If you want to build a PC around AMD's Ryzen processors – and there have been a lot of people, based on sales trends from several popular retailers – MSI B550M's WiFi Pro-VDH is worth a look. It's a micro-ATX motherboard, so you can put together a small space-factor PC that doesn't take up much space and is on sale on Amazon for just $ 83.99 right now.
This is $ 56 below its list price and has a solid value for what it brings to the table (specs for specs, hangs with some of the best motherboards for games). The timing is also great, as AMD’s state-of-the-art Ryzen 5000G APUs land on retail shelves. These chips combine Zen 3 CPU cores with integrated Radeon graphics, the latter can mark you up until discrete graphics cards are more readily available at reasonable prices (read: anywhere near MSRP).
Large WiFi board MSI B550M Pro-VDH |
$ 139.99 $ 83.99 on Amazon (save $ 56)
This micro-ATX motherboard would be a great base for a small format gaming computer and you could pair it with a Ryzen 5600G or 5700G APU to keep you going until you can get a discreet GPU.See offer
As the name suggests, the WiFi B550M Pro-VDH is built around the cheap AMD B550 chipset. Normally, this one doesn’t sell for less than $ 100, but it’s now priced like that, making it a great candidate for a compact version focused on making a lot of money.
Some notable features include four DIMM slots that support up to 128GB of DDR4-4400 memory, two M.2 sockets for high-speed storage, four 6 Gbps SATA ports, a PCI Express x16 slot for when you finally get your hands on on a discreet GPU, and a decent selection of USB ports.
It also includes some amenities normally reserved for more expensive motherboards, such as a built-in M.2 heat distributor, on-board Wi-Fi, and the BIOS flash button that makes it easy to update the BIOS without installing it. lada a CPU.
Speaking of the BIOS feature, you may need to upgrade it if you plan to pair this board with a Ryzen 5000G series APU. It just depends on how long Newegg has been sitting in his inventory. A BIOS update released in late June (7C95v28) adds support for the 5000G series, and there is also a beta BIOS (7C95v291) released today that is supposed to improve stability.