Fremont, CA (March 11, 2021) — ASUS today announced ProArt B550-Creator, a motherboard designed for creative professionals that delivers powerful performance and connectivity, plus advanced security and convenient, creator-focused features to accelerate workflows and make it easier to realize their artistic visions.
Featuring robust power delivery and PCI 4.0 support, ProArt B550-Creator maximizes the computing power of the latest AMD® Ryzen™ processors to speed up tasks like 3D rendering and video post-production as well as working with and sharing large files. The massive performance demands of these next-generation processors are balanced with a comprehensive and efficient thermal solution, resulting in the rock-solid system stability and reliability ASUS motherboards are known for and professional content creators demand.
The ProArt B550-Creator motherboard comes with a comprehensive array of powerful I/O ports — including two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, two Intel® 2.5G Ethernet and four USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports — enabling quick data transfers and extensive storage options with flexible, hassle-free connectivity. Each Thunderbolt™ 4 port delivers up to 40 Gbps of bidirectional bandwidth for the latest high-speed devices and drives. Thunderbolt 4 also supports up to two external 4K UHD displays or one 8K display.
The two Intel 2.5G Ethernet (I225-V) ports enable faster transfers of large files across local networks — ideal for copying large files to network-attached storage (NAS) devices, streaming high-res video and sharing assets with colleagues. ProArt B550-Creator also features CreationFirst, exclusive network optimization software that allocates more bandwidth to speed up essential apps for creative work.
ProArt B550-Creator provides robust power delivery and comprehensive cooling to handle the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors, ensuring incredible performance for even the most demanding creative tasks. Its 12+2 power stage VRM is ready for the top Ryzen chips, and 8+4-pin ProCool auxiliary power connectors with solid pins ensure steady and stable power delivery to those stages.
To keep thermals under control, high-mass heatsinks with extensive surface areas as well as high-quality thermal pads transfer heat from the VRM and choke areas. Together with an efficient M.2 heatsink design, ProArt B550-Creator effectively cools both the CPU and SSD for rock-solid system stability and fast storage performance, delivering seamless content-creation workflows.
For professional design and creative studios, system security and effective device management is imperative to keep work running smoothly, reduce operating costs and prevent data leaks. ProArt B550-Creator works seamlessly with ASUS Control Center Express, which provides centralized IT management and advanced security features — including USB port management, software blacklisting and remote Windows Registry Editor control — with minimal configuration and maintenance.
USB port management lets IT administrators enable, disable or set USB ports on the motherboard as read only to prevent leaks of creative assets and other important data. Software blacklisting ensures users cannot run high-risk applications, and Windows Registry Editor control lets administrators remotely enable or disable the ability to modify the Windows Registry on client devices to prevent unauthorized changes to system configurations for enhanced security.
Content creator friendly
ProArt B550-Creator comes with ProArt Creator Hub, unified management software that provides a convenient, centralized location and user-friendly interface for controlling all ProArt Series products, such as ProArt displays and laptops. For ProArt B550-Creator, the software lets users adjust the motherboard's fan control profiles, monitor system components — including the CPU, memory and storage devices — and quickly launch frequently used apps.
With remote work becoming commonplace, the ability to collaborate with coworkers and clients easily is critical. To ensure clear voice communication in both audio and video calls, ProArt B550-Creator features exclusive Two-Way AI Noise Cancellation technology. By leveraging a massive deep-learning database to reduce background noise from the microphone and other incoming audio, distracting keyboard clatter, mouse clicks and other ambient noises are smartly pared back to ensure users can hear and be heard with total clarity in their online communications.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ASUS ProArt B550-Creator motherboard will be available in North America in early April 2021.