ASUS TUF GAMING B550-PLUS

TUF Gaming B550-Plus distills essential elements of the latest AMD platform and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive set of cooling options, this motherboard delivers rock-solid performance with unwavering gaming stability.

When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.

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Description

ROCK-SOLID PERFORMANCE

With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs, plus support for faster memory and storage, TUF Gaming B550-Plus is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.

Power Design

DRMOS

The onboard VRM of TUF Gaming B550-Plus utilizes 8+2 DrMOS power stages that combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors demand.

EASY PC DIY

TUF Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want — even for first-time builders. The TUF Gaming Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software offers full control of system settings via a single dashboard. TUF Gaming motherboards give you everything you need to build your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.

Build with confidence

TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger.

IMMERSIVE GAMING

TUF Gaming B550-Plus provides a complete, high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.

EXCLUSIVE 2.5 GIGABIT ETHERNET

2.5G on-board Ethernet kicks your LAN connection up a notch with an up to 2.5X bandwidth improvement. Using your existing LAN cable, you can take advantage this networking upgrade to experience smoother, lag-free gaming, immediately stream high-resolution videos and enjoy faster file transfers.

M.2 Slot (key E) for Wi-Fi module

TUF Gaming B550-Plus comes along with an M.2 (Key E) slot which gives you the flexibility to upgrade your networking solution by installing an M.2 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module.

Turbo LAN

NETWORK-OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE FOR CUSTOMIZABLE PACKET PRIORITIZATION

Turbo LAN is a network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization. With cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology, it allows you to configure application priority via an intuitive interface, and reduces network lag.

 

Tech Specs

CPU

AMD AM4 Socket for AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 5000 G-Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors *
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

Chipset

AMD B550

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 128GB, DDR4 4866(O.C)/4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4466(O.C.)/4400(O.C)/4333(O.C.)/4266(O.C.)/4200(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3733(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3400(O.C.)/3333(O.C.)/3200/3000/2933/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz Un-buffered Memory *
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
ECC Memory (ECC mode) support varies by CPU.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists), and memory frequency support depends on the CPU types.

Graphic

1  x DisplayPort 1.2
1  x HDMI 2.1([email protected])
*Graphics specifications may vary between CPU types.

Multi-GPU Support

Supports AMD 2-Way CrossFireX Technology

Expansion Slots

AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors
1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16 mode)
AMD Ryzen™ 5000 G-Series/ 4000 G-Series Desktop Processors
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode)
AMD B550 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
* Support PCIe bifurcation for RAID on CPU function.

Storage

Total supports 2 x M.2 slot(s) and 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support(SATA & PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
AMD Ryzen™ 5000 G-Series/ 4000 G-Series Desktop Processors :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support
AMD B550 Chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, Type 2242/2260/2280/22110(PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes) storage devices support*2
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),
Support Raid 0, 1, 10

LAN

Realtek RTL8125B 2.5Gb Ethernet
TUF LANGuard

Wireless Data Network

M.2 slot only (Key E) (Support PCIe interface)*
*Wi-Fi module is sold separately.

Audio

Realtek ALC S1200A 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking, up to 24-Bit/192kHz playback
Audio Feature :
– Exclusive DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets.
– Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
– Audio cover
– Audio Shielding
– Dedicated audio PCB layers
– Premium Japanese audio capacitors
– Unique de-pop circuit

USB Ports

Rear USB Port ( Total 8  )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port(s)(1 x Type-A +1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)( x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)( x Type-A)
Front USB Port ( Total 6  )
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)(2 x Type-A)
4 x USB 2.0 port(s)(4 x Type-A)

Software Features

ASUS Exclusive Software
Armoury Crate
– Aura Creator
– Aura Sync
– AI Noise Cancelling Microphone
AI Suite 3
– Performance And Power Saving Utility
TurboV EVO
EPU
Digi+ VRM
Fan Xpert 4
– EZ update
TUF GAMING CPU-Z
AI Charger
ASUS Turbo LAN
DAEMON Tools
DTS Custom for GAMING Headsets
Norton Anti-virus software (Free Trial for 60 days)
WinRAR
UEFI BIOS
ASUS EZ DIY
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 3
– ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

ASUS Special Features

ASUS TUF PROTECTION
– ASUS DIGI+ VRM (Digital power design with Dr. MOS)
– ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection
– ASUS ESD Guards
– TUF LANGuard
– ASUS Overvoltage Protection
– ASUS SafeSlot
– ASUS Stainless-Steel Back I/O
ASUS Q-Design
– ASUS Q-DIMM
– ASUS Q-LED (CPU [red], DRAM [yellow], VGA [white], Boot Device [yellow green])
– ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Thermal Solution
– Aluminum M.2 heatsink
ASUS EZ DIY
– BIOS FlashBack™ button
– BIOS FlashBack™ LED
– Procool
AURA Sync
– Standard RGB headers
– Addressable Gen 2 RGB header

Back I/O Ports

1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (2.5G) port(s)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (teal blue) (1 x Type-A+1 x USB Type-C®)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue) Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS FlashBack)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jack(s)
1 x BIOS FlashBack Button(s)

Internal I/O Ports

1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x AIO_PUMP connector
2 x Aura RGB Strip Headers
1 x Addressable Gen 2 header(s)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support(SATA & PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module
1 x SPI TPM header
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x Thunderbolt header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x System panel connector
1 x COM port header

Accessories

User´s manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x TUF Gaming Sticker
1 x TUF Certification card(s)
1 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
1 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)

BIOS

256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PXE

Operating System

Windows® 10 64-bit

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12  inch x 9.6  inch ( 30.5  cm x 24.4  cm )

Note

*1 PCIE 3.0 X16_2 runs x1 mode when any of the PCIe 3.0 x1 slots is occupied.
*2 M2_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. When M.2_2 is populated, SATA6G_56 will be disabled.