AMD released the B450 chipset as a less pricey alternative to the X470 chipset. While AMD did not provide as many features and hardcore performance levels in the B450 that the X470 gives, it is still not far behind. The X470 chipset is better for people looking to max out on the performance and get the most out of their setups. However, the B450 is not bad at all in performance. Although it does not quite match the X470 in sheer performance the B450 is at a significantly lower cost than the X470. Note: If you are going to use a Ryzen 5000 series processor, remember that you’ll need to update the BIOS for B450 motherboards to work. Some boards have a button that you can use to flash the BIOS. Others require you to have a Ryzen 3000 or Ryzen 2000 processor. Some manufacturers might come out with revisions of these boards for Zen 3. Keep this in mind.
For gaming enthusiasts, the B450 will be a great pick. The B450 makes for an affordable chipset that is able to give out performance much higher than its price range. For low budget PC enthusiasts, this is a dream buy. Even if you are not on a tight budget, the money you save on this motherboard can be used to buy a better GPU or SSD. MSI is one of the biggest players in the motherboard category in the [...]