Let’s take a look at the parameters of the B460 motherboard and B560 first, and have a preliminary understanding of the difference between the two.
Comparison of B460 motherboard and B560 motherboard parameters
1. CPU compatibility
B560 can support Intel’s 10th and 11th generation processors. Among the 400 series motherboards, Intel officially claims that only H470 and Z490 can support 11th generation processors, while B460 and H410 motherboards do not support Intel’s 11th generation processors. It can support Intel’s 10th generation processors, but there are exceptions. Some B460s are modified from H470 chips. For example, Gigabyte’s B460M-DS3H V2 was originally an H470 chip, so it can theoretically support Intel’s 11th generation processors. The official website of the motherboard manufacturer has released a new version of the BIOS for all motherboards that can support the 11th generation of processors.
2. Overclocking support
Both B460 and B560 do not support overclocking CPU frequency, but this time Intel has made changes. The mid-range B560 and H570 chipsets have opened up support for memory overclocking for the first time in history. In theory, they are equipped with B560 chip motherboards with 11-generation processors. It can support overclocking up to 5000MHz, the memory overclocking frequency of 10th generation processors is up to 4800MHz, and the B460 does not support memory overclocking. If you want to overclock the CPU, you still need to choose the Z590 motherboard.
Three, USB interface
B560 motherboard supports USB 3.2 Gen2X2 is the latest protocol, the speed is 20Gbps (20Gb/s), and supports USB 3.2 Gen2x1, the speed is 10Gbps (10Gb/s), these two interfaces are also not supported by the B460 motherboard.
Four, PCIe4.0 support
B460 does not support PCIe4.0, while the new generation of B560 supports PCIe4.0. The B560 motherboard supports the M.2 and PCIe slots that use the CPU channel to support the new PCIe 4.0 standard. However, the M.2 slot near the CPU supports the PCIe 4.0 mode only when the Intel 11th generation processor is installed.
Five, power supply part
In the power supply part, the B560 will also be upgraded compared to the B460. Since each brand model has a different power supply upgrade, here we take the same series of ASUS TUF B460M-PLUS and TUF B560M-PLUS as an example. The TUF B460M-PLUS uses a 6+1 phase straight-out separation bridge for power supply, while ASUS TUF B560M-PLUS uses 8+1 parallel Dr.MOS for power supply.
Six, the price difference
The above is the comparison knowledge of the difference between the B460 and B560 motherboards shared by the installer. The biggest feature of the B560 motherboard is that it supports memory overclocking and supports PCIe4.0, but PCIe4.0 can only be achieved with the 11th generation Core. I hope this article can help you.