TechSpot: Intel B560 is a Disaster

Depending on the B560 motherboard, performance of locked 65 watt parts like the 11400 and 11700 can be negatively impacted by over 30%. That’s right, we’re not talking about parts like the Core i9-11900K, but rather processors you will be using with a budget B560 motherboard.

Prior to this testing, the only B560 board that I had looked at was the MSI B560 Tomahawk which we used to review and benchmark the 11400F for our review. Performance was identical to Z590 boards I’d tested from the likes of Asus, MSI and Gigabyte. MSI even told me it was to be expected that B560 motherboards would offer the same level of performance as their Z590 counterparts, but it turns out that’s not always the case. Far from it.

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MSI MEG Z590 ACE – PC Magazine

On the visual side of the PCB, the MEG Z590 Ace is a bit of a mixed bag. Like its predecessor, the Z590 Ace is predominantly black with shades of gray mixed in. The gray is so dark as to look black in most PC-case environs, whereas the MEG Z490 Ace’s lighter shades of gray showed more contrast with the black parts of that motherboard.

MSI compensates for this more somber tone by adding more RGB LEDs and by moving its signature dragon logo from the chipset heatsink to the rear I/O shroud. Overall, I think the lighting is a step up, but I wish the designers had kept the more noticeable mixture of gray shades on the heatsinks.

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ASRock Z590 Taichi – Tom’s Hardware

The Z590 Taichi is a nice improvement over the previous Taichi, between the improved appearance and cool moving gear feature, it is one of the better-looking Z590 boards. But looks aren’t everything. The Taichi comes with two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports (40 Gbps), eight SATA ports, Killer-based Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5 GbE, and a graphics card support bar. We’ll check out these details and other features below. But first, here are the full specs from ASRock.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO – GinjFo

Its price positioning is consistent with the key to a leading mechanism in order to optimize its configuration down to the smallest detail. Her dress is worked through a solid passive cooling. It attacks the Z590 chipset, VRMs or even various M.2 SSDs. We also find a nicely distributed RGB and a racy overall look.

In use, the performance is there with a full UEFI BIOS. Asus also offers several “in-house” technologies to simplify its configuration and the implementation of optimization. For example, AI Overclocking proposes to automatically and intelligently boost the processor through an analysis of various parameters including the performance of the processor cooling system.

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GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS MASTER – GreenTech_Reviews

Some manufacturers, when developing motherboards based on the Intel Z490 chipset, have provided support for one of the most important innovations of the 11th generation processors – PCIe version 4.0. But it was impossible not to release the updated series of motherboards based on the Intel Z590 chipset for a number of reasons. If visually the Z590 AORUS Master practically does not differ from the Z490 AORUS Master (if you look closely, there are differences, but we are talking about the visual component), then inside the changes are very significant – especially the power subsystem and its cooling system. The first was noticeably strengthened, and the second received an active mode of operation.

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MSI X570S Motherboard Lineup Leaks

Courtesy of Wccftech, we have some new information today on MSI’s upcoming AMD X570S chipset based motherboards. Per their information, we’re looking at 8 (or more) products in the making:

  • MEG X570S ACE MAX
  • MEG X570S UNIFY-X MAX
  • MPG X570S GAMING CARBON MAX WIFI
  • MPG X570S GAMING EDGE MAX WIFI
  • MAG X570S TOMAHAWK MAX WIFI
  • MAG X570S TORPEDO MAX
  • X570S PRO-MAX WIFI
  • X570S-A PRO MAX

The best part of these new boards is they all appear to be passively cooled. While I don’t mind low speed, temperature limited PCH fans, those of you that do may be very interested in these X570S boards when they roll out. Perhaps they’ll join the fray with a Ryzen 5000XT style CPU release later this year? Time will tell.

GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS PRO AX – Tom’s Hardware

The Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Pro AX positions itself as a mid-range SKU with a modest (for recent motherboard generations) price of $289.99. For that price, you get the most USB ports — thirteen, including USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C port — we’ve seen on any motherboard in quite a while. Additionally, the board includes the latest audio codec, extreme overclocking-capable power delivery and four M.2 sockets. This, coupled with a reasonable price tag, yields a great option fory new Intel-based builds.

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GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS TACHYON – AnandTech

Getting the most out of Intel’s Rocket Lake silicon requires a solid platform with multiple aspects, and there are quite a lot of premium Z590 models capable of pushing the limits of both the memory and CPU. One of the more specific models aimed purely at squeezing as much performance from Rocket Lake is the GIGABYTE Z590 Aorus Tachyon. Designed for overclockers, particularly extreme overclocks wanting to go sub-zero, the Z590 Aorus Tachyon has one of the most interesting designs with an extended ATX sized frame but with just two memory slots.

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MSI MPG B560I GAMING EDGE WIFI – GreenTech_Reviews

Building a compact yet high-performance gaming system is a headache for all enthusiasts. There are a lot of problems, because the space in the case is very limited – it is necessary not only to lay the cables correctly, but also to organize the cooling correctly. With the release of the Intel B560 chipset, the task is slightly simplified in the case of mini-ITX motherboards, although the functionality will also be available less rich, but sufficient for any gaming system. The MSI MPG B560I Gaming Edge WiFi motherboard allows you to use Core i9 flagships, overclock the RAM (not the processor), and also provide some design freedom in the form of RGB backlighting, although it itself is completely deprived of it.

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MSI MAG Z590 TOMAHAWK WIFI – GreenTech_Reviews

MSI MAG Z590 Tomahawk WiFi is a mid-range motherboard in the familiar full-size ATX format. Unlike its predecessor based on the Intel Z490 chipset, we have a board with full PCIe 4.0 support (when using 11th generation processors, of course), a new power subsystem, an increased number of M.2 connectors, an updated sound subsystem and … And to many others – after all, there are incomparably more differences between these boards than common details. The essence lies in the requirements of the new processors – this is not only the implementation of PCIe 4.0, but also other components of the board, including the power subsystem.

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