The Intel B560 Motherboard Overview: 30+ Budget Models Starting from $75by Gavin Bonshor on March 29, 2021 7:00 AM EST
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.