AMD has announced its Zen 4 lineup, offering some of the best CPUs on the market. This does not mean that motherboard vendors have eliminated older processors. ASRock launches the company’s first all-white motherboard for pre-Zen 3 chips as his B550M Pro SE.
The B550M Pro SE isn’t ASRock’s first white motherboard. The company has signature models in the Aqua, Taichikarara and Steel Legend series. However, while these are typically black motherboards with white exteriors, his upcoming B550M Pro SE is a true white motherboard from PCB to top. Interestingly, ASRock would like to launch the brand’s first white motherboards with older chipsets instead of newer AMD 600 series chipsets. If I had to make an educated guess, ASRock would probably update his one of his existing B550 his motherboards along the lines of the B550M Pro4 or something, giving it a new white theme. Only
B550M Pro SE is a micro ATX motherboard with AM4 socket and B550 chipset. The AMD 500 series chipset supports Zen 3 and older processors, but due to BIOS chip capacity limitations, it cannot handle all processors. Nonetheless, the B550M Pro SE will at least feature the Ryzen 3000 (Matisse) and Ryzen 5000 (Vermeer) series of AMD’s mainstream desktop lineup, along with the Ryzen 3000G (Picasso), Ryzen 4000G (Renoir), and Ryzen 5000G (Cezanne). expected to support. The series seen from the APU side.
According to renderings of the B550M Pro SE (via) Hoang Anh Phu), the motherboard appears to have an 8-phase power delivery subsystem. The motherboard receives power through a standard 24-pin power connector and an 8-pin EPS connector. Four DDR4 memory slots support up to 128GB memory. Data rates will vary depending on which Ryzen processor you pair with your motherboard, but should exceed DDR4-4733 with the right chips.
You can see that the B550M Pro SE has two M.2 slots. Advertised as “Hyper M.2” by ASRock, the slot is compliant with the PCIe 4.0 x4 interface and supports his M.2 drives up to 80mm long. A secondary M.2 slot under the chipset should also support his SSD of the same length, but will be limited to lower speeds. Presumably, like many of ASRock’s other budget B550 motherboards, it will stick to PCIe 3.0 x2. There are four standard SATA III ports on B550M Pro SE.
Like other microATX motherboards, B550M Pro SE only has 3 expansion slots. Featuring reinforced steel, the primary expansion slot runs PCIe 4.0 x16, while the secondary expansion slot is limited to PCIe 3.0 x4. Logically, PCIe 4.0 support is only available on Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000 processors, while supported Ryzen APUs are still PCIe 3.0. This motherboard also provides a PCIe 3.0 x1 slot for less bandwidth-hungry devices.
The display outputs of B550M Pro SE include one HDMI 2.1 port and one DisplayPort 1.4 output. Zen 4 and earlier chips did not have integrated graphics, so a Ryzen APU is required to use these ports. As for connectivity, we find a PS/2 combo port and six USB ports. The angle of the rendering does not reveal the color coding of the USB ports, so speed cannot be accurately stated. However, we do see one Ethernet port and three 3.5mm audio jacks, presumably utilizing the Realtek audio codec.
ASRock already has the B550M Pro SE Korea Broadcasting Research Institute (RRA) So it shouldn’t be long before we have comprehensive specs and information on pricing and availability.