MSI B560M Pro-VDH Wi-Fi & B560M Pro-VDH

Positioned more towards professional and conventional PC users, MSI's Pro Series generally offers popular controller sets with a basic necessity approach. Both the MSI B560M Pro-VDH Wi-Fi and B560M Pro-VDH share much of the same in the way of features, while the Wi-Fi edition comes with an unspecified wireless networking controller. Both models share a black and silver patterned PCB, with small black power delivery heatsinks and a small black chipset heatsink.

The MSI B560M Pro-VDH Wi-Fi and B560M Pro-VDH are both micro-ATX and include one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, with two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. For storage, both models include one PCIe 4.0 x4, one PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA M.2, and six SATA ports. Four of the SATA ports have right-angled connectors, with two of them coming with straight-angled connectors, while all of the SATA support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. In the top right-hand corner are four memory slots, with support for up to DDR4-5066 and a total capacity of 128 GB. 

Between both models, they share two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. Both include a Realtek RTL8125 2.5 GbE controller, while the Wi-Fi version comes with an unspecified wireless interface. Powering the three 3.5 mm audio jacks is a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec. A trio of video outputs includes one HDMI 2.0b, one DisplayPort 1.4, and one D-Sub that allow users to use Intel's integrated UHD graphics. Finishing off the rear panel is a PS/2 combo port which is designed for legacy peripherals.

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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: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MPG-B560I-GAMING-E...
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  • Jorgp2 - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    Why didn't they enable the full 8 sata ports for this chipset, X299 is dead anyway. Reply
  • 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 Reply
  • 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. Reply
  • Scour - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

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

    According to this Reddit post, the Asrock B560 ITX has pretty good VRM's:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/intel/comments/lao3ym/z59...
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  • 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. Reply
  • evilpaul666 - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    The 10/11 series would be so much more interesting if it had ECC support. Reply
  • jrbales@outlook.com - 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? Reply
  • 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. Reply

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