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MSI UNIFY-X AMD B550 Socket AM4 ATX DDR4 Motherboard by MSI


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Key Features

  • Supports AMD Ryzen™ 5000 & 3000 Series desktop processors (not compatible with AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G & Ryzen™ 3 3200G) and AMD Ryzen™ 4000 G-Series desktop processors
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, Dual Channel 5300(OC) MHz+ (MAX5800)
  • Quadruple M.2 Connectors: Maximum onboard 4x M.2 slots, support the latest Gen 4 solution with up to 64GB/s bandwidth for maximum transfer speed.
  • Extreme Power Design: Direct 14+2 phases with 90A Power Stage and dual CPU power connectors to unleash your true power.
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Aluminum Cover with additional choke thermal pad rated for 7W/mk and PCB with 2oz thickened copper are built for high-performance system and non-stop gaming experience.
  • 2.5G LAN with LAN Manager and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX Solution: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable, and fast network connection.
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2 with M.2 double-side Shield Frozr, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 GEN 2.
  • Flash BIOS Button with Optimized ClearCMOS Function: Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds. Restore the BIOS to the default settings without any additional actions.
  • Pre-installed I/O Shield: Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation.
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MASTER THE GAME
The MEG series seeks to transcend current gaming products, the flagship model designed to push the limits of what an extreme gaming series can be. Combining the strengths of our existing arsenal with new innovative technology; this results in significant improvements in operational and gaming efficiency. With the MEG series, take complete control of performance and personalization with the ultimate gaming series for enthusiasts who want it all.

THERMAL SOLUTION FOR MORE CORES AND HIGHER PERFORMANCE
With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.

DOUBLE SIDE M.2 SHIELD FROZR
World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, double side M.2 Shield Frozr is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.

FULLY CONTROLLABLE IN BIOS AND SOFTWARE
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you to check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.

OPTIMIZED FOR WATER COOLING
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 3 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.

DIRECT 14+2 POWER PHASES DESIGN
Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of direct 14+2 digital power phases. Combining dual power connectors and exclusive Core Boot technology, MEG series motherboard is ready for the challenge of high-end processors.

CORE BOOST
Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. This creates the perfect conditions for multi-core CPU while high-loading operation.

1-SECOND OVERCLOCKING!
MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.

MORE FOR PERFORMANCE
LOAD-LINE CALIBRATION

What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.

OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION
Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.

DIGITALL POWER DESIGN
A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.

SUPPLEMENTAL PCIE POWER CONNECTOR
The extra 6-pin PCI-E power connector provides dedicated power for PCI-E slots, augmenting the power provided by the 24-pin and the graphics card directly.

DIY STANDS SET
Unify series motherboard are aim to extreme power users, to provide the best user experience, the exclusive DIY Stands Set allow you to build a PC platform with ease. The DIY Stands Set even support fan installation with different scenario.

PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELD
Featuring the pre-installed IO shield, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports and also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.

BOOT UP GUARANTEED
Run into trouble when updating your BIOS or somehow corrupted it? Don’t worry, MSI motherboards offer 2 easy to use options to successfully boot your system again.

MORE USER FRIENDLY ENHANCEMENTS
XL CLIP

The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.

EZ DEBUG LED
Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.

DEBUG LED
Run into trouble? The digital LED display will display the startup sequence code so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.

EZ LED CONTROL
A built-in LED button on the motherboard to control your light effect. Turn on/off your light in a second!

PCB WITH 2OZ THICKENED COPPER
An enhanced PCB design with 2oz thickened copper increases conductivity, improving heat dissipation and performance reliability especially during overclocking.

FORTIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH PCI-E STEEL ARMOR
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage in games counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.

ULTIMATE MOTHERBOARD PROTECTION
Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.

LIGHTNING GEN 4 SUPPORT, READY 4 THE FUTURE !!!
MEG B550 UNIFY adopt tons of components, enhanced layout placement and PCB design dedicated for PCI-E Gen 4 solution, ensure the higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds stability, ready 4 the future!

LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2
Utilizing 3rd Gen Ryzen processors, MSI B550 motherboards feature latest Lightning Gen 4 M.2 which is the fastest onboard storage solution on the market with up to 64 Gb/s transfer speed.

FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE
MSI B550 motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.

OPTIMIZED STORAGE DESIGN
MEG B550 UNIFY series motherboard features exclusive onboard quadruple M.2 connectors for the maximum storage performance. The Industry leading design maximizes bandwidth to fully utilize high-end storage devices, provides multiple configurations for demanding gamers and power users.

EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.

A HUGE STEP OF DDR PERFORMANCE
MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. Compared to B450 motherboard memory A-XMP profile, MSI does have great improvement on performance and efficiency for B550 motherboards. Easy to enable A-XMP profile with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

EASY OVERCLOCKING WITH A-XMP PROFILE
The A-XMP in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

DRAGON CENTER
MSI brand new Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.

CLICK BIOS 5
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!

GAME BOOST
Quickly overclock your CPU with a single button for more performance.

A-XMP
Choose from a preset A-XMP profile and automatically overclock compatible DDR memory.

M-FLASH
Conveniently flash or upgrade the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility.

HARDWARE MONITOR
Get immediate access to your critical hardware information in real-time including temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage.

MEMORY TRY IT
Get extreme speed out of your system memory and get more performance.

SEARCH & FAVORITES
A permanent search & favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.

MSI APP PLAYER
Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.

HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK
2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.

SURFACING WITH THE REAL MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGY
The WIFI 6 adopts the latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies and could provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment. Comparing to the WIFI 5, which can only send the data packet to one device at a time on each channel, the WIFI 6 could combine the packet, separate to several devices and allow signals from the different devices bundled together. This new technology provides all the devices in the same network environment with same and harmonious traffic bandwidth in an efficient way.

OPTIMIZE ONLINE GAMING TRAFFIC FOR LOWER LATENCY!
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications for online games, giving you the best online gaming experience with low latency.

HIGH DEFINITION ALC1220 AUDIO PROCESSOR
Supports DSD Super Audio CD playback & recording (64x better than regular CD quality)

HIGH QUALITY AUDIO CAPACITORS
A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

GOLDEN AUDIO JACKS WITH S/PDIF
Keep your sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal

GET CLEARER ORDER WITH VOICE BOOST
Hear your teammates perfectly but still enjoy your audio. Voice Boost automatically reduces the game’s audio when teammates speak, and sets volume back when no one speaks.

ISOLATED AUDIO DESIGN
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

SEPARATED AUDIO LAYERS FOR CLEAN LEFT & RIGHT CHANNELS
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.

Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.

Specifications
FORM FACTOR ATX
SOCKET TYPE AM4
COMPATIBLE PROCESSORS AMD Ryzen 3, AMD Ryzen 5, AMD Ryzen 7, 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen 9
CHIPSET AMD B550
MEMORY STANDARD DDR4-SDRAM
MEMORY SLOTS 2

Supports DDR4 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200 MHz by JEDEC
AMD Ryzen 4000 G-Series processors support DDR4 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 3600/ 3733/ 3866/ 4000/ 4133/ 4266/ 4400/ 4533/ 4600/ 4733/ 4800/ 5000/ 5100/ 5300+ (Max. 5800) MHz by A-XMP OC MODE
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors supports DDR4 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 3600/ 3733/ 3866/ 4000/ 4133/ 4266/ 4400/ 4533/ 4600/ 4733/ 4800/ 4866/ 5000/ 5100+ MHz by A-XMP OC MODE
AMD Ryzen 4000 G-Series processors
1DPC 1R max speed 5300 MHz (QVL), Max. 5800 MHz
1DPC 2R max speed 4266 MHz (QVL), Max. 4600 MHz
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors
1DPC 1R max speed 5100 MHz (QVL), Max. 5300 MHz
1DPC 2R max speed 4260 MHz (QVL)
MEMORY CHANNELS Dual-channel

Supports non-ECC UDIMM memory
Supports ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)
MAXIMUM INTERNAL MEMORY 64GB
PORTS 3 x USB3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A
1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C
1 x Ethernet LAN RJ-45
1 x WiFi-AP antenna jack
1 x HDMI
4 x USB2.0
1 x PS/2
ETHERNET 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
ONBOARD USB 2.0 2 x USB2.0 connectors
ONBOARD USB 3.1 1 x USB3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1)
1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 (3.1 Gen 2)
M.2 SLOTS 4
SATA III CONNECTORS 6
FRONT PANEL AUDIO Front panel audio connector
MAIN POWER CONNECTOR 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
2x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
CPU FAN CONNECTOR 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
4 PIN FAN CONNECTORS 6x 4-pin system fan connectors

1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
TPM 1 x TPM connector
RGB LED HEADER 1x 4-pin RGB LED connectors
2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors
1x 3-pin CORSAIR LED connector
AUDIO CHIPSET Realtek ALC1220P
AUDIO CHANNELS 7.1 channels
PCI EXPRESS X1 2 x PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots
PCI EXPRESS X16 1 x PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots
RAID 0,1,10
CROSSFIRE 2-Way CrossFireX
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows 10 x64
BLUETOOTH Bluetooth 5.1
WIFI Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
LAN controller: Realtek RTL8125B
RESOLUTION 4096 x 2160 pixels
CHASSIS INTRUSION CONNECTOR 1 x Chassis intrusion connector
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