ASUS Prime B560-Plus

The ASUS Prime series focuses on the more basic elements, with strong features, but with a more subtle and simple aesthetic. Primarily designed as its core series, the ASUS Prime B560-Plus is using a black and silver patterned printed PCB, with silver heatsinks and is advertised as having an 8-phase power delivery. It is also using a single 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power input. The Prime B560-Plus is also the only ATX sized model in the Prime series, with more PCIe support than its micro-ATX sized Prime branded options.

In terms of PCIe support, the Prime B560-Plus includes one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, one full-length PCIe 3.0 x4 slot, and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. In the top right-hand corner, ASUS includes four memory slots with support for up to DDR4-5000, with a maximum capacity of up to 128 GB. On the storage front, there's a pair of M.2 slots including one with PCIe 4.0 x4 and one with PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA support. In the bottom right-hand corner, there are six SATA ports including four with straight angled and two with right-angled connectors. All six SATA ports support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays.

On the rear panel are two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, one USB 3.2 G1 Type-C, and two USB 2.0 ports. Powering three3.5 mm audio jacks is a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec, while a single Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet controller takes care of networking. There's a trio of video outputs which consist of a DisplayPort, HDMI, and D-sub, while a PS/2 combo port provides support for legacy peripherals.

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  • limitedaccess - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Rocket Lake CPUs have 20 PCIe (4.0) lanes off the CPU. This a departure from previous generations in terms of lane count. Comet Lake (and older) for Intel have 16 lanes off the CPU.

    4 of those lanes are connected to the "first" m.2 slot of B560/Z590 motherboards. 10th gen CPUs don't have those lanes even as PCIe 3.0. Previous generation motherboards have all their m.2 slots using lanes connected to the chipset.
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  • jrbales@outlook.com - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - link

    Thanks for the explanation. My AMD X570 has PCIE 4 lanes from both CPU and chipset, so this is my first build wheres I'm running up against this limitation. Now it all makes sense and fortunately, I did place my Samsung 970 EVO into the 2nd M.2 slot. Thanks again! And old dog CAN learn something new! Reply
  • ScottSoapbox - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    There are three typos in the first paragraph that Word or a browser would catch if you took 10 seconds to check. Hint: words need spaces between them. Reply
  • Linustechtips12#6900xt - Thursday, April 8, 2021 - link

    am I the only one who noticed the CMOS battery on the wifi thing in the asrock board?? lol Reply
  • utmode - Saturday, April 10, 2021 - link

    has reaktek fixed speed dropping issue in their RTL8125B 2.5G NIC Reply

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