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BIOSTAR has announced its new B560M-Silver Micro ATX motherboard for 11th Gen Intel Core processors. It is built on a 6-layer PCB and supports PCIe 4.0 (including 64 Gb/s M.2 NVMe) and up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory. Network connectivity includes 2.5G LAN and WiFi 6. Display options include HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort, and DVI-D ports. Audio is provided via Realtek’s ALC1220 chip. Pricing and availability have not been announced.

ModelB560M Silver
ChipsetIntel B560
CPU SUPPORTSupport for 10th/ 11th Generation Intel Core i9/ i7/ i5/ i3 processors and Intel Pentium processors/ Intel Celeron processors in the LGA1200 package
Supports Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology
* Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for CPU support list.
MEMORYSupports Dual Channel DDR4 4000+(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133
4 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot, Max. Supports up to 128 GB Memory
Each DIMM supports non-ECC 4/8/16/32GB DDR4 module
Support Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
* Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.
STORAGE— Total supports 2 x M.2 socket and 6x SATA III (6Gb/s) ports
6 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s) : Supports AHCI, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 & Intel Rapid Storage Technology
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_11TH_ONLY):
Supports M.2 Type 2280 SSD module
Supports PCI-E 4.0 x4 (64Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD
Support 11th Gen processor only
1 x M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_1):
Supports M.2 Type 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 SSD module
Supports PCI-E 3.0 x4 (32Gb/s) – NVMe/ AHCI SSD & SATA III (6Gb/s) SSD
Supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology and Intel Optane Technology
* M.2 (M Key) Socket (M2_PCIEG4_64G_11TH_ONLY) support 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S CPU only.
* When using SATA SSD module on M.2 slot(M2_PCIEG3_32G_SATA_RST_1), the SATA_6 connector will be disabled.
LANRealtek RTL8125B
10/ 100/ 1000/ 2500 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability
CODECALC1220
7.1 Channels, High Definition Audio, Hi-Fi(Front)
USB1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C port (1 on rear I/O)
2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) ports (2 on rear I/Os)
5 x USB 3.2(Gen1) ports (3 on rear I/Os and 2 via internal headers)
6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on rear I/Os and 4 via internal headers)
EXPANSION SLOT1 x PCIe 3.0 x 1 Slot
1 x PCIe 4.0 x 16 Slot (x16 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x 16 Slot (x4 mode)
* According to different CPUs will have different speeds.
* PCIe 4.0 speed only for INTEL 11th Gen CPUs.
REAR I/O2 x WIFI Antenna Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse Port
1 x HDMI Port (HDMI2.0)
1 x DP Port
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen2x2) Type-C Port
2 x USB 3.2 (Gen2) Ports
3 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x 2.5 GbE LAN port
3 x Audio Jack
INTERNAL I/O6 x SATA III Connectors (6Gb/s)
1 x M.2 (E Key) Socket : Supports 2230 type Wi-Fi & Bluetooth module and Intel® CNVi
2 x USB 2.0 Header (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.2 (Gen1) Header (each header supports 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) ports)
1 x 8-Pin Power Connector
1 x 24-Pin Power Connector
1 x CPU Fan Connector
1 x CPU water cooling connector (CPU_OPT)
3 x System Fan Connectors
1 x Front Panel Header
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Internal Stereo Speaker Header
1 x Clear CMOS Header
1 x COM Port Header
1 x TPM Header
1 x Thunderbolt 3 Header
2 x LED Header (5V)
1 x LED Header (12V)
1 x IO LED Header
1 x SB LED Header
* M.2 (E key) Wi-Fi card is not provided
DIMENSIONMicro ATX Form Factor Dimension: 24.4 cm x 24.4cm ( W x L )
OS SUPPORTSupports Windows 10(64bit)※Biostar reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.
ACCESSORIES x SATA Cable
1 x DVD Driver
1 x Quick Guide

Based on the Intel B560 chipset, the B560M-SILVER motherboard is the best choice for casual gaming and content creation. With an array of the latest technologies like PCIe 4.0 support and WiFi 6, it excels at any task thrown at it.

Eye-catching aesthetics coupled with a feature-rich setup makes the B560M-SILVER motherboard a no-brainer choice among general consumers. Capable of running up to 128 GB of DDR4 Memory on dual-channel 4 DIMM slots with a boost clock speed that can reach 4000+(OC) when overclocked.

The motherboard is designed for all purposes, handling all the best hardware in many performance-heavy tasks. Powered by BIOSTAR’s Digital PWM technology, it drastically increases system efficiency and hardware reliability and has faster transient performance. Features like Dr. Mos help users set up smooth overclock values while BIOSTAR’s proprietary Tough Power Connectors ensure the stability and reliability of the power supply.

Source: BIOSTAR

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As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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