MSI MAG B550-I GAMING EDGE MAX WIFI Motherboard Review
Today we have the opportunity to review an AMD B550 chipset base ITX form factor AM4 motherboard from MSI, the MSI MAG B550-I GAMING EDGE MAX WIFI AMD Motherboard. MSI MAG B550-I Gaming Edge Max Wifi is a feature packed ITX form-factor motherboard to handle AMD RYZEN 5000 Desktop CPU as well as 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you're a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.
Now let's see what MSI MAG B550-I Gaming board have for us.
- Supports AMD Ryzen 5000 & 3000 Series desktop processors (not compatible with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G & Ryzen 3 3200G) and AMD Ryzen 4000 G-Series desktop processors
- Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4600(OC) MHz
- Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps and Front USB Type-C connector
- Enhanced Power Design: 8+2+1 Digital Power Design with Dr.MOS 60A, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost
- Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design, M.2 Shield Frozr and 8 layer PCB with 2oz Thickened Copper are built for high performance system and non-stop gaming experience
- 2.5G LAN with LAN Manager and Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX Solution: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection
- HDMI 2.1: Support 4K display with up to 4096x2160@60Hz
- Pre-installed I/O Shielding: Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation
- Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
HIGH SPEED TRANSMISSION
PREMIUM THERMAL SOLITION
8 + 2 +1 DIGITAL POWER SYSTEM Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with digital CPU power system. Combining exclusive Core Boost technology, MPG series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy gaming loadings.
CORE BOOST - Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. This creates the perfect conditions for multi-core CPU while high-loading operation..
PRE-INSTALLED IO SHIELDING - Featuring the pre-installed IO shielding, makes your installation process easier and safer. The patent-pending design protect your IO ports and also prevent electrostatic discharge damage, makes your motherboard a strong gaming foundation.
EASY BIOS RECOVERY WITH FLASH BIOS BUTTON - Run into trouble when updating your BIOS? Simply flash the old BIOS version back and continue gaming within minutes with Flash BIOS Button. Flash BIOS Button even works without a CPU, memory or graphics card installed!
MORE USER FRIENDLY ENHANCEMENTS
LIGHTNING GEN 4 M.2
FAST AND FUTURE-READY STORAGE - MSI B550 motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.
EXTREME STABILITY & COMPATIBILITY TESTING - MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.
HIGH-BANDWIDTH AND LOW-LATENCY NETWORK - 2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.
SURFACING WITH THE REAL MU-MIMO TECHNOLOGY- The WIFI 6 adopts the latest OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies and could provide up to 4X network capacity and efficiency in the high signal density environment. Comparing to the WIFI 5, which can only send the data packet to one device at a time on each channel, the WIFI 6 could combine the packet, separate to several devices and allow signals from the different devices bundled together. This new technology provides all the devices in the same network environment with same and harmonious traffic bandwidth in an efficient way.
BOOST YOUR GAME EXPERIENCE WITH USB 3.2 GEN 2- Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI MPG series motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering 10Gbps transferring speed by both USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C.
MSI CENTER- MSI brand new MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.
Board comes in a nice black-red MSI MAG theme cardboard box with model number, image of the board and details about supporting technology and features.
Inside the box
MAG B550-I Gaming comes with very nice set of accessories :
Board made with a black PCB of size 6.7 inch x 6.7 inch ( 17 cm x 17 cm ) Mini ITX Form Factor. The MPG series brings out the best in gamers by allowing full expression in color with advanced RGB lighting control and synchronization. Experiment on another level of personalization with a front LED strip that provides convenient in-game and real time notifications. With the MPG series, transform your equipment into the center of attention and top leaderboards in style.
||AMD Ryzen 9 3950x
||MSI MAG B550-I Gaminf
||2 X 8GB Corsair 3000 DDR$
||MSI SPATIUM M390 nvme
||MSI RX 6600 XT
||MSI K360 AIO Liquid Cooling
||MSI A850GF PSU
||Windows 11 Pro
Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.
- Features Packed ITX board
- WiFi 6
- Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet
- PCIe 4.0
- ARGB LED header
- Nice Audio
- MSI Center
- Easy Overclocking
- USB 3.1 Gen2 connectivity
- Silent M.2 active cooling
The MSI MAG B550-I GAMING EDGE MAX WIFI AMD Motherboard is a feature packed ITX motherboard, offers feature-sets usually found in the higher-end ATX motherboards.
MSI MAG B550-I GAMING EDGE MAX WIFI is great designed motherboard for mainstream and gamers with USB 3.1 Gen2 connectivity, 2.5Giga LAN, ARGB header onboard and more.
With superb VRM design we were easily able to overclock AMD Ryzen-9 3950X CPU upto 4.3Ghz and With the MSI Center App offers single platform for handling of not only all of the motherboard features as well as other MSI products installed along, gives a completely immersive pc experience in a single app.
Finally, considering the robust power delivery, lot of features and effective cooling on-board, the MSI MAG B550-I GAMING EDGE MAX WIFI AMD Motherboard is the best option for compact gaming build and is worthy our PC TeK Reviews EXCELLENCE Award.