Four New Gigabyte B450 Motherboards Unveiled – Aorus Pro & M Specs

With the launch of AMD’s budget-friendly B450 chipset just around the corner, motherboard makers have started teasing their forthcoming products. As of today, Gigabyte B450 motherboards appeared on the company’s official website.

The Taiwanese manufacturer is offering four models in total, with its Aorus gaming line comprising of B450 Aorus Pro/WiFi and B450 Aorus M, while the B450M DS3H is the more mainstream offering. Let’s take a quick look at the specifications and features of each product.

Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro/WiFi

Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro/WiFi

The Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro is the top of the line model that comes with and without the Intel Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 module. This is a standard ATX motherboard that integrates a 8+3 phase hybrid digital PWM design optimized for the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs.

It features four DDR4 memory slots supporting up to 64GB of system memory with speeds up to 3200 MHz. In terms of expansion slots, the B450 Aorus Pro has one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots and one PCIe 2.0 x1 slot. On storage side of things, there are two PCIe 3.0 M.2 ports, six conventional SATA III 6Gb/s ports with dual thermal guards.

Features:

  • Supports AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ 1st Generation Ryzen™ Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel® Dual Band 802.11ac WIFI & BT 4.2
  • HDMI, DVI-D Ports for Multiple Display
  • Integrated I/O Shield of Ultra Durable™ Design
  • Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe Gen3 M.2 (x4, x2) with Dual Thermal Guards
  • ALC1220-VB Enhanced 114dB(Rear) / 110dB(Front) SNR in Microphone with WIMA Audio Capacitors
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone LED Light Show Design, Supports Digital LED & RGB LED Strips
  • Intel® GbE LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • Smart Fan 5 Features 6 Temperature Sensors and 5 Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
  • CEC 2019 Ready, Save Power with a Single Click

Gigabyte B450 Aorus M

Gigabyte B450 Aorus M

The B450 Aorus M comes in the micro-ATX form factor, and maintains some of the Pro’s more notable attributes, such as 8+3 phase hybrid digital PWM design and four DDR4 memory slots. The motherboard, however, falls short when it comes to connectivity and storage.

It has expansion slots reduced to one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot running at x4 and a PCIe 2.0 x1 slot. As for storage, the B450 Aorus M features six SATA III ports and a single PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot with Gigabyte’s characteristic thermal heatsink.

Features:

  • Supports AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ 1st Generation Ryzen™ Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • HDMI, DVI-D Ports for Multiple Display
  • Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard
  • High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting
  • RGB FUSION with Multi-Zone LED Light Show Design, Supports Digital LED & RGB LED Strips
  • GIGABYTE Exclusive 8118 Gaming LAN with Bandwidth Management
  • Smart Fan 5 Features 5 Temperature Sensors and 3 Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
  • Anti-Sulfur Resistors Design
  • Ultra Durable™ 25KV ESD and 15KV Surge LAN Protection
  • CEC 2019 Ready, Save Power with a Single Click

Gigabyte B450M DS3H

Gigabyte B450M DS3H

The B450 Aorus M is stripped down to B450M DS3H, which lacks the fancy heatsink and RGB lighting. This micro-ATX model comes with a modest 4+3 phase hybrid digital PWM design. The six SATA III ports are also reduced to four. Other specs including the four DDR4 memory slots and expansion slots remain intact.

Features:

  • Supports AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ 1st Generation Ryzen™ Processors
  • Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • HDMI, DVI-D Ports for Multiple Display
  • Ultra-Fast PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 with PCIe NVMe & SATA mode support
  • High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting
  • RGB Fusion supports RGB LED Strips in 7-Colors
  • Realtek® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator Software
  • Smart Fan 5 Features 5 Temperature Sensors and 2 Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
  • CEC 2019 Ready, Save Power with a Single Click

Pricing and availability details have not been revealed yet though you can expect the B450 motherboard lineup to release in time with AMD’s new Ryzen 2300X and 2500X.

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