GIGABYTE B560M Aorus Elite

The GIGABYTE B560M Aorus Elite is another micro-ATX offering based on its gaming-inspired design, with a black and grey patterned PCH, and black heatsinks with subtle silver highlights on the rear panel cover. The Aorus Falcon logo is embossed onto the chipset heatsink, and GIGABYTE is advertising a direct 12+1 phase power delivery. Providing power to the CPU is a single 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power input.

Looking at the board's feature set are two full-length PCIe slots, with the top slot operating at PCIe 4.0 x16 and the bottom slot operating at PCIe 3.0 x4. In between both full-length slots is one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, while storage options include a PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot, one PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA M.2 slot, and six SATA ports. In the top right-hand corner are four memory slots, with support for up to 128 GB of capacity, but at this time, GIGABYTE hasn't provided us with its memory QVL list.

On the rear panel, the GIGABYTE B560M Aorus Elite includes one USB 3.2 G2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and six USB 2.0 ports. A pair of video outputs including one DisplayPort and one HDMI allows users to utilize Intel's UHD integrated graphics, while an unspecified Realtek HD audio codec powers six 3.5 mm audio jacks. The B560M Aorus Elite also features a Realtek-based 2.5 GbE controller, with a PS/2 combo port offering 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
  • mammuthus - Sunday, June 20, 2021 - link

    Guys, witch one I should choose between ASUS ROG Strix B560-I Gaming WIFI and MSI MPG B560I Gaming Edge Wi-Fi? Reply
  • aigo - Thursday, July 29, 2021 - link

    There is no sound through HDMI ports regardless of the OS; Linux, Windows. Definitely not a multimedia board, and neither it is for gaming. Reply
  • dwoodcock - Friday, August 13, 2021 - link

    After messing about with this board all day trying to get RAID working I find out it doesn't support RAID at all!!! Reply
  • BadConfiguration - Thursday, October 28, 2021 - link

    Hi Gavin, will the M.2_2 (marked ultra m2) use the pcie lanes from chipset ? Or would it use the pcie lanes from cpu ? Reply

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