MSI B560-A PRO ATX Motherboard

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Product Overview

PRO Series

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 optimised professional workflows but also less troubleshooting and more longevity.


User Friendly Design

MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design features 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. This makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.


Thermal Solution for More Cores and Higher Performance

With more cores’ processors, thermal and power design is more important to make sure the temperature stays low. MSI extended PWM heatsink with 7W/mK thermal pad ensures even high-end processors run at full speed with MSI motherboards.


M.2 Shield Frozr

World’s fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboard’s 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 the SSD maintains maximum performance.


Fully Controllable in BIOS and Software

MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.


Frozr AI Cooling

Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.


Optimised for Water Cooling

Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customised water cooling solutions on the market, a dedicated water pump PIN header gives you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked ‘keep-out-zone’ allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.


Connectivity

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.


High-Bandwidth and Low-Latency Network

2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.


Optimise Network for Lower Latency

MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritises the latency-sensitive applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.


Fast and Future-Ready Storage

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.


Lightning Gen 4 PCI-E

MSI lightning Gen 4 PCI-E is the latest and the fastest PCI-E data transfer solution with 64GB/s of transfer bandwidth that has doubled compared to its previous generation. PCIe 4.0 maintains both backward and forward compatibility with older and newer specifications.


Lightning Gen 4 M.2

Utilising 11th Gen Intel Core processors, MSI B560 PRO motherboards feature latest Lightning Gen 4 M.2 which is the fastest onboard storage solution on the market with up to 64 Gb/s transfer speed.


Boost Your HDD to Perform Like an SSD

PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.


Experience More

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.


12 + 2 +1 Power Design

Unleash and sustain maximum performance with an aggressive VRM design built with a total of 12 digital CPU power phases. Combining 8 + 4 pin power connectors and exclusive Core Boost technology, PRO series motherboard is ready to sustain heavy daily work.


A Huge Step of DDR Performance

MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. The XMP memory profile has great improvement on performance and efficiency for B560. Easy to enable XMP profile with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.


Core Boost

Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and optimised power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU overclocking.


Dedicated High Definition Audio Processor

Make sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.


High Quality Audio Capacitors

A high-fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.


HD Audio Connectors

Keep your sound perfect by transmitting your audio with pure digital signal.


De-Pop Protection

Audio Boost protects your ears by eliminating those annoying loud popping sounds when you plug/unplug devices or turn your PC on/off.


Isolated Audio Design

Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.


Separated Audio Layers

Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.


Secure Boost

Secure boot is a security standard to make sure that a device boots using only software that is trusted. When the PC starts, the firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software, including UEFI firmware drivers, EFI applications, and the operating system. The PC boots while the signatures are valid.

Features

• CPU Support: 10th Gen Intel® Core™, 11th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for LGA 1200 socket.
• Memory: Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 5066(OC) MHz.
• Lightning Fast Experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, Intel Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2.
• Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works.
• 2.5G LAN: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection.
• Intel Turbo USB 3.2 Gen 2: Powered by Intel USB 3.2 Gen2 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds.
• Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality.
• Multi-GPU: With Steel armour PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire™.

General

Product Type Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type Intel B560
Processor Socket LGA1200 Socket
Max Processors Qty 1
Compatible Processors (supports 11th and 10th Generation Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron)

Supported RAM

Max Size 128 GB
Technology DDR4
Bus Clock 2133 MHz, 2666 MHz, 2933 MHz, 4000 MHz (O.C.), 4266 MHz (O.C.), 4600 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz, 5066 MHz (O.C.)
Supported RAM Integrity Check Non-ECC
Registered or Buffered Unbuffered
Features Dual channel memory architecture, Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP)

Audio

Type HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec Realtek ALC897
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Controller Realtek RTL8125B
Network Interfaces 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots 1 x CPU ¦ 4 x DIMM 288-pin ¦ 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 (PCIe 4.0 x16 mode (11th Gen Intel CPUs); PCIe 3.0 x16 mode (10th Gen Intel CPUs)) ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 ¦ 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
Storage Interfaces SATA-600 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA ¦ PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 ¦ SATA-600 / PCIe 4.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2 ¦ PCIe 3.0 -connectors: 1 x M.2
RAID Features Intel Smart Response Technology
Interfaces 1 x HDMI ¦ 1 x LAN (2.5Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x DisplayPort ¦ 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-jack ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen2x2 ¦ 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) ¦ 1 x audio line-out (rear) ¦ 1 x TOSLINK
Internal Interfaces 4 x USB 2.0 - header ¦ 1 x USB-C Gen2 - header ¦ 1 x audio - header ¦ 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 - header
Power Connectors 4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector, 6-pin PCI Express power connector

Features

Hardware Features AMD CrossFireX technology support, Debug LED, 6 Layer PCB, MSI Steel Armor, Double ESD Protection, Intel Optane Memory Ready, 2oz Copper PCB, M.2 Shield FROZR, 12+1+1 Phase Power Design, MSI Core Boost, MSI Mystic Light Sync

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories I/O back plate, 3 x M.2 screws, 3 x standoff for M.2 socket
Cables Included 2 x Serial ATA cable
Software Included Drivers & Utilities
Width 30.5 cm
Depth 24.4 cm