MSI Announces MEG B550 UNIFY Motherboards with Pure Black, RGB-Less Design

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MSI has unveiled its pair of flagship AMD B550 motherboards, the MEG B550 UNIFY and MEG B550 UNIFY-X. These appear to be ideal choices for Ryzen users who want a mid-range board that forgoes the traditional gamer aesthetic, as they come in a pure black design without any RGB LEDs.

Some of the highlights of the MEG B550 UNIFY and MEG B550 UNIFY-X are quadruple M.2 connectors with double-sided “Frozr” shields for keeping SSDs cool; a power design comprising direct 14+2 digital power phases, a 90-amp power stage, and 14 titanium chokes; an aluminum cover with extended heat sink; and 2.5 G LAN with Wi-Fi 6 AX.

MSI has also shared two CPU-Z results that tease what the MEG B550 UNIFY and MEG B550 UNIFY-X can do for overclockers. You can check them out below.

Original Press Release

MSI, a world-leading gaming motherboard manufacturer, proudly announces the new flagship AMD B550 motherboards – MEG B550 UNIFY and MEG B550 UNIFY-X. The spirit of the UNIFY series consists of modest and pure black design, emphasizing the real value of the motherboard that can be brought to the demanding gamers and power users instead of fancy LED decorations. By eliminating all the redundant RGB LEDs and adopting the UV black printing, the heatsink shows the gleam and the shining reflection of the dragon that symbolizes a mysterious and high-quality image. For the UNIFY series motherboard, MSI put great efforts into those essential parts concerned by those enthusiast gamers, enhancing not only the thermal but also power solution to run with the AMD Ryzen processors.

Emphasizing the ultimate performance, MEG B550 UNIFY brings astonishing overclocking records to enthusiast gamers. With AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT processor, it is an incredible result to push CPU frequency to 6155.35 MHz, becoming the world’s record breaker once again.


MEG B550 UNIFY series motherboard features exclusive onboard quadruple M.2 connectors for the maximum storage performance. Three of them support Lightning Gen 4 solution which is the fastest onboard storage on the market with up to 64 Gb/s transfer speed.

To sustain the higher performance of ultra-fast storage devices, the MEG B550 UNIFY series motherboard features exclusive double-sided M.2 Shield Frozr. This next-generation M.2 thermal solution prevents throttling by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.


To handle the high-performance CPU, the MEG B550 UNIFY series motherboard features extreme power designs including a total of direct 14+2 digital power phases, 90Amp power stage and Titanium choke III. Combining dual power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, the MEG B550 UNIFY series motherboard is ready to break the world record.


Cooling is what an enthusiast gamer would care about and the MEG B550 UNIFY series motherboard adopts a premium thermal solution to cool down your system. An aluminum cover with an extended heatsink on top of the power delivery circuits can effectively help dissipate excessive heat. Other than that, a heat-pipe connected from this larger heatsink to another MOS heatsink and an improved thermal pad means better heat conduction.


MEG B550 UNIFY series motherboard features onboard 2.5G LAN plus the latest Wi-Fi 6 AX solution. 2.5G LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than ever before. The Wi-Fi 6 AX solution is a revolutionary network with up to 4x network capacity and efficiency in high signal density environments.


The MEG B550 UNIFY offers 4 DIMM slots, but there is a special edition for extreme overclockers – MEG B550 UNIFY-X. This model comes with only 2 DIMM slots for an even clearer memory signal to explore the boundaries of memory overclocking and is ready to surpass all limits!

MSI’s in-house overclocker, Kovan Yang pushing the DDR4 speeds to an incredible 6536MHz, show the strength on memory overclocking performance for MEG B550 UNIFY-X.

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