Building a desktop PC powered by the third-generation Ryzen processors with the AMD X570 motherboards can be quite an investment now that AMD distances itself as the ‘value option’ with the cheapest X570 motherboard is more than £160 as of this writing. For enthusiasts and gamers that are looking forward to building a value-oriented Ryzen 3000 Series-powered PC, MSI released a couple of AMD B450 chipset-based motherboards with native support for the Ryzen 3000 Series processors – the MSI B450 MAX Series motherboards.
The MSI B450 MAX motherboards come with upgraded 32MB (256Mb) BIOS ROMs that allowed MSI to input AGESA ComboAM4 220.127.116.11ab with ClickBIOS 5. Hence, the B450 MAX Series motherboards are MSI’s first entry-level AM4 motherboards to have out-of-the-box support for the latest AMD Ryzen 3000 Series processors, a great alternative for builders with a tight budget and are willing to let go PCIe 4.0 support. Still, the MSI B450 MAX motherboards offer support for up to a Ryzen 9 processor.
Quick Specifications- Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen / Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics / Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for Socket AM4
- Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4133(OC) MHz (B450 TOMAHAWK MAX, B450 MORTAR MAX, B450-A PRO MAX)
- Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 3466+(OC) MHz (B450M PRO-VDH MAX)
- Flash BIOS Button: Simply use a USB key to flash any BIOS within seconds, without installing a CPU, memory or graphics card (B450 TOMAHAWK MAX, B450M MORTAR MAX)
MSI B450 MAX Series MotherboardsMSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX
MSI B450M MORTAR MAX
MSI B450-A PRO MAX
MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX
No information on pricing and availability as of this writing.