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Colorful launches AMD B550 motherboards with PCI-e 4.0

Shenzhen-based Colorful, manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and computer components, has introduced its new line-up of AMD B550 mid-tier motherboards. The new motherboards boast 10-phase power design, support for PCI-Express 4.0, making them the first mid-tier motherboards to feature the next-generation PCIe Gen4. The new boards are designed for 3rd generation Ryzen 3000 Series processors, including the recently launched Ryzen 3000XT Series.

The Colorful AMD B550 motherboard line-up includes the CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14, CVN B550M Gaming Pro V14, and Battle-Ax B550M-HD Pro V14.

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CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14

Both the CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14 and CVN B550M Gaming Pro V14 are top-tier models sharing the same features with the white-coloured Frozen model.

The motherboards sport a 10-power phase design alongside dual turbo m.2 slots with high-bandwidth PCIe Gen4 support. They also feature eye-catching RGB lighting powered by iGame Dynamik Light.

The new mATX boards come standard with Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN, CVN Gigabit LAN Protection, and Realtek ALC892 8-CH HD audio chip.

Four memory slots support up to 128GB of DDR4 memory (up to 4,000MHz+ OC), while four SATA 6Gb/s ports complement the dual m.2 slots.

Colorful CVN Gaming Frozen V14
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CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14
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CVN B550M Gaming Pro V14

In terms of I/O ports, the boards offer a combination of USB 3.2 Gen1 ports (Type A and Type C) as well as USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel. Video output options include HDMI and DVI.

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Pricing and availability

The Colorful CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14, CVN B550M Gaming Pro V14 motherboards retail for USD126 (~MYR539) and USD121 (~MYR518), respectively. No pricing for the Battle-Ax at the moment.

For more information, visit Colorful.


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