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Gigabyte B560M AORUS PRO AX mATX Form Factor, For Intel 10th/11th Gen LGA1200, B560, 4XDDR4 Dimm, 2XM.2, Back I/O: 9XUSB, 1XType C, PS2, HDMI, DP, Lan, Wifi AX+BT, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 2.0, 1XUSB 3.2, 1XType C Header, 2X12V RGB Hea

Gigabyte B560M AORUS PRO AX mATX Form Factor, For Intel 10th/11th Gen LGA1200, B560, 4XDDR4 Dimm, 2XM.2, Back I/O: 9XUSB, 1XType C, PS2, HDMI, DP, Lan, Wifi AX+BT, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 2.0, 1XUSB 3.2, 1XType C Header, 2X12V RGB Hea
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Gigabyte B560M AORUS PRO AX mATX Form Factor, For Intel 10th/11th Gen LGA1200, B560, 4XDDR4 Dimm, 2XM.2, Back I/O: 9XUSB, 1XType C, PS2, HDMI, DP, Lan, Wifi AX+BT, HD Audio, Internal I/O: 2XUSB 2.0, 1XUSB 3.2, 1XType C Header, 2X12V RGB Hea

Gigabyte B560M AORUS PRO AX mATX Form Factor, For Intel 10th/11th Gen LGA1200, B560, 4XDDR4 Dimm,...

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  • MPN: B560M AORUS PRO AX
  • Part #: MBDGBM57205
  • UPC:889523027226
  • MB Socket:Intel LGA1200
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Chipset:B560
  • Form Factor:mATX
  • Multi GPU Support:Crossfire
  • Memory Type:DDR4
  • PCIE x16 Slots:2
  • PCIE x8 Slots:N/A
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Features

 

Intel® B560M AORUS Motherboard with Direct 12+1 Phases Digital VRM with DrMOS, Full PCIe 4.0* Design, Fully Covered Thermal Design with Integrated IO Armor, PCIe 4.0* M.2 with Thermal Guard, Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax , Rear USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C®, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus

- Supports 11th and 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- Direct 12+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 50A DrMOS
- Shielded Memory Routing for Better Memory Overclocking
- Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
- Onboard Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
- Blazing Fast Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed
- Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0*/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard
- SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C® delivers up to 20Gb/s Transfer Speeds
- Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation
- RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
- Smart Fan 6 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card

 

DIRECT POWER DESIGN

B560M AORUS motherboard uses an 12+1 phases digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller and DrMOS. These 100% digital controller and additional 8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from the new Intel 11th Gen CPU.

12+1 Phases Digital Power Design - More efficient and cleaner power delivers to the CPU ensures stable performance under heavy loading.

- Digital PWM Controller to deliver appropriate voltage to the CPU.
- Direct 12+1 Phases DrMOS without PWM Doublers, each power phase connects directly to the CPU, With capability to handle 600 Amps current in total.
- All-solid capacitors to improve Transient response and minimize oscillation.
- 8 Solid Pin CPU Power Connectors.

 

Power Architecture

 

Power Efficiency

 

ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION

B560M AORUS uses high performance Fully Covered thermal design with high coverage MOSFET Heatsinks and thick thermal pad, providing ultimate MOSFET cooling performance for enthusiasts, overclockers and gamers.

- Fully Covered Thermal Design - High coverage MOSFET Heatsinks to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.
- Thick Thermal Pad - Thick 5W/mk thermal pad.
- M.2 Thermal Guard - Built-in M.2 heatsink prevent high-speed, PCIe 4.0 SSDs from throttling due to overheating.

 

Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink

- 2X larger Surface - Increased surface area up to 2X larger compared to traditional heatsinks. It improves heat dissipation from the MOSFETs.
- Real One-piece Build - TMOS is a TRUE single piece heatsink. Its one-piece design and larger surface drastically improve the cooling performance against competitors' multi-piece design
- Multi-cut Design - TMOS features several channels and inlets on the heatsink. This design allows for the air flow to go through which leads to a great improvement of the heat transfer performance.

 

AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard - GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard

With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.

 

SmartFan 6

Smart Fan 6 contains several unique cooling features that ensure gaming PC maintain its performance while staying cool and quiet. Multiple fan headers can support PWM/DC fan and pump, and users can easily define each fan curve based on different temperature sensors across the board via intuitive user interface.

- 5 PWM/DC Fan Headers
- 6 Internal Temperature Sensors

Cooling Features
- High Current Support - Each fan headers support PWM and DC fan and Water cooling Pump , and up to 24W (12V x 2A) with Over-Current Protection
- Precision Control - Up to 7 temperature/fan speed control points for precise fan curve
- Dual Curve Mode - Slope/Stair dual mode for different user scenario
- Fan Stop - Fan can stop completely below users' specified temperature point

 

Smart Fan 6 BIOS UI

1 - Improve fan curve UI - We increase control points from 5 to 7 and larger fan speed graph for precise and easier fan curve control.
2 - Slope/Stair dual graph mode - Fan curve can be quickly switch with Slope and Stair modes for different user scenario. Slope is traditional and intuitive linear fan speed curve. With newly added Stair non-linear mode, fan keeps at same speed between specified temperature interval.
3 - Manual Input - For advanced users, we provide fan speed manual input for more precise control.
4 - EZ Tuning - Use can place 4 EZ Tuning points at rough temperature/fan speed, and Smart Fan 6 can quickly generate a fan curve.
5 - Fan curve profile - Fan curve profile can be saved in BIOS ROM, profile will be kept after updating BIOS.

 

FAN STOP

Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature-all of it can be customized to your liking.

 

PERFORMANCE

With the best quality components and GIGABYTE R&D design capability, the B560M AORUS is a true beast among motherboards.

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4800MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4800MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.

* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module.
Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.

 

Shielded Memory Routing

All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.

 

Memory Layout - Daisy Chain Design

With the optimized daisy-chain routing, the B560M AROUS motherboard provides a proven speed of up to DDR4-4800+ MHz with high-density Memory module*. Optimized daisy-chained routing eliminates the stub effect, pushes the one DIMM per channel in dual channel interleaving mode to hit higher memory frequencies, providing professional gamers a denser and faster system memory experience.

*Performance may vary in circumstances. Please refer to the QVL list for detail support information.

 

Single 32GB Support

The maximum memory capacity on the B560M motherboard is 128GB. After Intel updated the memory reference code, a single slot can support up to 32GB. Therefore with populated 2 DIMM per channel on both channel, total memory capacity is 128GB, which was only available on High End Desktop (HEDT) platforms. For users who always run out of memory capacity, there is more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.

 

PCIe 4.0 Hardware Design

- PCIe 4.0 M.2 Slot - M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with lower impedance.
- 1 x PCIe 4.0 Slot - Reinforced PCIe 4.0 x 16.
- PCIe 4.0 Ready PCB - Low signal Loss PCB.

 

Dual PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2

GIGABYTE AORUS Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.

 

Intel 2.5GbE LAN Onboard - 2X Faster than ever

- Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience.
- Support Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 ethernet

 

Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module

Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Benefit of WIFI 6

1. 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
2. 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
3. Network efficiency increase for better user experience

 

USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C

 

USB Type-C® Front Panel Connector

Equipped with next generation connectivity AORUS Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C® header for USB 3.2 Gen1 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.2 Gen1 drive or charging your new mobile device.

 

High Quality Onboard Audio Design

Delivers high quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.

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Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting

 

High-End Audio Components

 

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS

B560M AORUS PRO AX features RGB FUSION 2.0 and offers users the option to control onboard, external light strips, and/or AORUS devices with RGB/ Addressable RGB LEDs to make their PC more unique and stylish.

RGB FUSION

Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

 

RGB FUSION Software

With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

 

RGB FUSION APP

Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.

 

ULTRA DURABLE

GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high quality manufacturing process. Needless to say, we use the best components we can find for the B560M AORUS motherboard and reinforce every slot to make each of them solid and durable.

Q-Flash Plus

Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don't need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you're good to go!

 

Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor

Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

 

GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket

 

Solid Pin

Solid Pin Power Connectors

AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 12V 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.

Solid Pin Power connector advantages

Larger contact area for electricity
More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
Ultra durable and longer lifespan

 

GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER

Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. GIGABYTE motherboard bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.

BIOS

- New User Interface - All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
- My Favorites - Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
- Storage Information - Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
- Changelog - List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.
- Intuitive Load Line Curve - Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

 

APP CENTER

GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers version.

 

EasyTune™

GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

 

System Information Viewer

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

Specifications

CPU

LGA1200 package:
11th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors / Intel® Core™ i7 processors / Intel® Core™ i5 processors
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors / Intel® Core™ i7 processors / Intel® Core™ i5 processors / Intel® Core™ i3 processors/ Intel® Pentium® processors / Intel® Celeron® processors*
* Limited to processors with 4 MB Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® Celeron® G5xx5 family.
L3 cache varies with CPU

(Please refer to "CPU Support List" from Gigabyte's website for more information.)

Chipset

Intel® B560 Express Chipset

Memory

11th Generation Intel® Core™ i9/i7/i5 processors:
Support for DDR4 3200/3000/2933/2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9/i7 processors:
Support for DDR4 2933/2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5/i3 /Pentium®/Celeron® processors:
Support for DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

(Please refer "Memory Support List" from Gigabyte's website for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @ 30 Hz
* Support for HDMI 1.4 version and HDCP 2.3.
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304 @ 30 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version, HDCP 2.3

(Graphics specifications may vary depending on CPU support.)

Audio

Realtek® Audio codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

LAN

Intel®2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)

Wireless Communication module

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
WIFI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
BLUETOOTH 5.1
Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 4.0 standard.)*
*Supported by 11th Generation processors only.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
(The PCIEX4 and PCIEX1 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

Multi-Graphics Technology

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

Storage Interface

CPU:
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_CPU)*
* Supported by 11th Generation processors only.
Chipset:
1 x M.2 connector on the back of the motherboard (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_SB)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
* Refer to "1-7 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

USB

Chipset:
1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen2x2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports on the back panel
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports on the back panel
Chipset+USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hub:
1 x USB Type-C® port with USB 3.2 Gen1 support, available through the internal USB header
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports available through the internal USB header
Chipset+ 2 USB 2.0 Hubs:
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB Type-C® header, with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors
1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
1 x serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Q-Flash Plus button

Back Panel Connectors

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen2x2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A port (red)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x audio jacks

I/O Controller

iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.

BIOS

1 x 256 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features

Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
@BIOS
EasyTune
Fast Boot
Game Boost
ON/OFF Charge
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install

Bundled Software

Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
cFosSpeed

Operating System

Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm

Manufacturer Part No: B560M AORUS PRO AX Brand: Gigabyte Product Type: mATX Form Factor,
UPC 889523027226 Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 1.2 kg
PB Part No: MBDGBM57205 Product Model: B560M AORUS PRO AX

Warranty: 12 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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So many features for the price!

More than happy with this motherboard, great VRMs, the Back I/O has so many ports, plenty of USB.
Combined this with an i5 11400F and 16GB of 3200MHz RAM and enabled XMP with no issues, this motherboard is awesome!

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Arrived faulty Doesnt post to windows with 2 sticks of ram will freeze on bios. But post to windows just fine on 8GB disappointed with this item.

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Features

 

Intel® B560M AORUS Motherboard with Direct 12+1 Phases Digital VRM with DrMOS, Full PCIe 4.0* Design, Fully Covered Thermal Design with Integrated IO Armor, PCIe 4.0* M.2 with Thermal Guard, Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed, Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax , Rear USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C®, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus

- Supports 11th and 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
- Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
- Direct 12+1 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 50A DrMOS
- Shielded Memory Routing for Better Memory Overclocking
- Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
- Onboard Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
- Blazing Fast Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with cFosSpeed
- Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0*/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard
- SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C® delivers up to 20Gb/s Transfer Speeds
- Pre-installed IO Shield for Easy and Quick Installation
- RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
- Smart Fan 6 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors , Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
- Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card

 

DIRECT POWER DESIGN

B560M AORUS motherboard uses an 12+1 phases digital CPU power design which includes both digital PWM Controller and DrMOS. These 100% digital controller and additional 8 Solid-pin CPU Power Connectors offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard's most power-hungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from the new Intel 11th Gen CPU.

12+1 Phases Digital Power Design - More efficient and cleaner power delivers to the CPU ensures stable performance under heavy loading.

- Digital PWM Controller to deliver appropriate voltage to the CPU.
- Direct 12+1 Phases DrMOS without PWM Doublers, each power phase connects directly to the CPU, With capability to handle 600 Amps current in total.
- All-solid capacitors to improve Transient response and minimize oscillation.
- 8 Solid Pin CPU Power Connectors.

 

Power Architecture

 

Power Efficiency

 

ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION

B560M AORUS uses high performance Fully Covered thermal design with high coverage MOSFET Heatsinks and thick thermal pad, providing ultimate MOSFET cooling performance for enthusiasts, overclockers and gamers.

- Fully Covered Thermal Design - High coverage MOSFET Heatsinks to improve thermal efficiency with better airflow and heat exchange.
- Thick Thermal Pad - Thick 5W/mk thermal pad.
- M.2 Thermal Guard - Built-in M.2 heatsink prevent high-speed, PCIe 4.0 SSDs from throttling due to overheating.

 

Fully Covered MOSFET Heatsink

- 2X larger Surface - Increased surface area up to 2X larger compared to traditional heatsinks. It improves heat dissipation from the MOSFETs.
- Real One-piece Build - TMOS is a TRUE single piece heatsink. Its one-piece design and larger surface drastically improve the cooling performance against competitors' multi-piece design
- Multi-cut Design - TMOS features several channels and inlets on the heatsink. This design allows for the air flow to go through which leads to a great improvement of the heat transfer performance.

 

AORUS M.2 Thermal Guard - GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard

With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.

 

SmartFan 6

Smart Fan 6 contains several unique cooling features that ensure gaming PC maintain its performance while staying cool and quiet. Multiple fan headers can support PWM/DC fan and pump, and users can easily define each fan curve based on different temperature sensors across the board via intuitive user interface.

- 5 PWM/DC Fan Headers
- 6 Internal Temperature Sensors

Cooling Features
- High Current Support - Each fan headers support PWM and DC fan and Water cooling Pump , and up to 24W (12V x 2A) with Over-Current Protection
- Precision Control - Up to 7 temperature/fan speed control points for precise fan curve
- Dual Curve Mode - Slope/Stair dual mode for different user scenario
- Fan Stop - Fan can stop completely below users' specified temperature point

 

Smart Fan 6 BIOS UI

1 - Improve fan curve UI - We increase control points from 5 to 7 and larger fan speed graph for precise and easier fan curve control.
2 - Slope/Stair dual graph mode - Fan curve can be quickly switch with Slope and Stair modes for different user scenario. Slope is traditional and intuitive linear fan speed curve. With newly added Stair non-linear mode, fan keeps at same speed between specified temperature interval.
3 - Manual Input - For advanced users, we provide fan speed manual input for more precise control.
4 - EZ Tuning - Use can place 4 EZ Tuning points at rough temperature/fan speed, and Smart Fan 6 can quickly generate a fan curve.
5 - Fan curve profile - Fan curve profile can be saved in BIOS ROM, profile will be kept after updating BIOS.

 

FAN STOP

Achieve fan silence. With Fan Stop, map any fan to stop completely when temperatures drop below a specified threshold. Which fan stops, based on readings from which sensor, and at what temperature-all of it can be customized to your liking.

 

PERFORMANCE

With the best quality components and GIGABYTE R&D design capability, the B560M AORUS is a true beast among motherboards.

Support for DDR4 XMP Up to 4800MHz and Beyond*

AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 4800MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.

* XMP Profile support may vary depending on memory module.
Please see the complete validated memory support list. Product features may vary by model.

 

Shielded Memory Routing

All memory routing is under the PCB inner layer shielded by a large ground layer to protect from external interference.

 

Memory Layout - Daisy Chain Design

With the optimized daisy-chain routing, the B560M AROUS motherboard provides a proven speed of up to DDR4-4800+ MHz with high-density Memory module*. Optimized daisy-chained routing eliminates the stub effect, pushes the one DIMM per channel in dual channel interleaving mode to hit higher memory frequencies, providing professional gamers a denser and faster system memory experience.

*Performance may vary in circumstances. Please refer to the QVL list for detail support information.

 

Single 32GB Support

The maximum memory capacity on the B560M motherboard is 128GB. After Intel updated the memory reference code, a single slot can support up to 32GB. Therefore with populated 2 DIMM per channel on both channel, total memory capacity is 128GB, which was only available on High End Desktop (HEDT) platforms. For users who always run out of memory capacity, there is more bandwidth now for memory-intensive application such as rendering and video editing.

 

PCIe 4.0 Hardware Design

- PCIe 4.0 M.2 Slot - M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slot with lower impedance.
- 1 x PCIe 4.0 Slot - Reinforced PCIe 4.0 x 16.
- PCIe 4.0 Ready PCB - Low signal Loss PCB.

 

Dual PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2

GIGABYTE AORUS Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system's potential.

 

Intel 2.5GbE LAN Onboard - 2X Faster than ever

- Adoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2 times faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience.
- Support Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 ethernet

 

Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module

Intel Wireless solution supports 802.11ax, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.

Benefit of WIFI 6

1. 5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1x1*
2. 4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
3. Network efficiency increase for better user experience

 

USB 3.2 Gen2x2 TYPE-C

 

USB Type-C® Front Panel Connector

Equipped with next generation connectivity AORUS Motherboards already support the chassis of the future. The onboard USB Type-C® header for USB 3.2 Gen1 makes access convenient when connecting a USB 3.2 Gen1 drive or charging your new mobile device.

 

High Quality Onboard Audio Design

Delivers high quality sound resolution and sound expansion to create the most realistic sound effects for professional gamers.

The below photos are for reference only.

Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting

 

High-End Audio Components

 

DEFINITIVE AESTHETICS

B560M AORUS PRO AX features RGB FUSION 2.0 and offers users the option to control onboard, external light strips, and/or AORUS devices with RGB/ Addressable RGB LEDs to make their PC more unique and stylish.

RGB FUSION

Now offering more LED customizations than ever, users can truly adapt their PC to represent their lifestyle. With full RGB support and a redesigned RGB Fusion 2.0 application, the user has complete control over the LEDs which surround the motherboard.

 

RGB FUSION Software

With an integrated intuitive user interface, the RGB Fusion 2.0 provides you a better solution for customizing the lighting effects across all supported devices. From motherboards, graphics cards to the peripheral products, you can personalize your gaming rig with your own style and show off your build by sharing the profiles. In addition, the new gaming mode makes the lighting effects interactive with selected games to bring you the most immersive gaming experience.

 

RGB FUSION APP

Don't just make your PC shine, make it a work of art that friends will envy. With the GIGABYTE RGB Fusion mobile app users can watch as they control the lighting within their gaming PC. This gives users ease of access as they try and adjust colors and speeds for different modes, all this can be achieved away from the keyboard and monitor of their PC.

 

ULTRA DURABLE

GIGABYTE is reputable for its product durability and high quality manufacturing process. Needless to say, we use the best components we can find for the B560M AORUS motherboard and reinforce every slot to make each of them solid and durable.

Q-Flash Plus

Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don't need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you're good to go!

 

Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor

Industry Leading Ultra Durable™ PCIe Armor
The innovative one piece stainless steel shielding design from GIGABYTE reinforces the PCIe connectors to provide the extra strength required to support heavy graphics cards.

 

GIGABYTE Patented Double Locking Bracket

 

Solid Pin

Solid Pin Power Connectors

AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 12V 8pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.

Solid Pin Power connector advantages

Larger contact area for electricity
More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
Ultra durable and longer lifespan

 

GIGABYTE BIOS & APP CENTER

Good software goes hand in hand with perfect hardware. GIGABYTE motherboard bundled several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard.

BIOS

- New User Interface - All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
- My Favorites - Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
- Storage Information - Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
- Changelog - List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.
- Intuitive Load Line Curve - Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.

 

APP CENTER

GIGABYTE APP CENTER is a useful portal of all GIGABYTE MB utilities and drivers, you can choose any utility you want to install from APP CENTER and keep updated with the latest utilities and drivers version.

 

EasyTune™

GIGABYTE's EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.

 

System Information Viewer

GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system's behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.

Specifications

CPU

LGA1200 package:
11th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors / Intel® Core™ i7 processors / Intel® Core™ i5 processors
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 processors / Intel® Core™ i7 processors / Intel® Core™ i5 processors / Intel® Core™ i3 processors/ Intel® Pentium® processors / Intel® Celeron® processors*
* Limited to processors with 4 MB Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® Celeron® G5xx5 family.
L3 cache varies with CPU

(Please refer to "CPU Support List" from Gigabyte's website for more information.)

Chipset

Intel® B560 Express Chipset

Memory

11th Generation Intel® Core™ i9/i7/i5 processors:
Support for DDR4 3200/3000/2933/2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9/i7 processors:
Support for DDR4 2933/2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5/i3 /Pentium®/Celeron® processors:
Support for DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

(Please refer "Memory Support List" from Gigabyte's website for more information.)

Onboard Graphics

Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 @ 30 Hz
* Support for HDMI 1.4 version and HDCP 2.3.
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304 @ 30 Hz
* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version, HDCP 2.3

(Graphics specifications may vary depending on CPU support.)

Audio

Realtek® Audio codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel

LAN

Intel®2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)

Wireless Communication module

Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200
WIFI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
BLUETOOTH 5.1
Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.

Expansion Slots

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 4.0 standard.)*
*Supported by 11th Generation processors only.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
(The PCIEX4 and PCIEX1 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)

Multi-Graphics Technology

Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies

Storage Interface

CPU:
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_CPU)*
* Supported by 11th Generation processors only.
Chipset:
1 x M.2 connector on the back of the motherboard (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_SB)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
* Refer to "1-7 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

USB

Chipset:
1 x USB Type-C® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen2x2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports (red) on the back panel
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports on the back panel
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports on the back panel
Chipset+USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hub:
1 x USB Type-C® port with USB 3.2 Gen1 support, available through the internal USB header
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports available through the internal USB header
Chipset+ 2 USB 2.0 Hubs:
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
1 x water cooling CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
2 x addressable LED strip headers
2 x RGB LED strip headers
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB Type-C® header, with USB 3.2 Gen 1 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors
1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only)
1 x serial port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Q-Flash Plus button

Back Panel Connectors

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x USB Type-C® port, with USB 3.2 Gen2x2 support
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A port (red)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 ports
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x audio jacks

I/O Controller

iTE® I/O Controller Chip

H/W Monitoring

Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Water cooling flow rate detection
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
* Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you install.

BIOS

1 x 256 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Unique Features

Support for APP Center
* Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
@BIOS
EasyTune
Fast Boot
Game Boost
ON/OFF Charge
RGB Fusion
Smart Backup
System Information Viewer
Support for Q-Flash Plus
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install

Bundled Software

Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
cFosSpeed

Operating System

Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Form Factor

Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm

Date Created: 18:25, 06-05-2021
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