ASUS has recently revealed a brand new series of motherboards that are aimed at those with the latest AMD CPUs.
The main one we’ve seen so far is the top of the line ROG Strix B550-E Gaming motherboard. This E version motherboard is designed to suit gamers who want to use AMD Ryzen processors that use the AM4 socket with dual or triple expansion cards. This processor socket will use a 14+2 power stage VRM in order to produce a more reliable performance.
The motherboard will have six fan headers and an AIO and pump header which will let gamers set up their system exactly as they want it.
Fan speed detection will be automatic and controlled via the Q-Fan software controls. You’ll also be able to use multiple presets to keep the temperature and noise down during various activities.
Storage and Connectivity Specifications
In terms of storage, two SSDs up to 110 mm long can be slotted into the motherboard, alongside the two M.2 storage slots. Both of these are covered by heat sinks to keep temperatures down.
The motherboard’s connectivity is made up of Intel-power 2.5 Gb Ethernet and WiFi 6 as well as Bluetooth 5.1. Ports include a trio of USB ports, including two Type-A ports, and one Type C. Audio is handled by a SupremeFX S1220A audio chip which uses an Audio Type C port.
The new ASUS motherboard will use 20 general purpose PCIe 4.0 lanes for the lanes of 3rd-generation AMD Ryzen processors. This new motherboard will also support reinforced PCIe x16 SafeSlots which will be great for heavy GPUs in SLI or CrossFireX modes.
The PCIe x16 and M.2 slots will both offer PCIe 4.0 support.
When Will This Motherboard Be Available For Purchase?
ASUS says that this B550 motherboard will start shipping out on June 16, 2020. At the moment, we’ve not heard any details on the pricing yet.
When we hear more about these motherboards, we will be sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, it might be worth looking at some of the other motherboards that ASUS has recently announced.