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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  • 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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