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Quick OverviewModel - MSI B460M-A PRO
Network & Connectivity
PRO series helps users work smarter by delivering an efficient and productive experience. Featuring stable functionality and high-quality assembly, PRO series motherboards provide not only optimized professional workflows but also less troubleshooting and longevity.
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.
M.2 SHIELD FROZR
FULLY FAN CONTROL
World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.
The most important thing of DIY is expandability. MSI PRO series motherboards feature plenty possibility for prosumers’ need. Stable LAN, faster storage and USB transfer speed and other expandable connectors are ready to enlarge your flexibility.
MSI PRO series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.
MSI PRO series motherboards are designed to satisfy any professional workflow. Elevate your listening pleasure and enjoy extreme sound quality. Moreover, with years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.
BIOS & SOFTWARE
MSI conducts thorough memory testing with the most popular memory brands under extreme conditions to ensure your system runs stable no matter what. Our memory partners include brands like Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill and many more to optimize memory modules and configurations.
Model - MSI B460M-A PRO, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel B460, Supported CPU - 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors, Generation - 10th, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - Intel Core i7/ i9 (2933MHz), Intel Core i5 and below (2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz), Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 2, Memory Max. - 64GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Integrated Graphics, Multi-GPU Support - No, PCI Express Slot - 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M.2 (Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices), LAN Chipset - Realtek 8111H, LAN Speed (Mbps) - 10/100/1000, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC892, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, WiFi - No, Bluetooth - No, USB Port - 6 x USB3.2 Gen 1, 6 x USB2.0, VGA Port - No, DVI Port - 1, HDMI Port - 1, DisplayPort (DP) - No, IDE Port - No, SATA Port - 6 x SATA, DirectX Support - 12, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, FireWire - No, CrossFire Support - No, Sli Support - No, RaidSupport - 0,1.5,10, Thunderbolt - No, TPM Port - Yes, COM Port - No, Form Factor - Micro ATX, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Special Features - Core Boost, With premium layout and digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance, DDR4 Boost, Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best performance and stability, M.2 Shield Frozr, Strengthened built-in M.2 thermal solution, Keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling, making them run faster, Turbo M.2, Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs, Audio Boost, Steel Armor, Protecting VGA cards against bending and EMI for better performance, stability and strength, Others - 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin system fan connector, 1x Front panel audio connector, 2x Front panel connectors, 1x TPM module connector, 1x Serial port connector, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 4x EZ Debug LED, Audio jacks, 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.