so you you will be able to put as many fans as you want on it.

Adam

5 months ago

Solid feature set and performance and a good price. I was after a board that had great performance numbers and provided high end features but wasn't wanting to pay B570 prices. It also needed front panel USB 3.2 type C support. Any other manufacturer was charging 80+ more that. Has two 5v ARGB headers and a 12v RGB one for all your glowy case needs, a built in NVMe heatspreader for the primary Gen4 slot and overall great build quality (that I can tell). I just wish the "Dragon Center[sic]" app was a little less pants.

Sammy

7 months ago

Brilliant clean looking motherboard

Dave

8 months ago

Fantastic board with a good range of features. I bought it primarily for the black pcb to work in a blacn & white build. easy setup and great support from MSI. partnered it with a 5600x so the usb flashback came in very handy to get the BIOS update completed to support the new CPU's

Nicholas Smith

8 months ago

I picked this motherboard for my new gaming PC as it had the right balance of features and performance for my needs, building on it was really easy with everything clearly labelled and easily accessible on cable management. One of the biggest benefits was that as I was using a new 5600X it needed a BIOS update but thanks to the fast BIOS flash process it saved me having to get a donor CPU, this feature should be just a standard for everyone as it really saved my bacon.

Karol Zylinski

8 months ago

I have choosen MSI motherboard for my new PC build. This is my second MSI motherboard and i was extremely happy from my previous Z170A M5 so the choice was simple for me. The quality of product is always good, easy to build new Pc on it (was doing that for a first time). Manual is simple and clear, many pictures showing how to put everything into one piece. QR codes with links for video guide on each page. Marks on motherboard are well visable, hard to do something wrong. 3x additional m.2 screws inside box. Bios is really easy to configure, one click to OC Ram, 2x modes (simple and advanced). Rgb is working well, you can easliy personalise it using Mystic light app. Generaly i am very happy of my new motherboard, the only negatives I can find after few days of using it is that only one m.2 slot has a shield as an extra cooling system but you can get 2nd buying higher model of motherboard. and price for this model could be a bit lower. I can easliy recommend this product.

King Noddy

8 months ago

Good vrms for my 5800x, includes a heatsink for one of the nvme slots and looks great compared to the other options in this price range.

Ben Rose

8 months ago

Great motherboard

Paul O'Mahoney

8 months ago

Nice motherboard. Had to flash an updated bios for the Ryzen 5600X to boot, but this was expected and was pretty easy with the Flash BIOS button. Also easy to set RAM speed to 3600MHz in the BIOS. Plenty of USB ports and USB-C front header too.

Harvey O'Shea

8 months ago

Great motherboard, has great compatibly with my DDR4 RAM and my Ryzen 5 5600x CPU. The settings in the BIOS menu are concise and easily accessible. Would recommend, no regrets at all! :D

Graham

8 months ago

Bought this to pair with my Ryzen 5 3600 and I couldn't have asked for a better motherboard, didn't have a single problem with it.

Chris Douglas

8 months ago

Picked this for my first PC build. Decided the B550 was likely to be the best option for future support if I wanted to upgrade the CPU in a couple of years. This board was an absolute joy to build with for my first time. Everything is in a logical place (to me anyway), the pre-fit IO shield on the back looks incredible and the subtle RGB lighting looks really smart. Features wise my main point was having dual m.2 drives, this board checked that box. I also have an MSI Radeon 5700xt Gaming X and MSI G24 monitor and have been thoroughly impressed with all their gear. Will 100% look to use more of their products in the future.

CARL COLLINGWOOD

9 months ago

An awesome board, packed with features. I actually loaded the incorrect BIOS onto it, and it wouldn't boot - but with the flash back button on the back, you can rectify any problem like that. Comes with 2 SATA cables, a case sticker and a manual that takes you through the installation step by step. All software and drivers are available via the website. All in all, a great value board for a great processor. Well worth it.

Anonymous

9 months ago

Great quality B550 board, especially for the price. Great VRMs and heatsinks that can handle up to Ryzen 9, debugging LEDs for quickly checking any issues and some RGB for those interested in that. Feels like a great sweet spot board, for those looking to build a midrange to high-end gaming system.

Jonathan Cook

9 months ago

Very happy with this MSI motherboard. Excellent quality and design and works great with my Ryzen. The dragon centre software that comes with it is fast and easy to use to monitor and adjust your hardware performance. Overall a great product that I would definitely recommend.

Marlon Lorencetti

9 months ago

Great motherboard, using it now with my Ryzen 5 3600X but is future proof if I want to get the new gen of processors. Easy to install and good performance.

Martin

10 months ago

Great option for those looking for a B550 Motherboard. I chose the MSI B550 Gaming Plus ATX since it offered the best value for the features I wanted. This motherboard offered good VRM's and included USB 3.1 Gen2 header for front USB C support, which were my main requirements. Built in RGB lighting is nice and a good range of IO/Headers on the board, I especially liked that I didn't need an IO shield to install into my case- saved me some time and effort! Overall one of the better options compared to competitor models, offering more features and good value for money.

Benjamin Redpath

10 months ago

Easy installation - has worked absolutely fine with my Ryzen 7 3700x. The bios is easy to use especially with the EZ mode which outlines all the basics that you need. Mobo itself looks sleek and RGB is definitely a nice touch! Nice bonus is it actually comes with the Jrainbow RGB slots which means I can finally utilise the MSI fan which came with my Vampiric 010m. Recommend.

Archie

11 months ago

A really good b550 mobo