In the course of a soon to be released crossover project of my two hobbies hardware and 3D printing MSI kindly provided me with this board. And even though mainboards are not really my area, I took a closer look at it within my possibilities. The following is the short test:
Packaging and scope of delivery
Compared to the almost container-like boxes of some high-end ATX boards, this board’s is almost cute. Hardly bigger than the ITX form factor itself, yet packed with all sorts of descriptions. For once, the front is not adorned with a product picture, which we only find together with the most important features on the back.
The accessories are seemingly extensive, but largely consist of “instruction leaflets” and promotions:
Only the manual, WLAN antennas, two SATA 3.0 cables and the M.2 screws are really relevant.
Here is the overview of the technical data for the board, more information can be found on the product page at the manufacturer MSI.
MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge WIFI (7C92-002R)