ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING
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ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING

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ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCIe 4.0. With robust power delivery and effective cooling, ROG Strix B550 Gaming is well-equipped to handle 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs. Boasting futuristic aesthetics and intuitive ROG software, ROG Strix B550-E Gaming gives you a head start on your dream build.

Advance Your Gaming Immersion
ROG Strix B550-E Gaming is PCIe 4.0-ready and provides the latest connectivity options for supersmooth networking and blisteringly fast file transfers. Audio enhancements give you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the subtlest of cues for a completely immersive gaming experience.

WiFi 6 (802.11 ax)
Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6. Find out more about ASUS WiFi 6 solutions.

Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet
Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with speeds that are 2.5 times faster than standard Ethernet connections for speedy file transfers, lag-free gaming, and high-res video streaming.

SupremeFX
Built-in ROG SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio for ROG Strix B550-E Gaming. Along with ensuring a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature, it offers two front-panel outputs driven by op amps that deliver high-quality audio to gaming headsets.

All-round Performance
ROG Strix B550-E Gaming provides robust power delivery to fuel Ryzen's cores, comprehensive cooling, and support for faster memory — so it has everything you need to load up your build with high-performance components for playing in the big leagues.

ASUS OptiMem II
To provide AMD's latest CPUs unfettered access to memory bandwidth, motherboard trace routing has been reimagined with the ROG Strix B550-E Gaming. Integrated OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across PCB layers to reduce vias, and it also adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk. To further enhance overclocking headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, a highly customized Daisy Chain layout delivers time-aligned signaling.

Play Your Own Style
The cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics of ROG Strix B550-E Gaming are accentuated by the bold slashes and cybertext. By pairing your rig with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem, you can create a fully customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style.

UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX
ROG Strix B550-E Gaming embodies the ROG spirit with eye-catching aesthetics, including the next-generation distorted ROG eye logo and recessed cybertext patterning etched on the I/O shroud. These new designs move ROG Strix boldly into the future, while clearly reflecting the series' gaming roots.

Pre-mounted I/O shield
Patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install on the motherboard.

Q-Code
Diagnostic codes provide a quick reference to help resolve common installation or component issues

FlexKey
Front-panel header allows customization of the front-panel chassis reset button, providing options for quick access to Aura lighting controls, DirectKey, or system reset

BIOS FlashBack
Users can place a BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB drive and simply plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack port and press a button to update the (UEFI) BIOS. Updates can be made even if memory or CPU aren't present

CERTIFIED COMPATIBILITY
ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. For a smooth build process, refer to our list of guaranteed-compatible components. To help with memory upgrades, the list also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor list (QVL).

The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits
Up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more! ROG offers more choices than any other brand.

ROG Gives You More
ROG-exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements that allow you to configure your gaming build the way you want.

5-Way Optimization
Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics. The automated CPU tuning feature of 5-Way Optimization leverages the same onboard intelligence as AI Overclocking, but goes further by running a Prime95-based stress test that continually monitors the system.

AI Networking
The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technology to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.

Armoury Crate
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. You can also use Armoury Crate to download the user manual, drivers and software. In addition, Armoury Crate features a dedicated product registration page as well as a news feed to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.

RAMCache III
RAMCache lll software turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

CPU

AMD AM4 Socket 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset   AMD B550
Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200/3000/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
Next Generation AMD Ryzen PRO Processors
4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 5100(O.C)/4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200/3000/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory
OptiMem II
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Graphics
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x HDMI 2.1(4K@60HZ)
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.
Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI® Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Expansion Slots
AMD B550 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode) *
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1
2 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8)
Storage
1 x M.2_1 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support(SATA & PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
AMD B550 Chipset :
1 x M.2_2 socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*
Total supports 2 x M.2 slots and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors :
Support Raid 0, 1, 10
LAN
Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
ASUS LANGuard
Wireless Data Network
2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) support 1024QAM/OFDMA/MU-MIMO
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Supports channel bandwidth: HT20/HT40/HT80/HT160
Bluetooth 
Bluetooth v5.1*
*BT 5.1 function will be ready in Windows 10 build 19041 or later.
Audio
- Rear audio USB Type-C® port
- Audio Shielding
ROG SupremeFX7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- Audio Cover
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback *
- Dual OP Amplifiers
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
- High quality120dBSNR stereo playback outputand113dBSNR recording input
USB
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(2 x Type-A +1 x USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 2.0 port(s)(1 x audio USB Type-C® )
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)(4 x Type-A)
Rear USB Port ( Total 8 )
Front USB Port ( Total 7 )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 front panel connector port(s)
Software Features
ROG Exclusive Software
- RAMCache III
- ROG CPU-Z
- GameFirst VI
- Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer
- Sonic Radar III
- DTS® Sound Unbound
- Overwolf
- Anti-virus software
ASUS Exclusive Software Features
Armoury Crate
- Aura Creator
- Aura Sync
Ai noise cancelling microphone
AI Suite 3:
- 5-way Optimization
TPU
EPU
DIGI+ VRM
Fan Xpert 4
Turbo APP
- EZ update
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
FlexKey
Special Features
Aura Sync
- Standard RGB header(s)
- Addressable Gen 2 RGB header(s)
ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-CODE
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-LED (DRAM [yellow],CPU [red], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green)
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
- Aluminum M.2 heatsink
ASUS EZ DIY
-BIOS Flashback™ button
-BIOS FlashBack™ LED
-Clear CMOS header
-Procool
-Pre-mounted I/O shield
- SafeSlot
Rear audio USB Type-C® connector
Back Connectors
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (2 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®)
5 x USB 2.0 (1 for audio USB Type-C®)
1 x BIOS FlashBack Button(s)
1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
5 x Audio jack(s)
ASUS Wi-Fi module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v5.0)
I/O Connectors
1 x M.2 Socket 1 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support(SATA & PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 2 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 connector support additional 1 USB ports(20-pin, Type-C)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x Q-Code
1 x AAFP connector
2 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Header(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
What's in the Box
1 x ROG audio USB Type-C® cable
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
1 ROG key chain
1 x Wi-Fi moving antenna
1 x ROG Strix stickers
1 x Cable ties pack(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG Thank you card
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
User´s manual
1 x Supporting DVD
BIOS   256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Manageability   WOL by PME, PXE
Operating System   Support for Windows 10 64-bit
Form Factor   ATX Form Factor
Note
*Share bandwidth with PCIe3.0 x1_1, PCIe3.0 x1_2
** When the M.2_2 Socket 3 is populated , SATA6G_5/6 ports will be disabled.
´* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192 kHz is not supported for 7.1-Channel audio.

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