COLORFUL CVN B560M – TweakTown

The B560M Gaming Frozen is a Micro-ATX platform built on the B560 chipset; this means we have the availability of memory overclocking but no CPU overclocking. These boards support 10th and 11th Gen CPUs alongside DDR4 2133MHz through 3200MHz memory support across four slots.

Storage is deployed over six SATA 6Gbps ports and two M.2 slots. One of which includes support for Gen4 NVMe, the other SATA, and Gen3. Additional connectivity is pushed over USB 3.2 with a total of six ports available, and Networking includes 2.5Gbe and WiFi6.

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BIOSTAR B550M-SILVER – [M]adShrimps

The entry-level to mainstream B550M-Silver board is a solid offering from BIOSTAR, meant for more compact systems, but with interfaces available as on a fully-fledged ATX board. The color scheme is quite catchy and does not come with any RGB lighting, but the users can sync their own RGB hardware by using the included headers. We can accommodate quite a bit of RAM thanks to the total of four memory slots, while storage can be installed in the two M.2 PCIe slots but also via the six SATA III 6Gbps ports. The VRM cooling system allows installation of larger heatsinks, while the included wiring for WiFi allows an easy upgrade if a wireless card is installed in the designated area.

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BIOSTAR Announces H61MHV3

May 18th, 2021, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading brand of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices today, announces a refresh of their Intel H61MH series with the new H61MHV3 motherboard.

Designed based on Intel is H61 single chip architecture, the new H61MHV3 motherboard from BIOSTAR breathes a fresh breath of life to older 2nd and 3rd generation processors from Intel.

Highly suited for business use and HTPC systems, the H61MHV3 motherboard comes with BIOSTAR’s promised product reliability and long-lasting performance. It is capable of supporting up to 16GB of DDR3 memory across 2 DIMM slots. USB 2.0 support with 8 USB ports provided with the motherboard for ease of use.

Engineered to work well with Core i3, i5, i7, Pentium, and Celeron processors, the motherboard is designed with the latest components to provide smooth unhindered performance across all it is components.

The H61MHV3 is rear I/O panel consists of a single x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port for users looking to connect their old keyboard or mouse to the system, Dual-display output capability with 1 x VGA port, and an HDMI port that expresses bright and highly detailed content.

Furthermore, it comes equipped with a single LAN port powered by Realtek RTL8111H chipset, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, and 3 x Audio out ports run by ALC897 audio codec capable of handling 7.1 Channels of High Definition Audio.

BIOSTAR’s new H61MHV3 motherboard brings new hope for people with older components to last longer, essentially saving money and time. It works well for business and casual use for multitudes of use cases.

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MSI MAG B560M MORTAR WIFI – Tech News Today

The B560 Mortar motherboard has an all-black PCB with a silver finish on the heatsink. The combination of the black PCB and the white PCB is a good color scheme. This motherboard fits in almost any aesthetic build scenario. The motherboard has no RGB elements for customizability. The lack of RGB hardware might keep the final build cleaner.

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Having our first proper look at the board, we can see the heatsinks are of a light silvery colour while the PCB is black. This should still allow the B560M MORTAR WIFI to fit in with most build colour schemes with ease. We can also see at first glance this board should have most of the ports/headers/connections users will need to make the most out of the B560 chipset. We have dual M.2 slots, one of which is Gen4. We also have a few of each RGB and fan headers to make sure that we can keep our build as cool as possible, in both senses of the word ‘cool’. 

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BIOSTAR Announces B550MX/E PRO & B550MH/E PRO

April 20th, 2021, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices today, announces the latest B550MX/E PRO and B550MH/E PRO motherboards.

Built on AMD is B550 single chip architecture, the latest B550 series motherboards are designed to support AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen (Matisse/Renoir) and 4th Gen (Vermeer) processors. Ideal for business and casual use, the new B550 series motherboards from BIOSTAR are packed with all the latest essentials for a long-lasting user experience.

Both new motherboards come with the capability to support up to 128Gb of DDR4 fast-paced memory with an overclocking capability of 4933+ OC.

PCIe 4.0 and PCIe M.2 4.0 provide excellent connectivity for graphics and storage expansion for all occasions with BIOSTAR is proprietary Digital PWM technology providing safe stable power management across all components.

When it comes to rear I/O the new B550MX/E PRO motherboard has all the bells and whistles. From 6 USB ports consisting of 4 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports and 2 x USB 2.0 ports to a single 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port, the B550MX/E PRO motherboard is designed to be extremely user friendly.

Furthermore, 2 x WiFi Antenna ports with the capability to run WiFi 6 and a single LAN port powered by Realtek RTL8111H chipset are readily available in the motherboard for faster internet connectivity.

The B550MX/E PRO motherboard comes with a single display port, a single VGA out port as well as an HDMI 2.1 port capable of supporting up to 4K, vivid, crystal clear images. This together with the 3 audio ports powered by the ALC897 chipset is capable of providing the users with an extremely immersive audio-visual experience.

The B550MH/E PRO motherboard also comes with all the essentials expected from a motherboard of its class. With 6 USB ports in the configuration of 4 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports, 2 x USB 2.0 ports as well as a single 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port for user preference similar to its counterpart.

Similar to the B550MX/E PRO motherboard, the B550MH/E PRO motherboard also comes with 2 x WiFi Antenna ports with the capability to run WiFi 6 and a single LAN port powered by Realtek RTL8111H chipset.

For graphics output, the B550MH/E PRO motherboard is equipped with a single VGA out port as well as an HDMI 2.1 port capable of supporting up to 4K display output for an immersive, unhindered user experience and is enhanced by the 3 audio ports powered by the ALC897 chipset is capable of providing 7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio for that thrilling entertainment experience.

In Conclusion, the new B550MX/E PRO and B550MH/E PRO motherboards from BIOSTAR are extremely efficient for what they offer. With AMD is outstanding performance coupled with BIOSTAR is world-class product quality and technology, these two motherboards are the best choice for users looking to build their next office workstation or even a home entertainment system.

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The CVN Z590M GAMING PRO features Resizable BAR technology that allows the processor to access graphics card memory to boost overall performance. The motherboard is equipped with a 10+2 hybrid digital power phase design, capable of delivering stable overclocks for up to an Intel Core i9 processor. It also comes equipped with metal-reinforced PCIe slots to support heavy high-performance graphics cards. The rear I/O includes a high-speed USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C port. The motherboard also has an integrated rear I/O shield.

Compact and Powerful
The COLORFUL CVN Z590M GAMING PRO motherboard supports the 11th and 10th-generation Intel Core processors of up to a powerful i9 processor. The 10+2 digital hybrid power phase design offers superb overclocking capability accompanied with efficient heat dissipation delivered by the improved cooling armor in a compact micro-ATX motherboard form-factor.

The CVN Z590M GAMING PRO supports PCIe 4.0 technology that offers 2X faster bandwidth than PCIe 3.0. The motherboard can be equipped with PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs that reaches read and write speeds of 7000 MB/s. PCIe 4.0 enables the latest NVIDIA graphics cards to utilize the innovative Resizable BAR, an optional PCI Express interface technology that allows the CPU to directly access graphics card memory as available resources to boost performance.

Improved Cooling Armor
The COLORFUL CVN Z590M GAMING PRO motherboard sports enlarged RIMY Cooling Armor by 30% compared to the previous generation motherboard. The improved cooling solution dissipates heat faster for higher overclocks with superb stability. The PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots also come with enlarged heatsinks to unleash the full potential of PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs without thermal throttling.

Customize and Control with iGame Center
COLORFUL proudly introduces the improved iGame Center software for RGB customizable and control and more. The COLORFUL 500 Series motherboards support the new and optimized version of the iGame Center software. Users can fully customize the CVN Z590M GAMING PRO RGB lighting elements and synchronize RGB lighting with other RGB lighting components installed via the motherboard RGB header.

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There are some obvious features missing from using a B560 motherboard and a Micro-ATX variant at that, but this may not matter to many enthusiasts who are simply wanting to indulge in Intel’s Rocket Lake without having it hit their wallet hard. Some of the higher-end features are missing but we still get USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 and of course, PCIe 4.0 (provided we use an 11th Gen CPU) for storage and the expansion slots. One disappointing inclusion is the sheer number of USB 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, this feels stagnant and we would have really liked to see more USB 3.2 Gen 2 instead.

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ASUS PRIME B550M-A (WI-FI) – Comptoir Hardware

The B550 chipset makes it possible to bring more reasonable prices to users wishing to take advantage of PCIe 4.0 on their configuration. This has also enabled manufacturers to improve the quality of cards of a lower range than flagships, by improving the power supplies and on-board functions. So we took a look at the ASUS Prime B550M-A , in Wi-Fi version, to see what it is worth to make more affordable machines.

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MSI Announces New A520, B550 mATX Motherboards

MSI has announced two new entry-level mATX motherboards, the MAG A520M BAZOOKA WIFI and the MAG B550M VECTOR WIFI. These are both interesting boards, with the A520 board being one of the few that feature an integrated Wi-Fi solution. It features a heatsink on the VCore portion of the VRM, as well as an available M.2 heatsink. One the B550M VECTOR WIFI front, we also have another mATX form factor board featuring a similar or identical layout, VRM, etc. Click the links to find out more on each of these new boards.