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State of the art World Record holders, both B550 Unify & Unify-X are dedicated for extreme overclocking. Be it the aggresive VRM design with Direct 14+2 90A power phases and Titanium Chokes III, the top notch R&D, cooling solutions or the server grade PCB with 6 layers and 2oz Thickened Copper, all of them features are second to none.

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B550 Unify Official Page
Current Bios version 7D13v10 released on 2020-11-17

B550 Unify-X Official Page
Current Bios version 7D13vA04 released on 2020-11-16

Official MSI Beta BIOS Update & Bug Status
 

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Normally just the top m.2 is attached to the CPU for full bandwidth, but with the removal of the second PCIE x8 expansion slot to make room for more m.2 does that mean there can be a total of 3 m.2 slots on this board attached to the CPU for full PCIE 4.0 x4 bandwidth?
 

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not available in US yet it seems
 

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Normally just the top m.2 is attached to the CPU for full bandwidth, but with the removal of the second PCIE x8 expansion slot to make room for more m.2 does that mean there can be a total of 3 m.2 slots on this board attached to the CPU for full PCIE 4.0 x4 bandwidth?
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From what I understand, the secondary M2 are available at 4.0 x4 only if you go with a x8 graphic card.
 

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Delivery planned between 8th and 14th of December, let's hope!
 

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I'm thinking about getting the Unify-X to go wth my 5950x I have on preorder. 🐺

I heard in USA maybe Dec. 20th the release date but not 100% sure on that. :oops:
 

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From what I understand, the secondary M2 are available at 4.0 x4 only if you go with a x8 graphic card.
Looks like from that page that in the bios if you select "cpu mode" it automatically makes the graphics card in slot 1 go into 8x mode, and allows two of the m.2 slots use the other 8 cpu lanes. That is pretty awesome. Looks like I might change to this board at some point.
 

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I'm thinking about getting the Unify-X to go wth my 5950x I have on preorder. 🐺

I heard in USA maybe Dec. 20th the release date but not 100% sure on that. :oops:
Me too. I'm thinking about AMD's smart access memory and will it work okay? Unify x is the nuts though and it needs a 5950x and 6900xt in it:p.
 

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Add to the first page the Beta BIOS page on MSI forum:

 
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Between this and the Asus Dark Hero, which one would you get? I do not need the x570 features. This would be a board I would likely only get for 24/7 daily use with as tight as possible memory timings.
So what I want out of the board, even though it is targeted at overclockers, is maximum stability at a given (mem) frequency without to much bells and whistles. Are the MSI boards mature enough these days?
 

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Between this and the Asus Dark Hero, which one would you get? I do not need the x570 features. This would be a board I would likely only get for 24/7 daily use with as tight as possible memory timings.
So what I want out of the board, even though it is targeted at overclockers, is maximum stability at a given (mem) frequency without to much bells and whistles. Are the MSI boards mature enough these days?
MSI make the best X570 boards I'm sure. Same likely goes for B550.

Here's my on my MSI X570 board with 2x16GB Dual Rank b-die.

I was running TM5, a modified .cfg, already.

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Between this and the Asus Dark Hero, which one would you get? I do not need the x570 features. This would be a board I would likely only get for 24/7 daily use with as tight as possible memory timings.
So what I want out of the board, even though it is targeted at overclockers, is maximum stability at a given (mem) frequency without to much bells and whistles. Are the MSI boards mature enough these days?
I got this one because of the 2 x DIMMs, indeed should allow tight timings.
Obviously the Dark Hero costs almost double, that's already quite a difference, and has the DOS; hardware switching from PBO to Static OC.
But it's always an X570 which is worse than B550 and has the SATA ports bugged.
If you don't really need all the expansions and features the B550 it's a much better choice.
First MSI board for me but I've seen a lot of satisfied people; sometimes they do BS just like the others.
 

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does the current retail bios allow VTT / dram termination voltage tweak?

poking around the bios code there seems to be VTT option but it's hidden
 
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