MSI puts Ryzen into Mini-ITX with its B350I Pro AC motherboard

If you're looking to build small and want to walk the path of AMD Ryzen, MSI has an answer for you in the form of its new B350I Pro AC Mini-ITX motherboard. This itty bitty offering has pretty much all you need and very little you don't.

The board has two DIMM slots that can be filled with 32 GB of DDR4 memory running at up to 3200 MT/s in a dual-channel setup. The single PCIe x16 slot is metal-reinforced, and there are four SATA ports and an M.2 socket.

The B350I Pro AC is well-equipped in the external connections department. There's onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and Gigabit Ethernet for networking purposes. If you're going to plug peripherals into the board, there are two each of USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A ports. Onboard video connections include one DisplayPort 1.2 output and an HDMI 1.4 port.

The board has a nine-phase PWM design, something that MSI says is a first on an AM4 Mini-ITX motherboard. There are also two headers for RGB LED strips that can be controlled through MSI's Mystic Light software.

MSI hasn't made release or pricing information available, but looking at the other B350 Mini-ITX boards available over at Newegg, we'd expect to see it somewhere around the $120 to price range when it does hit shelves.

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    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    MSI are so late to this party that I had just assumed they’d given up on the idea altogether!

    • jensend
    • 2 years ago

    Nice to see more mobos with DisplayPort output. A Raven Ridge mITX box would especially benefit from the greater FreeSync compatibility. (FreeSync over HDMI compatibility seems rare among budget adaptive sync displays.)

    • DPete27
    • 2 years ago

    Good platform for Raven Ridge APUs.

    • SoundFX09
    • 2 years ago

    Took them long enough! Gigabyte, Asrock, and Biostar have released their board for several months now… Why the Hell did it take MSI This long to release this?

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 2 years ago

      Some marketing drone at MSI decided that mini-ITX was only for office PCs with integrated graphics, so they decided to delay MSI’s mini-ITX socket AM4 motherboards until Raven Ridge APUs arrived.

    • Air
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]"There are also two headers for RGB LED strips (...)"[/quote<] Amazing, RGB LEDs are so fundamental for a PC these days that even itx motherboards, in which every mm^2 is precious, comes with not one, but two RBG LED headers.

    • Welch
    • 2 years ago

    No love or mention for those poor USB 2.0 ports huh

    • ET3D
    • 2 years ago

    It has DisplayPort 1.2, not 2.1.

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      The mobo’s so advanced that it supports standards that don’t exist yet. (fixed, thanks)

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