Today marks the launch of AMD's new B450 series motherboards which bring StorMI as well as Precision Boost Overdrive and Ryzen Master software to lower costs systems, as long as your Ryzen supports that feature. This is more than just an announcement as several reviews also appeared, including this one from TechPowerUp. The newest MSI GAMING PRO CARBON AC uses the B450 chipset, along with a variety of of software from MSI to control your RGBs as well as tweaking your clocks. The board showed excellent potential, a Ryzen 5 2600+ easily hit 4.3 GHz at 1.35V with DDR4 stable at 3466MHz. Check the full review for all the details.
"The AMD B450 series chipset is here, with the full-size ATX MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC. MSI is walking the tightrope of a budget board that still offers a premium experience, for example it has two M.2 slots, full RGB support and WiFi."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro @ Guru of 3D
- MSI B450 Tomahawk @ Guru of 3D
- MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC & Tomahawk Review @ Neoseeker
- ASRock B450 Gaming-ITX/ac @ TechPowerUp
- AMD B450 chipset preview – X470 features at a lower price @ Kitguru
Looking forward to a
Looking forward to a Buildzoid VRM analysis as folks should wait for more details and the TechPowerUp article lists the MB’s CPU Power: 9 phase, Memory Power: 2 phase. I’ll want BZ’s count on the Numbers of high side and low side MOSFETS and the PWM IC’s actual indipendent phases runing into each of those chokes/caps/assoicated MOSFETS.
Buildzoids latest video on MB protection titled “The Asrock X470 Master SLI VRM temperature sensing is broken and there’s no OTP either”, that’s interesting also.
Avoid the MB Noid by watching the ZOID!
The MSI B450 Gaming Pro
The MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon (I’m tired of this “gaming” bullshit everywhere) only has 4+2 VRM phases, yet MSI says “8+3” in their site, which is a lie–there are double components but no actual doubler chip. The heatsink on both MSI boards is nice, though, you certainly won’t have your VRMs catching fire.