MSI B350 TOMAHAWK Review & Specs

MSI B350 TOMAHAWK AM4 DDR4 HDMI USB 3.1 Type-C M.2 B350 ATX

MSI B350 TOMAHAWK AM4 DDR4 HDMI USB 3.1 Type-C M.2 B350 ATX

- MSI

Supports AMD® RYZEN Series processors and 7th Gen A-series / Athlon™ Processors for socket AM4
Supports DDR4-3200+(OC) Memory
DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
VR Ready: Best virtual reality game experience without latency
GAMING LEDs: Ambient LED lights for an awesome look & feel
Lightning Fast Game experience: Turbo M.2
Audio Boost with Nahimic 2: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience
GAMING LAN with LAN Protect: The best online gaming experience with lowest latency and bandwidth management
Military Class 4, Guard-Pro: Latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency
MULTI-GPU: With Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports AMD Crossfire™
Mystic Light Sync: Synchronize other RGB solutions with your gaming rig and control all LEDs in one click
In-Game Weapons: Game Boost, GAMING Hotkey, X-Boost, Xsplit Gamecaster
EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
Click BIOS 5: Award-winning BIOS with high resolution scalable font, favorites and search function
GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game and motherboard testing by eSports players
WHQL certified for Windows 10


Specs Overview

Model B350 TOMAHAWK
Release Date March 2017

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series
Socket AM4
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD B350
Supported Memory DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111H
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Wireless LAN
PCI-Express x16 Slots 2
PCI-Express x4 Slots 0
PCI-Express x1 Slots 2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 4
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 1
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

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CPU

• Supports AMD® RYZEN series processors and 7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors for Socket AM4
 


Chipset

• AMD® B350 Chipset
 


Main Memory

• 4 x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
- Supports DDR4 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 3200(OC)+ Mhz *
• Dual channel memory architecture
* 7th Gen A-series/ Athlon ™ processors support up to 2400 MHz. Please refer www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.
 


Slots

• 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E2)
- Supports x 16 speed with RYZEN Series Processors
- Supports x 8 speed with 7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors
• 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode)*
• 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
• 2 x PCI slots
* PCI_E4 slot will become PCIe 2.0 x2 mode, when installing device in any PCIe x1 slot.
 

 
Onboard Graphics


• 1 x VGA port, supports a maximum resolution of 2048x1280@60HZ (RB)*
• 1 x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz*
• 1 x HDMI™ port, supports a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24Hz*
* Only support when using a 7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processor
 

Storage

• AMD® B350 Chipset
• 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
- Support RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10
• 1 x M.2 port (Key M)
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (RYZEN Series Processors) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors ) and SATA 6Gb/s
- Supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices

 


USB

• AMD® B350 Chipset
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports available through the internal USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors
- 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® RYZEN series processors/ 7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors
- 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (3 Type-A ports and 1 Type-C port on the back panel)
 


Audio

• Realtek® ALC892 Codec
- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
 

 
LAN 

• 1 x Realtek® 8111H Gigabit LAN controller
 

 
Internal I/O Connectors

- 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
- 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
- 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 2 x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (support additional 4 USB 3.1 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 4-pin RGB LED strip connector
- 1 x Serial port connector
- 1 x Parallel port connector
- 1 x TPM module connector
- 1 x Front panel audio connector
- 2 x System panel connectors
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
 

 
Back Panel I/O Ports

- 1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
- 1 x VGA port
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x HDMI™ port
- 3 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C port
- 1 x LAN (RJ45) port
- 6 x OFC audio jacks
 


Dimension

• 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.4 cm x 24.3 cm)
• ATX Form Factor
 


Mounting

• 9 mounting holes
 

 


B350 TOMAHAWK back IO

  1. PS/2 GAMING Device Port
  2. VGA Port
  3. USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports
  4. Realtek® Gigabit LAN Port
  5. HD Audio Connectors
  6. USB 2.0 Port
  7. DVI-D Port
  8. HDMI
  9. USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Ports
  10. VR Ready USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports

Critic Reviews

80

It features a really attractive design, a nice basic feature set, strong overclocking capabilities, and a price tag that should give everyone looking at X370 motherboards a moment of pause. Last, but not least, it even has a twin - the B350 Tomahawk Artic - which has a white PCB, white colour scheme, and white LEDs, and it even retails for the same ...

HardwareCanucks

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90

The MSI B350 Tomahawk is a well-optimised AM4 motherboard that takes advantage of AMD's B350 chipset and smart cost-cutting decisions to offer a superb balance of features and performance.Performance from the motherboard was good and we had no problems...

Kitguru.net

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88

MSI gave me their B350 Tomahawk motherboard – and unlike the competition, it's actually pretty awesome and for ~$100/£100 it's a great value for money! Win 1 of 18 motherboards!

techteamgb.co.uk

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