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Gigabyte B550I AORUS PRO AX (rev. 1.0) Motherboard

 

Key Features

AMD B550 Mini-ITX AORUS Motherboard with Direct 8 Phases Digital VRM, Advanced Thermal Design with Extended VRM Heatsink, Thermal Baseplate, Dual PCIe 4.0/3.0 M.2 with Thermal Guard, Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax, 2.5GbE LAN, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus

  • Supports 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors
  • Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs
  • Direct 8 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 90A Smart Power Stage (SPS)
  • Advanced Thermal Design with Extended & Multi-Layered Heatsink and Thermal Baseplate
  • Ultra Durable PCIe 4.0 Ready x16 Slot
  • Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard
  • Onboard Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
  • AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB and Nichicon Audio Capacitors for Rear 120dB SNR
  • Blazing Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C & DisplayPort + Dual 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

Best Choice for Small but Powerful PC

B550I AORUS PRO AX is a mini-ITX motherboard perfect for building a small form factor PC for people who demands higher performance but also cares about aesthetics. The compact yet powerful pc delivers amazing performance with the latest CPU, graphic card and blazing fast connectivity. It also equips with comprehensive thermal solution to keep it cool under heavy workload. Performance is not compromised by its size.

ULTIMATE POWER DESIGN

To fully support the latest 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, B550 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 motherboards for enthusiast. No Compromise and never stop to achieve higher.

8 Phases Digital Power Design

  • New Direct Multiphase Power Design
  • No Doubler / Not Parallel
  • Digital PWM Controller
  • 90A Smart Power Stages
  • The Lowest Voltage Ripple
  • Higher Efficiency Lower Temperature

550I AORUS PRO AX motherboard uses an pure digital CPU power design which includes a digital PWM Controller and a total 6+2 phases for Vcore and SOC, is capable of providing 90A from each phase and a total of 720A power design. With 8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision and stability in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum overclocking performance from 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors.

1. Digital PWM

2. Driver MOSFET

3. All-Solid Capacitor

4. CPU Power Connector

 

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.

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 5400MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5300MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.

Single 32GB Support

With populated 1 DIMMs per channel on B550I AORUS PRO AX motherboard, the maximum memory capacity support is 64GB. 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.
  • Low signal loss PCB.
  • M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with Lower impedance.

2X M.2 PCIe 4.0/3.0

M.2 + M.2

Extreme sequential Read 6560 MB/s, Sequential 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

  • Grooves on Heatsink Improve Airflow
  • Heatpipe
  • Multi-Layered Heatsink for M.2 SSD and Chipset
  • Thermal Baseplate

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.

  • 3 Fan Pin Headers
  • 5 Temperature Sensors
  • 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.

First Adopter on 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 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) RJ-45 ethernet.

New Introduce 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:

  1. 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
  2. 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
  3. Network efficiency increase for better user experience

Faster and Better Coverage with Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI + BT4.2 Module

The onboard 802.11ac WIFI module from Intel supports Dual Band and up to 433 Mbps, 3x faster WIFI speed than 802.11n and also support BLUETOOTH 4.2.

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

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.

Hi-Res Audio

Hi-Res Audio certified, meaning that the product is capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40kHz or above which ensures user with the best audio quality at all times.

ALC1220-VB Immersive Gaming ViBes

All New Realtek High-End HD Audio Codec

ALC1220 120dB(A) SNR HD Audio with Smart Headphone Amp automatically detects impedance of your head-worn audio device, preventing issues such as low volume and distortion.

With the new VB series audio controller, stream your voice to the world vibrantly with both front/rear microphone SNR up to 110/114dB(A).

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.

Ultra Durable Memory Armor

AORUS' exclusive one piece stainless steel shielding design prevents against PCB distortion/twisting and plate bending, in addition to preventing any possible ESD interference.

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. 2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory

2. 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors:

Support for DDR4 4866(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

3. New Generation AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors:

Support for DDR4 5300(O.C.)/5200(O.C.)/5000(O.C.)/4866(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. 2 x HDMI ports, supporting a maximum resolution of [email protected] Hz

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

Support for up to 3 displays at the same time

Maximum shared memory of 16 GB

Audio

1. Realtek ALC1220-VB codec

* The back panel line out jack supports DSD audio.

2. High Definition Audio

3. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

* To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.

LAN

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

Wireless Communication module

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200

1. WIFI a, b, g, n, ac with wave 2 features, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band

2. BLUETOOTH 5

3. Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate

* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots

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

1. 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors support PCIe 4.0 x16 mode

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

Storage Interface

1. 1 x M.2 connector (M2A_CPU), integrated in the CPU, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 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) on the back of the motherboard, integrated in the Chipset, supporting Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 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. 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the back panel

Chipset:

1. 1 x USB Type-C port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support

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

3. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB header

4. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB header

Internal I/O Connectors

1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector

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

3. 1 x CPU fan header

4. 2 x system fan headers

5. 1 x addressable LED strip header

6. 1 x RGB LED strip header

7. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

8. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors

9. 1 x front panel header

10. 1 x front panel audio header

11. 1 x speaker header

12. 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header

13. 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header

14. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)

15. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors

1. 1 x DisplayPort

2. 2 x HDMI ports

3. 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)

4. 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports

5. 1 x USB Type-C port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support

6. 1 x Q-Flash Plus button

7. 1 x RJ-45 port

8. 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)

9. 3 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. Overheating warning

5. Fan fail warning

6. Fan speed control

* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler 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. XSplit Gamecaster + Broadcaster (12 months license)

3. Realtek 8125 Gaming LAN Bandwidth Control Utility

Operating System

1. Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

1. Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm

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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