Excited about the upcoming GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WiFi motherboard? It’s not the only AMD B450 motherboard we saw at .Computex 2018. Let’s take a look at two upcoming MSI B450 motherboard models – the MSI B450 Tomahawk and the MSI B450A-Pro!
Find out if these are the AMD B450 motherboards to pair with your 2nd Gen Ryzen processor!
AMD B450 Chipset
The GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI motherboard is based on the upcoming AMD B450 chipset slated to launch in July 2018.
The AMD B450 motherboard is an improved version of the B350 chipset, featuring better memory routing and optimised VRM and power layouts, delivering lower idle power. It will also come with AMD StoreMI – a free OEM licensed copy of Enmotus FuzeDrive Basic.
The MSI B450A-Pro + MSI B450 Tomahawk Preview
Both the MSI B450 Tomahawk and MSI B450A-Pro are full-sized ATX motherboards. They both have common features like :
- a 4+2 power phase design
- four DDR4 memory slots that support speeds of up to 2933 MHz (with 2nd Gen Ryzen processor)
- two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, albeit only the main one have full x16 performance
- one M.2 slot (up to 110 mm) and six SATA ports
- one free AMD StoreMI license
The MSI B450 Tomahawk is a bit more expensive at $150 / €128 / RM 600. It has 26% larger heatsinks, that MSI claims will reduce temperature by 10 °C. It comes with a USB-C port, three PCI Express x1 slots, and DVI and HDMI ports (for use with Ryzen desktop APUs).
The.MSI B450A-Pro is cheaper at $100 / €85 / RM 400, but lacks an I/O cover and a USB-C port. It comes with four PCI Express x1 slots, and VGA, DVI and HDMI ports (for use with Ryzen desktop APUs).
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