AMD B550 Motherboards Prices Unveiled, More Expensive Than B450 But Also Feature Rich

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Prices for almost all AMD B550 chipset-based motherboards by all major manufactures have been revealed. Featuring support for 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs and beyond, the B550 boards come with new and enhanced features over their B450 predecessors but also come at higher prices, some of which even surpass X470 pricing.

AMD B550 Motherboard Prices Unveiled - ASUS, MSI, ASRock & Gigabyte Models With Higher Prices Than B450 But More Added Features

One of the key features of AMD's 500 series motherboards is support for PCIe Gen 4.0. For those who don't see Gen 4 support as a major selling point, the 500 series offerings do add a lot of new features such as higher memory frequency support, better cooling designs, more powerful VRMs along with increased I/O.

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However, the 500 series motherboards with all of their added features do come at a high price when compared to their X470 and B450 predecessors. Furthermore, AMD opening up support including the next-generation Ryzen 4000 'Vermeer' desktop CPUs on existing 400-series boards will definitely make users stick with their current motherboards unless they want a better set of features and power delivery which the new motherboard series have to offer.

AMD also recommends that users shift to the 500 series chipset regardless of this easement in limitations and we would too. Considering AMD's long support for the AM4 socket, I am sure that an investment in a 500-series chipset will go a long way.

With that said, Momomo_US has posted a handy list of official prices from all major motherboard manufacturers that lists us what exactly are we going to pay for B550 motherboards. Following are the prices of AMD B550 motherboards from all major manufacturers:

ASUS B550 Motherboards Prices:

Motherboard NamePrice (USD)PredecessorPrice (USD)
ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E Gaming$279.99 USN/AN/A
ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F Gaming WiFi$209.99 USN/AN/A
ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F Gaming$189.99 USASUS ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming$129.99 US
ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-PLUS WiFi$179.99 USN/AN/A
ASUS TUF Gaming B550-PLUS$169.99 USN/AN/A
ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-PLUS$159.99 USASUS TUF B450-PLUS Gaming$109.99 US
ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS$149.99 USASUS PRIME B450-PLUS$99.99 US
ASUS PRIME B550M-A WiFi$149.99 USN/AN/A
ASUS PRIME B550M-A$134.99 USASUS PRIME B450M-A$79.99 US
ASUS PRIME B550M-KN/AN/AN/A

MSI B550 Motherboards Prices:

Motherboard NamePrice (USD)PredecessorPrice (USD)
MSI MEG B550 UnifyTBDN/AN/A
MSI MPG B550 Gaming Carbon WiFi$219.99 USMSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon Max WiFi$159.99 US
MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WiFi$199.99 USMSI MPG B450I Gaming Plus AC$129.99 US
MSI MPG B550 Gaming Edge WiFi$189.99 USN/AN/A
MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk$179.99 USMSI B450 Tomahawk MAX$119.99 US
MSI MPG B550 Gaming PLUS$149.99 USMSI B450 Gaming Plus Max$104.99 US
MSI MAG B550M Mortar WiFi$169.99 USN/AN/A
MSI MAG B550M Mortar$159.99 USN/AN/A
MSI MAG B550M Bazooka$139.99 USMSI 450M Bazooka$84.99 US
MSI B550-A PRO$139.99 USMSI B450-A PRO$89.99 US
MSI B550M PRO-VDH WiFi$129.99 USMSI B450M PRO-VDH WiFi$84.99 US
MSI B550M PRO-DASH$119.00 USN/AN/A

ASRock B550 Motherboards Prices:

Motherboard NamePrice (USD)PredecessorPrice (USD)
B550 Taichi$299.99 USN/AN/A
B550 PG Velocita$219.99 USN/AN/A
B550 Phantom Gaming-ITX /ax$199.99 USB450 Gaming-ITX ac$134.99 US
B550 Extreme 4$184.99 USN/AN/A
B550 Steel Legend$179.99 USB450 Steel Legen$114.99 US
B550M Steel Legend$154.99 USB450M Steel Legend$99.99 US
B550 PRO4$134.99 USB450 PRO4$99.99 US
B550 Phantom Gaming 4 /ac$124.99 USN/AN/A
B550M PRO4$114.99 USB450M PRO4$89.99 US
B550 Phantom Gaming 4$114.99 USB450 Gaming K4$104.99 US
B550M-HDV$79.99 USB450M-HDV$79.99 US
B550M-ITX /ac$129.99 USN/AN/A

Gigabyte B550 Motherboards Prices:

Motherboard NamePrice (USD)PredecessorPrice (USD)
B550 AORUS Master$279.99 USN/AN/A
B550 VISION D$260.99 USN/AN/A
B550 AORUS PRO AC$189.99 USB450 AORUS PRO WiFi$129.99 US
B550 AORUS PRO$179.99 USB450 AORUS PRO$119.99 US
B550 Gaming X$139.99 USB450 Gaming XN/A
B550M Gaming$99.99 USB450M GamingN/A
B550M AORUS PRO$129.99 USN/AN/A
B550I AORUS PRO AX$179.99 USB450I AORUS PRO WiFI$119.99 US
B550 AORUS ELITE$159.99 USB450 AORUS ELITE$109.99 US
B550M AORUS ELITE$109.99 USN/AN/A
B550M DS3H$94.99 USB450M DS3H$72.99 US
B550M S2HN/AB450M S2HN/A

As you can tell, there's clearly a huge increase in prices compared to the previous generation with up to $60 US on some specific models. At the same time, models that had previously been kept in the enthusiast chipset range have been brought down in the B550 segment such as the Taichi from ASRock and the AORUS Master from Gigabyte. While these boards cost much lower than the X570 variants while retaining the feature set, specifically the AORUS Master, the Taichi variant costs the same as the X570 model but does offer better memory support.

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You can check out the full roundup of the said AMD B550 motherboards in our official post over here. As for availability, the motherboards are expected to hit retail shelves on the 16th of June which is next week so stay tuned for more information.

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