ASUS Prime B560M-K

The ASUS Prime B560M-K is the most basic of the Prime series models, with a very minimalistic looking PCB, and focuses on just the basics. The design follows the typical Prime series black and silver color scheme, including a patterned PCB and a small silver power delivery and chipset heatsink pairing. ASUS also cuts down the memory slots to two from four on the other Prime B560 models. It is however advertising an 8-phase power delivery and requires a single 8-pin 12 ATX CPU power cable to provide power to the processor.

Located in the center of the board is a single full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, with two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots sitting beneath it. For storage, the ASUS Prime B560M-K includes two M.2 slots with one operating at PCIe 4.0 x4 and the second at PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA. There's a total of six SATA ports, which all include straight-angled connectors, and allow for users to install RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. In the top right-hand corner are two memory slots, with support for up to DDR4-5000 and a total capacity of 64 GB.

Although we don't have an image of the rear panel at the time of writing, we know the ASUS Prime B560M-K includes one HDMI and one D-Sub video output. It also hasthree 3.5 mm audio jacks powered by a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec, as well as a single Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet controller. There's a PS/2 combo port for legacy peripherals, while the board also has four USB 3.2 G1 Type-A and two USB 2.0 ports.

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  • FriendlySeaCow - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    The MSI MPG B560I Gaming Edge Wi-Fi has been announced and its features fully released, so you can update that page. Incidentally, there's also a typo in the MSI table, where you have "ATX" instead of "ITX" under the Size Column for the B560I.

    Looks like a really nice board:
  • Jorgp2 - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    Why didn't they enable the full 8 sata ports for this chipset, X299 is dead anyway.
  • Linustechtips12#6900xt - Thursday, April 8, 2021 - link

    because who uses 8 freaking sata ports at a time, i think the MAX I've ever used is 4
  • Mr Perfect - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    Nice round up. Any chance you'll do something similar for H570? They don't seem to cost much more, but have some additional chipset features.
  • Scour - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    B560 also with 6x SATA, PCIe 4.0 and also on ATX-boards, sound good for me.
  • sheltem - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    According to this Reddit post, the Asrock B560 ITX has pretty good VRM's:
  • BrokenCrayons - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    Finally some decently priced motherboards are getting attention they deserve! I'm really happy to see and read about hardware in a price segment I would actually buy and use.
  • evilpaul666 - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    The 10/11 series would be so much more interesting if it had ECC support.
  • - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    I'm in the process of building a new system for my sister. Bought the ASUS Prime B560M-A at a price competitive with the B460 boards. A very nice mATX board that was nice to work with. One observation and one question. I bought the optional Intel WIFI card & antenna kit to use with the WIFI bracket. On the plus side, it works great and I didn't have to run ethernet cable across the room I was building it in. The negative is that the WIFI bracket has to be attached to the motherboard, using really tiny screws from the rear of the board. That probably took the longest thing in the build as I'd have to try to balance the MB, keep the bracket in place over the holes and the card inserted in the slot, while keeping the tiny screws on the screwdriver long enough to screw in. Now for the question. It involves the first M.2 slot, above the GPU. It's PCIE 4.0. According to everything printed by ASUS, if you use a 10th generation CPU, the slot is disabled, leaving only the second M.2 beneath the GPU. I understand the part about needing an 11th gen CPU to get PCIE 4, but shouldn't the first slot support a PCIE 3.0 M.2 SSD? I'm used to these slots being backward compatible and on my AMD X570 board, you can use either PCIE 3 or 4 SSDs in both slots. Does anyone knows if the B56s0 slot 1 is backward compatible?
  • mobilefrenzy - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    M.2 Slot 1 on B560 and Z590 mobos don't work with 10th gen CPUs, as they don't have the additional PCIe lanes to enable them.

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