The Intel B560 Motherboard Overview: 30+ Budget Models Starting from $75by Gavin Bonshor on March 29, 2021 7:00 AM EST
ASUS ROG Strix B560-A Gaming WIFI
ASUS's ROG Strix B560-A Gaming WIFI is another model focused on gamers building a new system on a budget but opts for a slightly different aesthetical design. For the A model, ASUS has gone with a sleek silver and black patterned PCB, with silver heatsinks with subtle pink highlighting and an RGB-enabled ROG logo on the rear panel cover. The ROG Strix B560-F and B560-A Gaming WIFI are similar visually,apart from the storage configuration, the color scheme, and an additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slot on the A.
The ASUS ROG Strix B560-A Gaming WIFI includes one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16, one full-length PCIe 3.0 x4, and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. In regards to storage, there are two M.2 slots with the top slot operating at PCIe 4.0 x4, and the second slot at PCIe 3.0 x4 with support for SATA drives. A total of six SATA ports sit on the right-hand side of the board and include support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. At the time of writing, ASUS hasn't published its memory QVL list for B560, but we do know the four memory slots will support up to 128 GB of DDR4-3200.
At present, we don't have a view of what's on the rear panel, but we do know the ROG Strix B560-A Gaming WIFI includes a Realtek-based2.5 GbE Ethernet controller, an Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 CNVi, and it is using a Supreme FX S1220A HD audio codec. ASUS is also advertising two video outputs including one HDMI 2.0 and one DisplayPort 1.4.