MSI MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI
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MSI MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI

£159.99
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GAME IN STYLE
The MPG series brings out the best in gamers by allowing full expression in colour with advanced RGB lighting control and synchronization. Experiment on another level of personalization with a front LED strip that provides convenient in-game and real time notifications. With the MPG series, transform your equipment into the center of attention and top leaderboards in style.

PREMIUM HARDWARE DESIGN
With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.

THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE
With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.

M.2 SHIELD FROZR
World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.

FULLY CONTROLLABLE IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 3 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.

12 + 2 + 1 PHASES ROBUST POWER DESIGN
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 12 digital power phases. Combining dual power connectors and exclusive Core Boot technology, MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI is ready for the challenge of high-end processors.

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 high-loading operation.

1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING!
MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.

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 and also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.

EASY BIOS RECOVERY WITH FLASH BIOS BUTTON
Run into trouble when updating your BIOS? Simply flash the old BIOS version back and continue gaming within minutes with Flash BIOS Button. Flash BIOS Button even works without a CPU, memory or graphics card installed!

PCB WITH 2OZ THICKENED COPPER
An enhanced PCB design with 2oz thickened copper increases conductivity, improving heat dissipation and performance reliability especially during overclocking.

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage in games counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

ULTIMATE MOTHERBOARD PROTECTION
Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.

CERTIFIED FOR GAMING
MSI motherboards has been built and tweaked for hardcore gaming. Feedback from the world’s best esports players and rigorous testing sessions with demanding PC games has resulted in a motherboard that’s both powerful and reliable.

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE
High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.

LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2
Utilizing 3rd Gen Ryzen processors, MSI B550 motherboards feature latest Lightning Gen 4 M.2 which is the fastest onboard storage solution on the market with up to 64 Gb/s transfer speed.

EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.

A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE
MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. Compared to B450 motherboard memory A-XMP profile, MSI does have great improvement on performance and efficiency for B550 motherboards. Easy to enable A-XMP profile with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH A-XMP PROFILE
The A-XMP in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

DRAGON CENTER
MSI brand new Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.

CLICK BIOS 5
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!

MSI APP PLAYER
Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.

CONNECTIVITY
MSI motherboards are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.

HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK
2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.

SURFACING WITH THE REAL MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGY
The WIFI 6 adopts the latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies and could provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment. Comparing to the WIFI 5, which can only send the data packet to one device at a time on each channel, the WIFI 6 could combine the packet, separate to several devices and allow signals from the different devices bundled together. This new technology provides all the devices in the same network environment with same and harmonious traffic bandwidth in an efficient way.

OPTIMIZE ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY!
MSI GAMING LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.

DEDICATED HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO PROCESSOR
Make sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS
A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF
Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal.

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

SEPARATED AUDIO LAYERS FOR CLEAN LEFT & RIGHT CHANNELS
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

BOOST YOUR GAME EXPERIENCE WITH USB 3.2 GEN 2
Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI MPG series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering 10Gbps transferring speed by both USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C.

USB FRONT TYPE-C
MSI gaming motherboards support USB Front Type-C that allows gamers to connect with the latest USB devices. Built up a system with MSI PC case to have the most convenient experience.

TRUE COLOR MYSTIC LIGHT ON MOTHERBOARD
Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colors and 29 LED effects.

MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION
Still not satisfied with the decoration on the ecosystem? The Mystic Light Extension will help you to have more attractive way to decorate you gaming rig by the LED Strips and still under controlled by the Mystic Light application.

CPU

Supports AMD Ryzen™ 5000 & 3000 Series desktop processors (not compatible with AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G & Ryzen™ 3 3200G) and AMD Ryzen™ 4000 G-Series desktop processors

Chipset

AMD B550

Memory

  1. 4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB
    • Supports DDR4 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200 MHz by JEDEC
    • Supports DDR4 2667/ 2800 /2933 /3000 /3066 /3200 /3466 /3600/ 3733 /3866 /4000 /4133 /4266 /4400 /4533 /4600 /4733 /4800 /4866 /5000 /5100+ MHz by A-XMP OC MODE
      • 1DPC 1R max speed 5100 MHZ
      • 1DPC 2R max speed 3866 MHZ
      • 2DPC 1R max speed 4000 MHZ
      • 2DPC 2R max speed 3600 MHZ
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Supports non-ECC UDIMM memory
  4. Supports ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)
  5. Supports un-buffered memory

Please refer www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.

Expansion Slots

  1. 1x PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1)
  2. 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E3), supports x4 speed
  3. 3x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots

The supported specification depends on installed processor.

When installing devices in M.2_2, PCI_E2 & PCI_E3 slots at the same time, PCI_E3 slot will be unavailable, and M2_2 slot only supports PCIe x2. 

Onboard Graphics

  1. 1x HDMI 2.1 port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @60Hz
    Support HDCP 1.4 & 2.3
  2. 1x DisplayPort, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @60Hz
  3. Maximum shared memory of 16GB

Available for the processor with integrated graphics.

Graphics specifications may vary depending on the CPU installed.

Multi-GPU

Supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire Technology

Storage

AMD B550 Chipset

  1. 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  2. 2x M.2 slots (Key M)
    • M2_1 slot (from AMD Processor)
      • Supports PCIe 4.0/ 3.0 x4 1
      • Supports SATA 6Gb/s
      • Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
    • M2_2 slot (from AMD B550 chipset)
      • Supports PCIe 3.0x4
      • Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices

The supported specification depends on installed processor.

RAID

  1. Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
  2. Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 for M.2 NVMe storage devices

USB

AMD B550 Chipset

  • 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports (1 Type-C internal connector, and 2 ports are available through the internal USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connector)
  • 8x USB 2.0 ports (4 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)

AMD Processor

  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (1 Type-C port and 1 Type-A port on the back panel)
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A ports on the back panel

Audio

Realtek® ALC1200 Codec

  1. 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
  2. Supports S/PDIF output

LAN

1x Realtek® RTL8125B 2.5Gbps LAN controller

Wireless LAN and Bluetooth

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200

  • The Wireless module is pre-installed in the M.2 (Key-E) slot
  • Supports MU-MIMO TX/RX, 2.4GHz/ 5GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps
  • Supports 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax
  • Supports Bluetooth® 5.1

I/O Connectors

  1. 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  4. 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  5. 2x M.2 slots (M-Key)
  6. 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-C port
  7. 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)
  8. 2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
  9. 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
  10. 1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
  11. 6x 4-pin system fan connectors
  12. 1x Front panel audio connector
  13. 2x System panel connectors
  14. 1x Chassis Intrusion connector
  15. 1x 4-pin RGB LED connectors
  16. 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors
  17. 1x RGB CORSAIR connector
  18. 1x TPM module connector
  19. 1x Clear CMOS jumper

Back Panel Connectors

  1. DisplayPort
  2. PS/2 Combo Port
  3. USB 2.0
  4. 2.5G LAN
  5. HD Audio Connectors
  6. HDMI
  7. Flash BIOS Button
  8. USB 2.0
  9. USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps (Type-A)
  10. USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (Type-A+C)
  11. Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
  12. Optical S/PDIF OUT

LED Features

  1. 1x EZ LED Control switch
  2. 4x EZ Debug LED

I/O Controller

NUVOTON NCT6687-R Controller Chip

Hardware Monitor

  1. CPU/ System/ Chipset temperature detection
  2. CPU/ System/ Pump fan speed detection
  3. CPU/ System/ Pump fan speed control

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor

What's in the Box

  1. B550 Motherboard
  2. User Manual
  3. Quick Intallstion Guide
  4. SATA Cable Labels
  5. MSI Case Badge
  6. Product Registration Card
  7. Driver DVD
  8. Case Screw Guide
  9. 2x SATA Cables
  10. 1x Thermistor Cable
  11. 1x Rainbow RGB LED Extension CAble
  12. Promotion Card
  13. MSI Product Catalog

Delivery Options

Next Day Delivery - £10

Can't wait to get your hands on your item.

Do you want to start gaming as soon as possible

Then this is the option for you. Order before midday, select this option at checkout and it will get to you the next working day

2 - 3 Days Delivery - £5

Are you a patient gamer.

Are you secure in the knowledge that your order will get to you at some point. Then select this option at the checkout and your order will arrive at your location in the the next two to three days.

Saturday Delivery - £15

Want to be there when your order arrives at your door.

Don't want to be at work all day knowing that your precious PC component is waiting for you to get home (unless of course, you work from home), then select this option and your order will delivered on the upcoming Saturday.

Click and Collect - FREE

If you're local to us, and would istead like to collect your order from our store, then this option is perfect for you. Not only is it free, but you can also choose when you would like to collect your order in hourly slots, Monday to Saturday. Just give us a couple of hours to get your order ready, and you will recieve a confirmation email telling you to pop on by.

Our store is open until 5:30pm Mon-Sat, so you have plenty of time after work to drop in.