MSI is adding a new motherboard to the MAG family of gaming products. The new MAG B550 Torpedo motherboard was “designed to be the best choice in its class” supporting up to an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X thanks to its extended heatsink and 10+2+1 power phase design.
Featuring the same military theme of other products in the MAG series, the ATX B550 Torpedo uses a 10 dual rail power system with “smart power stages” and a very capable heatsink. Additionally, it comes with an M.2 Shield Frozr to cool your PCIe Gen4 SSD unit, avoiding throttling issues.
This motherboard also supports PCIe Gen4 graphics card. Thanks to the Steel Armor PCIe slot, the PCIe signals from that interface are “strengthen and protected against electromagnetic interference”, offering an improved user experience. The rear I/O and internal USB-C connectors are capable of handling the latest USB-C devices, and the 2.5G LAN interface (Realtek 8125B) allows you to transfer data at higher speeds while also offering lower latencies. The pre-installed I/O shield is also a welcomed addition, making it easier to mount the motherboard on a system.
There are 3x internal USB 3.2 ports (2x Type-A and a Type-C) and 4x USB 2.0 ports. The rear I/O features 4x USB 3.2 ports (3x Type-A and a Type-C), 2x USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, a DisplayPort, and 5+ Optical S/PDIF powered by Realtek ALC1200 codec. The B550 Torpedo also supports 2-way AMD Crossfire, and up to 128GB (4x modules) of DDR4-5100 memory (OC). Additionally, there are 2x PCIe x16 interfaces, 2x PCIe x1 interfaces, 6x SATAIII ports, and 2x M.2 slots.
Pricing and availability details have not been shared yet, but you can learn more about this motherboard HERE.
KitGuru says: Are you interested in acquiring a B550 motherboard? Would you consider the MSI MAG B550 Torpedo motherboard?