The ASRock B560M-HDV is a motherboard that offers several unique features and advanced components. It belongs to the ASRock Super Alloy series, which includes premium 50A power chokes, a Sapphire Black PCB, and a high-density glass fabric PCB for enhanced durability.
One notable feature is the ASRock Hyper M.2 slot, which supports PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 SSDs, providing faster data transfer speeds. The motherboard also incorporates ASRock Full Spike Protection, which safeguards all USB, audio, and LAN ports against voltage spikes.
The CPU support includes both 10th Gen and 11th Gen Intel Core processors (LGA1200 socket). The motherboard features Digi Power design and a 6 power phase design for efficient power delivery. It also supports Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology, which optimizes performance.
The chipset used is Intel B560, and the motherboard supports dual-channel DDR4 memory with 2 DDR4 DIMM slots. It can accommodate up to 64GB of system memory and offers compatibility with ECC UDIMM modules (in non-ECC mode). It also supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0 for easy memory overclocking.
In terms of graphics, the motherboard supports Intel Xe Graphics Architecture for 11th Gen Intel Core processors and Gen 9 Graphics for 10th Gen Intel Core processors. It provides three graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D, and HDMI, enabling triple monitor support. The HDMI 2.0 port can achieve a maximum resolution of 4K x 2K @ 60Hz with 11th Gen processors.
For audio, the motherboard features a 7.1 channel HD audio system with the Realtek ALC897 audio codec. It also includes surge protection for enhanced audio stability.
Networking capabilities are provided by the Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000 Mb/s) with the Giga PHY Intel I219V controller. It supports Wake-On-LAN, Lightning/ESD protection, Energy Efficient Ethernet (802.3az), and PXE.
Expansion slots on the motherboard include one PCI Express 4.0 x16 slot (for 11th Gen processors) and one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (for 10th Gen processors), along with two PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for additional expansion cards.
Storage options include four SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors with support for Intel Rapid Storage Technology, NCQ, AHCI, and hot-plugging. There are also two M.2 sockets: one Hyper M.2 socket supporting PCIe Gen4x4 SSDs (works with 11th Gen processors only) and one Ultra M.2 socket supporting both SATA3 and PCIe Gen3x4 SSDs.
The rear panel I/O offers various connectivity options, including PS/2 mouse/keyboard port, D-Sub, DVI-D, and HDMI ports for video output, USB 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, a Gigabit LAN port, and HD audio jacks for line in, front speaker, and microphone.
The motherboard comes with ASRock’s software utilities such as A-Tuning for system optimization and ASRock XFast LAN for accelerated internet connections. The UEFI (BIOS) features ASRock EZ Mode, Full HD UEFI, My Favorites, and Instant Flash for easy customization and updating.
To monitor hardware performance, the motherboard provides fan tachometers, quiet fan control, and multi-speed fan control for CPU and chassis fans. It also includes voltage monitoring for various power sources.
The ASRock B560M-HDV has a micro ATX form factor measuring 9.6 inches x 7.8 inches (24.4 cm x 19.8 cm) and features solid capacitor design for improved durability.