ASRock B560M-HDV Review

ASRock B560M-HDV Review

ASRock B560M-HDV

7.5

7.5/10

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Great connectivity
  • PCIe gen 4 for M.2 and PCIe x16

Cons

  • Doesn't support CPU overclocking
  • Only two RAM slots

Apparently, a solid Rocket Lake-compatible motherboard doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. ASRock’s micro-ATX B560M-HDV proves this by offering an impressive array of features for a surprisingly reasonable price.

Specs Overview:

Form FactorMicro-ATX
CompatibilityIntel 10th and 11th Gen
ChipsetIntel B560
Socket TypeLGA 1200
USB Ports6
Max RAM Capacity64GB
RAM Slots2
RAM SpeedUp to 5000MHz
USB Support6 x USB 3.2
6 x USB 2.0
SATA Ports4 (6 Gb/s)
PCIe Slots1 x PCIe 4.0 x 16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x 1
M.2 Ports1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen 4 x 4)
1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen 3 x 4/SATA 6Gb/s)
XMP SupportYes (XMP 2.0)

ASRock B560M-HDV Review

The B560M-HDV checks all of the boxes for a great budget motherboard. It has two M.2 slots, one of which supports PCIe Gen 4, allowing you to take advantage of the fastest drives on the market.

Its one PCIe x16 slot is plenty for the average user, as SLI/Crossfire isn’t really relevant anymore. It’s PCIe gen 4, meaning you’ll be able to achieve optimal performance with newest-generation graphics cards.

Two RAM slots is enough for 64GB of dual-channel RAM, which is more than enough for most users. If four DIMM slots is a must-have for you, the ASRock’s B560M PRO4 is the most comparable motherboard with this feature.

Seeing as it’s a B-series motherboard, it should come as no surprise that the B560M-HDV doesn’t support CPU overclocking. Motherboards that support overclocking like the Z590M Phantom Gaming 4 cost a decent bit more.

All things considered, this is one of the best motherboards for mid-tier or even high-end builds (if you don’t intend on overclocking your CPU).

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