The B450 chipset forms the centrepiece of the Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro motherboard and has been specially developed and optimised for 2000- series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen CPUs. B450 motherboards support all features of 2nd gen Ryzen processors, such as the AMD's new XFR2 overclocking. Additionally, the motherboards support up to 64 GB of RAM with a guaranteed clock frequency of 2.667 Megahertz. Overclocking to higher frequencies is also an option, although the increase will depend on the motherboard.
THE FEATURES OF THE GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO AT A GLANCE:
- 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16) for high-end graphics cards
- 2x USB 3.1 (1x Type C & 1x Type A) / 6x USB 3.0 / 4x USB 2.0
- 2x M.2 slot PCIe 3.0 x4 (22110 & 2280) / 4x SATA 6G
- DDR4-RAM up to 3.466 MHz via OC 1x HDMI / 1x DVI-D / 1x VGA
- RGB-LED lighting, controlled via Gigabyte RGB Fusion
THE FEATURES OF THE GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO IN DETAIL:
The Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro ATX motherboard comes with a PCI-Express 3.0 slot with full x16 connectivity for graphics cards as well as a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot with x4. For additional expansion cards the motherboard comes with a further PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot with 1x and finally a short PCIe 2.0 x1 slot. The four RAM slots support up to 64 GB DDR4-RAM with a clock frequency of up to 2.667 MHz and this can be increased to up to 3.200 MHz with overclocking.
Two M.2 slots with PCIe connectivity are provided thanks to the board being AM4. M.2 SSDs that use the advanced NVM-Express protocol (NVMe) and that have a connection with four PCI-Express 3.0 lanes are up to eight times as fast as SATA 6G hard drives while supporting data transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbit/s. Both slots have an integrated heatspreader. One accepts drives up to 110 mm (22110), the other supports smaller 2280 M.2 drives.
The Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro comes with four USB 3.0 Type A ports. For CPUs that have integrated graphics such as AMD's Raven Ridge, the board offers an HDMI port in addition to DVI-D- and VGA outputs.
The motherboard comes with several headers for RGB elements and a 4-pin header for select boxed coolers from AMD. Furthermore there is also a 5-pin connector for static RGB elements as well as two digitally addressable 3-pin connectors, their power delivery can be adjusted to between 5V and 12V via jumper. RGB lighting connected to these ports can also be controlled by means of Gigabyte's RGB Fusion software, just like the RGB-LED lighting on the motherboard itself. Additionally, there are four 4-pin PWM slots for fans available.