Friday, December 4th 2020

BIOSTAR Rolls Out B550M-Silver Motherboard

BIOSTAR today rolled out the B550M-Silver, a Socket AM4 motherboard in the Micro-ATX form-factor, based on the AMD B550 chipset. The board comes with out-of-the-box support for the latest Ryzen 5000 "Vermeer" processors, in addition to Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" and Ryzen 3000 "Matisse." It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, conditioning it for the CPU with a 10-phase VRM that comes with heatsinks across all CPU VRM phases. Expansions slots on the BIOSTAR B550M-Silver include one PCI-Express 4.0 x16, a PCI-Express x16 (electrical gen 3.0 x4 and wired to the B550 chipset), and a PCIe 3.0 x1.

Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gbps ports, and two M.2-2280 slots, from which one has PCI-Express 4.0 x4 wiring to the CPU socket; and the other PCI-Express 3.0 x4, wired to the B550 chipset. USB connectivity includes two 10 Gbps USB 3.2 ports on the rear panel (from which one is type-C), four 5 Gbps USB 3.2 ports (from which two are via headers), and six USB 2.0 ports (two on the rear panel, four via headers). Networking includes a 2.5 GbE wired interface handled by a Realtek 8125B controller, and preparation for a WLAN module (an M.2 E-key slot and mounts for antennas are provided), although one isn't included with the board. The onboard 6-channel HD audio solution is handled by a Realtek ALC1150 CODEC. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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5 Comments on BIOSTAR Rolls Out B550M-Silver Motherboard

#1
Fouquin
Alright Biostar, okay. You're starting to get back on the right track with these designs. If this shares its VRM with the other mATX board you released it's going to be a crappy overclocker, but this isn't too bad overall for mATX AM4.
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#2
Dammeron
If only it had USB C front header, that would be a good board. So close, yet so far.
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#3
Caring1
Silver must refer to 2nd tier product, I'll wait for the Gold or Platinum to appear.
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#4
DeathtoGnomes
Caring1
Silver must refer to 2nd tier product, I'll wait for the Gold or Platinum to appear.
Shame, that silver is only plasticized chrome paint. Would have been better if they used 'Silver' as a quality tier description only.
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Ghostline91
Looks awesome, hope to see it available in the states soon. Want to do a new build for christmas but is it a bad time now to do a new pc?
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