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.
|Compatibility||Intel 10th and 11th Gen|
|Socket Type||LGA 1200|
|Max RAM Capacity||64GB|
|RAM Speed||Up to 5000MHz|
|USB Support||6 x USB 3.2
6 x USB 2.0
|SATA Ports||4 (6 Gb/s)|
|PCIe Slots||1 x PCIe 4.0 x 16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x 1|
|M.2 Ports||1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen 4 x 4)
1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen 3 x 4/SATA 6Gb/s)
|XMP Support||Yes (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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