Close-up photos of the ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-ZAKU have been shared in ChipHell forums. Part of the ASUS x GUNDAM collaboration, this collab will see ASUS and ROG products don the iconic Amuro Ray and Char Aznable color schemes. Announced a few weeks ago, there’s no distinction which gets which but ASUS has already released a line-up of items that will ge the Amuro Ray “Gundam” colors, which are mostly ROG, and which will get the Zeon treatment, which are mostly ASUS mainstream TUF Gaming products.
User Aosumi from ChipHell shares the first retail photos of one of the motherboards that will be part of the launch. The ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-ZAKU, a recolor of the ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WIFI) will be identical to its non-ZAKU counterpart but the collab release, will of course have the iconic Char’s Zaku color scheme (minus the salmon pink, sadly for purists).
The TUF GAMING B550M-ZAKU is not a simple color swap. The packaging as well as the documentation receive a full replacement of their covers as well as the I/O shield.
The motherboard itself will receive custom PCB markings like the decals on a gundam kit. The TUF Gaming branding is completely changed to align with the Gundam branding. The heatsink are also done in red. More photos below:
Depending on the region you buy this, ASUS will be selling the partnership with Gundam products from model kits to figures.