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B550 vs x570

Update:

B550 and X570 chipset motherboards are compatible with newer Ryzen 5000 series processors. The long wait for the latest AMD

B550 chipset motherboard is finally over - this project seems to have been shelved many times during last year. Now that we see that the B550 is a retailer favorite, we think it's time to take a closer look at the fundamental difference that distinguishes the B550 from the X570.

In the next article, we'll look at the differences from a fact-based perspective and compare the specs number by number to understand what advantages the B550 has compared to the X570. We will also answer some of the main questions surrounding the B550 motherboard and discuss how choosing a motherboard for its next version might affect it from a gaming perspective. Chapter

In that case, don't waste any more time, dive in!

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AMD mid to high end

Form factor

ATX

Overclocking support

Yes

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AM4

Chipset

B550

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AM4

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codec high-end price

first, let's discuss exactly what the B550 motherboard is. Well, in its simplest form, it is a motherboard that uses the latest AMD B550 chipset, the glue that theoretically connects the microprocessor to the rest of the motherboard. All motherboards can be classified according to a unique chipset, and each motherboard has its own specific advantages and disadvantages. We will discuss the advantages of the B550 in more detail later. An example is how the B550 motherboard supports Zen 3 CPUs (AMD 5000 series) and quickly updates the BIOS at startup. Those who own the B450 should wait until January to get the update and take advantage of these new CPUs.

Like most motherboards using new chipsets to implement releases, there is a lot of discussion and speculation surrounding the B550 release. What services will you provide that B450 does not? How are they different from the X570? Should I invest in B550? These are problems that have arisen since the beginning of development.

With that said, let's take a closer look at the technical aspects of the B550.

Although this article is primarily a comparison between the B550 and X570, it is worth mentioning that some content (and slides) will also reference older chipsets, including the B450, X470, and even B350.

Let's start with the basics.

So, let's just say it, the first thing you'll notice is how much similarity the two chipsets actually have. As you can see, they both have X16 PCIe Gen 4 CPU graphics support, PCIe Gen 4 CPU storage support, and USB 3.2 Gen2 support. They also share their dual GPU capabilities, although they are under-utilized in today's market.

However, most of the similarities end here. When we look at the universal channels, the differences start to appear, and the B550 only claims PCIe Gen 3. In contrast, X570 provides general PCIe Gen 4 lanes, as well as uplinks for PCIe Gen CPU chipsets. 4 is also-another feature not provided by B550. That's it, although in terms of digital specifications, there is not much difference between the two chipsets.

Although B550 and X570 may be very similar in terms of technical specifications, one aspect of their inconsistency is compatibility. AMD designed the B550 chipset as a future-oriented motherboard, providing excellent compatibility and support for Ryzen 3000 (and higher) CPUs. Having said that, unlike the X570, the B550 is not compatible with older Ryzen Gen 1 + 2 CPUs.

So, for anyone who owns the Ryzen 2000 (or earlier) series, the B550 is definitely not what you want. What's more confusing is that the B550 is not compatible with Ryzen's current batch of APUs. Now even though these APUs are technically part of the Ryzen 3000 series, they don't run on the Zen 2 architecture. 3200G and 3400G run on the Zen + architecture, unfortunately the B550s do not support this architecture. The price of

is one of the important reasons for the birth of the B550 chipset. Consumers are clearly dissatisfied with the inability to access PCIe Gen 4 without spending money on X570 motherboards. Therefore, in a true AMD way, they decided to bring this cheaper alternative to life, which is not only compatible with the next generation of AMD CPUs, but also provides support for PCIe Gen 4.

In other words, contrary to the low-priced AMD claims, the B550 is on the shelves at a confusing price, almost the same as the X570. Although the current situation is not helpful to the technology community, I still feel that the B550 price tag still has a long way to go and undermines AMD's claim to the affordability of PCIe Gen 4.

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high-end AMD

form factor

ATX

overclocking support

yes

slot

AM4

chipset

B550

form factor

ATX

overclocking support

yes

slot

AM4

chipset

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So I think the big question that remains is whether the B550 chipset is right for you. Um us

The rotor is a VRM design on the B550. The new motherboard has a very good VRM and its performance is much better than that of the X570. For users who want to test and squeeze every last ounce of performance potential through overclocking, this is obviously a huge plus. Plus, as we mentioned earlier, the B550 is roughly $ 3,070 cheaper than the X570 cousin, making them a real prospect for budget-minded PC makers.

So, you know, we have a full breakdown of the fundamental difference between B550 and X570. To be honest, after all the rumors during its launch, I have to say that I am quite at a loss as to what the B550 chipset actually brings. There are many things

manufacturers can do to make these boards even more exciting. However, in reality, there is not much difference between these boards and the already popular X570.

Finally, what we see here is AMD's response to consumer requests for PCIe Gen 4 on more affordable motherboards. That said, and the current price tag is so close to today's X570, I'm still trying to figure out if I'll recommend one of these new boards for your next PC version.

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AMD mid to high end

form factor

ATX

overclocking support

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Socket

AM4

chipset

B550

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ATX

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