Tuesday, June 5th 2018

MSI Shows Off B450 Tomahawk and B450-A Pro Motherboards

MSI showed off two of its latest socket AM4 motherboards based on AMD's upcoming B450 chipset, the B450 Tomahawk and B450-A Pro. The Tomahawk is slotted in MSI's minimalist yet gamer-grade Arsenal Gaming series, and has a clean look, with a feature-set that doesn't exceed that of the chipset by much. Slick new VRM and chipset heatsink designs which debuted with Intel 300-series Tomahawk boards, make their appearance here. There's just one M.2-22110 slot. The B450-A Pro is part of MSI's mainline motherboard lineup, and targeted at system-integrators, with a similar feature-set to the Tomahawk, though slightly built to a cost.
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3 Comments on MSI Shows Off B450 Tomahawk and B450-A Pro Motherboards

#1
Dammeron
We meet again Brown PCB, my old nemesis...
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btarunr
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Unless I'm mistaken, AMD made it clear that 400-series chipset boards must have 8-layer PCBs for better memory signalling. These boards appear to be 4-layer, and hence off-spec.
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Caring1
"Dammeron said:
We meet again Brown PCB, my old nemesis...
Reminds me of older Asrock boards
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