BiostarB560GTQ

At the time of writing, Biostar has announced one B560 model designed for use with both Intel's 11th and 10th generation processors. The Biostar B560GTQ is a micro-ATX model with a very different aesthetic to everything else currently available on B560. It is using a primarily black PCB, with light blue and grey accented patterning. This stretches across the rear panel cover too and with the images we have available, it is hard to tell if the board includes integrated RGB LEDs or whether the chipset LEDs are blue only. Biostar is also advertising the B560GTQ as being equipped with a 12-phase power delivery, although the technical specifications of this are unknown.

Dominating the majority of the lower half of the board is the PCIe slots, with two full-length PCIe slots operating at PCIe 4.0 x16 and PCIe 3.0 x4, with a single PCIe 3.0 x1 slot sandwiched between them. For storage, the board includes one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot, with six SATA ports with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. Biostar also includes a Key-E M.2 slot for users to install its own Wi-Fi 6 wireless interface. In the top-right corner is four memory slots, which include support for up to DDR4-4000 and with a maximum capacity of 128 GB.

The rear panel includes one USB 3.2 G2x2 Type-C, five USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. Despite the rear panel image showing an antenna with Wi-Fi capability, the B560GTQ does not come with any wireless networking and will require users to use its own. Other connectivity includes one DisplayPort, one HDMI, and one DVI-D video output, with a PS/2 combo port for legacy peripherals. The B560GTQ has three 3.5 mm audio jacks which are powered by a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec and includea single Ethernet port driven by a Realtek RTL8125B 2.5 GbE controller.

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  • siggidarius - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    With pricing like that for both motherboards and cpus, and good availability Intel is becoming a great value option.
    Personally I don't see why I'd choose AMD cpu in 200-350USD bracket with local prices.
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  • ballsystemlord - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    "Intel great value option" LOL. How the mighty have fallen. Reply
  • m53 - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    @ballsystemlord: Or in other words how AMD starts price gouging and becoming more anti-consumer. How the "value brand" is now too expensive for the average customers.

    (not disagreeing with you. Just showing the other side of the reality.)
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  • WaltC - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    If it wasn't for AMD you might be in one of these Intel "value" motherboards, only you'd be paying 2x-3x as much for it....like you were about 4 years ago, remember? And there's no question that if it wasn't for AMD you'd be paying *huge sums* for ~14nm++++++++++++++++++++ CPUs Intel is selling now for bargain-basement prices *because* of AMD. Don't you realize that if not for AMD you'd be paying more, though the nose, for inferior components? Have you even checked to see that Z590 motherboards are ~$1k and up and can't even provide system-wide PCIe4 bus coverage? Heck, that's more expensive than the most expensive x570 motherboards. Welcome to the real side of reality....;) Without AMD there would be no competition in these markets at all and Intel would be selling the same--likely worse garbage--at stratospheric prices. Reply
  • laduran - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Everything you said is provably false Reply
  • Qasar - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    you sure about that ? i guess you forgot the wonderful <10% gen on gen performance increases we were getting before Zen was released, and the ever increasing prices for that performance ? or the fact that mainstream was stuck on quad core cpus and you NEEDED to get intel HEDT cpus to get anything more then 4 cores ? Reply
  • RanFodar - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Tbf what AMD did to competition back then doesn't mean it's an excuse for them to copy Intel's playbook in the past. They can maintain their value position, but even the lowest Ryzen 5000 SKU is a bit overpriced for consumers here in the Philippines. Maybe Intel needs to thank AMD for being in such a position that is desired for consumers. Reply
  • pablo906 - Sunday, April 4, 2021 - link

    Even the 3000 series? I've seen the 3000 series for pretty good prices around the world, the 5000 is supply constrained and demand outstrips supply so there is no reason to lower the price....That's how markets work Reply
  • jabber - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - link

    I remember not that long ago an AMD 'budget board' would have HDMI/eSATA/Toslink/6 USB ports (some USB3) and decent audio chip etc. and the Intel budget board would give you just VGA/PS2/ serial, a couple of USB2 and a parallel port instead. Terrible. Reply
  • Alistair - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    AMD's motherboards are cheaper and include OC features at lower prices. Nothing has changed with Intel sadly. If you look at a bundle of motherboard+CPU AMD is still cheaper. Reply

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