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Brand - Asus, Model - Asus PRIME B560M-K, Chipset Brand - Intel, Chipset - Intel B560, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Supported CPU - 11th Gen: Intel Core Processors & 10th Gen: Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron Processors, Generation - 10th/11th Gen, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 5000(OC)/ 4800(OC)/ 4600(OC)/ 4400(OC)/ 4266(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3466(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz, Memory Channel - Dual, Memory Slot - 2, Memory Max. - 64GB, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 2 x M.2 slots (1 x M.2, type 2242/2260/2280), (1 x M.2 slot,, type 2242/2260/2280 (supports PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA)), LAN Chipset - Intel I219-V, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000 Mb/s, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC897, Audio Channel - 7.1 Channel, USB Port - 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0, VGA Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6, BIOS Type - 128 Mb Flash ROM, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, TPM Port - 1, COM Port - 1, RGB Support - Yes, RGB Connector - 1 x RGB header, Form Factor - microATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Intel B560 (LGA 1200) mATX motherboard with PCIe 4.0, two M.2 slots, 8 power stages, Intel 1 Gb Ethernet, HDMI, D-Sub, rear USB 3.2 Gen 1, TPM header, RGB header Intel LGA 1200 socket: Ready for 11th Gen Intel Core processors, Enhanced power solution: 8 power stages, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery, Comprehensive cooling: VRM heatsink, PCH heatsink, Ultrafast connectivity: PCIe 4.0, Intel 1 Gb Ethernet, rear USB 3.2 Gen 1 support, Others - 1 x 24-pin Main Power connector, 1 x 8-pin+12V Power connector, 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header, 1 x 4-pin Chassis Fan header, 3 x Audio jacks, 1 x Clear CMOS header, 1 x Front Panel Audio header, 1 x S/PDIF Out header, 1 x Speaker header, 1 x 10-1 pin System Panel header, 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse combo port, Warranty - 3 Year
Whether you build a new PC or upgrade the existing one, the motherboard is the most vital component to choose when you have already picked the processor of your choice.
It is important to keep a few things in mind while purchasing the mainboard:
You can single out a great CPU from either Intel or AMD, but whatever CPU you choose, make sure your mainboard has the right socket for the selected CPU. The latest mainstream AMD chips use AM4 sockets while current Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs require LGA 1151v2 sockets.
Motherboards typically come in three sizes from largest to smallest: ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ATX motherboards. ATX motherboards offer the highest number of RAM and expansion slots. If you are looking for a budget build, you can use a smaller chassis with the micro or mini boards, but you'll have to settle for fewer PCIe slots, RAM banks, and other connectors.
Most mainstream boards these days have four RAM slots, although Mini-ITX models often have just two, and high-end boards frequently offer eight. The amount of slots, of course, limits the amount of RAM you can install.
It’s essential to check the I/O area on a motherboard to make sure it has the external connection options you need. You may need more USB 3 ports while others may want more audio ports. Among the most common ports, there are USB 3, USB 2, audio, USB type C, USB 3.1 Gen1 and Gen2, HDMI, Display port, PS/2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports one probably want the most are USB 2 and USB 3 Gen1 ports, as the first one is perfect for keyboard, mouse, and many other devices and the later one work with most peripherals. USB 3.1 Gen2 and USB Type-C ports will come handy in the near future, although most peripherals do not support this standard yet.