GIGABYTE B560M D3H

Finishing up our look at GIGABYTE's B560 models, we come to what seems like its entry-level option (at the time of writing). The GIGABYTE B560M D3H looks similar to the B560 DS3H visually, with a black and off-white printed PCB, with a black power delivery heatsink cooling the CPU section of the VRMand a black chipset heatsink which resembles a shield. GIGABYTE is advertising a direct 6+2 phase power delivery and requires a single 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power input to deliver power to the processor.

Unique to other GIGABYTE B560 models, the B560M D3H includes a legacy PCI slot, one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot,with two full-length PCIe slots with the top slot operating at PCIe 4.0 x16 and the second slot locked down to PCIe 3.0 x4. We have plenty of storage options for a budget board, with one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2, one PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA M.2 slot, and six SATA ports, which do include support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. Four of the SATA ports feature straight angled connectors. Focusing on the memory, there are four slots with support for up to 128 GB, although GIGABYTE hasn't revealed its memory QVL list at the time of writing.

On the rear panel are a single USB 3.2 G1 Type-C, three USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports, with four video outputs including one D-sub, one DVI-D, one HDMI, and one DisplayPort. For networking, GIGABYTE includes an unspecified Intel Gigabit Ethernet port, with six 3.5 mm audio jacks powered by an unspecified Realtek HD audio codec. Finishing off the rear panel is a PS/2 combo port for legacy keyboard and mice.

GIGABYTE B560M DS3H AC & B560M DS3H MSI MPG B560I Gaming Edge Wi-Fi
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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
  • cxtalxg - Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - link

    Such a dumb argument, you do realize than intel had massive generations jumps from core 2 duo, to intel core 1st gen, then second gen. While amds overpriced phenoms flopped. All these companies are the same, lack of competition means lack of advancement Reply

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