MSI MAG B560M Bazooka

The cheapest and ultimately most basic of MSI's MAG offerings for B560 is the Bazooka. Following the trend of military-inspired naming, the MSI MAG B560M Bazooka is a micro-ATX option, with an interesting take on a war-like theme. It is using a shade of green for the power delivery and chipset heatsinks, as well as an M.2 heatsink which covers the PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot. Even the memory slots follow a similar theme, with alternating green and black slots, with an all-black PCB.

In regards to PCIe support, MSI includes just one full-length slot operating at PCIe 4.0 x16, with two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. The storage capabilities consist of one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot which includes an M.2 heatsink, one PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot, and six SATA ports. The SATA ports include two with straight angled connectors, although all six include support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. In the top-right hand corner arefour memory slots, with support for DDR4-5066 and up to 128 GB of capacity.

Although there's no Type-C connectivity on the B560M Bazooka, MSI does include two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. At the far left is a PS/2 combo port for legacy peripherals, while there's also one HDMI and one DisplayPort video output for users planning to utilize Intel's UHD integrated graphics. For networking, there's a single Realtek RTL8125B 2.5 GbE controller, while the board's three 3.5 mm audio jacks is powered by a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec.

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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.
  • ballsystemlord - Monday, March 29, 2021 - link

    "Intel great value option" LOL. How the mighty have fallen.
  • 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.)
  • 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 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.
  • laduran - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Everything you said is provably false
  • 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 ?
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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

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