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Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite (rev. 1.0) Motherboard

 

Key Features

AMD B550 AORUS Motherboard with True 12+2 Phases Digital VRM, Enlarged Surface Heatsinks, PCIe 4.0 x16 Slot, Dual PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with One Thermal Guard, 2.5GbE LAN, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus

  • Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors
  • Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • True 12+2 Phases Digital VRM Solution 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 One Thermal Guard
  • AMP-UP Audio with ALC1200 and WIMA Capacitors
  • Blazing Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
  • Rear DisplayPort & HDMI Support
  • 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

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.

ULTIMATE POWER DESIGN

To fully support the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, B550 AORUS motherboards equip with the ultimate power solution which is true direct, 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.

14 Phases Digital Power Design

  • Digital PWM Controller delivers appropriate voltage to the CPU
  • True 12+2 Phases DrMOS with PWM Doublers design to deliver stable power to the CPU. 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

1. Intersil Digital PWM Controller

2. True 12+2 Phases of Digital PWM with 50A DrMOS

3. All-Solid Capacitors

4. 8 Solid Pin CPU Power Connector

B550 AORUS ELITE motherboard uses an True 12+2 phases digital power design which includes PWM controller, doublers and DrMOS. 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.

Power Architecture

Power Efficiency

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.

Single 32GB Support

With populated 2 DIMMs per channel on GIGABYTE B550 motherboards, the maximum memory capacity support is 128GB. For users who always run out of memory capacity, they are able to enjoy more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.

PCIe 4.0 Hardware Design

  • PCIe 4.0 x16 slot with faster bandwidth and lower impedance.
  • M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with Lower impedance.

2X M.2 M.2 + M.2

Extreme sequential Read 6560 MB/s and Write 6669 MB/s speed

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.

Thermal Solution

  • Enlarged Surface Heatsinks
  • 5 W/mK Thermal Conductivity Pad
  • M.2 Thermal Guard

Thermal Guard

AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard

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.

Thermal Throttling As Temperature Rises

New Smart Fan 5 Software

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.

  • 5 Fan / Water Pump Connectors
  • 6 Temperature Sensors
  • All Hybrid Fan Headers
  • All Fan Pin Headers Upgraded to Hybrid Fan Headers
  • Interoperable Fans and Sensors
  • Intuitive UI for Fan Control

* Different models have a different number of fan pin headers and temperature sensors. Smart Fan 5 function may vary by model.

Hybrid Fan Pin Headers

Assume complete control over your liquid cooling setup! Smart Fan 5 receives up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers or external thermistor sensorsgiving you absolute mastery over your PC.

All Hybrid Fan Headers can automatically detect the type of cooling device whether it be fan or pump with different PWM or Voltage mode.

 

Intelligent Fan Control Design

Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperatureall of it can be customized to your liking.

New Smart Fan 5 Software

Choose from different modes, Quiet to Full Speed, to match your system usage preferences.

For each fan or pump, you can use the intuitive fan curve to define trigger thresholds and corresponding fan speeds.

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. Its 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.

Native USB 3.2 Gen2

AMD B550 chipset provides native USB 3.2 Gen2 ports with speeds up to 10Gbps. Available over the USB Type-A connector, the USB3.2 Gen2 is much improved with twice the bandwidth compared to its previous generation as well as backwards compatibility with USB2.0 and USB3.2 Gen1.

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.

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 Chemicon 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.

Sync with one click

Individual control as you wish

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 dont 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 youre good to go!

GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER

Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. B550 motherboards bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.

BIOS

New User Interface

All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.

My Favorites

Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.

Storage Information

Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.

Changelog

List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.

Intuitive Load Line Curve

Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

APP CENTER

GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers version.

EasyTune

GIGABYTE's EasyTune is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

@BIOS

The GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface. @BIOS can automatically download the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers or you can update your BIOS from a file on your computer. @BIOS also allows you to save your current BIOS to a file, recover your previous BIOS from an image and backup your BIOS to an image.

System Information Viewer

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster: Cast Your Game Anytime, Anywhere

Now set up your stage and share the greatest gaming moments with XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster! Fully optimized social media integration is ready for real-time chatskeeping you notified yet focused in the game. It takes just one click to stream your gameplay to Twitch. Host your game like a pro!

Specifications

CPU

1. AMD Socket AM4, support for: 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors/ New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors

(Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.)

Chipset

1. AMD B550

Memory

1. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory

2. 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors:

Support for DDR4 4000(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) /3200/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz memory modules

3. New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors:

Support for DDR4 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 modules

4. Dual channel memory architecture

5. Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules

6. Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules

7. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated in the New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors:

1. 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

* Support for DisplayPort 1.4 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.

2. 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

* Support for HDMI 2.1 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.

Maximum shared memory of 16 GB

Audio

1. Realtek ALC1200 codec

2. High Definition Audio

3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

4. Support for S/PDIF Out

LAN

1. Realtek 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)

Expansion Slots

1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX16), integrated in the CPU:

- 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors support PCIe 4.0 x16 mode

- New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors support PCIe 3.0 x16 mode

* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.

2. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX2), integrated in the Chipset:

- Supporting PCIe 3.0 x2 mode

3. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (PCIEX1_2), integrated in the Chipset:

- Supporting PCIe 3.0 x1 mode

4. 1 x PCI Express x1 slot (PCIEX1_1), integrated in the Chipset:

- Supporting PCIe 3.0 x1 mode

Storage Interface

1. 1 x M.2 connector (M2A_CPU), integrated in the CPU, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SSDs:

- 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors support SATA and PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSDs

- New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors support SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs

2. 1 x M.2 connector (M2B_SB), integrated in the Chipset, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SSDs:

- Supporting SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSDs

3. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors, integrated in the Chipset:

- Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10

USB

CPU:

1. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel

2. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the back panel

Chipset:

1. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the back panel

2. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB header

3. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports on the back panel

Chipset+USB 2.0 Hub:

1. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers

Internal I/O Connectors

1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector

3. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors

4. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

5. 1 x CPU fan header

6. 1 x water cooling CPU fan header

7. 3 x system fan headers

8. 1 x CPU cooler LED strip/RGB LED strip header

9. 2 x addressable LED strip headers

10. 2 x RGB LED strip headers

11. 1 x front panel header

12. 1 x front panel audio header

13. 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header

14. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers

15. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)

16. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors

1. 1 x DisplayPort

2. 1 x HDMI port

3. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports (red)

4. 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

5. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

6. 1 x Q-Flash Plus button

7. 1 x RJ-45 port

8. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector

9. 5 x audio jacks

I/O Controller

1. iTE I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

1. Voltage detection

2. Temperature detection

3. Fan speed detection

4. Water cooling flow rate detection

5. Overheating warning

6. Fan fail warning

7. Fan speed control

* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the fan you install.

BIOS

1. 1 x 256 Mbit flash

2. Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS

3. PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features

1. Support for APP Center

* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.

@BIOS

EasyTune

Fast Boot

Game Boost

ON/OFF Charge

RGB Fusion

Smart Backup

System Information Viewer

2. Support for Q-Flash Plus

3. Support for Q-Flash

4. Support for Xpress Install

Bundled Software

1. Norton Internet Security (OEM version)

2. Realtek 8125 Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility

Operating System

1. Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

Remark

1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website.

2. Most hardware/software vendors may no longer offer drivers to support Win9X/ME/2000/XP. If drivers are available from the vendors, we will update them on the GIGABYTE website.

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