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Motherboards b550 pricing!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pac-man, 28 May 2020.

  1. pac-man

    pac-man What's a Dremel?

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    Hi crew,

    Did anyone catch MSIs B550 vid yesterday? Most of the community (at least on Reddit) are annoyed at what appears to be inflated prices. I must say, fairly surprised that the prices are as high as they are, especially given a lot of X570s are in a similar price range e..g the X570 Tomahawk due for release in a week or so, comes in about ~£220.

    Anyways here's a little list I've put together for the ATX B550s to help me keep tabs on where things stand at the moment. I believe the $ prices are without tax applied. The bolded rows are one's I'm especially interested in.

    UPDATED - GIGABYTE pricing added: source

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  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Thats what I thought when I looked at them last week, so I'm probably going to go for a Crosshair board and be done with it!
     
  3. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    A few weeks ago some tech Youtubers were predicting that B550 would be priced between B450 and X570 since there is such a large gap between the two for an 'average' board. Looks like that's exactly what's happening and with B450 support continuing there's no reason for them not to.

    We'll see what the B550 reviews look like, at the moment I'm still expecting to be buying the 570 Tomahawk next month and not the 550.
     
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  4. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    The PCIe 4.0 requirement forces a lot of expensive decisions to be made. Higher materials cost on the board substrate, higher costs in finer manufacturing tolerance and additional layers required, higher costs in QC testing, higher costs in R&D iteration.
     
  5. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    TUF is only $20 less than the X570 TUF lol.

    Oh well, time to don the pitch forks and go after AMD. I'll get my broom RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE.
     
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  6. pac-man

    pac-man What's a Dremel?

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    From what I've been reading, June 16 seems to be when they're expected to be available. Looking forward to watching the reviews of the various boards come out over the next few days/weeks!
     
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  7. modd1uk

    modd1uk Multimodder

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    Need a regular B550 Tomhawk...and to be as good as the B450 Tomahawk, MSI have the opportunity to ride the b450 tomhawk sucess wave into b550 if they price it right / build it right
     
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  8. David

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    There's a mountain of B450 boards out there they don't want to be left holding, so it was obvious the 550 series was going to be overpriced.
     

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