NZXT’s first AMD motherboard is the N7 B550. Like the Intel versions that preceded it, the N7 B550 has a sleek design with the option of a black or white case covering most of the board itself. No doubt NZXT hopes that the sleek look of the motherboard will make it an attractive option for anyone with a windowed PC case, such as NZXT’s own H-series cases.
Aside from its looks, the N7 B550 seems to offer very capable performance as a review of Tom’s Hardware is all to pass. Designed in collaboration with the established motherboard manufacturer ASRock, the motherboard uses the B550 chipset that works with both AMD Ryzen 3000 and 5000 series CPUs and offers PCIe 4.0 support. Integrated fan and RGB controllers allow the components to be managed through NZXT’s Cam software.
In terms of connectivity, a whopping 10 USB ports are available on the back of the motherboard, including a USB Type-C port and two M.2 slots for NVMe storage. Wireless connectivity includes support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. look at the review of Tom’s Hardware for a complete overview of specifications and performance.
It’s a solid debut for a company typically better known for its PC cases and CPU coolers, although its reputation was tarnished earlier this year when it had to recall one PC case due to fire safety concerns. The N7 B550 is available now for $ 229.99.