The ASUS ProArt B550-Creator motherboard has been spotted online which will come with Thunderbolt 4 ports on its rear I/O. It would be the first ASUS AM4 motherboard to offer the latest generation Thunderbolt 4 connectivity at an expected price of US$299. The ASUS ProArt Series motherboards are designed for professional content creators such as graphics artists, video editors, and animators that deal with large data files. For such users, the high-speed bandwidth of Thunderbolt 4 allows fast data transfers to faster workflow and productivity.
The ASUS ProArt B550-Creator doesn’t seem to have a Thunderbolt header to support the ASUS ThunderBoltEX 4 add-on card. The Thunderbolt header might likely remain an Intel-exclusive feature on ASUS's motherboards. Nevertheless, its dual Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports at the rear I/O along with other creator-oriented features make the motherboard an ideal entry-level workstation motherboard. The motherboard comes with 8+4 EPS power connectors and a 12 power phase design, enough to maximize the power and potential of Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 processors. Aside from Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, the ProArt B550-Creator packs dual 2.5GbE LAN ports. The motherboard also comes with two M.2 slots for high-speed NVMe SSDs. It also has three PCIe x16 slots, plenty for workstation builds with add-in-card in mind.
Key FeaturesAM4 socket:
Ready for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series / 4000 G-Series / 3000 Series desktop processors
Dual Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports, dual 2.5G onboard Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2 plus HDMI™ 2.1 and DisplayPort™ 1.2 output
PCI 4.0-ready, 12+2 power stages with high-quality alloy chokes and durable capacitors
USB port management, software blacklisting and Regedit on/off controls via ASUS Control Center Express
ProArt Gives You More:
Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation for clear online communication and ProArt Creator Hub with CreationFirst for one-stop system control
Trusted Stability: Tested for 24/7 operation, validated for extensive compatibility and equipped with SafeSlot for enhanced durability
ASUS did not reveal pricing as of this writing. Learn more about the ProArt B550-Creator motherboard at ASUS.