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MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX Motherboard For AMD Ryzen 2nd/3rd Gen, Socket AM4, 4XDDR4 DIMM, 1XM.2, 2XPCIE X16, 3XPCIEX1, 5XUSB, 1XType C, HDMI/DVI, Lan, Internal I/O: 2XUSB2.0, 2XUSB3.2, 2X12V RGB Header

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MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX Motherboard For AMD Ryzen 2nd/3rd Gen, Socket AM4, 4XDDR4 DIMM, 1XM.2, 2XPCIE X16, 3XPCIEX1, 5XUSB, 1XType C, HDMI/DVI, Lan, Internal I/O: 2XUSB2.0, 2XUSB3.2, 2X12V RGB Header

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MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX Motherboard For AMD Ryzen 2nd/3rd Gen, Socket AM4, 4XDDR4 DIMM, 1XM.2,...

  • Brand: MSI
  • MPN: B450 TOMAHAWK MAX
  • Part #: MBDMSI4523177
  • UPC:824142191699
  • MB Socket:AMD AM4
  • Wi-Fi:No
  • Chipset:B450
  • Form Factor:ATX
  • Multi GPU Support:Crossfire
  • Memory Type:DDR4
  • PCIE x16 Slots:2
  • PCIE x8 Slots:N/A
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"Overclocking was easy on this board, easily the best mid-range b450 mobo out there. Recommend!!"
 DP ~ 09-12-19
"One of the few B450 boards that's Gen 3 ready. If you're looking or a budget board for a no hassle build, this is it."
 Gerhard l. ~ 28-11-19
"Great product! Sturdy vrm for your CPU. Bios chip on the Tomahawk Max saves you the hassle of updating the bios manually. Plug and play :)"
 Vaughn ~ 30-09-19

Features

DIY friendly

MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design, such as convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location and so on, so DIY users can pick and choose any gaming rig they want.

Stay cool for ultimate gaming performance

Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI motherboards feature excellent power design with solid and heavy heatsink. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.

User friendly design

MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard and gaming rig without any issue.

Maximum compatibility

Every MSI motherboards are certified by strict mechanic that feature convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location for compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, so DIY user can pick and choose the components they want. More than that, we offer a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for the most critical part - memory. Combining with MSI DDR4 Boost technology, we provide the maximum compatibility, so you confirm and choose any gaming rig as you want.

Performance enhancing apps

Complete your high performance experience with an array of performance enhancing software from MSI. From a loaded yet easy to use BIOS to potent live system tools, get the most out of your motherboard at any moment.

Enhanced performance

MSI motherboards feature all the latest solution for enthusiast gamers and prosumers. CPU and memory enhancement and fast storage and USB transfer speed are ready to be on the battlefield.

Tailored for E-sports enthusiasts

High-quality materials and intelligent fan optimization help to cool all necessary components, which is critical to ensuring that the system is stable and always delivering the best performance.

Unmatched memory performance

Optimized layout design and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance. you never have to worry about your system crashing during games with MSI DDR4 BOOST.

Fast and future-ready storage

MSI motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.

Maximize your USB device performance

Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s

In-game advantage

MSI motherboards are built with enhanced audio and advanced LAN networking capabilities that turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.

Sound that pulls you into the game

Deliver the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components and get the most immersive sound experience when gaming. MSI motherboards let you enjoy breathtaking, gaming-changing sound.

Exhilarating and inspiring

Each MSI motherboard is built based on the specific topic in order to match different tastes and favors. Furthermore, MSI also adopts themodern style to design the heatsink through huge surface and sleek but simple cuts in order to make the heatsink and appearance looks ripped and powerful. Combined with neutral color, such as black, grey and silver, as the main background, MSI motherboard can perfect fit different RGB LED effects and strongly shows the gamers tunes.

Conquer the battlefield

MAG series motherboards are focused on functionality and durability. Descended from MSI Arsenal GAMING, these motherboards take their likeliness from rugged military equipment and are ready for battle.

Mystic light

Illuminate with MSI Mystic Light and bring the motherboard RGB lighting to life. Choose from millions of colors and sync across compatible devices.

Loyal comrade

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.

Built on everlasting quality

Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, long-lasting and high performance motherboard.

Specifications

Processor

Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics/ Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for Socket AM4

Chipset

AMD® B450 Chipset

Memory

4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
Supports 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667Mhz (by JEDEC)
For AMD Ryzen Gen3 (R5/R7/R9)
Supports 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 4000/ 4133 MHz (by A-XMP OC MODE)
For AMD Other CPU
Supports 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466 MHz (by A-XMP OC MODE)
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports non-ECC UDIMM memory
Supports ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)

Slots

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1)
1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors support x16 speed
Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors support x8 speed
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
PCI_E4 will run x2 speed when installing devices in PCI_E2/ PCI_E3 slot.

Onboard graphics

1 x DVI-D port, support a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz
1 x HDMI™ 1.4 port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@ 30Hz, 2560x1600@ 60Hz
Only support when using Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics/ Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics processorsMaximum shared memory of 2048 MB

Multi-GPU

Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology

Storage

AMD® CPU
2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x M.2 slot (Key M)
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics) and SATA 6Gb/s
Supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices
AMD® B450
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
SATA5 and SATA6 ports will be unavailable when installing a M.2 device in M.2 slot.

Raid

AMD® B450
Supports RAID 0, RAID1 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices

USB

AMD® B450
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port on the back panel
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A port on the back panel
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports available through the internal USB 3.2 Gen1 connector
6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
AMD® CPU
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) Type-A ports on the back panel

Audio

Realtek® ALC892 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

LAN

1 x Realtek® 8111H Gigabit LAN controller

Internal connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 connectors (support additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports)
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-pin water-pump-fan connector
4 x 4-pin system fan connectors
1 x TPM module connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x Serial Port connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
2 x 5050 RGB LED strip 12V connectors

Back panel ports

Flash BIOS Button
PS/2 Combo Port
USB 3.2 Gen1
LAN Port
HD Audio Connectors
USB 2.0 Port
DVI-D Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A+C
MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX back panel ports

Dimensions

12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
ATX Form Factor

Mounting

9 mounting holes

Operating system

Support for Windows® 10 64-bit
Support for Windows® 7 64-bit
* To support Windows® 7 64-bit, you must install an AMD Pinnacle Ridge & Summit Ridge CPU.

Manufacturer Part No: B450 TOMAHAWK MAX Brand: MSI Product Type: ATX Motherboard
UPC 824142191699 Product Family: B450 Shipping Weight: 1.554 kg
PB Part No: MBDMSI4523177 Product Model: TOMAHAWK MAX

Warranty: 12 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
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Vaughn

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30 September 2019
Great product! Sturdy vrm for your CPU. Bios chip on the Tomahawk Max saves you the hassle of updating the bios manually. Plug and play :)
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DP

Awesome motherboard

9 December 2019
Overclocking was easy on this board, easily the best mid-range b450 mobo out there. Recommend!!
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Gerhard L.

Best B450 for 3rd Gen build

28 November 2019
One of the few B450 boards that's Gen 3 ready. If you're looking or a budget board for a no hassle build, this is it.
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MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX Motherboard For AMD Ryzen 2nd/3rd Gen, Socket AM4, 4XDDR4 DIMM, 1XM.2, 2XPCIE X16, 3XPCIEX1, 5XUSB, 1XType C, HDMI/DVI, Lan, Internal I/O: 2XUSB2.0, 2XUSB3.2, 2X12V RGB Header

  • Brand: MSI
  • MPN: B450 TOMAHAWK MAX
  • Part #: MBDMSI4523177
  • UPC:824142191699
PB Tech price: $194.78 Excluding GSTPB Tech price:$224.00 Including GST
Date Created: 02:04, 17-12-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDMSI4523177/MSI-B450-TOMAHAWK-MAX-ATX-Motherboard-For-AMD-Ryze
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Features

DIY friendly

MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design, such as convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location and so on, so DIY users can pick and choose any gaming rig they want.

Stay cool for ultimate gaming performance

Cooling your PC is essential for reliable performance. MSI motherboards feature excellent power design with solid and heavy heatsink. We've made sure to include enough fan headers with full control to allow you to cool your system any way you want.

User friendly design

MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard and gaming rig without any issue.

Maximum compatibility

Every MSI motherboards are certified by strict mechanic that feature convenient pin-header keep out zone, friendly SATA & USB location for compatibility with the widest range of components and devices, so DIY user can pick and choose the components they want. More than that, we offer a dedicated Qualified Vendor List (QVL) for the most critical part - memory. Combining with MSI DDR4 Boost technology, we provide the maximum compatibility, so you confirm and choose any gaming rig as you want.

Performance enhancing apps

Complete your high performance experience with an array of performance enhancing software from MSI. From a loaded yet easy to use BIOS to potent live system tools, get the most out of your motherboard at any moment.

Enhanced performance

MSI motherboards feature all the latest solution for enthusiast gamers and prosumers. CPU and memory enhancement and fast storage and USB transfer speed are ready to be on the battlefield.

Tailored for E-sports enthusiasts

High-quality materials and intelligent fan optimization help to cool all necessary components, which is critical to ensuring that the system is stable and always delivering the best performance.

Unmatched memory performance

Optimized layout design and a fully isolated memory circuitry ensures perfect stability and performance. you never have to worry about your system crashing during games with MSI DDR4 BOOST.

Fast and future-ready storage

MSI motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Start games faster, load levels faster and have a real advantage over your enemies.

Maximize your USB device performance

Read and write your files over USB faster than ever. MSI offers a wide variety of options to connect and boost your USB devices, delivering lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s

In-game advantage

MSI motherboards are built with enhanced audio and advanced LAN networking capabilities that turn any gaming experience into an immerse one.

Sound that pulls you into the game

Deliver the highest sound quality through the use of premium quality audio components and get the most immersive sound experience when gaming. MSI motherboards let you enjoy breathtaking, gaming-changing sound.

Exhilarating and inspiring

Each MSI motherboard is built based on the specific topic in order to match different tastes and favors. Furthermore, MSI also adopts themodern style to design the heatsink through huge surface and sleek but simple cuts in order to make the heatsink and appearance looks ripped and powerful. Combined with neutral color, such as black, grey and silver, as the main background, MSI motherboard can perfect fit different RGB LED effects and strongly shows the gamers tunes.

Conquer the battlefield

MAG series motherboards are focused on functionality and durability. Descended from MSI Arsenal GAMING, these motherboards take their likeliness from rugged military equipment and are ready for battle.

Mystic light

Illuminate with MSI Mystic Light and bring the motherboard RGB lighting to life. Choose from millions of colors and sync across compatible devices.

Loyal comrade

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.

Built on everlasting quality

Using only the finest quality components and integrating the latest technological innovations delivers the best possible professional experience. Rigorous quality testing under the most extreme conditions ensures a super reliable, long-lasting and high performance motherboard.

Specifications

Processor

Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics/ Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Desktop Processors for Socket AM4

Chipset

AMD® B450 Chipset

Memory

4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
Supports 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667Mhz (by JEDEC)
For AMD Ryzen Gen3 (R5/R7/R9)
Supports 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 4000/ 4133 MHz (by A-XMP OC MODE)
For AMD Other CPU
Supports 2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466 MHz (by A-XMP OC MODE)
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports non-ECC UDIMM memory
Supports ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)

Slots

1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1)
1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors support x16 speed
Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics processors support x8 speed
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
PCI_E4 will run x2 speed when installing devices in PCI_E2/ PCI_E3 slot.

Onboard graphics

1 x DVI-D port, support a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 @60Hz
1 x HDMI™ 1.4 port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@ 30Hz, 2560x1600@ 60Hz
Only support when using Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics/ Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics processorsMaximum shared memory of 2048 MB

Multi-GPU

Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology

Storage

AMD® CPU
2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x M.2 slot (Key M)
Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics) and SATA 6Gb/s
Supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices
AMD® B450
4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
SATA5 and SATA6 ports will be unavailable when installing a M.2 device in M.2 slot.

Raid

AMD® B450
Supports RAID 0, RAID1 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices

USB

AMD® B450
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port on the back panel
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A port on the back panel
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports available through the internal USB 3.2 Gen1 connector
6 x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
AMD® CPU
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) Type-A ports on the back panel

Audio

Realtek® ALC892 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

LAN

1 x Realtek® 8111H Gigabit LAN controller

Internal connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 connectors (support additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports)
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-pin water-pump-fan connector
4 x 4-pin system fan connectors
1 x TPM module connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x Serial Port connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
2 x 5050 RGB LED strip 12V connectors

Back panel ports

Flash BIOS Button
PS/2 Combo Port
USB 3.2 Gen1
LAN Port
HD Audio Connectors
USB 2.0 Port
DVI-D Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A+C
MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX back panel ports

Dimensions

12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
ATX Form Factor

Mounting

9 mounting holes

Operating system

Support for Windows® 10 64-bit
Support for Windows® 7 64-bit
* To support Windows® 7 64-bit, you must install an AMD Pinnacle Ridge & Summit Ridge CPU.

Date Created: 02:04, 17-12-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MBDMSI4523177/MSI-B450-TOMAHAWK-MAX-ATX-Motherboard-For-AMD-Ryze
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