ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI)

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ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)

ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCIe® 4.0. With robust power delivery and effective cooling, ROG Strix B550 Gaming is well-equipped to handle 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ CPUs. Boasting futuristic aesthetics and intuitive ROG software, ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) gives you a head start on your dream build.

Spec Overview

  • Performance
  • Cooling
  • Gaming Immersion
  • Connectivity

Built for Performance Gaming

ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)
  1. ProCool Power Connector
  2. AMD Socket AM4 for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Processors
  3. Multi-GPU CFX Support
    • 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 SafeSlot (x16) [CPU]
    • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (x4) [CHIPSET]
    • 3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots [CHIPSET]
  4. 12+2 Power Stages
  5. DDR4, 4 x DIMM
    • ASUS OptiMem II
    • Dual Channel
  6. 2 x M.2 Sockets
    • 1 x M.2 2242-22110 supports PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA modes
    • 1 x M.2 2242-22110 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA modes

Comprehensive Cooling

ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)
  1. VRM Heatsink
  2. AIO Pump Header
  3. Dual M.2 Heatsinks
  4. Chipset Heatsink
  5. Multiple 4-pin PWM Fan Headers

Total Gaming Immersion

ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)
  1. I/O Zone Aura Lighting
  2. SupremeFX S1220A CODEC
    • Impedance sense
    • High quality output and input
    • SupremeFX shielding
    • Dual OP amplifiers
    Sonic Studio III + Sonic Studio Virtual Mixer Sonic Radar III
    DTS® Sound Unbound
  3. 1 x 3-pin Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header 2 x 4-pin AURA RGB Headers

Full Connectivity

ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)
  1. BIOS FlashBack™ Button
  2. 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
  3. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports
    • 1 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C®
  4. 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
  5. 1 x Intel® I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
  6. 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
    1 x HDMI™ 2.1 (4K@60Hz)
  7. Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  8. Optical S/PDIF Out
  9. 5 x Audio Jacks
  10. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
  11. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s
  12. Thunderbolt Header

Advance Your Gaming Immersion

ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) is PCIe® 4.0-ready and 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.

  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Audio

PCIe 4.0-Ready

ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) features two 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 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen platform. Both M.2 slots support up to the type 22110 socket and NVM Express® RAID for a performance boost.

PCIe 4.0 READY
Dual PCIE 4.0 M.2

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. Find out more about ASUS WiFi 6 solutions.

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
  • AI Noise-Canceling Microphone
  • Sonic Studio III
  • DTS Sound Unbound

AI Noise-Canceling Microphone

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.

Hear the difference

AI OFF
AI ON

Click on the slider when the audio is playing to hear the difference when AI is turned off and on.

  • Background noise
  • Other human voice
  • Human speech

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.

SONIC STUDIO LINK

The new Sonic Studio Link allows you to apply Sonic Studio effects on all playback devices. Simply press the Sonic Studio Link button to enjoy the effect on any connected device.

SONIC STUDIO VIRTUAL MIXER

Mix your voice and video game audio together using this software specifically designed for streaming applications. A variety of settings and monitoring.

APP-SPECIFIC PROFILES

Apply customized audio settings to various applications, so that each is perfectly tuned to the way you want to listen.

*A head-related transfer function is an audio algorithm derived from sound data recorded through a dummy head. Test tones are played from a spherical grid around the dummy head to obtain subtle changes in sounds that come from different directions. The results are combined into an algorithm that allows Sonic Studio's virtual surround to process audio that's true to life.

DTS: Sound Unbound dts

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 developers for supported titles.

  • STEREO SOUND

    Discrete left and right audio channels enable headphone or two-speaker setup.

  • SURROUND SOUND

    Audio is split and served over multiple speaker channels – e.g., 5.1 or 7.1 – to create an enveloping experience on a single, logical plane.

  • SPATIAL SOUND

    A virtual audio ‘sphere' effect creates astonishing 360° immersion — with you at the center, where sounds seem to travel in all directions.

All-round Performance

ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) provides robust power delivery to fuel Ryzen's cores, comprehensive cooling, and support for faster memory — so it has everything you need to load up your build with high-performance components for playing in the big leagues.

  • Power Design
  • Cooling
  • Memory

POWER DESIGN

Digital power control and an array of power stages ensure ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) has the muscle to control the latest AMD CPUs.

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.

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.

TEAMED POWER STAGES

12+2 power stages combine high-side and low-side MOSFETs and drivers into a single package, delivering the power and efficiency that the latest AMD CPUs demand.

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.

6-LAYER PCB

The 6-layer PCB quickly dissipates heat around the VRM to improve overall system stability and give the CPU more overclocking headroom.

Cooler by Design

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

  • CPU
  • M.2
  • Chassis
  • VRM
CPU Fan Header

A dedicated pair of PWM/DC fan headers for CPU coolers

AIO Pump Fan Header

A dedicated PWM/DC header for self-contained water-cooling setups

M.2 Heatsink

Keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability

4-pin PWM/DC Fan Header

All onboard headers support auto-detection of PWM or DC fans

VRM Heatsink

MOS heatsink provides large contact area for MOSFETs and chokes

Thermal Pad

High-quality thermal pad helps transfer heat from inductor and phase array to heatsink

ASUS OptiMem II

To provide AMD's latest CPUs unfettered access to memory bandwidth, motherboard trace routing has been reimagined with the ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi). Integrated OptiMem II technology carefully maps memory signal pathways across PCB layers to reduce vias, and it also adds shielding zones that significantly reduce crosstalk. To further enhance overclocking headroom for fully stacked memory configurations, a highly customized Daisy Chain layout delivers time-aligned signaling.

Play Your Own Style

The cyberpunk-inspired aesthetics of ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) 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.

  • Customization
  • DIY Friendly
  • Certified Compatibilty
  • ID design
  • Aura Sync

UNDENIABLY ROG STRIX

ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) embodies the ROG spirit with eye-catching aesthetics, including the next-generation distorted ROG eye logo and recessed cybertext patterning etched on the I/O shroud. These new designs 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.

  • Static Static
  • Breathing Breathing
  • Strobing Strobing
  • Rainbow Rainbow
  • Color cycle Color cycle
  • Starry Night Starry night
  • Music effect Music
  • Smart Smart

ADDRESSABLE GEN 2 RGB HEADER

ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)'s Addressable Gen 2 RGB header is now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new header also offers backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.

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-LEDs

Four onboard LEDs indicate power status, and any problem with the CPU, memory, graphics card or boot device for quick diagnosis.

SafeSlot

The reinforced ASUS SafeSlot provides stronger PCIe device retention and greater shearing resistance.

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

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.

  • Optimization
  • AI Networking
  • Armoury Crate
  • RAMCache III

UEFI BIOS

The renowned ROG UEFI (BIOS) provides everything you need to configure, tweak, and tune your rig. It offers intelligently simplified options for newcomers to PC DIY, as well as comprehensive features for seasoned veterans.

  • Advanced Mode
  • EZ Mode
  • When you're ready for a deeper dive into the configuration of your system, delve into the UEFI's Advanced mode and take complete control. Each section is intuitively organized, and a built-in search feature makes it easy to find the options you need. Advanced functions are coded with the intelligence to adapt to your settings, and when you're ready to take charge, parameters have the granularity to dial in performance just the way you want.

    Learn more

    My Favorites

    Quickly find tuning options and add preferred tools to the list.

    EZ Flash 3

    Flash the latest BIOS via the internet from within the BIOS.

    S.M.A.R.T

    Check your storages devices' Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology logs to gauge reliability and to identify potential failures.

    GPU POST

    Automatically detect selected ASUS graphics cards to view detailed information.

    Secure Erase

    Restore your SSDs to factory-fresh condition.

    Last Modified Log

    Track the latest changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive.

    SATA Port Renaming

    Rename SATA ports for easy identification.

    Search Function

    Quickly and easily find the option or setting you're looking for.

    ASUS User Profile

    Port configuration settings between different BIOS versions or share them with friends.

    Q-Fan Control

    Configure the fan's operating speed manually or use pre-configured fan profiles to quickly select Standard, Silent, Turbo or Full Speed modes. By default, system fans will automatically switch to full speed if the temperature reaches 75°C.

    Designed to simplify setup, EZ mode presents all the vital settings and stats on a single page. With guided wizards, drag-and-drop functionality, and one-click application of important settings, your rig will be up and running in no time.

    Learn more

    Intuitive graphical fan controls

    Fine-tune individual fans simply by dragging a curve with the mouse.

    SATA Information

    Easily display SATA port details for device identification.

    Fast and easy clock adjustment

    Use the mouse to quickly change time and date settings.

    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.

    HOW IT WORKS

    • Identification

      GameFirst VI analyzes your usage patterns and the digital signatures of your applications and compares them to a database of over 200,000 apps. The database is regularly updated to ensure that apps are recognized.

    • Boost

      GameFirst VI intelligently switches application priority and adjusts bandwidth accordingly, depending on the situation. When gaming, it accelerates and prioritizes game packets to give you supersmooth online gameplay — even when you're streaming high-quality video to your audience or transferring large files.

    • Visualization

      An intuitive graph gives you an overview of the network in real time. Simply click on the tab to view current bandwidth usage of each application, geolocation status of each network connection, and an analysis of each WiFi channel.

    WHAT IT DOES

    NETWORK INSIGHT

    WiFi Quick Assist analyzes network information — including real-time bandwidth use — to generate a graph that provides a clear overview of current network status. When paired with a ROG router, WiFi Quick Assist lets you quickly scan your WiFi network to find the best channel; then you can use Game Boost to prioritize gaming devices and packets.

    ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENCE

    GameFirst VI analyzes current app usage and adjusts bandwidth accordingly to ensure smoother online experiences, even when multitasking.

    GAMING FIRST MODE

    Gaming First mode leverages a massive application database and an analysis of your frequently used apps to prioritize gaming network traffic. This reduces jitter and decreases ping to give you lag-free online gaming.

    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.
    • Aura Sync
    • Device configuration
    • Driver & manual download
    • Gaming highlights
    • Account management
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    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.

    The intuitive interface displays real-time drive information, such as current read/write speeds.

    A memory check provides a quick overview of the health status of assigned memory.

    A Smart mode automatically caches all storage devices to maximize system resources.

    PCIe 4.0 for everyone. AMD SOCKET AM$ B550. 3rd GEN AMD RYZEN DESKTOP READY. Not Compatible with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G & AMD Ryzen 3 3200G.