Memory Overclocking on Intel H570 and B560 Chipsets? Yep.

Now that the veil has been lifted on the Intel 500 motherboards, more details are coming out on what new features we’ll have to play with. In the past, memory overclocking was limited to the top-end Z series, but it looks like Intel is now going to allow that on both the H570, as well as B560 chipsets. While they lack CPU overclocking support, at least now we can have a little fun with boards based off of these lower cost chipsets.

The H570 and B560 chipsets now support memory overclocking (memory above DDR4-3200), but you still need to pair the respective motherboard with a Core i5 and above processor. Core i3 and below still stick to DDR4-2666. It’s not the full mile, but it’s something nonetheless. In the past, pairing a Core i9 chip on an H-or B-series chipset meant you were locked out from using faster memory.

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MSI Announces Intel 500 Series Motherboards – Launch on January 27th

[Taipei, Taiwan] – When are new Intel 500 series platforms launched? This must be one of the frequently asked questions in recent times. All gamers and creators are looking forward to getting a glimpse at new motherboards. Fortunately, MSI, a world-leading motherboard brands, announces that new 500 series motherboards will make world debut on 27th January.

Unveil Outstanding Features for New 500 Series Platforms

To welcome the latest motherboards in 2021, MSI is ready to present new features of motherboards. With new 11th Gen Intel Core processors, all 500 series motherboards support Lightning Gen 4 PCIe, and the bandwidth is up to 64 GB/s. For network, Z590 Wi-Fi motherboards are equipped with the latest Wi-Fi 6E which has 6GHz band compared to Wi-Fi 6.

For Audio solution, MSI improves audio performance of MEG/MPG/MAG series for all gamers, including hardcore gamers and casual gamers. Z590 Gaming series motherboards are upgraded to Audio Boost 5 and are imported into Sound Tune. Due to new audio codec and system, Z590 gaming motherboards create a synergy effect which can amplify sound and have better gaming experience.

Moreover, in order to offer support for users, Dragon Center is comprehensively updated to MSI Center. MSI Center has brand-new UI design and fully-integrated functions, which help users manipulate overclocking and RGB lights sync more easily. Also, the new audio solution, Sound Tune, is integrated in MSI Center and users can turn it on by one click.

Own Personalized Appearances and Incredible Features

Apart from new features, 500 series motherboards have eye-catching and distinctive appearances. Here are some highlights and introduction by segments:

MEG – Exquisite and gorgeous are definitely the best descriptions for MEG series. Besides elegant designs, MEG Z590 GODLIKE has mighty specifications, including 10G Super LAN and Audio Boost 5 HD. Additionally, for better cooling effect, MEG Z590 GODLIKE has Stacked Fin Array and Frozr Heatsink Design. Furthermore, both MEG Z590 GODLIKE and MEG Z590 ACE have Aluminum backplate on the back of PCB, which can extend the surface of heat dissipation. Of course, MEG Z590 UNIFY and MEG Z590I UNIFY, well-known as the full black design, will also show up. At CES online press conference on 14th January, MEG series will come on the stage. Please remember to watch the live stream and get the relative information. If want to follow the event page, please click here.

MPG – MPG series motherboards are always popular for MSI users. MSI will have MPG Z590 GAMING CARBON WIFI, MPG Z590 GAMING FORCE, MPG Z590 GAMING EDGE WIFI and MPG Z590 GAMING PLUS, and so on. In addition to trendy appearances, all MPG series have M.2 Shield Frozr and K7 thermal pad, which will help sustain performance of motherboards.

MAG – MSI tries to refresh MAG lovers with new color matching. MAG Z590 TOMAHAWK WIFI and MAG B560 TOMAHAWK WIFI both have graphite extended heatsink. The color of MAG Z590 TORPEDO and MAG B560 TORPEDO is pacific blue, and MAG B560M BAZOOKA is midnight green. The concept of color derives from military colors in accordance with MAG—MSI Arsenal GAMING. The various colors give users more choices and users can personalize PCs based on their preferences.

PRO – For common use, including business and daily use, Z590-A PRO and Z590 PRO WIFI have matte black with linear designs and both have Extended Heatsink Design. Otherwise, most PRO series motherboards, including Z590, B560 and H510, will have new cooling solution—Frozr AI Cooling, which will detect CPU and GPU temperatures and automatically adjust system fan duty to a proper value. In order to dissipate heat effectively, Z590 PRO WIFI and Z590-A PRO both have M.2 Shield Frozr which is made up for giving out heat from M.2 Gen 4.

ASRock Launches Full Range of Intel 500 Series Motherboards

TAIPEI, Taiwan, January 12th, 2021 – The leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, proudly announces its comprehensive new range of motherboards featuring Intel® 500 series chipsets, supporting current 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors and new 11th Generation desktop processors enabling PCI-Express Gen-4.

ASRock Flagship Motherboards

Designed for the premium market, the “uncompromised performance” ASRock Z590 Taichi embraces the latest USB4 standard with Thunderbolt 4 technology, providing an incredible 40Gb/s transfer rate that is perfect for ultra-high speed external storage devices.

Killer WiFi connectivity features the latest WiFi 6E standard, which embraces the 6GHz band for extreme throughput performance and the lowest latency. Together with its Killer LAN onboard, Killer Double Shot can be used to combine both connections together, maximizing networking performance.

New features added to ASRock’s premium 500 series motherboards include the Lightning Gaming Ports that uniquely use custom engineered USB signal lanes to accommodate the latest gaming mice with ultra-high polling rates; whereas traditional USB signal design cannot fully support this high report rate gaming peripheral therefore limits performance.

Showcasing its true, gaming-focused design, the Z590 PG Velocita incorporates the CPU Direct Source LAN. Unlike others that are gaming in name only, the Killer E3100 2.5G LAN chip on the ASRock Z590 PG Velocita can be controlled directly by the CPU, providing the lowest possible latency and significant overall networking performance boost, ensuring users always have the edge in battle with the lowest pings possible.

ASRock Steel Legend Series

Memory overclocking is now available on all ASRock Z590, H570 and B560 motherboards, giving more users the best performance potential. All Steel Legend motherboards use a 6-layer PCB for optimized signal and power tracing, lowers board temperature as well as improving memory stability at higher frequencies, and further overclocking potential.

Every motherboard in this series is equipped with 2.5Gb/s LAN and a front panel USB 3.2 Gen-2×2 header. 2.5Gb/s LAN boosts networking performance 2.5X over typical home ethernet speeds. It is ideal for home NAS streaming and backups, content creators, online gamers, and the demands of enthusiasts for lower-latency gaming, faster file transfers and performance that keeps up with modern SSDs. Similarly, USB 3.2 Gen-2×2 is capable of 20Gbps throughput, providing the most convenient access for USB storage devices in need of extreme speeds.

Every motherboard in this series is equipped with 2.5Gb/s LAN and a front panel USB 3.2 Gen-2×2 header. 2.5Gb/s LAN boosts networking performance 2.5X over typical home ethernet speeds. It is ideal for home NAS streaming and backups, content creators, online gamers, and the demands of enthusiasts for lower-latency gaming, faster file transfers and performance that keeps up with modern SSDs. Similarly, USB 3.2 Gen-2×2 is capable of 20Gbps throughput, providing the most convenient access for USB storage devices in need of extreme speeds.

ASRock Pro4 Series for Mainstream Builders

ASRock is keen to support all PC builders, from premium to entry level. The Z590 Pro4 (ATX) and Z590M Pro4 (micro ATX) both use a 6 layer PCB and 12 phase Dr.MOS VRM, bringing incredibly powerful performance and superb overclocking potential to more users than ever. Dr.MOS fully integrated MOSFETs operate more efficiently than alternative solutions, enabling lower temperatures and improved sustained performance.

Bringing PCIe Gen-4 to Everyone

ASRock is bringing the benefits of PCIe Gen-4 to everyone, from premium to entry level. All ASRock B560 motherboards include at least one PCIe Gen-4 x4 M.2 SSD slot (when 11th Gen Intel® Core Processors are used), embracing the latest PCIe Gen-4 SSD devices with the best performance for the widest number of PC builders. Even the entry B560M-HDV offers two M.2 Key-M slots, provided by PCIe lanes from CPU and chipset respectively.

With a wide range of options available including everything from entry to premium, mini-ITX, mATX and ATX, look no further because the ASRock 500 series motherboards bring incredible performance, best-in-class features, and stylish designs throughout its comprehensive range.

COLORFUL Announces iGame Z590 Vulcan W and CVN B560M GAMING FROZEN

January 11th, 2021 Shenzhen, China – Colorful Technology Company Limited, a professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards, all-in-one gaming and multimedia solutions, and high-performance storage, introduces the iGame Z590 Vulcan W and CVN B560M Gaming Frozen V20 motherboards for the latest 11th generation Intel Core processors. Both motherboards feature a white color theme, perfect for all-white gaming PC builds. The iGame Z590 Vulcan W and CVN B560M Gaming Frozen V20 perfectly complements the new COLORFUL Ultra White Series GeForce RTX 30-Series graphics cards.

The COLORFUL iGame Z590 Vulcan W motherboard features addressable RGB lighting that is fully customizable using the iGame Center app. Users can synchronize other ARGB components, monitor status, and tweak settings in iGame Center offering users advanced control for performance tweaking and customization. COLORFUL also launches the iGame Z590 X, the black version of the iGame Z590 W, giving builders more motherboard color options for color-matching builds.

iGame Z590 Vulcan W & iGame Z590 Vulcan X

The COLORFUL iGame Z590 Vulcan W and iGame Z590 Vulcan X motherboards come with the same set of premium features except for the color. Both feature an eye-catching ‘Vultune’ graphics with ARGB backlighting on the extended PCH heatsink, design that depicts power and performance. The extended heatsink delivers efficient heat dissipation for the Z590 chipset and installed M.2 solid-state drives. Furthermore, both motherboards feature multiple ARGB lighting zones on the PCH heatsink and rear I/O shroud.

The iGame Z590 Vulcan W and iGame Z590 Vulcan X motherboards comes with a debug LCD display along with on-board power and reset switches for easy troubleshooting. To top off the motherboard’s premium aesthetics, the PCB comes with an aesthetic coating with an intricate pattern that complements the Vultune graphics design.

Build the fastest gaming PC with the 11th generation Intel Core processors using the iGame Z590 Series motherboards. The COLORFUL iGame Z590 Vulcan W and iGame Z590 Vulcan X two PCIe 4.0 X16 slots to support the latest high-end PCIe 4.0-enabled graphics cards. Furthermore, both motherboards come with three M.2 slots: one M.2 PCIe 4.0 slot for high-speed PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSDs and two PCIe 3.0 slots with Intel Optane support. Lastly, the motherboards come equipped with Intel 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6 wireless solution.

CVN B560M Gaming Frozen V20

The COLORFUL CVN B560M Gaming Frozen V20 is also a white-colored motherboard with matching silver heatsinks. It is perfect for smaller gaming machines using the compact micro-ATX motherboard form-factor. Smaller it may be, the CVN B560M Gaming Frozen V20 does not compromise in features with its capable 10+2 power phase design and PCIe 4.0 that supports latest-generation PCIe 4.0 graphics cards and PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs.

The CVN B560M Gaming Frozen V20 motherboard also features an extended heatsink on the PCH and VRM for aggressive passive cooling. The motherboard also comes with ARGB lighting that’s fully customizable via the iGame Center app. The motherboard also features an integrated I/O shield, steel-reinforced PCIE x16 slots, and 90-degree SATA III ports. Like the iGame Z590 Vulcan W, the CVN B560M Gaming Frozen V20 also features a white coated PCB with aesthetic patterns to fit the modern gamer’s lifestyle.

Complete COLORFUL Motherboard Lineup

COLORFUL also introduces the CVN Z590 and CVN B560 Series motherboards and the BATTLE-AX Series motherboards in ATX and micro-ATX motherboard form factors. The CVN 500 Series and BATTLE-AX 500 Series motherboards also feature PCIe 4.0 support and an extended heatsink design to deliver efficient passive cooling to the chipset and the installed M.2 SSD drives. See the COLORFUL CVN 500 and BATTLE-AX 500 Series motherboards below.

ATX

  • CVN Z590 GAMING PRO V20
  • CVN Z590 GAMING FROZEN V20
  • CVN B560 GAMING PRO V20
  • CVN B560 GAMING FROZEN V20

Micro-ATX

  • CVN Z590M GAMING PRO V20
  • CVN Z590M GAMING FROZEN V20
  • CVN B560M GAMING PRO V20
  • CVN B560M GAMING FROZEN V20
  • BATTLE-AX Z590M GAMING V20
  • BATTLE-AX B560M GAMING V20
  • BATTLE-AX H510M-M.2 PRO V20

BIOSTAR Announces Intel 500-Series Motherboards

January 12th, 2021, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices today announces the launch of their latest 500 series motherboard range designed to run Intel’s 11th gen Rocket Lake-S processors.

Starting 2021 strong, BIOSTAR unveils the first set of motherboards rolling out of their factories. Designed to run the latest Intel 11th gen processors, BIOSTAR’s 500 series motherboard range consists of 6 new main boards engineered with form and functionality suited for many use cases.

Introducing a brand-new product range dubbed as VALKYRIE, the Z590 VALKYRIE (ATX) and the Z590I VALKYRIE (Mini-ITX) motherboards are a first look at what will be BIOSTAR’s flagship motherboard label. Showcasing premium design elements with bleeding edge functionality these motherboards are born to be the new kings of the enthusiast grade motherboards in the industry.

Adorning new battle colors of gold and pink, accented on a matt black PCB with an all-new armor style cover design, the Z590 VALKYRIE motherboards are truly a sight to behold. Heat dissipation is the name of the game as the VALKYRIE motherboards are masterfully engineered to run cool under any stress, features like a full copper metal based heatsink in the bottom of both motherboards provide excellent passive cooling capability further boosting to its system’s active cooling capacity.

Coming in two form factors of ATX and Mini-ITX, the Z590 VALKYRIE boards are game ready with features such as PCIe 4.0 that can support the latest and greatest graphics cards as well as many other functionalities backed by BIOSTAR’s amazing 22-phase power delivery technology.

BIOSTAR’s RACING series motherboard range gets a fresh new look this year, with an all-new semi-covered armor design. It is engineered to look cool and be cool, armed with pure copper parts, the new RACING series motherboards are ready to passively dissipate any excess heat.

The RACING Z590GTA (ATX) and RACING B560GTQ (Micro-ATX) motherboards comes in a black PCB layout accented by a grey and tiffany blue color scheme adding great flair to BIOSTAR’s popular RACING motherboard range.

Fan favorite functions like VIVID LED DJ, BIOSTAR RGB SYNC and LED ROCK ZONE have repeated its presence in this generation of RACING series motherboards with added improvements to their stability with BIOSTAR’s proprietary 14-phase power delivery technology. Gamers and content creators can look forward to BIOSTAR’S all new RACING 500 series motherboards as they are truly the best in business.

The H510MH/E 2.0 (Micro-ATX) and the H510MX/E 2.0 (Micro-ATX) are the last two motherboards of BIOSTAR’s new Intel 500 series product range. Designed with casual consumers and office users in mind, the H510MH/E 2.0 and the H510MX/E 2.0 motherboards are the latest iteration of BIOSTAR’s highly sought-after H-series business class motherboard line. Hailed among many industry professionals as highly reliable and cost efficient, BIOSTAR prides themselves in being the best in business for their product quality and durability and these two new motherboards are no exception. The H510MH/E 2.0 and the H510MX/E 2.0 motherboards are top of the list choices for office workstations as well as HTPC and SI, adding great value for users looking to upgrade to Intel’s latest 11th gen processors as a solid platform.

In conclusion, BIOSTAR’S new arsenal of Intel 500 series motherboards are a fresh new step from the brand. With cool new design elements and a ton of great functionality mixed with BIOSTAR’s renowned product quality and durability, fans can thoroughly enjoy the latest line of Intel 500 series motherboards with assured satisfaction.

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Intel 500 Series Chipset Logos, Info Revealed

Over at VideoCardz, they’ve posted some information on the forthcoming Intel 500 series of chipsets for the Rocket Lake-S platform. We have logos for the Z590, B560, and H510. They also have a slide outlining some key details of the 500 series. To start things off, 4 new PCIe lanes have been added to the CPU, upping the count to 20 similar to Zen 3. We also, finally, have an update to PCIe 4.0 for these 20 CPU lanes, allowing for support of PCIe 4 M.2 storage devices, as well as a direct PCIe 4.0 x16 GPU connection.

The DMI bus between the CPU and the chipset is now x8, doubling the bandwidth available currently to 64Gb/s each way. The 500 series chipsets themselves support additional PCIe lanes, as you’d expect, but they’re still limited to PCIe 3.0. That’ll do the job, but it’s a hit against the platform vs the full PCIe 4.0 support of the the AMD X570. Some other information notes increased DDR4 speeds. One would assume this means DDR4-3200, but time will tell. As will the “new overclocking features”. Head on over to read more.

Intel 11th Gen Core i9-11900 – Bench Test w/B560 Board

The 11900 engineering sample was run under several benchmarks including Cinebench R15, R20, and power consumption tests with AIDA64 with the AVX2 and AVX-512 (AVX3) instruction sets.

For Cinebench R15, the Core i9-11900 (ES) scored 217 in the single-threaded test and 1929 in the multi-threaded test. That’s a similar result to a Core i9 9900K from a few years ago. In Cinebench R20 the 11900 scored 529 points for the single-threaded benchmark and 4683 in the multi-threaded test.

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Intel Z590, B560 & H510 Motherboards – Launching January 11th?

According to the report (via @HXL), it is specifically stated that Intel’s partners will be releasing their 500-series motherboards featuring the Z590, B560, and H510 chipsets. We aren’t sure if Intel’s OEM and board partners will be officially launching their next-generation products to market or would it just be a standard announcement followed by a proper retail launch at a later date.

The source is confident that 11th January will be a hard launch for the 500-series motherboards but also goes on to state that the accompanying Rocket Lake Desktop CPUs won’t be hitting shelves till the end of February or even early March. There have been conflicting rumors regarding the Rocket Lake Desktop CPU launch with some suggesting that the launch is pinned for January while others are pointing out a retail launch around March, similar to this rumor.

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