The MSI B350M Bazooka motherboard is a basic µATX for AMD Ryzen processors.
- Supports AMD® RYZEN Series processors and 7th Gen A-series / AthlonTM Processors for socket AM4
- Support DDR4 1866/2133/2400/2667/2933(OC)/3200(OC) Mhz
- 4x DDR4 slots, 64GB maximum memory
- DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
- EZ debug LED to quickly identify problems
- Click BIOS 5 for easy upgrades and management
- 2.4A USB 3.0 charging for mobile devices
- Dual chassis fan headers for extra cooling
- Gaming Certified
The MSI A320M Grenade is an excellent platform for general purpose use.
Entry level gaming is easily dine with this motherboard. The PCI Express x16 slot can handle even a larger video card as it is offset away from the CPU cooler to allow for excellent air flow.
The pair of PCI Express x1 slots are available for peripherals if desired. PCI Express cards for expansions are widely available.
With 4 memory slots, the B350 Bazooka can support up to 64GB of memory which is plenty for the most demanding games. So are the most memory that games have recommended has been 16GB but this is likely to grow towards 32GB before long. Remember that VRAM is shadowed in main memory and given video cards with 8GB of VRAM are becoming more common it makes sense to have 32GB of memory.
MSI has a metal protector on the PCI Express x16 slot to help protect it in case the user wants to swap the video card for a different one on occasion. MSI also has good protection of the regulators and the rear edge where video card brackets may accidentally scratch the board.
The M.2 slot can support a very high performance SSD with up to 2 GB/s of bandwidth. At present these are available up to 2TB in capacity.
The MSI Click BIOS is a real handy feature for those who want to more easily manage their board. Upgrades are easy.
4x SATA ports are enough for hard disks and BD drives as desired. Most users of this board will likely be using for upgrades from existing systems.
Headers for USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 are available for every chassis available. Front panel boxes for USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 are available for those who need more ports for charging devices etc.
The audio is better than the lower cost A320M Grenade. MSI has their audio boost which brings better sound for gaming.
While the MSI B350M Bazooka motherboard is the entry level gaming board for socket AM4, we can confidently point out that this board with a graphics card can handle gaming easily. Equipped with a 4/8 CPU is plenty of processor for a single graphics card.
Having 3 fan headers is a real boost for those with better chassis that have front and rear fans. This makes it easier to manage fans to control noise.