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MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • AMD B450
  • 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
  • For AMD Ryzen Gen3 (R5/R7/R9):
  • Supports DDR4 4133/ 4000/ 3466/ 3200/ 3066/ 3000/ 2933/ 2800/ 2667 MHz by A-XMP OC MODE
  • For AMD Other CPU:
  • Supports DDR4 3466/ 3200/ 3066/ 3000/ 2933/ 2800/ 2667 MHz by A-XMP OC MODE
  • Supports DDR4 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz by JEDEC

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B450 TOMAHAWK MAX

READY TO DOMINATE THE GAME

  • 1 Flash BIOS Button
  • 2 PS/2 Combo Port
  • 3 DVI-D Port
  • 4 USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A + C)
  • 5 HD Audio Connectors
B450 TOMAHAWK MAX MOTHERBOARD
  • 6 Heavy-Plated Gaming Heat Sinks
    Designed for maximum cooling
  • 7 DDR4 Boost
    Optimized traces and isolated memory circuitry
  • 8 PCI-E Steel Armor
    Reinforced and shielded connector
  • 9 Turbo M.2
    NVMe support, delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s using PCI-Express Gen3 x4
  • 10 Audio Boost
    Optimized gaming audio
  • 11 Extended Heat-Sink Design
    Larger heat-sink design for cooling and performance
  • 12 Arsenal Sticker Area
    Customizable surface
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ENHANCED BIOS COMPATIBILITY & CROSS-GEN RYZEN SUPPORT
MAX motherboards have been upgraded to support multiple Ryzen processor generations including Ryzen 3000 series processors. Get more with Click BIOS 5, designed with an easy to use layout and advanced system-tuning capabilities.
screenshot of EZ-mode and advanced
LARGER HEAT SINKS FOR MORE VRM COOLING
Heat sinks on top of the VRM help to dissipate excessive heat. Extended heat sinks have even more surface area for more thermal dissipation.
detail of an MSI motherboard's extended heat sink
EASY BIOS RECOVERY WITH FLASH BIOS BUTTON
Flash the BIOS with only a connected power supply by following a few steps. CPU and memory not required.
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EXTREME STORAGE PERFORMANCE: TURBO M.2
Enjoy a blazing-fast system boot up and insanely quick loading of applications and data. Delivering speeds up to 32Gb/s per device using Gen3 x4.
chart of TURBO M.2
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MAXIMIZE YOUR USB DEVICE PERFORMANCE
Transfer your favorite games, music and movies over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB 3.2 devices!
detail of amd turbo USB
detail of the core boost technology
CORE BOOST
Core Boost is the latest advancement of MSI's motherboard CPU power delivery system. A reserved zone of premium power delivery components on an optimized circuit design results in a highly efficient power system capable of precise current output to the CPU.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAMING RIG
Personalize your PC with 16.8 million colors and 29 effects through the Mystic Light APP.
inside of the case, RGB icon, corsair logo, G.skill logo, Crucial logo, adata logo, geil logo, kingston logo
AMPLIFY YOUR GAME WITH AUDIO BOOST
Like a dedicated sound card, Audio Boost offers a HD audio processor, dedicated amplifier and high-quality audio capacitors, all physically isolated from the rest of the motherboard circuitry to ensure the purest audio signal to locate enemies with pin-point accuracy.
detail of isolated Audio line and high-quality audio capacitors
UNMATCHED MEMORY PERFORMANCE
MSI takes memory stability and performance to the extreme. We've designed an optimized memory circuit design for reliability and tested compatibility extensively in partnership with major memory manufacturers.
chart of the DDR4 boost
BEST COMPATIBILITY
Get more out of high-performance RAM with DDR4 Boost. The memory circuit design has been optimized for short and fast transmission on a reserved section of the motherboard fully isolated from any other circuit.
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YOUR IN-GAME ADVANTAGE
Outsmart and outperform your opponents in-game using an array of unique MSI GAMING tools. Clever hardware & software tools, created to keep you one step ahead of the competition and boost your skills.
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a chart of game boost and two Multi-GPUs

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works like a charm 8/4/2020 2:07:16 PM

Pros: -Everything was good

Cons: - You only get two sata cables with it

Overall Review: Great product would buy this again :)

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
So far so good 8/2/2020 9:08:46 AM

Overall Review: It's already nearing a week since I have it and so far it runs like a dream. Everything was quick and easy. If you want a budget motherboard I highly suggest

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Got a dud. Bad board. 8/1/2020 9:48:01 PM

Pros: I like the reinforced PCIEx16 slot
Inexpensive

Cons: Right out of the package takes me two tries to get it to boot almost every time.
Only one of the hdd/ssd slots work.
A few months later now its turning off my network adapter card on its own for no reason, have to restart my PC to make it work again.

Overall Review: Not worth my time to send it back and get a replacement. So I will have to just buy a board that is known to be reliable and works.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Love it 7/31/2020 11:47:27 AM

Overall Review: Great price, great product.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Excellent 7/31/2020 10:09:34 AM

Pros: Nice product

Overall Review: I love this product

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Amazing product 7/30/2020 12:59:03 PM

Overall Review: If you want a cheap graphics card , go with this .

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
good early motherboard 7/28/2020 7:44:23 PM

Overall Review: good motherboard, i found it quite use full that it has basic troubleshooting lights quite handy for a problem

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI motherboard! If you would like further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Amazing product, nice looking mother board 7/28/2020 4:50:38 PM

Cons: It never came with m.2 screws

Overall Review: I recommend it but it never came with the screws for it

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX motherboard. Sorry to hear you were unable to locate the M.2 screws in the box. If you have any further questions regarding this product or have any suggestions for improvement for us, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usrma@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you. If you would like further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
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