MSI B450 Tomahawk Max II Motherboard

by Msi
$179.00
The MSI B450 Tomahawk Max II Motherboard supports AMD Ryzen 5000 series, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st Gen Ryzen processors, features up to 4 x DDR4 memory slots, PCI-E 3.0 expansion slots, 1 x M.2 slot, 6 x SATA ports (6GB/s), 6 x rear USB ports (2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C), 6 x front panel header USB ports (4 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1), Realtek 8111H LAN, Realtek ALC892/ALC897 HD audio codec, and an ATX motherboard form factor.


Features


Premium hardware design

With years of experience, MSI is no stranger to building high-performance motherboards. Our R&D and engineering teams have reviewed countless designs, evaluated a wide selection of high quality components, and developed products for reliability even under extreme conditions.

Cooling


Thermal solution for more cores and higher performance
With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature keeps lower. MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end CPU to run in full speed with MSI motherboards.


Fully controllable in BIOS and software
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.


Optimized for water cooling
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 3 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.

Power solution


Core boost
Core Boost technology combines MSI’s premium layout and digital power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. This creates the perfect conditions for multi-core CPU while high-loading operation.


1-second overclocking
MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, giving you the performance boost you need to get more FPS.

Load-line calibration
What you set, is what you get. LLC makes sure your CPU voltage remains 100% stable under any load. This greatly improves stability when demanding more CPU performance.

Overvoltage protection
Prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.

Digital power design
A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Creating the perfect conditions for CPU overclocking.

DIY friendly


Easy BIOS recovery with flash BIOS button
Run into trouble when updating your BIOS? Simply flash the old BIOS version back and continue gaming within minutes with Flash BIOS Button. Flash BIOS Button even works without a CPU, memory or graphics card installed!

XL Clip
The enlarged PCI-E clip helps you swap or remove your devices easier. Keep the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.

EZ debug LED
Run into trouble? Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get up and running again.

Protection


Fortify your system with PCI-E steel armor
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points and support the weight of heavy graphics cards. When every advantage in games counts, Steel Armor shields the point of contact from electromagnetic interference.


Ultimate motherboard protection
Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.


Certified for gaming
MSI motherboards has been built and tweaked for hardcore gaming. Feedback from the world’s best esports players and rigorous testing sessions with demanding PC games has resulted in a motherboard that’s both powerful and reliable.

Enhanced performance

High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.

Storage


Fast and future-ready storage
High performance MSI motherboards are loaded with advanced features and the latest technology to overwhelm any challenge at hand no matter whether you’re a gamer, prosumer, or PC enthusiast.

Memory


Extreme stability & compatibility testing
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules, configurations and even improve overclocking.


Easy overclocking with A-XMP profile
The A-XMP in MSI BIOS are tested and certified by MSI OC LAB. It is easy to enable with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.

BIOS & Software

MSI brand new Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.


Dragon center
MSI brand new Dragon Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.

Connectivity

MSI motherboards are built with a variety of connectors to satisfy gamers. Enhanced audio, advanced LAN networking capabilities, USB and Mystic Light turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.

Audio boost

Dedicated high definition audio processor
Make sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.

High quality audio capacitors
A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.

Isolated audio design
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.

Separated audio layers for clean left & right channels
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.


De-pop
Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.

USB 3.2 Gen 2


Boost your game experience with USB 3.2 Gen 2

Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI motherboards offer a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering 10Gbps transferring speed by both USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C.

Mystic light


True colour mystic light on motherboard
Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light with 16.8 million colors and 10 LED effects.


Mystic light extension
Still not satisfied with the decoration on the ecosystem? The Mystic Light Extension will help you to have more attractive way to decorate you gaming rig by the LED Strips and still under controlled by the Mystic Light application.

JRGB
The JRGB pin header provides the max 3A(12V) power supply for the up to 3 meters 5050 RGB LED strips showing single color.


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