MSI B560M Pro-E

The MSI B560M Pro-E another micro-ATX model in its professional series and is very similar to both the B560M Pro and B560M-A Pro barring a couple of minor differences including storage and rear panel connectivity.Following a basic theme throughout, the B560M Pro-E has a black and grey patterned PCB, with a small black chipset heatsink. MSI hasn't disclosed to us any power delivery information, but there's no heatsink, but we can see a single 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power input.

Lighter than most B560 models on features, this is by far the most basic of MSI's B560 stack. In the center of the board is a single full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, with an additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. Storage options include one PCI 4.0 x4 M.2 slot, with four SATA ports with RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 support. In the top-right hand corner is a pair of memory slots, with support for up to DDR4-4800, and a maximum capacity of 64 GB.

The rear panel includes two USB 3.2 G1 Type-A, and four USB 2.0 ports, with one HDMI and one D-sub video output. There's a PS/2 combo port for legacy keyboard and mice, with three 3.5 mm audio jacks powered by a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec. Finishing off the rear panel is a single Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet port.

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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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