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ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus AMD Motherboard

AMD B550 (Ryzen AM4) micro ATX gaming motherboard with PCIe 4.0, dual M.2, 10 DrMOS power stages, 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

CCL Code: MBD2883
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Manufacturer Code: 90MB14A0-M0EAY0
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Manufacturer: ASUS
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ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus AMD Motherboard

Key Features:

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

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TUF Gaming B550M-Plus 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.

ROCK-SOLID PERFORMANCE

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 is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.

Power Design

Driver & MOSFET

DrMOS

The onboard VRM of TUF Gaming B550M-Plus utilizes 8+2 DrMOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers 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.

Power Connector

ProCool Sockets

Enhanced 8-Pin Sockets

  • Extreme durability 
  • 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

System Stability 

TUF Components

  • TUF Chokes - Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, improving system stability.
  • TUF Capacitors - Proprietary capacitors provide up to 20% greater temperature tolerance and 5X-longer lifespan.

Controller

Digi+ VRM

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.

Cooling

Cooler by Design

VRM heatsink

A large, high-mass heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas improves heat dissipation.

Thermal pad

High-quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.

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 features comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via Fan Xpert 2+ utility or via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.

  • Multiple temperature sources - Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 2+ or via the UEFI.?
  • 4-pin PWM/DC fan - All onboard chassis fan headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans.
  • Smart protection - A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.

Storage

PCIe 4.0 M.2 (up to 64 Gbps)

TUF Gaming B550 motherboard supports 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.

*Actual transmission speed will be lower than theoretical maximum speed.
** The M.2_1 supports PCIe 4.0 and the M.2_2 supports PCIe 3.0.

Connectivity

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.

EASY PC DIY

TUF Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want —even for first-time builders. The TUF Gaming Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software offers full control of system settings via a single dashboard. TUF Gaming motherboards give you everything you need to build your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.

TUF GAMING ALLIANCE

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.

TUF PROTECTION

SafeSlot

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

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.

  • Keyboards and mouse connectors - Additional on-circuit ESD transient-voltage-suppression
  • VGA protection - Additional on-circuit ESD TVS diodes to protect VGA output functionality
  • USB connectors - TVS diode for surface-mount and dual in-line package

TUF LANGuard

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.

EASY CONFIGURATION

BIOS FLASHBACK™

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

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 uni?ed 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.

  • AI Noise-Canceling
  • Aura Sync
  • Driver & Manual Download
  • Account Management

IMMERSIVE GAMING

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.

NETWORKING

EXCLUSIVE 2.5 GIGABIT ETHERNET

2.5G on-board Ethernet kicks your LAN connection up a notch with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement. Using your existing LAN cable, you can take advantage this networking upgrade to experience smoother, lag-free gaming, immediately stream high-resolution videos and enjoy faster file transfers.

Turbo LAN

Turbo LAN is a network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization. With cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology, it allows you to configure application priority via an intuitive interface, and reduces network lag.

  1. One Click Turbo - Adjust the network transmission priority by one click!
  2. Auto Detect Game List - Turbo LAN will detect every game in system, and add in list automatically.

GAMING AUDIO

Exclusive Realtek codec

Realtek S1200A

  • TUF Gaming audio cover - Effective shielding preserves the integrity of audio signals to ensure the best quality.
  • High-definition audio - Premium Japanese audio capacitors provide warm, natural, and immersive sound.
  • Realtek S1200A codec - ASUS-exclusive codec delivers an expansive soundstage and dynamic sound.
  • Audio shielding - Separates analog/digital signal domains, significantly reducing multi-lateral interference.

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Pristine audio

The unique audio codec designed in close collaboration with Realtek for TUF Gaming Z490 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.

Better Audio Effects

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.

  • AERIAL MODE - Experience audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from ahead — perfect for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles!
  • SOUNDSCAPE MODE - The ideal audio envelope for MMO, RPG, action and horror games — your ears will put you in the center of the action!
  • TACTICAL MODE - Shhh — is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasizes detail for stealthy play, so you'll detect and locate every footstep!

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.

*Actual performance varies by configuration

Hear the Difference
Background noise
Other human voice
Human speech

AURA SYNC RGB LIGHTING

Outshine the Competition

A well-tuned system deserves matching aesthetics. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.

  • Static
  • Breathing
  • Strobing
  • Rainbow
  • Color Cycle
  • Starry Night
  • Music Effect
  • Smart

Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header

The 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.

Main Features

  • AMD AM4 socket: Ready for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors
  • Enhanced power solution: 8+2 DrMOS power stages, ProCool connector, military-grade TUF components, and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability
  • Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsinks, PCH fanless heatsink, M.2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert 2+ utility
  • Next-gen connectivity: PCIe 4.0 M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C support
  • Made for online gaming: 2.5 Gb Ethernet, TUF LANGuard and TurboLAN technology
  • Realtek S1200A codec: Pristine audio quality with unprecedented 108 dB signal-to-noise ratio for stereo line out and 103 dB SNR for line in
  • AI noise-canceling microphone: Provides crystal-clear in-game voice communication

CPU

CPU Socket Socket AM4
CPU Brand AMD
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer AMD
Supported Processors 3rd Gen AMD RyzenT 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 1.2
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI 2.1
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 4 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Speaker 1 x Speaker header
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
2 x Chassis fan headers
Serial Connectors 1 x COM header
TPM Header 1 x SPI 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)
2 x Aura RGB LED headers
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header

Memory

Memory Bus Speed 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
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)
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek ALC S1200A

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Network

Integrated Network Realtek RTL8125B
Network Speeds Supported 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps
Wireless LAN No
Bluetooth No

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

BIOS 256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted) Yes
Drivers Yes
SLi/Crossfire Features Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

Physical

Form Factor MicroATX Motherboard
In The Box TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS Motherboard
User's manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x TUF Gaming Sticker
1 x TUF Certification card(s)
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
Width 244 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control MSI Mystic Sync
Memory Speed 4800 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network No
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 4 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 mATX
Motherboard Power Connectors 4 + 4-Pin
Motherboard Chipset AMD B550
Thunderbolt No
Motherboard Model ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus
USB 3.1 Support Yes

Item Details

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB14A0-M0EAY0
Alternative Part Number TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS
EAN 4718017623544
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90MB14A0-M0EAY0

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5 / 5 6 reviews

Cathy Goundry

1 days ago

Bought for a first time build, which went together with no problems whatsoever, it works perfectly. Always a great, professional service from CCL, highly recommended.

trumaine odaranile

4 weeks ago

Fantastic little board. Good bridge between the a boards and the x570, I've run into no performance issues when using this at all. OC settings made things really easy to play around with also. Installation was surprisingly easy considering it's an mATX. The primary M.2 drive is out in the open, and the secondary is behind a styled metal plate. Handily, the metal plate for the secondary one has a bonding strip on the back also to hold it in place (M.2) and fits the the board with 2 screws. 4 SATA ports (minus 1 for each M.2 you use, as standard) and they are well placed away from the GPU general area, so no need to worry about forfeiting drives for GPU power. Speaking of GPU, the board has plenty of space underneath the PCI slot for your general I/O headers, UBS, HD Audio etc. The design on the packaging makes the board look aggressively styled, but out the box, it's pleasantly clean and well styled. The head spreaders are a nice simple metal finish, and the accents aren't over the top. In addition to that, the on board RGB light is not too bright or garish, instead it lets of a subtle amount of light, and compliments any other RGB systems you may have in place. Using the Armoury Crate software is easy and quick to set up, I don't tend to go for anything over the top, so setting the Mobo RGB header, the Wraith Prism RGB header and the 2 strips was as easy as 3 clicks. No need to go back in unless changing it, and you can also flip it between the TUF and the ROG interfaces, whichever one pleases you. Overall, I would have likely gotten it's big brother (the ATX version), but I'm not disappointed with this board. One of the better mATX boards I've seen , and would highly recommend as a result.

Chris

last month

Dead simple setup for a novice like myself. I've not had any problems when combined with a 3700X.

Tamas Czombos

last month

I choose this board over x570 due a bit cheaper and doesn't have additional fan. Otherwise can do a bit of overclocking too. Also this is an old style good looking board! This was the first time I build PC with my daughter. Cable management was so easy and clear for her on this mobo. Compare to its mATX format it has everything you need, even surprised how many ports and connection it has. Especially flashy RGB. Don't have a second heat sink cover for NVME though you probably will use it for PCIe 4.0. Otherwise its a good quality gaming base what will support Ryzen 3000-4000 and "maybe 5000" series CPUs. Also would mention that this is an old style good looking board!

Jesfer Manarang

last month

It took me three years to finally shift back from laptop gaming (I'm using ROG GL553 Series) to desktop gaming, and this is because of this B550M-Plus Motherboard. Believing that it is better than X570 boards, I was confindent how easy it would be to set up my new rig using the B550M board. I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I am very much pleased and satisfied with how it has given my rig a not-so-flashy, but elegant, classic look. This product is really one of the best purchases I have done.

trumaine odaranile

last month

Very easy to install and easy to use Mobo. Pros: Well spaced SATA ports, not blocked by GPU Well spaced out board for mATX, plenty of room to work with No flashing required for 3rd Gen Ryzen RGB headers well placed, and on board lighting is nice Plenty of USB ports! Cons: No space for Crossfire as advertised on thicker cards (Blocks 2nd PCI Slot) 2nd M.2 installation required removal of GPU first. (If already installed) To be honest, really happy with this. Chose this board over an X570 due to update time and future support for CPU's. Very happy with performance and look!