Thursday, May 28th 2020

GIGABYTE AMD B550 Motherboard Pricing Revealed

A GIGABYTE Community Manager on Reddit updated the "cheat sheet" of the company's AMD B550 motherboard lineup with MSRP Pricing. While prices of these boards start at USD $99, they go all the way up to $279. The top model, the B550 AORUS Master, leads the pack with a USD $279 price that puts it firmly in the premium segment where it matches features with boards based on the X570 and Intel's Z490 chipset. The B550 AORUS Pro AC is the next best model in the lineup, priced at $189. Its sans-WLAN twin, the B550 AORUS Pro, goes for $10 less at $179. The B550 AORUS Elite is priced at $159. The B550 Gaming X is part of the company's mainline brand, and goes for $139. The micro-ATX B550M AORUS Pro goes for $129, and the B550M AORUS Elite goes for $109. There's a token "sub $100" product, the B550M Gaming, at $99.

These prices indicate that B550 motherboards are on average 20% higher than B450 motherboards. For example, a reasonably well-endowed board like the B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC could be had for $150, as could the ASUS ROG Strix B450-E, and a decent board like the ROG Strix B450-F Gaming could be had at $130 even before "Zen 2" hit the market. Plenty of B450 boards could be had under the $100-mark. It looks like $99 will be a token value at best, with board vendors releasing only their most stripped down products at that that price. Find the GIGABYTE B550 motherboard cheat sheet in the source link below.
Source: GBT Brian (Reddit)
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78 Comments on GIGABYTE AMD B550 Motherboard Pricing Revealed

#1
cucker tarlson
not that much to save there

140 for the cheapest full atx that's barely enough and needs a better audio anyway
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#2
$ReaPeR$
Let's see what happens when everyone has their boards out. I'm waiting for the taichi version, I suspect it will be in the 170 region.
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#4
Metroid
Let's hope they are as good as MSI boards because the gigabyte b450 was a disappointment.
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#5
$ReaPeR$
cucker tarlson
more.way more.220-250.
That would make it a pointless product, the x570 taichi I have was 280 if I remember correctly, so why would I buy the inferior b550..? Pointless. Hell, I got my x470 for 200 bucks.
Metroid
Let's hope they are as good as MSI boards because the gigabyte b450 was a disappointment.
How so?
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#6
TheLostSwede
Ok, the Master is WAY more expensive than I expected. That's simply a no buy for anyone going B550.
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#7
ARF
Metroid
Let's hope they are as good as MSI boards because the gigabyte b450 was a disappointment.
How so ?

Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro is perhaps the best B450 board out there..
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#8
dyonoctis
TheLostSwede
Ok, the Master is WAY more expensive than I expected. That's simply a no buy for anyone going B550.
Gigabyte is probably using the x570 version as a reference point... The E.U price is going to be awfull.
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#9
sutyi
TheLostSwede
Ok, the Master is WAY more expensive than I expected. That's simply a no buy for anyone going B550.
The B550 MASTER is basically a lower I/O entry level X570 with great VRM and cooling.
Although not sure if its worth picking up over an MSI X570 Tomahawk per se.
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#10
TheLostSwede
sutyi
The B550 MASTER is basically a lower I/O entry level X570 with great VRM and cooling.
Although not sure if its worth picking up over an MSI X570 Tomahawk per se.
But the way they wired it up, makes it a really weird choice over almost any X570 board imho. I mean, who wants three PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives, but are willing to compromise on the graphics card lanes to x8? Yes, I know it makes nearly no difference whatsoever in game, but considering how many people out there are screaming that Intel is better for gaming because you get 2-3% more performance on average, then this would give you a further 2-3% disadvantage.
I just find it a really odd product in every way possible.
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#12
Metroid
ARF
How so ?

Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro is perhaps the best B450 board out there..
ARF
How so ?

Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro is perhaps the best B450 board out there..
There were many professional reviewers that made a deep analysis of b450 motherboards and msi was on top, they even said that only b450 MSI was worth buying. Now, on the rx 570 boards that was different, out of 12 gigabyte boards, 10 were pretty good boards.
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#13
Buftor
There are a several mATX boards listed in that document that were not announced yet, all under $129. But since there are no descriptions, these might just be temporary place holders.
MSI reveled their B550 pricing yesterday, at the MSI Insider live broadcast. The MSI B550M Mortar was quoted at $159. I think the B450M Mortar was around $110 at launch. That's a huge jump in prices.
Asus listed the very similar TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS at $159. Let's see how much ASROCK lists the B550M Steel Legend, which is also very similar.
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#14
ARF
Metroid
There were many professional reviewers that made a deep analysis of b450 motherboards and msi was on top
Professional is misleading. They very often consider things out of pure bias and irrelevant for an average consumer.
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#15
Metroid
ARF
Professional is misleading. They very often consider things out of pure bias and irrelevant for an average consumer.
If you think that then there is nothing else I can say, you should watch it, might help you to judge it.

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#16
Mark Little
Interesting use of the word 'token'. Hmm... Does it work in other places?

Core i7
Core i5
Core i3
'token' Pentium/Celeron

Ryzen 7
Ryzen 5
Ryzen 3
'token' Athlon

Geforce 2080
Geforce 2070
Geforce 2060
Geforce 1660 ti
Geforce 1660
'token' Geforce 1650

Wow it does work everywhere. You just add 'token' to the cheapest part of every product line. I think it even works with candy bars

Toblerone
Ghirardelli
Snickers
Hershey's
'token' 100 Grand
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#17
Metroid
I like these b550 boards because they don't use a fan and has pcie 4.0 cpu link, might be perfect cost benefit board for new nvidia gpu's.
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#18
Parn
Metroid
Let's hope they are as good as MSI boards because the gigabyte b450 was a disappointment.
Really? I love my Gigabyte B450 Aorus M in my home HTPC.
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#19
Metroid
Parn
Really? I love my Gigabyte B450 Aorus M in my home HTPC.
yeah they look pretty nice, I would buy a b450 gigabyte board until I spent a week researching about which one to buy, looks can be deceiving ehhe

Check that video I posted above, that is just one source, i read various sources.
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#20
ARF
Every major reviewer is praising the B450 Aorus Pro.

Final Words
Gigabyte offers a really decent performing B450 motherboard, there is a small exception here and there, but considering we're running the initial F1 BIOS, that's all looking good. It functions well and offers a decent enough feature set. Please make sure that you flash the latest firmware to this new platform. At €159 we did expect a bit more though. We did not run into stuff that worried us though. The motherboard used seems pretty well tuned, we had no stability issues. We tried a 3200 CL14 kit, all works fine. Tweaking wise, the motherboard will not be any limitation either, not all Zen+ processors will reach that 4.2~4.3 Ghz domain, but I do not see this motherboard to become the actual bottleneck. Be warned though, tweaking has been limited more with the BIOS for this board, you cannot force a strict voltage on the CPU, but can apply an offset.
www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_b450_aorus_pro_review,19.html
Gigabyte’s B450 Aorus Pro attempts to offer a plethora of features for a comparatively low price point. In pure feature terms this motherboard is a success – there’s high quality Realtek ALC1220-based audio, quality Intel Gigabit networking, a pair of cooled M.2 slots and ample RGB lighting options both integrated into the motherboard and through expansion headers.
If a prospective buyer just wants to drop in an AMD Ryzen CPU with some XMP memory and get going the B450 Aorus Pro is a tempting proposition. It’s priced at such a level where Z370 motherboards simply cannot compete on features – they sacrifice the quality of the audio or networking, or are unable to integrated advanced features like RGB lighting, M.2 cooling and USB 3.1/Type-C.

Such a highly competitive level of features is not simply a result of AMD’s affordable B450 chipset, but a result of Gigabyte’s aggressive pricing strategy in the B450 market. Many B450 motherboards from rival vendors in the same price bracket do not offer all the features of the B450 Aorus Pro.

In summary, the Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro is a very generously equipped motherboard for the price so long as any prospective buyer is happy to run their CPU at stock or with a modest overclock – which potentially defeats the purpose of the B450 chipset supporting overclocking. Anyone seeking to apply significant overclocks and use higher voltages (beyond 1.3v) should consider looking elsewhere for a motherboard with a better VRM implementation.
www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/ryan-martin/gigabyte-b450-aorus-pro-motherboard-review/12/
I’ve not encountered any VRM issue despite having pushing the CPU to the limit beyond what most users would actually do. The board works great out of the box, comes with good set of features and is definitely of good value for money for builders on a budget.
-- As reviewed by GoldFries
www.techspot.com/products/motherboards/gigabyte-b450-aorus-pro.186845/
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#21
Caring1
Gigabyte clearly doesn't comprehend the meaning of the word Elite, when they place it mid range.
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#22
Parn
Metroid
yeah they look pretty nice, I would buy a b450 gigabyte board until I spent a week researching about which one to buy, looks can be deceiving ehhe

Check that video I posted above, that is just one source, i read various sources.
I thought your disappointment was to do with poor VRM design, or lack of key features on the gigabyte boards. But that's certainly not what was said in the video you posted.

I got my B450 Aorus M for £89. It packed all the features I needed at a very reasonable price. MSI might be a bit cheaper for the same feature set (I didn't check the price), but I wouldn't call gigabyte "a disappointment" for that.
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#23
Assimilator
B550 is DOA at these prices - $279 for a midrange chipset, you have gotta be kidding me. At least it will push X570 and B450 board prices down.
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#24
Metroid
Parn
I thought your disappointment was to do with poor VRM design, or lack of key features on the gigabyte boards. But that's certainly not what was said in the video you posted.

I got my B450 Aorus M for £89. It packed all the features I needed at a very reasonable price. MSI might be a bit cheaper for the same feature set (I didn't check the price), but I wouldn't call gigabyte "a disappointment" for that.
There are too many sources, this is another one.

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#25
Chloe Price
Let's hope that MSI's B550 boards are as good as their B450s. B550 will be my weapon of choice without a doubt.
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