ASUS ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WiFi AMD Motherboard

  • Part Number: 90MB17B0-M0EAY0
  • Manufacturer: ASUS
  • Quickfind Code: 135696

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£219.99 ex. vat
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Product Features:
  • Condition: New
  • Socket Type AM4
  • Chipset B550
  • Form Factor ATX
  • Memory Type DDR4
  • CPU Type AMD
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Product Description

ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCI Express® 4.0 interface. The flagship of the B550 motherboard range, ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI, offers robust power delivery and effective cooling, making it well-equipped to handle the popular 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ and the latest AMD Ryzen™ 5000 (Zen 3 architecture) processors.

Unleash Unlimited Performance

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI provides robust power delivery and comprehensive cooling to handle the latest Ryzen processors. It also supports faster memory and superfast high-capacity storage, providing everything you need to create a PC that's ready to play in the big leagues.

PCIe 4.0-Ready

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI features two onboard M.2 slots, one of which supports the latest PCIe 4.0 standard to provide maximum storage flexibility and the fastest data speeds available via the latest AMD Ryzen processors. Both M.2 slots support up to the type 22110 socket and NVM Express® RAID for a performance boost.

Hyper M.2 X16 Gen 4 Card

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI is also suited for work. In addition to the two onboard M.2 slots, the Hyper M.2 Gen 4 card offers four more M.2 slots for superfast high-capacity data storage. 

Custom Delta Superflo Fan DELTA

A custom-made low-noise fan efficiently cools the area around the VRM by up to 9° C to give you more overclocking headroom, and it can be turned on or off via the UEFI BIOS. To ensure longevity, the fan utilizes durable bearings with an impressive 60,000-hour L10* lifespan.

* L10 bearing life is a standard metric that specifies the number of hours that 90% of the bearings are expected to still be functioning normally.

I/O Shroud and MOS Heatsink with L-shaped Heatpipe

An L-shaped heatpipe allows for rapid and even heat transfer, while the MOS heatsink provides a large contact area for the MOSFETs and chokes. Together with the aluminum I/O shroud, it offers effective cooling.

Thermal Pads

Helps transfer heat from inductor and phase array to heatsink.

Cooler by Design

ROG Strix B550 series features the most comprehensive cooling options ever, configurable via Fan Xpert 4 or the UEFI BIOS.

Power Design

Digital power control and an array of power stages ensure ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI has the muscle to control the latest AMD processors.

Teamed Power Stages

The power stages are each rated to handle 90 amperes to provide stable performance for current and future Ryzen processors.

6-Layer PCB

The 6-layer PCB used in ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI includes 2-ounce thickened copper and mid-loss PCB materials for better heat dissipation and more stable performance.

Alloy Choke & Capacitor

Superior chokes and durable capacitors are engineered to resist extreme temperatures and provide up to 110% better performance than the industry standard.

Digi+ Power Control

ASUS Digi+ Power Control is an innovative set of controllers for digital VRM and DRAM voltage. These controllers offer ultra-precise memory and voltage tuning for optimal system efficiency, stability and performance.

Procool Power Connector

The ProCool socket is built to exacting specifications to ensure flush contact with the PSU power lines, enabling lower impedance and better heat dissipation.

DDR4 OC 5100 MHz

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI supports up to 128 GB DDR4 memory across four slots. OptiMem II technology improves trace layout to significantly reduce vias and crosstalk to enhance memory stability and compatibility, giving memory kits higher frequency margins.

Advance Your Gaming Immersion

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI provides the latest connectivity options for supersmooth networking and blisteringly fast file transfers. Audio enhancements give you a massive advantage, allowing you to pick up on the subtlest of cues for a completely immersive gaming experience.

WiFi 6 (802.11 ax)

Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) supports ultrafast wireless-networking speeds, improved capacity and better performance in dense wireless environments, providing exceptional online gaming experiences. Pair your motherboard with ASUS WiFi 6 routers to fully experience the networking potential of WiFi 6.

Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet

Onboard 2.5 Gb Ethernet gives your wired connection a boost, with speeds that are 2.5 times faster than standard Ethernet connections for speedy file transfers, lag-free gaming, and high-res video streaming.

SupremeFX

Built-in ROG SupremeFX audio technology ensures pristine audio for ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI. Along with ensuring a flat frequency response for a neutral, detailed sound signature, it offers two front-panel outputs driven by op amps that deliver high-quality audio to gaming headsets.

Audio USB Type-C®

A dedicated Audio USB Type-C® port on ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI has an S210 integrated chip that automatically determines audio signal type, while a bundled USB Type C-to-3.5 mm adapter ensures compatibility with various headsets and headphones.

AI Noise-Canceling

ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Microphone software is exclusively featured on ROG Strix motherboards and supports 3.5 mm, USB, or Bluetooth® headsets. The utility leverages a massive deep-learning database to preserve the sound of your voice while eliminating distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks, and other forms of environmental noise. And it only places a slight load on the CPU, ensuring minimal impact on gaming performance.

Sonic Studio III

Sonic Studio supports HRTF-based (head-related transfer function*) virtual surround for VR headsets, casting an immersive aural landscape that draws you deeper into the action. The intuitive Sonic Studio interface also offers a range of EQ options and one-click presets, allowing you to tailor acoustics to suit personal preferences or the characteristics of your headset.

DTS: Sound Unbound

ROG Strix B550 series motherboards are pre-loaded with the DTS® Sound Unbound™ app that envelops you in audio as never before, conjuring whole new levels of immersion for extraordinary gaming and entertainment experiences. By leveraging Windows Sonic spatial technology, DTS Sound Unbound delivers audio in a virtual 3D space — putting you right in the middle of the soundscape, where you can sense the location and direction of every gunshot, footstep or other sound in your virtual environment.

* DTS Sound Unbound requires in-game support. Check with game developers for supported titles.

Play Your Own Style

The cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics of ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI are accentuated by the bold slashes and cybertext. By pairing your rig with other products from the diverse ROG ecosystem, you can create a fully customized gaming setup that reflects your personal style.

UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX

ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WIFI embodies the ROG spirit with eye-catching aesthetics. Parallel strakes cutting across the upper-left to the bottom-right of the board add a ferocious look, while embedded Aura RGB LEDs illuminate the aluminum I/O shroud and Strix logo. The LEDs can be synced with other Aura-compatible hardware for a unified look. These new design features move ROG Strix boldly into the future, while clearly reflecting the series' gaming roots.

OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION

ROG Strix motherboards deliver sterling performance and superior aesthetics to outshine the competition. They also feature built-in ASUS Aura technology that enables full RGB lighting control and a variety of presets for embedded RGB LEDs as well as lighting strips connected to onboard RGB headers. In addition, all lighting can be easily synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable ASUS hardware.

Pre-mounted I/O shield

Patented I/O shield is finished in sleek matte black and comes pre-mounted to make it easy to install on the motherboard.

Q-Code

Diagnostic codes provide a quick reference to help resolve common installation or component issues.

FlexKey

Front-panel header allows customization of the front-panel chassis reset button, providing options for quick access to Aura lighting controls, DirectKey, or system reset.

BIOS FlashBack™

Users can place a BIOS file onto a FAT32-formatted USB drive and simply plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press a button to update the (UEFI) BIOS. Updates can be made even if memory or CPU aren't present.

CERTIFIED COMPATIBILITY

ROG Strix motherboards undergo an extensive certification program to ensure the very best compatibility with the widest range of components and devices. For a smooth build process, refer to our list of guaranteed-compatible components. To help with memory upgrades, the list also includes a dedicated Qualified Vendor list (QVL).

The ROG Strix Ecosystem Awaits

Level up your game with ROG Strix. Enjoy complementary aesthetics, control and compatibility across AIO coolers, cases, peripherals, and much more! ROG offers more choices than any other brand.

ROG Gives You More

ROG-exclusive software utilities deliver intuitive audio tuning and gaming enhancements that allow you to configure your gaming build the way you want.

5-Way Optimization

Take care of complex tuning with just one click. ASUS 5-Way Optimization is a system-wide tuning utility that overclocks the processor and tunes fan speeds to ensure the best balance between cooling and acoustics.

AI Networking

The proprietary ROG GameFirst VI utility is designed to help all users — beginners, experts, and everyone in between — optimize network settings to ensure smooth online gameplay. New to this generation, GameFirst VI features AI-enhanced identification and boost technology to ensure faster and smarter network optimization.

Armoury Crate

Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products, making it easy to tune the look and feel of your system. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for compatible devices and synchronize them with Aura Sync to create a unified lighting scheme across your system. You can also use Armoury Crate to download the user manual, drivers and software. In addition, Armoury Crate features a dedicated product registration page as well as a news feed to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.

*Windows 10 required for full Aura Sync functionality within Armoury Crate. For Windows 8 and earlier versions, standalone Aura Sync software is available for free download from the product support site. 

RAMCache III

RAMCache lll software turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times. Fully compatible with the latest NVM Express® storage options, its uniquely intelligent technology effectively caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds.

Main Features

  • AM4 socket: Ready for Ryzen 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors
  • Best gaming connectivity: PCIe 4.0-ready, two onboard M.2 slots and four additional M.2 slots on the bundled ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Gen 4 Card, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C plus HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.2 output
  • Robust power solution: 14+2 power stages with ProCool power connector, high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors
  • Comprehensive cooling: Actively cooled VRM heatsinks with L-shaped heatpipe and integrated aluminum I/O cover, plus dedicated M.2 heatsinks
  • Superfast networking: Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Intel© 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Intuitive software: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS and ASUS AI Networking make it easy to configure gaming builds
  • DIY-friendly design: Includes pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack, Q-Code and FlexKey
  • Unmatched personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including Aura RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: Audio USB Type-C, AI Noise-Canceling Microphone, SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS Sound Unbound and Sonic Studio III for immersive audio
Technical Specification

ASUS ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WiFi AMD Motherboard

CPU

CPU SocketSocket AM4
CPU BrandAMD
Installed Processors (Max)0 (1)
Supported Processor ManufacturerAMD
Supported ProcessorsAMD Ryzen 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors
64-bit SupportYes
SocketAM4

Rear Panel I/O Ports

USB Ports1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
2 x USB 3.1 Type-A
1 x USB 2.0 Type-C
5 x USB 2.0 Type-A
DisplayPorts1 x DisplayPort 1.2
HDMI Port1 x HDMI 2.1
RJ-45 Ports1 x RJ-45
Audio Line In Ports1 x 3.5mm Jack
Audio Line Out Ports3 x 3.5mm Jacks
Microphone In Port1 x 3.5mm Jack
Antenna Connector(s)2 x SMA Antenna

Internal I/O Connectors

SATA Connectors6 x SATA III
USB Connectors1 x USB 3.1 header (supports 1 Type-C port)
1 x USB 3.0 header (supports 2 ports)
2 x USB 2.0 headers (supports 4 ports)
Cooling Fan Support1 x CPU fan header
1 x CPU_OPT fan header
1 x AIO_PUMP header
3 x Chassis fan headers
Thunderbolt Port(s)1 x Thunderbolt header
Power Connector Port1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin EPS
1 x 4-pin EPS
Other Connectors2 x M.2, Socket 3, M Key (Type 2242/2260/2280/22110)
2 x 3-pin ARGB headers
2 x 4-pin RGB headers
1 x Thermal Sensor header

Memory

Memory Bus Speed5100(O.C)/4800(O.C.)/4600(O.C)/4400(O.C)/4266(O.C.)/4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3866(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/3466(O.C.)/3200/3000/2800/2666/2400/2133 MHz
Memory TypeDDR4
Maximum RAM128 GB
Memory Slot4 x DIMM

Motherboard

Chipset ManufacturerAMD
NorthbridgeB550
RAID SupportedYes
RAID FormatRAID 0, 1, 10
SATA SupportedYes

Expansion

Number of PCI Express Slots2 x PCI Express 4.0 x16 (@ x16 or x8/x8)
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (@ x4)
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1

Graphics Device

Integrated Graphics SupportedYes

Sound

Integrated SoundROG Supreme S1220A

Warranty

Warranty3 Years

Network

Integrated NetworkIntel I225-V
Network Speeds SupportedUp to 2.5 Gbps
Wireless LANYes (802.11ax)
Wireless Network SpeedUp to 2.4 Gbps
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version5.0

System Requirements

Operating Systems SupportedMicrosoft Windows 10 64-bit

System

BIOS256 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS
Jumpers1 x Clear CMOS
Software Included (may be trial or restricted)Yes
DriversYes
SLi/Crossfire FeaturesSupports NVIDIA 2-Way SLI Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX Technology

Physical

Form FactorATX Motherboard
In The BoxROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING WIFI Motherboard
Userïs manual
4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Supporting DVD
1 x ROG Strix stickers
1 x Cable ties pack(s)
1 x Extension Cable for RGB strips (80 cm)
1 x Extension cable for Addressable LED
1 x ROG Thank you card
1 x Wi-Fi moving antenna
5 x M.2 SSD screw package(s)
3 x M.2 Rubber Package(s)
1 x ROG audio USB Type-C© cable
1 ROG key chain
1 x Hyper M.2 x16 Gen 4 Card
Width305 mm
Length244 mm

Key Features

WiFi Speed2400 Mbps
USB 3.1 SupportYes
Internal USB3.0 HeaderYes
M.2 SupportYes
On-board RGB ControlASUS Aura Sync
Memory Speed5100 MHz
RGB Header Type3-Pin ARGB
Addressable RGBYes
Internal USB Type-C HeaderYes
FirewireNo
Wireless NetworkYes
Memory ChannelDual
On-board Audio Type7.1
Number of SATA Ports6 port(s)
Number of USB Ports8 port(s)
SATA III SupportYes
USB 3.0 SupportYes
Multi GPU SupportBoth
VGA ConnectionNo
DVI ConnectionNo
HDMI ConnectionYes
DisplayPort ConnectionYes
Motherboard Form FactorATX
Motherboard Power Connectors4 + 8-Pin
Motherboard ChipsetAMD B550
ThunderboltNo
Motherboard ModelASUS ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WiFi

Item Details

ManufacturerASUS
Manufacturer Code90MB17B0-M0EAY0
Alternative Part NumberROG STRIX B550-XE GAMING WIFI
EAN4718017964883
ConditionNew

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