Vermeer Support For $160
The FPS Review recently tested the BioStar Racing B550GTA motherboard, with quite a few nice features for the price tag. For instance there are two M.slots, one PCIe 4.0 and one 3.0, both of which have heatsinks included. For older storage you have a half dozen SATA ports, giving you a nice selection of storage options.
The back panel is equally impressive, PS/2 and USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C share are both present, not to mention a variety of generations of Type-A so no matter what you are plugging in you shouldn’t need an adapter. Video out is provided by DVI-D, DisplayPort and HDMI to ensure the same is true of your monitor, assuming you can’t find or don’t want a discrete GPU. For the price, it is also great to see the inclusion of a 2.5GHz LAN port.
With the minimal amount of RGBs, the wide compatibility with old and new peripherals and the low price, this would make a decent motherboard to build an office system off of. It will also handle gaming duty, though the overclocking potential is somewhat limited. The full details are here.
This, of course, isn’t at the high end or the bottom of the barrel. Being in the mid-level range of the AMD B550 chipset motherboards, we expect to see most of what the mid-level boards offer running the AMD B550 chipset. Let’s take a look at what BIOSTAR has to offer with this board.