The MSI B450 Tomahawk is a motherboard that supports 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, including Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics and Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics processors for Socket AM4. It features the AMD B450 chipset.
In terms of memory, it has four DDR4 memory slots that can support up to 128GB of memory. It supports various memory speeds, including 1866, 2133, 2400, 2667MHz by JEDEC, and higher speeds like 2667, 2800, 2933, 3000, 3066, 3200, 3466MHz by A-XMP OC mode. The motherboard supports dual-channel memory architecture and both non-ECC un-buffered memory and ECC UDIMM memory for non-ECC models.
The motherboard has several expansion slots, including one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot that supports x16 speed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, x8 speed for Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics processors, and x4 speed for Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics processors. It also has one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (supports x4 mode) and three PCIe 2.0 x1 slots.
For onboard graphics, the motherboard provides a DVI-D port with a maximum resolution of 1920×1200@60Hz and an HDMI 2.0b port with HDR support and a maximum resolution of 4K@60Hz. The onboard graphics are available when using Ryzen with Radeon Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen with Radeon Graphics or Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics processors. The maximum shared memory for graphics is 2048MB, and the graphics specifications may vary depending on the installed CPU.
The MSI B450 Tomahawk supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire Technology for multi-GPU setups.
In terms of storage, the motherboard offers two SATA 6Gb/s ports for AMD CPUs and four SATA 6Gb/s ports from the AMD B450 chipset. There is also an M.2 slot (Key M) that supports PCIe 3.0 x4 for 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 for Athlon with Radeon Vega Graphics, as well as SATA 6Gb/s 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices. Note that using an M.2 device in the M.2 slot will render SATA ports 5 and 6 unavailable.
RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10 are supported for SATA storage devices through the AMD B450 chipset.
The motherboard provides a variety of USB ports, including one USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port, one USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port, two USB 3.1 Gen1 ports through an internal connector, and six USB 2.0 ports (two Type-A ports on the back panel and four ports through internal connectors). Additionally, the AMD CPU offers two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports on the back panel.
For audio, the motherboard features the Realtek ALC892 Codec, providing 7.1-channel high-definition audio. It also includes a Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN controller for network connectivity.
The internal connectors include a 24-pin ATX main power connector, an 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, SATA connectors, USB connectors, fan connectors, TPM module connector, front panel audio connector, system panel connectors, chassis intrusion connector, serial port connector, Clear CMOS jumper, and 5050 RGB LED strip 12V connectors.
On the back panel, you’ll find a Flash BIOS Button, a PS/2 combo port, USB ports, a LAN port, HD audio connectors, DVI-D port, HDMI port, and USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A+C port.
The MSI B450 Tomahawk is an ATX form factor motherboard.
Warranty: 06 Months