*Update Nov. 2021*
Updated the BIOS for the sake of enabling TPM 2.0 for Windows 11 compatibility. The BIOS update wiped out my settings and my saved profiles, so I’m having to redo my settings from scratch. Minus 1 star for that! FFS, ASUS!
Really happy with this board. I had a Gigabyte B560 that I wound up returning because it would either bootloop or fail to boot when trying to get my RAM to run at rated speed/timings (Crucial DDR4-3600). This board (so far, I have more testing to do) has been rock-solid and stable. Right now I’m at 3800MHz on the RAM, and am now going to try and tighten up my timings a bit.
Paired with an i5-11400 and a Hyper 212. Removing the TDP limits was very easy, basically automatic. I have to say, I kinda liked the BIOS a bit better on the Gigabyte. It’s not that the ASUS is bad by any means, it’s just laid out/organized a bit differently than I’m used to (haven’t ran an ASUS board in years and years). So it could just be me. I haven’t quite figured out how to manually tune the TDP settings, though, whereas it was totally straightforward on the Gigabyte (but then, the Gigabyte wouldn’t even boot with my RAM’s XMP profile loaded). Automatic TDP settings have been fine so far.
Plenty of USB ports, 2.5Gbps ethernet, USB-C, integrated WiFi 6, RAM overclocking, there’s just an absolute butt-ton of features and connectivity thrown at you for the price. I’m an AMD fanboy going all the way back to the Athlon XP era and I really wanted Zen 3, but the i5 11400 and B560 just represent such a killer value that I couldn’t resist. Intel finally managed to pull me away from team red years ago with the 2500K, and now they’ve got me again with the 11400.
Anyway sorry, this is supposed to be a motherboard review.
Nitpicks: typical, weak-sauce Realtek 897 audio codec. If you’re into audio, you’ll want a sound card or an external DAC. Only two case fan headers (and the placement isn’t the best). The Gigabyte board I returned had three. That’s about it so far. Maybe the BIOS layout, but I feel like that’s kinda subjective.
|型号||TUF GAMING B560M-PLUS WIFI|
|商品尺寸||27.51 x 27.51 x 6.76 cm; 598.74 克|
|CPU 核心数||LGA 1200|