The Intel B560 Motherboard Overview: 30+ Budget Models Starting from $75by Gavin Bonshor on March 29, 2021 7:00 AM EST
MSI MPG B560I Gaming Edge Wi-Fi
The MSI MPG B560I Gaming Edge Wi-Fi is its only mini-ITX at present on B560, with a mixture of fairly premium quality controllers and features based on its Performance Gaming series. The design front includes an all-black PCB with metallic grey heatsinks, which includes the rear panel cover, power delivery heatsinks, and one M.2 heatsink. Providing power to the motherboard is a 24-pin 12 V ATX motherboard power input, in which a single 8-pin 12 V ATX input provides power to the CPU.
Along the bottom of the board is a single full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, with ample storage capabilities on the mini-ITX form factor. The storage is headed up by one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot, one PCIe 3.0 x4/SATA M.2 slot, and four straight-angled SATA, including support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. In regards to memory support, the MSI MPG B560I Gaming Edge WIFI includes two memory slots, with support for up to 64 GB, and can accommodate up to DDR4-5200 memory.
On the rear panel, MSI includes one USB 3.2 G2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, and four USB 2.0 ports. For users planning on using Intel's integrated UHD graphics, there's an HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4 video output pairing and three 3.5 mm audio jacks powered by a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec. The networking capabilities consist of a Realtek RTL8125B 2.5 GbE controller, with Intel's latest AX210 Wi-Fi 6E CNVi providing both wireless and BT 5.2 connectivity.