There is a new trend in desktop computers today. The newest high-end processors from AMD and Intel have been able to output their raw power to motherboards using a new PCIe 4.0 standard that enables a single PCIe lane to support a massive amount of downstream I/O. This is a huge step for motherboards, as it allows them to be loaded with a bunch of new features at a very competitive price.

(kinda…I don’t know what I mean)

No, I’m afraid. Because of its ever-changing nature, nothing in the gaming business is future-proof. You might purchase an SSD now, and in a year or two, it could turn out to be a liability for a variety of reasons. This is why you shouldn’t put too much money on a single entry (particularly if it’s a motherboard), since you’ll probably be upgrading to a newer CPU in the near future, and BIOS flashing may not be enough to ensure flawless results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does B550 have PCIe 4.0 x16?

The B550 does not have PCIe 4.0 x16.

Which B550 motherboard is the best?

The B550 is a good option, but the B450 is also a good option.

Does B550 support Gen 4?

Yes, B550 supports Gen 4.


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