Intel’s Alder Lake CPU announcement is predicted in lower than every week, however among the accompanying motherboard pricing and specs have been leaked early. The leaks come from a pc part provider in Ecuador and embody a number of ASUS motherboards.
TecnoMega Retailer has three fashions listed, all primary in options. The leaked merchandise embody the ASUS Prime B660M-A WIFI D4, Prime B660M-A D4, and Prime H610M-E D4. These motherboards vary in worth from $121.11 to $191.11, which incorporates the nation’s 12 % VAT. Electronics in Ecuador are sometimes dearer, however the options supplied at these costs nonetheless seem considerably restricted.
First, there’s the ASUS Prime H610M-E, listed at $121.11. This motherboard solely seems to assist PCIe 4 and contains two sockets for DDR4 RAM. There’s additionally solely a single x16 PCIe 4 slot on the board, together with two M.2 slots. Whether or not these slots assist PCIe 3 or 4 stays unclear. The motherboard affords 4 SATA ports, two rear USB 3.0 ports, and a entrance panel header for 2 extra USB 3.0 ports. It additionally contains DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA outputs.
The Prime B660M-A motherboards are barely extra well-equipped, however not by a lot. For $165.56, you will get a mannequin missing WiFi. With built-in WiFi, you’re taking a look at $191.11. These boards additionally seem to lack PCIe 5 assist, however provide two extra x16 slots. They give the impression of being to be x1 and x4, and considered one of them is simply PCIe 3. Once more, you get two M.2 slots, however not less than considered one of them affords a heatsink possibility. Our greatest estimation is that the M.2 slot with the heatsink is PCIe 4.
The B660M-A mobos do embody 4 DIMM slots and 4 SATA ports. One the rear, you discover two USB 3.2 10Gbps ports, two HDMI ports, and a DisplayPort output. Entrance headers help you add two extra USB 3.2 10Gbps ports together with a single USB 3.2 20Gbps port.
There isn’t a lot chance that these motherboards will be capable of take full benefit of the higher-end Alder Lake CPUs, however they might nonetheless be the inspiration for a primary workplace PC (within the case of the H610M-E) or a low-end gaming rig (the B6600M-A fashions).