MSI B560M Pro-E

The MSI B560M Pro-E another micro-ATX model in its professional series and is very similar to both the B560M Pro and B560M-A Pro barring a couple of minor differences including storage and rear panel connectivity.Following a basic theme throughout, the B560M Pro-E has a black and grey patterned PCB, with a small black chipset heatsink. MSI hasn't disclosed to us any power delivery information, but there's no heatsink, but we can see a single 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power input.

Lighter than most B560 models on features, this is by far the most basic of MSI's B560 stack. In the center of the board is a single full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, with an additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. Storage options include one PCI 4.0 x4 M.2 slot, with four SATA ports with RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 support. In the top-right hand corner is a pair of memory slots, with support for up to DDR4-4800, and a maximum capacity of 64 GB.

The rear panel includes two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and four USB 2.0 ports, with one HDMI and one D-sub video output. There's a PS/2 combo port for legacy keyboard and mice, with three 3.5 mm audio jacks powered by a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec. Finishing off the rear panel is a single Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet port.

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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.
  • - 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • utmode - Saturday, April 10, 2021 - link

    has reaktek fixed speed dropping issue in their RTL8125B 2.5G NIC
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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 ?

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