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Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2 AMD Motherboard

CCL Code: MBD2966
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Manufacturer Code: B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2
| Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Key Features:

  • Socket AM4
  • AMD B550 Chipset
  • 4 x SATA & 7 x USB Ports
  • DDR4 (max 128GB, 4 slots)
  • HDMI and Display Port
  • ATX Form Factor

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Overview

In the dark, starless night, the falcon strikes fear into the heart of its prey. Even with minimal visibility, the falcon pinpoints its prey and patiently anticipates the perfect moment to swoop in for the kill. The falcon with its laser sharp gaze dominates the darkness of night in the same manner that AORUS Core Lighting illuminates the vast AORUS ecosystem.

AMD StoreMI Technology

GIGABYTE B550 motherboards maximize your PC's potential with AMD StoreMI technology. StoreMI accelerates traditional storage devices to reduce boot times and enhance the overall user experience. This easy-to-use utility combines the speed of SSDs with the high capacity of HDDs into a single drive, enhances the read/write speeds of the device to match that of SSDs, bolsters data performance for incredible value, and transforms the everyday PC to a performance driven system.

The benefits of AMD StoreMI:

  • Making the PC experience fast, smooth and easy
  • Optimizing computer responsiveness from system boot to application launch
  • Offering SSD performance with HDD capacity at an affordable cost
  • Quickly accessing key files by automatically learning users' computing behaviors

Ultimate power design

To fully support the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors, B550 AORUS motherboards equip with the ultimate power solution which is power balanced, digital and multiple phases. After countless experiments and testing, GIGABYTE presents the unbeatable B550 AORUS motherboards for enthusiast. No Compromise and never stop to achieve higher.

12*+2 Phases Digital Twin Power Design

  • Digital PWM Controller delivers appropriate voltage to the CPU
  • With 12+2 Phases 50A DrMOS, each power phase connects to the CPU and provides more balanced and efficient power delivery. With capability to handle up to 700 Amps current in a total
  • All-solid capacitors to improve Transient response and minimize oscillation
  • 24pin+8pin Solid Pin CPU Power Connectors

B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2 motherboard uses a 12+2 phases Digital Twin Power Design which includes PWM controller, DrMOS and Ferrite core choke as high quality selected components. These 100% digital controller offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors.

*6+6 Phases parallel power design

2X Copper PCB

GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater than normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking. 

UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE

GIGABYTE realize that customer won't stop chasing a better computing performance. We take care of it and implement on products. Protective and optimized memory trace enhance the performance. Faster read and write are needed to save time and improve efficiency. We offer plenty of M.2 storage with thermal guards to ensure unthrottled read and write. In advance, adopting PCIe 4.0 ready components get the B550 motherboards easier to upgrade.

Memory Layout - Daisy Chain Design

With the optimized daisy-chain routing, the B550 motherboard provides a proven speed of DDR4-4000MHz and beyond with high density memory modules*. Optimized daisy-chained routing eliminates the stub effect, pushes the one DIMM per channel in dual channel interleaving mode to hit higher memory frequencies, providing professional gamers a denser and faster system memory experience.

* Performance may vary in circumstances. Please refer to the QVL list for detail support information.

Dual NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 Support

Performance with PCIe 4.0 x4 + PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe PCIe SSDs

B550 AORUS motherboards offer the industry's best compatibility in terms of NVMe storage for users who demand high capacity and seek the best performance. AORUS' unique design can be configured in RAID for record speeds of up to 6560 MB/s (Sequential Read), making AORUS the obvious choice for the ultimate PC.

Advanced Thermal Solution

Unthrottled performance is guaranteed by the advanced thermal solution which including Enlarged Heatsinks, High Quality Thermal Conductivity Pads and Thermal Guards. B550 motherboards are cool on MOSFETs and M.2 SSDs even on full loading. It provides lower temperatures for enthusiasts, overclockers and professional gamers.

GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard

With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue. 

Smart Fan 5

With Smart Fan 5 users can ensure that their gaming PC can maintain its performance while staying cool. Smart Fan 5 allows users to interchange their fan headers to reflect different thermal sensors at different locations on the motherboard. Not only that, with Smart Fan 5 more hybrid fan headers that support both PWM and Voltage mode fans have been introduced to make the motherboard more liquid cooling friendly.

Next Generation Connectivity

A high-end product needs to be future-proof so your system stays up-to-date with the latest technology. B550 AORUS motherboards provide all next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity to keep you up to speed.

2.5GbE LAN Onboard

2X Faster than ever

Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least two times faster transfer speeds as compared to general 1GbE networking. It’s perfectly suit for gamers and streamer with ultimate and smooth online experience. It also backward compatible with Multi-Gig (10/100/1000/2500Mbps)of RJ-45 ethernet. 

Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module

Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Benefit of WiFi 6:

  • 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
  • 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
  • Network efficiency increase for better user experience

AORUS Antenna Supports Dual Band with Better WIFI Signal

  • All new antenna supported dual band 802.11ax/ac 2.4GHz & 5GHz.
  • Better signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
  • AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting
  • Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location

USB Type-C™ Front Panel Connector

Equipped with next generation connectivity, AORUS Gaming Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C™ header for USB 3.2 Gen1 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.2 Gen1 device or charging your mobile device.

HDMI 2.1 for 4K / 60P / 21:9 / HDCP 2.3 Support

HDMI 2.1, which is backwards compatible with HDMI 2.0/ 1.4 and offering 48 Gb/s of bandwidth – twice times more than previous generation. This unlocks the potential for users to transfer multiple video streams, as well as a native cinematic 21:9 ratio (which most movies are shot in), Full HDR and HDCP 2.3 support, to offer the best visual experience for viewers.

Note: Only New Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors support displaying function.

HI-FI AUDIO SYSTEM

For enthusiasts, sound quality is just as essential to the gaming experience. B550 motherboards are equipped with high quality audio components such as Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors to provide a superb audio experience. The exclusive AORUS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.

High-End WIMA & Audio Capacitors

The AORUS motherboards boast a combination of Hi-Fi grade WIMA FKP2 capacitors and high-end audio capacitors. While the high-end audio capacitors are suited for high-grade audio equipment, using state of the art technology to provide rich sound in the bass and clearer high frequencies, the WIMA FKP2 capacitors are being used widely in premium grade Hi-Fi systems. The addition of this to the exclusive AOURS AMP-UP Audio technology makes for the ideal onboard sound solution for the most demanding audiophiles.

Audio Noise Guard

AORUS motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board's sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level. LED trace path lighting Illuminates to show the separation of the PCB layers.

Definitive Aesthetics

B550 motherboards feature RGB FUSION 2.0 and offer the option to control onboard, external light strips, and/or AORUS devices with RGB/ Addressable RGB LEDs to make your PC unique and stylish.

Multi-Zone Light Show Design

Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard. 

RGB FUSION Software

With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

GIGABYTE RGB Fusion APP

Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC. 

Ultra Durable

GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high standard of manufactured process. Needless to say, we use the best, high quality components on B550 motherboards and reinforce each part of components to be solid and durable.

Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor

Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor

The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

Solid Pin Power Connectors

B550 AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 24pin & ATX 12V 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.

Solid Pin Power connector advantages

  • Larger contact area for electricity
  • More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
  • Ultra durable and longer lifespan

Q-Flash Plus

Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.

With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!

Main Features

  • Supports AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 3rd Gen Ryzen and 3rd Gen Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors
  • Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • 12+2 Phases Digital Twin Power Design with 50A DrMOS
  • Advanced Thermal Design with Enlarged Surface Heatsinks
  • Ultra Durable PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot
  • Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Dual Thermal Guards
  • Onboard Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
  • AMP-UP Audio with ALC1200 and WIMA Capacitors
  • Blazing Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
  • Front USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C and DisplayPort & HDMI for Multiple Display
  • RGB FUSION 2.0 Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
  • Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card
  • Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation
Specifications

CPU

CPU Socket Socket AM4
CPU Brand AMD
Installed Processors (Max) 0 (1)
Supported Processor Manufacturer AMD
Supported Processors AMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 3rd Gen Ryzen and 3rd Gen Ryzen with Radeon Graphics Processors
64-bit Support Yes
Socket AM4

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports 2 x USB 3.1
3 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
DisplayPorts 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI 2.1
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
Antenna Connector(s) 2 x SMA Antenna

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors 4 x SATA III
USB Connectors 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C header (supports 1 port)
1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Cooling Fan Support 1 x CPU fan header
1 x Water Cooling CPU fan header
3 x System fan headers
TPM Header 1 x TPM header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
Power Connector Port 1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
Other Connectors 2 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
2 x 3-pin ARGB LED headers
2 x 4-pin RGB LED headers
1 x CPU Cooler/RGB LED strip header

Memory

Memory Bus Speed 4733(O.C.) / 4600(O.C.) / 4400(O.C.) / 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) /3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 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
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x2/x1)
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics Supported Yes

Sound

Integrated Sound Realtek ALC1200

Warranty

Warranty 3 Years

Network

Integrated Network Realtek
Network Speeds Supported Up to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LAN Yes (Wi-Fi 6)
Wireless Network Speed Up to 2.4 Gbps
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

BIOS 1 x 256 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Jumpers 1 x Clear CMOS

Physical

Form Factor ATX Motherboard
Width 305 mm
Length 244 mm

Key Features

Internal USB Type-C Header Yes
Firewire No
Wireless Network Yes
Memory Channel Dual
On-board Audio Type 7.1
Number of SATA Ports 4 port(s)
Number of USB Ports 7 port(s)
SATA III Support Yes
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Multi GPU Support No
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 Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2
WiFi Speed 2400 Mbps
USB 3.1 Support Yes
Internal USB3.0 Header Yes
M.2 Support Yes
On-board RGB Control Gigabyte RGB Fusion
Memory Speed 4733 MHz
RGB Header Type 3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGB Yes

Item Details

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2
EAN 4719331809904
UPC 889523023969
Condition New
Warranty

Warranty Information

Warranty 3 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Gigabyte
Manufacturer Code B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2
Questions and Answers

Do you have you a question about the Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2 AMD Socket AM4 B550 Chipset ATX Motherboard?

Q: I will be building a PC with this motherboard soon - can someone tell me if I need to flash bios before it can support 5600X Ryzen 5 CPU ?
Answer by Website User on 24th May 2021
This will need a bios update to work with that CPU - Kristian N
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Q: is the bios up to date for Ryzen 5 5600x?
Answer by Website User on 16th April 2021
This will need a bios update to work with that CPU - Kristian N
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Reviews
5 / 5 7 reviews

Mr david jones

9 months ago

Gigabyte B550 aorus elite ax v2 is a great motherboard. Paired with the Ryzen 5600x is a perfect solution. I use with the valve index for vr and there is nothing it can't handle.

Daniel Halliwell

9 months ago

I picked this motherboard as it ticked the boxes for price and functionality with a small price difference for the AX which comes with WiFi. The v2 includes front panel USB-C header and both m.2 slots come with a heat sink. It also has the q flash so BIOS update is easy from USB stick. Box contents include a WiFi antenna and 2 SATA cables.

I21

9 months ago

Value for money motherboard with all the essential features. High Speed Wifi 6 included as well. Very impressive effort from Gigabyte.

Danii Qureshi

9 months ago

The Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite AX V2 has everything I need. Solid VRM's, great thermals, Bluetooth, Wifi 6 and compatibility with Ryzn 5600X. Amazing value for money.

Mr david jones

9 months ago

bought the gigabyte Aorus elite ax v2 to go with the ryzen 5600x. great board with great performance. thanks ccl for delivering on a sunday.

Mr david jones

9 months ago

Great board. Works perfect with the Ryzen 5600x. CCL best price and service.

Damian

10 months ago

I'm really happy with the purchase - one of the best motherboards in this price point in my opinion!