Important information for potential Intel B560 motherboard buyers
Written by: Gankutsuou - 17:07 May-16-2021

I'm writing this short blog, so that anyone can see this information (at any point in the future), so there won't be a need to constant need to inform people about the pitfalls of the B560 motherboards.

This article will be a short news bulletin meant to inform potential Intel B560 motherboards buyers. The source of the information is Hardware Unboxed. 

Intel B560 is a Disaster: Huge CPU Performance Differences, Power Limit Mess

TLDR

More other than not you'll heard that the motherboard you choose won't impact you CPU performance that much (3 - 8% in the worst case scenario). That isn't always the case. You can have a 30% drop in performance if you don't turn off the power limiter on your motherboard (make sure that your cooling is sufficient so your CPU doesn't throttle like crazy).

Sadly with some motherboards (like the MSI B560M Pro) even turning the power limiter off won't be enough to regain lost performance. 

Watch the whole video to get all the info. 

 

A SMALL UPDATE

Basically Asrock ain't on the up and up when it comes to their mobos. Watch the video to learn more.

Asrock Caught Misleading Consumers! B560 Lies & False Advertising

 

The reason why Intel motherboards are such a mess, when it comes to within spec.

Hint it has to do with Intel

Intel's Misleading CPU "Spec" and TDP Ratings

 

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01:38 May-27-2021

Added 2 relevant videos from HU on the topic. Worth a watch

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00:29 May-17-2021

Hardware Unboxed does good work for us gamers.

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21:57 May-17-2021

HU and GN are immeasurable sources of information. That's not even taking into account how much their reporting protects the end user (by keeping the manufacturers feet to the fire)

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23:49 May-17-2021

I did enjoy his admission that most manufacturers dont send them low end boards for them to test.

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03:40 May-21-2021

Can't say that comes as a surprise. I have yet to meet a person, who's willing to "show" an inferior product that they're trying to sell.

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08:44 May-28-2021

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00:09 May-17-2021

holy ****

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22:00 May-17-2021

We are now at a point, where you actually need to consult experts like HU or GN if you don't want to get screwed over when buying hardware.

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23:39 May-17-2021

This is f'cken crazy. I hate this.


Thank god I didn't go for Rocket Lake.

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03:42 May-21-2021

You plan on sticking to Intel for future upgrades?

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06:49 May-21-2021

I don't know.


I'm now just waiting to see what happens in the next 3 years.

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14:58 May-22-2021

It's a sensible approach.
I'm personally very interested in APUs that can make use of DDR5 plus AMDs DLSS equivalent.


That combo will be extremely interesting.

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00:12 May-23-2021

Ah yeah, it would be interesting. Especially in the future when DDR5 improves.


What I wanna know is when they'll completely move away from silicon to something like graphite. Also 3d stacking.


And in the distant future, optical computing.

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09:47 May-24-2021

Read a little bit about optical computing. It's interesting, but I personally doubt that we'll see it any time soon (not within 5 - 10 years, 10 - 20 possibly).

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02:00 May-25-2021

10-20 years!

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22:08 May-26-2021

It's realistic.

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