Product Comparison: MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC vs MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
MSI
Model
B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC
X470 GAMING PRO CARBON
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC AM4 ATX Motherboard from MSI is built on the AMD B450 chipset, supporting AMD Ryzen series processors with an AM4 socket. It has four RAM slots that can hold up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory at speeds of up to 3466 MHz when overclocked.
The X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AM4 ATX Motherboard from MSI is built on the AMD X470 chipset, supporting AMD Ryzen series and A-Series/Athlon processors with an AM4 socket. It has four DDR4 slots that can hold up to 64GB of dual-channel RAM at speeds of up to 3466 MHz when overclocked.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
AM4
AM4
Chipset
AMD B450
AMD X470
Supported Processors
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX Motherboard
  • Very balanced board for Ryzen processors.
  • It is compatible with Ryzen processors and even the G versions with graphics output support.
  • Did a quick bios update and it works great with a 3rd gen processor.
  • Simple and not too flamboyant. Good form factor.
  • This MSI motherboard is well designed with good form factor for my case.
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • This is a very great board. Good form factor.
  • Overall, it works and works well. Good form factor for my case.
  • Bios was easy to update to be Ryzen 3rd Gen compatible.
  • Don't buy this for a new Ryzen 3000 unless you have an older processor to update the BIOS first.
  • Completely unreliable with R9 3900x, don't waste your money on the m/b if you have that processor.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
1.18 in.
1.97 in.
Weight
3.3 lbs.
3.3 lbs.

MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
3466 MHz
3466 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
128 GB
128 GB

MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

What customers say about "Memory"
MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX Motherboard
  • The CPU and memory was added it booted right up. Good speed.
  • Memory is running at 3200Mhz, SSD has about 3400/3000 read/write speeds. Memory speed is awesome.
  • Awesome look and neutral theme. Good memory slots and speed.
  • It’s an amazing motherboard. Max memory is good and speed too.
  • Built my computer and it was working fine now. Awesome memory speed, slots and max memory.
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • BIOS easy to work with specially one click to Over Clock the memory.
  • Memory XMP profiles actually work correctly as expected.
  • I can easily overclocking the cpu and memory in bios to reach highest performance ever.
  • Overall very good motherboard. Good speed memory.
  • The biggest concern was finding compatible memory.
Connectivity
PCI
5
5
PCI-E
3x PCIe 2.0 x1, 2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, PCIe 2.0 x16, 2x PCIe 2.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 8x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6x USB 2.0
SATA
6
8
Other Interfaces
2x M.2, DisplayPоrt, I211AT, Optical S/PDIF out, PS/2, 5x audio jacks
2x M.2, DisplayPоrt, I211AT, PS/2, 5x audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF out

MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

What customers say about "Connectivity"
MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX Motherboard
  • Quite easy to setup if you are familiar with the AM4 platform.
  • Good connectivity across the board. Easy connect.
  • Great BIOS setup, and has room for whatever I may need. Good connect.
  • Great motherboard! Really easy setup.
  • Installed this product and it had a faulty CPU part and was not getting a good connection.
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • Used for an Xubuntu 18.04 install. Easy connect.
  • Simply the best install in the 25 + years I have been building my own Gaming Rigs.
  • Great look, easy installation.
  • Looks good, easy to install, doesn't crash often.
  • The top m.2 connection only supports the NVMe type m.2 drive.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC1220 Codec
Realtek ALC1220 Codec
Additional Accessories Included
Driver disk, I/O Shield, 2x SATA cables, 2x WiFi antenna, SATA Cable Labels, MSI case badge, Mystic Light extension
Driver disk, MSI Gaming logo sticker, 2x SATA cables, I/O Shield, 2x Wi-Fi antennas, SLI HB BRIDGE, Cable label sticker, 2x RGB cables, M.2 Screw
Extras
Extended Heatsink Design, Gaming heatsinks with Carbon scheme, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost 4 with amplifier, MSI Mystic Light utility, Multi-GPU, LAN protect
Full gaming I/O cover and Heatsink, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost 4 with amplifier, MSI Mystic Light utility, Multi-GPU, One click VR
What customers say about "Features"
MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX Motherboard
  • The board also has good clearance for air coolers, good features like the dual M.2 slots, the inclusion of AC wireless and Bluetooth.
  • Great mobo for the price, great features, beafy heat sinks on the VRM's, chipset, and NVME.
  • Love the features and BIOS interface.
  • Excellent board with seemingly never ending features.
  • This is the best b450 motherboard plain and simple, it has the features and the vrm cooling of high end boards.
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • The most impressive feature is the Audio Boost which supposedly improves input/output, and it did just that.
  • The new features are many and nothing in excess.
  • The feature set is perfect and it's an excellent value for the price.
  • MB has 5v rgb pin that allows me to replace RGB fans and use mysticlight to sync the RGB fans.
  • Other features, like Nvidia Sli, AMD CrossFire, 2 m.2 slot are great either.
Power
Power Connectors
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V, 4-pin ATX 12V
24-pin ATX, 2x 8-pin ATX 12V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
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