MSI B660 Motherboards For Mainstream Intel Alder Lake DDR5 Builds Leak With Pricing

MSI Alder Lake Motherboards
If you’re trying to construct a PC round considered one of Intel’s newfangled Alder Lake CPUs, it is Z690 or bust, so far as the motherboard platform goes. The overwhelming majority of Z690 motherboards which are out thus far price north of $200 (some are far north). That is not sudden provided that Z690 is a top-tier chipset, although in case you’re on the lookout for a extra reasonably priced route into Alder Lake territory, dangle tight as a result of B660 is probably going proper across the bend.

Proof of this may be present in a supposed leaked worth record of a number of MSI B660 motherboards. Assuming the value record is definitely actual, MSI will introduce a minimum of ten B660 motherboards within the not-too-distant future, with MSRPs dipping down as little as $119. The value record outlines a handful of choices that may price lower than $200.

MSI B660 Price List Tweet

The leaker is not tremendous energetic on Twitter, although they did put up details about MSI’s Z690 Godlike motherboard earlier than it was introduced. So draw your personal conclusion on the validity of the above MSI B660 fashions and worth record.

These are mentioned to all be DDR5 motherboards. We might be somewhat shocked if MSI did not flesh out its lineup with DDR4 choices, notably given the fee premium and relative shortage of DDR5 reminiscence in comparison with DDR4 RAM. However after all we’ll have to attend and see.

If the value record is actual, MSI will unveil 4 MAG fashions and 6 Professional fashions as a part of its B660 lineup. Here’s what we’re taking a look at (in case you possibly can’t see the above record for any cause)…

  • MSI MAG B660 Tomahawk WiFi: $259
  • MSI MAG B660M Mortar WiFi: $239
  • MSI MAG B660M Mortar: $219
  • MSI MAG B660M Bazooka $199
  • MSI PRO B660-A: $209
  • MSI PRO B660M-A- WiFi: $209
  • MSI PRO B660M-A: $189
  • MSI PRO B660M-G: $139
  • MSI PRO B660M-B: $129
  • MSI PRO B660M-E: $119
The least costly choice among the many bunch is the MSI Professional B660M-E for $119. On the CPU aspect, the least costly Alder Lake chip to this point is the Core i5-12600K, which retails for $299. So between the 2, you would be taking a look at round $418 earlier than factoring in RAM. After all, extra Alder Lake desktop CPUs will ultimately arrive as nicely.
One factor we’re curious to study is whether or not or not the B660 chipset will embrace PCI Specific 5.0. This turned a query final month when a reviewer alleged acquired an ASUS Prime B660 – Plus D4 retail field, which indicated that it supported PCIe 4.0. Cross your fingers that we are going to discover out quickly.

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