B450 AORUS ELITE (SOCKET AM4) DDR4 ATX MOTHERBOARD
The B450 chipset forms the centrepiece of the Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite 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 2667 MHz. Overclocking to higher frequencies is also an option, although the increase will depend on the motherboard.
THE FEATURES OF THE GIGABYTE B450 AORUS ELITE AT A GLANCE:
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16) for high-end graphics cards
4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 / 4x USB 2.0
1x M.2 slot PCIe 3.0 x4 (22110) / 6x SATA 6G
DDR4-RAM up to 3200 MHz via OC
1x HDMI / 1x DVI-D
RGB-LED lighting, controlled via Gigabyte RGB Fusion
THE FEATURES OF THE GIGABYTE B450 AORUS ELITE IN DETAIL:
The Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite ATX motherboard comes with a PCI-Express 3.0 slot running at x16 for graphics cards as well as a PCI-Express x16 slot running at x4. For additional expansion cards the motherboard offers two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots. The four RAM-slots support up to 64 GB DDR4-RAM clocked at up to 2933 MHz and can even be increased to up to 3200 MHz via overclocking.
An M.2 slot with PCIe connectivity is provided thanks to this board being AM4-based. M.2 SSDs that use the advanced NVM-Express protocol (NVMe) and that are connected via 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 slot has an integrated heatspreader and accepts M.2 drives up to 110 mm (22110).
The Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite comes with four 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports available through the internal USB header. Additionally there are also eight USB 2.0 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers). For CPUs with integrated graphics like AMD's Raven Ridge, an HDMI- as well as a DVI-D port are provided.