The Intel B560 Motherboard Overview: 30+ Budget Models Starting from $75by Gavin Bonshor on March 29, 2021 7:00 AM EST
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.