MSI B560M-A Pro& B560M Pro

The MSI B560M-A Pro and B560M Pro represent its more professional series of motherboards, designed for a basic and no-frills approach. Typically designed for more professional systems such as small office PCs, the Pro series curtails on the gaming-focused features and goes with a basic set of controllers. The design of bothboards is the same, with a black chipset and M.2 heatsink pairing, as well as a black and grey patterned PCB.

with only the following subtle differences in the specifications.The MSI B560M Pro includes a DisplayPort 1.4 output, while the B560M-A Pro omits this; this is the only difference between both models.

Both models include one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, with two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. For storage, there'sone PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot, with six SATA ports including two with straight-angled connectors, and feature support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. In the top-right hand corner are two memory slots that can accommodate up to 64 GB of DDR4-5200 memory. The power delivery doesn't include a heatsink, and there is a single 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power input.

The MSI B560M Pro includes a DisplayPort 1.4, the B560M-A Pro does not

The only difference between both models is the MSI B560M Pro includes a DisplayPort 1.4, as well as one HDMI and one D-sub video output. The B560M-A Pro includes both the D-sub and HDMI, but not the DisplayPort. Both models include four USB 3.2 G1 Type-A and two USB 2.0 ports, with a PS/2 combo port and three 3.5 mm audio jacks powered by a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec. Finishing off the rear panels is a single Realtek RTl8125B 2.5 GbE controller.

MSI B560M Pro-VDH Wi-Fi & B560M Pro-VDH MSI B560M Pro-E
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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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