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NZXT N7 B550
Source: 9to5toys.com

NZXT is well known for designing high-quality PC components. It has nearly 12 years of experience in designing computer hardware, software, and services for the PC gaming community. Recent reports inform that NZXT is adding one more powerful component to its product catalog. NZXT N7 B550 is the company’s first AMD motherboard.

However, there are already many B550 motherboards available in the market, But NZXT N7 B550 comes with some distinctive specs. For starters, it designed in collaboration with ASRock. ASRock has a well-established reputation for its quality and value. The N7 B550 comes in black and white and has some updated specifications.

This NZXT N7 B550 can deliver everything that you need to experience high-level gaming on a PC. It also features built-in WiFi and Bluetooth along with an integrated fan controller and plenty of USB ports to support RGB. Overall we can say that NZXT N7 B550 a perfect fit for builders.

Along with that, NZXT N7 B550 is a versatile motherboard, it is compatible with Ryzen 3000, 4000, 5000 processors. Also, it has two M.2 slots for expansive NVMe storage with support for overclocked RAM at speeds of up to 4733MHz with XMP. NZXT N7 B550 is available at $230.

Here are the details of the NZXT N7 B550

The NZXT N7 B550 is an ATX board that works with the AMD AM4 chipset. It features PCIe 4.0 support for your GPU and NVME SSDs. In addition to this, you can also add 2.5″ SATA storage devices if storage is not enough for you. You will also get WiFi 6E connectivity with Bluetooth 5.2, which helps you in operating wirelessly on your network. Alo NZXT includes a WiFi antenna with the N7 B550 motherboard.

N7 B550 IO features only a single HDMI 2.1 port, which means there is no question of multiple displays. Also, make sure your monitor not limited to DisplayPort. It features an inbuilt integrated fan controller. Coming to ports you will get plenty of ports including three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, four USB 3.2 Gen 1, and two USB 2.0. It has no RGB but it does have enough plugins and seven addressable fan channels via NZXT’s CAM software. 

Apart from this, the N7 B550 comes with the same clean aesthetics that you have seen in every NZXT product. Its elegant metal cover fits perfectly into your case and effortlessly brings out the beauty of your computer. Overall its smart controls allow easy and clean built, which is quite attractive.

N7 B550 not only makes the building process simple and easy but also brings features that make the building process more enjoyable. Every port on the motherboard optimally designed so you can find it easily when building your computer without wasting much time. The NZXT N7 B550 also has enough internal connectivity that you will ever need with its abundance of internal USB 2.0 ports and RGB/fan headers.

Other details of this NZXT N7 B550 motherboard

The NZXT N7 B550 possesses 12+2(+2) phase power. Though it’s not the most capable VRM in the market still its configuration can handle the mighty Ryzen 9 5950X flagship processor without issue at both stock and overclocked operation. On the right side, you find more shrouds over the chipset heatsink. at the right edge of the board, it has six SATA ports that support RAIDO 1,5 and 10 modes. Also, it has two front-panel USB 3.2 Gen1 headers. 

Coming to its design, on the bottom half of the board, you can observe the PCIe slots and the bottom edge headsets. This gives N7 B550 a clean look covering the PCB all motherboards underneath. Its far left edge holds the audio bits, where you can find a premium Realtek ALC1220 7.1 channel codec with a few audio caps. 

The middle of the motherboard has four PCIe slots and two M.2 sockets. The PCIe slots the reinforced top slot is PCIe 4.0, along with the second full-length slot operating at PCIe 3.0X4. This configuration supports AMD Quad Crossfire X and Crossfire X (2-card) configurations. The two x1 slots are both PCIe 3.0×1 and fed from the chipset.

Whereas it’s below and above contains the full-length PCIe slots function as the two M.2 sockets. Its top socket (M2_1) wired with PCIe 4.0×4 and can support drives up to 80mm long. Another slot PCIe 3.0×2 and supports SATA-based modules up to 80mm. When using a SATA module in the second (M2_2) socket, SATA ports 5 and 6 will be disabled.

Conclusion

NZXT expanding its N7 lineup announced its first AMD motherboard. NZXT N7 B550 brings the sleek, seamless design of the N7 ATX motherboard to gamers. It provides everything the builder requires to get the job done. With its integrated rear I/O and a streamlined board layout, N7 B550 makes the building process much easier and simpler. And it comes at a reasonable price of $230. Overall with the solid features, plenty of USB ports, and CAM software supports, makes it a value-for-money product.