Asus announces AMD B550 Ryzen AM4 ATX motherboard for content creators

Asus today announced ProArt B550-Creator, a motherboard designed for creative professionals. Asus ProArt B550-Creator provides robust power delivery and comprehensive cooling to handle the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors, ensuring incredible performance for even the most demanding creative tasks. Its 12+2 power stage VRM is ready for the top Ryzen chips, and 8+4-pin ProCool auxiliary power connectors with solid pins ensure steady and stable power delivery to those stages. ProArt B550-Creator delivers powerful performance and connectivity, plus advanced security and convenient, creator-focused features to accelerate workflows and make it easier to realize their artistic visions.

Featuring robust power delivery and PCI 4.0 support, Asus ProArt B550-Creator maximizes the computing power of the latest AMD Ryzen processors to speed up tasks like 3D rendering and video post-production as well as working with and sharing large files. ProArt B550-Creator works seamlessly with Asus Control Center Express, which provides centralized IT management and advanced security features — including USB port management, software blacklisting and remote Windows Registry Editor control — with minimal configuration and maintenance.

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The ProArt B550-Creator motherboard comes with a comprehensive array of powerful I/O ports — including two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two Intel 2.5G Ethernet and four USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports — enabling quick data transfers and extensive storage options with flexible, hassle-free connectivity. Each Thunderbolt 4 port delivers up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth for the latest high-speed devices and drives. Thunderbolt 4 also supports up to two external 4K UHD displays or one 8K display. The two Intel 2.5G Ethernet (I225-V) ports enable faster transfers of large files across local networks. Asus ProArt B550-Creator features exclusive network optimization software CreationFirst, that allocates more bandwidth to speed up essential apps for creative work.

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To keep thermals under control, high-mass heatsinks with extensive surface areas as well as high-quality thermal pads transfer heat from the VRM and choke areas. Together with an efficient M.2 heatsink design, ProArt B550-Creator effectively cools both the CPU and SSD for rock-solid system stability and fast storage performance, delivering seamless content-creation workflows. The 6-layer PCB quickly dissipates heat around the VRM to improve overall system stability and give the CPU more overclocking headroom.

ProArt B550-Creator comes with ProArt Creator Hub, unified management software that provides a convenient, centralized location and user-friendly interface for controlling all ProArt Series products, such as ProArt displays and laptops. For ProArt B550-Creator, the software lets users adjust the motherboard’s fan control profiles, monitor system components — including the CPU, memory and storage devices — and quickly launch frequently used apps.