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Quick OverviewMSI MAG B460 TOMAHAWK DDR4 10th Gen Intel LGA1200 Socket Mainboard
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Model - MSI MAG B460 TOMAHAWK, CPU Sockets - LGA1200, Chipset - Intel B460 Chipset, Supported CPU - 10th Gen Intel Core and Pentium Gold / Celeron processors, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory MHz - 2933(Max)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133MHz, Memory Channel - Dual Channel, Memory Slot - 4, Memory Max. - 128GB, Optane Memory Support - Yes, Graphic - Onboard Graphics, PCI Express Slot - 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot x16, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot x4, 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, Storage Interface - 6Gb/s, M.2 Slot - 1 x M2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s, 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices), 1 x M2 (supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices), LAN Chipset - Realtek RTL8125B + Intel I219V, Audio Chipset - Realtek ALC1200, Audio Channel - 7.1-Channel, USB Port - 1 x USB3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 6 x USB3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 6 x USB2.0, HDMI Port - 1, SATA Port - 6 x SATAIII, DirectX Support - 12, BIOS Type - 1 x 128 Mbit Flash, BIOS Model - UEFI AMI BIOS, BIOS Version - ACPI 6.2, SM BIOS 3.2, Supported Operating System - Windows 10, Form Factor - ATX, RaidSupport - 0,1.5,10, CrossFire Support - Yes, Warranty - 3 Year, Special Features - Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works, Lightning USB 20G: Powered by ASmedia 3241 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 controller, offering never before seen USB speeds up to 20Gb/s with USB Type-C, Latest Network Solution: Onboard 2.5G LAN plus Gigabit LAN and latest Wi-Fi 6 solution deliver the best online experience without lag, Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality, Turbo M.2: Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs, Others - 1 x Display Port, 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector, 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector, 1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector, 6x 4-pin system fan connectors, 1x Front panel audio connector, 2x System panel connectors, 1x Chassis Intrusion connector, 2x 4-pin RGB LED connector, 2x 3-pin RAINBOW LED connectors, 1x TPM module connector, 1x Clear CMOS jumper, 1x TBT connector
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.