The B450 chipset forms the centrepiece of the MSI B450 Gaming Plus AC 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 2.933 MHz. Overclocking to higher frequencies is also an option, although the increase will depend on the motherboard.
THE FEATURES OF THE MSI B450 GAMING PLUS AC AT A GLANCE:
- 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16) for high-end graphics cards
- 2x USB 3.1 Type A / 4x USB 3.0 / 6x USB 2.0
- 1x M.2 slot PCIe 3.0 x4 (2280)/ 4x SATA 6G
- DDR4-RAM up to 3.200 MHz via OC
- Integrated WiFi/BT module & Gigabit LAN
- 1x HDMI / 1x DisplayPort
THE FEATURES OF THE MSI B450 GAMING PLUS AC IN DETAIL:
The MSI B450 Gaming Plus AC ATX motherboard comes with one PCI-Express 3.0 slot with full x16 connectivity for graphics cards. For additional expansion cards the motherboard offers four PCIe x1 slots. The four RAM slots support up to 64 GB DDR4-RAM clocked at up to 2.933 MHz and this can be increased via OC to up to 3.200 MHz.
An M.2 slot with PCIe connectivity is available thanks to this being an AM4 motherboard. M.2 SSDs that use the advanced NVM-Express protocol (NVMe) and that have four PCI-Express 3.0 lanes are up to eight times as fast as SATA 6G hard drives and support data transfer rates of up to 32 Gbit/s.
The MSI B450 Gaming Plus AC has an I/O panel with two USB 3.1 Type A connections. Moreover the rear of the board provides another two from a total of four USB 3.0 Type A ports and two of a total of six USB 2.0 ports. The other connections are located internally. For CPUs with integrated graphics such as AMD's Raven Ridge an HDMI- and DVI-D port are available. The motherboard includes two headers for static RGB elements. The board additionally provides two 4-pin PWM headers for fans.