I used this MB as the core of a budget gaming build in Spring 2021. This MB supports both 10th Gen Comet Lake and 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs. It has a good balance of features for the price, including *two M.2 slots, four memory slots, pretty solid VRM & cooling plus your usual SATA support connectors. Only things that prevent a five star rating would be poor USB 3 support... only a single USB 3 port in the back (though it does have headers for internal/front panel USB 3 ports).
It does have a built-in NVMe heatsink for an M.2 SSD. By default it is in the top socket (closest to the CPU) for PCIe4 drives, but it can be used on the lower M.2 socket (for PCIe3 drives). If you decide to use the included NVMe heatsink for the lower M.2 drive socket, the heatsink needs to be rotated 180-degrees to work in the lower slot (this confused the heck out of me at first, when I thought it only worked on the top slot... it wasn't until I rotated the heatsink that it fit properly on the lower M.2 socket).
*Although it does have two M.2 connectors on the MB, as with all 5XX-series intel MBs (regardless of manufacturer/model), one is going to be PCIe4 and only useable with 11th Gen CPUs... the 2nd is a PCIe3 and useable with both 10th and 11th Gen CPUs, but if you put a 10th Gen CPU in the MB, the PCIe3 port is the ONLY M.2 port you'll be able to use. This is NOT the fault of Asus or this particular board, you'd find this with any 500-series MB by any manufacturer.... simply put PCIe4 is NOT supported by 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs, so any PCIe4 slot won't work with a 10th Gen CPU. With this particular MB, the top M.2 connector (closest to the CPU) is the PCIe4 slot, the other lower M.2 is the PCIe3 connector.... if you have a 10th Gen CPU you need to put your NVMe SSD in the lower slot to boot (it won't work in the top slot).
Overall, I liked this MB, the BIOS is solid and easy to configure memory timings and what-not... It's certainly not a top-of-the-line MB, and I wish it had more USB 3 ports, but for the price, it's a good value.
|商品尺寸||5.3 x 13 x 24.2 cm; 907.18 克|