Just a few months ago, Intel introduced the 11th Gen Rocket Lake processor family on the LGA1200 socket. A reasonable step was the emergence of the accompanying line of chipsets, which received the number five at the head of the series. We will get acquainted with the bright representatives of the desired line in this material.
The key features of each chipset under review and the difference from the previous line can be found in the previous detailed review .The Intel H510 chipset is an entry ticket to the 500-series motherboard line, without the ability to overclock the processor and RAM.The most affordable model from ASRock – H510M-HDV – has a modest, but sufficient functionality for creating an office or home PC in its arsenal. Thanks to the HDMI version 2.0 connector, you can connect a monitor with a maximum resolution of up to 4K at a frequency of 60 Hz to the board; you only need a processor with an integrated graphics core. There are also DVI-D and D-sub video outputs. There are two separate PS / 2 connectors for connecting old peripherals. The network connector has a bandwidth of 1000 Mb / s and supports Wake-On-LAN technology to remotely turn on the device.
H510M S2H from GIGABYTE has four on-board temperature sensor and three fan connectors with PWM / DC function. Thanks to this, the adjustment of the cooling system is not difficult, and when the temperature drops to the minimum, the fans can stop completely, which will ensure the silence of the system. There are four SATA 6 Gb / s connectors and one M.2 form factor for connecting drives. Expansion cards have a PCI-E 4.0×16 slot and two PCI-Ex1 slots. There are three connectors for audio devices on the rear panel and one internal for connecting the front panel.
MSI MAG B560M MORTAR boasts the latest 2.5Gbps network port and proprietary LAN Manager utility to reduce application latency. The board provides excellent overclocking of RAM, as well as low VRM temperatures thanks to a large heatsink and used thermal pads. For expansion cards, the user has access to PCI-E 4.0×16, 3.0×16 and 3.0×1 slots, as well as support for AMD CrossFire technology. There are six connectors for connecting hard drives and SSD-drives of 2.5 form factor.
Model B560M AORUS PRO from GIGABYTE, in addition to a good power system, offers the user many interesting functions. Among them are Q-Flash Plus for BIOS flashing without an installed processor, RAM and video card. RGB FUSION 2.0 for customizing multi-zone LED lighting, and Smart Fan 6 for controlling fan rpm. For information storage, there are two M.2 connectors and six standard SATA 6 Gb / s connectors. In addition to the modern USB ports on the rear panel, there is one PS / 2 port for connecting a keyboard or mouse, as well as six audio jacks and an RJ-45 network port.
ASRock B560M-ITX / ac can be a good foundation for a media center or just a compact build thanks to the ITX form factor. To install the latest generation processor, you will not need to update the BIOS , as in older motherboards. Wi-Fi boards support two bands 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The M.2 slot can accommodate both a modern Gen4x4 drive and the more affordable SATA 6.0 Gb / s drive. In addition to the standard audio output to the front panel of the case, it is possible to connect an enclosed USB Type-C format.
A distinctive feature of the TUF GAMING H570-PRO WIFI shoe from other ASUS lines is its proprietary black and yellow design. Volumetric heatsinks and power modules DrMOS 8 + 1, as well as support for Thunderbolt 4 add advantages to this board. Eight USB ports of various modifications are available to the user, not counting the internal connectors. There are three connectors for connecting case fans, and a separate connector is provided for liquid cooling. The sound subsystem has intelligent noise cancellation and filtering of background sounds in the audio stream.
Intel Z590 Chipset
The Intel Z590 chipset is the flagship of its lineup with the ability to overclock both the processor and RAM.
GIGABYTE Z590 UD AC 12 999 motherboard *
For a very affordable price, GIGABYTE offers the Z590 UD AC model , which has a high-quality 12 + 1 power system on board and a set of the most popular interfaces. Modern PCI-E 4.0 slots for both M.2 storage and a video card. Wireless interfaces Bluetooth and Wi-Fi implemented using the Intel 802.11ac module. The maximum system memory can be 128 GB. A bracket for protecting external ports is preinstalled, which allows you to quickly place the board in the case without the need for “fitting”. An anti-noise screen is implemented to minimize interference and interference to the sound subsystem.
Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-A GAMING WIFI 24 899 *
ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-A GAMING WIFI is an option for those who are interested not only in technical characteristics, but also in the design of the device. The motherboard’s massive heatsinks are made in a stylish silver color with many notches, and the ROG logo is applied to the interface panel casing. Its lighting can be synchronized with pluggable LED strips for a unified and personalized style. The power supply system of the device is realized by a combination of 14 + 2 modules. There are modern interfaces in the form of Wi-FI 6 AX200, 2.5G Ethernet and Thunderbolt. For the convenience of the user, the board has a built-in reset and firmware update button. A bonus is the MemTest86 utility built into the BIOS for testing RAM .
MSI MPG Z590 GAMING PLUS 21 999 motherboard *
MPG Z590 GAMING PLUS from MSI will please avid overclockers. Two eight-pin processor connectors and a 14 + 1 + 1 power system provide plenty of room for overclocking experiments. For cooling the chipset and M.2 form factor drives, massive heatsinks are provided. The PCI-E slot for the video card is reinforced to avoid even the slightest bend due to the heavy weight of the device. For fast information transfer, the rear panel of the board has a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 connector with a bandwidth of up to 20 Gb / s. Three slots are allocated for M.2 drives, two of which operate in 3.0×4 mode, and the remaining one is 4.0×4. Several audio connectors are responsible for sound output, including an optical S / PDIF coupled with a Realtek ALC4080 chip.
Intel Q570 Chipset
Chipsets Q570 and W580 are rare guests among conventional motherboards, as they are highly specialized solutions for work purposes with increased security and reliability.
Motherboard ASUS Pro Q570M-C / CSM 15 999 *
The specific orientation of the Pro Q570M-C / CSM board from ASUS is emphasized by the green color of the PCB, which is rare for the total mass of boards. The board has two M.2 connectors and six SATA ports. Three four-pin fan connectors are responsible for cooling the system, one of which is dedicated to the processor cooler. For displaying the image, there is a DisplayPort in the amount of two pieces, and for connecting peripherals there are six USB ports and two PS / 2 ports. The board has remote control via the SMBUS connector and automatic BIOS recovery from a verified backup.