Gigabyte Cheat Sheet Shows B550 Aorus Motherboard Pricing running upwards to $279

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  1. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    I don't see how that is possible because they wouldn't want to alienate their customers by offering what is supposed to be a cheaper motherboard better features that an x570 would. That makes no sense what so ever just like have 3 m.2 ports don't make any sense.
     
  2. ManofGod

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    Yet they do, at least from what I am seeing in the image posted at the beginning of this thread. I personally want a B550 board to replace my X370 Taichi, just because. :)
     
  3. apoklyps3

    apoklyps3 Master Guru

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    well, stop putting this on gigabyte.
    msi prices have surfaced and are also rather high.
    pretty happy that I went with B450 few months ago...
     
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    B550 looking to be much more expensive than B450 was. Thought AMD was suppose to be the budget friendly company? :confused:
     

  5. wavetrex

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    Chill people, launch prices are always high.
    Wait 2-3 months and it will start to balance out...

    I expect decent B550 boards to become under $150, which cannot be said about X570, where a good board is still in the High 200s
     
  6. ManofGod

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    B450 will most likely still be available.
     
  7. GamerBoyManuel16

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    Lets hope they'll get about 100-130 Eur by the end of the year
    I'm planing to upgrade my 1700x to a ryzen 4000 then ^^
     
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    When you offer the best parts you dictate the market.
     
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  9. Alessio1989

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    AMD does not make motherboards. AMD maybe will earn some royalties and sell the chipset (that may be produced by Asmedia again this time).
     
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    You've meant the Gaming X, haven't you? What extra does the Aorus Pro give compared to the Gaming X that worth the extra $40? Moreover, if I would spend $179 for a B550 mobo, I would definitely go for the Aorus Pro AC for an extra $10 to get a Wi-Fi.

    Have you checked the prices of Z490 motherboards? They are priced the same or a bit higher than the X570 motherboards. Plus, as Alessio1989 wrote, it's not AMD who are making the motherboards. Plus getting a mobo for the same price with a much better CPU for lower price is always welcomed, isn't it?
     
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    No...
    GamingX is missing:
    - 1 phase less
    - Weaker power system in general
    - Old Audio solution (887, vs 1220-VB)
    - Old Gigabit Ethernet ( vs. 2.5G Realtek8125 )
    - No Displayport for an APU
    - One less USB 3-10gbps, One less USB 3-5gbps
    - Potentially other things (like worse radiators, less fan headers...)

    Too many things had to be cut down to hit that lower price point.
    Maybe it works for some, but for me personally it's a NO GO from the start, since it's missing the 2.5G network (which I already have in my house)
     
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    After this mess with C19vir then suddenly the prices of MBs goes...Up Up Up.Even older B450 goes Up.
    Wtf B550 over 150$

    Gigabyte
    B550 AORUS Master 279.00$ 14+2 TDA21472 70A 6-Layers
    B550 AORUS PRO AC 189.00$ 12+2 SiC651 55A 6-Layers
    B550 AORUS PRO 179.00$ 12+2 SiC651 55A 6-Layers
    B550 AORUS ELITE 159.00$ 12+2 SiC651 55A 4-Layers
    B550 GAMING X 139.00$ 10+3 PPAk [1x1] 4-Layers
    B550M AORUS PRO 129.00$ 10+3 PPak [1x1] 4-Layers
    B550M AORUS ELITE 109.00$ 5+3 PPak [1x2] 4-Layers
    B550M GAMING 99.00$ 5+3 PPak [1x2] 4-Layers
    B550M DS3H 94.00$ 5+3 PPak [1x2] 4-Layers
    B550I AORUS PRO AX 179.00$ 6+2 Intersil Dr.MOS 90A 8-Layer
    B550 VISION D 259.99$ 12+2 SiC651 55A 6-Layer

    MSI
    MPG B550 GAMING CARBON WIFI 219$/249€ 12+2 IR 60A 6-Layer
    MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI 189$/209€ 10+2 Intersil 60A 6-Layer
    MPG B550I GAMING EDGE WIFI 199$/219€ 6+2 Vishay Dr.MOS 60A 8-Layer
    MPG B550 GAMING PLUS 149$/169€
    MAG B550 TOMAHAWK 179$/199€ 10+2 Intersil 60A 6-Layer
    MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI 169$/189€ 8+2 Intersil 60A 4-Layer
    MAG B550M MORTAR 159$/179€ 8+2 Intersil 60A 4-Layer
    MAG B550M BAZOOKA 139$/155€
    B550-A PRO 139$/155€ 10+2 [1x1+2x2] Mosfets 4-Layer
    B550M PRO-VDH WIFI 129$/139€
    B550M PRO-DASH 119$/129€
     
  13. PrMinisterGR

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    2x USB 10Gbps = 20Gbps
    2x USB 5Gbps = 10Gbps
    6x USB 0,48Gbps = 2,88Gbps
    8x PCIe 3.0 = 40Gbps
    2x PCIe 3.0 = 10Gbps

    So, in theory, that chipset should be able to move around 82,88Gbps to and from the CPU.
    Obviously all this traffic won't saturate at the same time, and equally obviously you'll never get 100% efficiency in the bus. So yeah, giving it double the bandwidth from 20Gbps to 40Gbps, like the X570 has, does make sense.
     
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    B550 should be cheap and affordable not this overpriced. Would rather buy a X570.
     
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    Yeah same here. For the price of the most expensive Gigabyte board you can get a good x570 board. Also if the rumors are true about the x570 Tomahawk MSI board you can get it for the same price as Carbon B550 board.
     
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  16. Backstabak

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    Absolutely agree, bought last summer X570 Aorus elite, the B550 equivalent is now ~50 € cheaper and it's a year later. I guess the real benefit is the lack of a fan, although I had no issues with mine.
     
  17. Alessio1989

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    That's why south bridges are still used: to connect devices requiring more bandwidth that the SoC can provide. If the link became saturated then the speed link of the devices downgrades.
    For not having that noisy, crappy and fragile mini-fan on the SB.
     
  18. PrMinisterGR

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    Exactly, so double the bandwidth of the link is not insignificant, which is exactly the point I am making.
     
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    Interestingly, this producer thinks that their mobos, despite being unreliable have to be very expensive. It's like "yeah, we are aware that are products are crappy, that's a downside, yeah, but take a look at the prices - aren't we the top of tops, or what?!";)
     
  20. ManofGod

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    Would not be surprised if the X570 would have fewer useful features, however. After all, bigger numbers do not always mean better. :)
     

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