Today is the day, my friends. PC builders with a penchant for modern AMD Ryzen CPUs and a love for NZXT’s sleek, minimalist designs now have an option that marries the two. NZXT has finally released an AM4-based motherboard into their boutique line of ATX motherboards, the N7 series: the NZXT N7 B550.
If you have followed NZXT at all, I am sure you have seen the Intel-based N7 motherboards. Designed to favor NZXT’s H Series cases, the N7 motherboards, including the newly minted B550, provide integration with CAM software, allowing intuitive controls for up to seven fan channels and four RGB lighting channels. They have a unique look that, to our knowledge, isn’t being replicated elsewhere in the industry. But that is not all; here is a breakdown of the features:
Built around the B550 chipset, the N7 B550 is compatible with the AMD Ryzen 3000, 4000, and 5000 line of CPUs with support for PCIe 4.0 as well as higher system memory speeds (up to 4733 MHz) and XMP. The motherboard has two M.2 connectors and 6 SATA 6GB/s ports for storage and comes equipped with Intel Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth V5.2. All of this is supported by a 12+2 DrMOS Power Phase design.
This new motherboard also carries the distinctive NZXT look. A stylish plate covers the components in either white or black, making it easy to fit with any rig. This is, of course, just an aesthetic difference but in the age of tempered glass, sleeved cables, and custom RGB, that can be an important consideration all by itself. For users looking for a minimalist, clean look to their PCs, these new motherboards may just fit the bill.
Now available at NZXT.com, the N7 B550 launches at a retail price of $229.99 USD. It is available in black or white.