January 21, 2022

ASRock Reveals its H670, B660, and H610 Worth Collection Motherboards


At CES 2022, ASRock unveiled a complete of 9 Worth Collection fashions primarily based on Intel’s newest 600 collection chipsets, together with one H670, three B660, and 5 H610 fashions. The ASRock Worth Collection presents entry-level options and choices for customers trying to harness the ability of Alder Lake on a decent price range, with seven that includes help for DDR4 reminiscence and two with help for the newest DDR5 reminiscence.

One of many issues that annoyed customers at the preliminary launch of the Intel Z690 chipset was the shortage of worth. The Z690 fashions appear to be and are inherently costlier than the earlier technology. Whereas there have been many theories and explanations floating round varied on-line mediums corresponding to Reddit, it is arduous to disclaim that motherboards have been skyrocketing in value over the past couple of years. The opposite apparent pitfall is the present availability and pricing of DDR5 reminiscence.

Enter the Intel H670, B660, and H610 chipsets that do have ‘much less’ by way of options in comparison with the efficiency and premium Z690 chipset, nor do they embody over-engineered energy deliveries spectacular OLED panels like a few of the flagships embody. One of many issues that the new 600 collection chipsets do have is worth. The ASRock Worth Collection presents customers a decrease price and modest entry level to profit from the enhancements that Intel’s twelfth technology brings to the desk, however with out breaking the financial institution.

ASRock H670 Worth Collection Motherboards

ASRock has introduced only one ‘Worth Collection’ motherboard on the H670 chipset, the mini-ITX sized H670M-ITX/ax. It follows a fundamental silver and black coloration theme all through, and ASRock is promoting an 8-phase Dr.MOS energy supply, with help for as much as 64 GB of DDR4-5000 reminiscence throughout two slots. 



The ASRock H670M-ITX/ac mini-ITX motherboard

A few of the most notable options of the ASRock H670M-ITX/ax is an built-in Wi-Fi 6E CNVi, with a Realtek RTL8125BG 2.5 GbE controller, in addition to help for 2 PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 drives, 4 SATA ports, and a single full-length PCIe 5.0 x16 slot. It consists of one USB 3.2 G2x2 Sort-C, two USB 3.2 G2 Sort-A, 4 USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel, and one USB 3.2 G1 Sort-C entrance panel header. It additionally advantages from a price range Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec that powers three 3.5 mm audio jacks.

ASRock B660 Worth Collection Motherboards

There are three ASRock B660 Worth Collection motherboards, together with two micro-ATX choices. The primary of those is the ASRock B660M-HDVP/D5, which helps 64 GB of DDR5 reminiscence throughout two slots and one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16, two PCIe 3.0 x1, and one legacy PCI slot. It additionally consists of one PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot, 4 SATA ports, a Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit controller, and makes use of a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec. Nonetheless, the B660M-HDVP/D5 would not have any USB 3.2 G2 help.



The ASRock B660M-HDVP/D5 micro-ATX motherboard with help for DDR5 reminiscence

The ASRock B660M-HDV has a barely completely different format and have set to the B660M-HDVP/D5, with two reminiscence slots able to supporting as much as 64 GB of DDR4-5066 reminiscence. Additionally included is one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2, one PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2, 4 SATA ports, an Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet controller, however it lists each a Realtek ALC897 and 887 HD audio codec, which is complicated. Just like the B660M-HDVP/D5, the B660M-HDV would not embody any type of USB 3.2 G2 connectivity.

ASRock additionally has the B660M-ITX/ac, which is its solely mini-ITX mannequin primarily based on the B660 chipset. It consists of one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, supporting one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2, and 4 SATA ports. There are two reminiscence slots with help for as much as 64 GB of DDR4-5000, with onboard audio capabilities consisting of a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec, networking dealt with by an Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet controller, and like the opposite B660 Worth Collection fashions, it would not characteristic any USB 3.2 G2 connectivity.

ASRock H610 Worth Collection Motherboards

For essentially the most value-focused of Intel’s 600 collection chipsets, ASRock has 5 H610 motherboards out there, 4 micro-ATX, and one mini-ITX mannequin. The primary of the micro-ATX fashions is the ASRock H610M-HDVP/D5, which has help for DDR5 reminiscence, in addition to an marketed 5-phase energy supply, a Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit Ethernet port, and a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec. By way of PCIe, there is a full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, a legacy PCI slot, in addition to one PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot and 4 SATA ports. It additionally has a Serial COM port on the rear panel, with 4 video outputs, together with one HDMI, one DisplayPort 1.4m, one DVI-D, and one D-Sub.



The ASRock H610M-HDV/M.2 micro-ATX motherboard with added Key E M.2 slot for Wi-Fi

The ASRock H610M-HDV/M.2 has a black and gray PCB, supporting as much as 64 GB of DDR4-3200 reminiscence throughout two slots. There are one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, one PCIe 3.0 x4 and 4 SATA ports for typical storage, and an Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet controller, with ASRock promoting each a Realtek ALC897 and 887 HD audio codec. The primary characteristic of the H610M-HDV/M.2 is that it has a Key E M.2 slot for customers their very own Wi-Fi CNVi.

ASRock additionally has the H610M-HDV and H610M-HDV fashions, which don’t have any M.2 slots onboard. Each fashions characteristic one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, one PCIe 3.0 x1 slot, 4 SATA ports, and a Realtek RTL8111 Gigabit controller as an alternative of the Intel variant. Each of those fashions use a Realtek RTL8111H Gigabit Ethernet controller, a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec, with the one distinction between the 2 being that the H610-HDV has a DisplayPort 1.4 video output. Each do, nonetheless, embody a D-sub and HDMI video output pairing.



The ASRock H610M-ITX/ac mini-ITX motherboard with a Wi-Fi 5 CNVi

The one ASRock Worth Collection for mini-ITX is the H610M-ITX/ac, with one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, one PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot, and 4 SATA ports. ASRock is promoting a 6-phase energy supply, with different options together with an Intel I219-V Gigabit Ethernet controller and Wi-Fi 5 CNVi for networking, with a Realtek ALC897 HD audio codec caring for the board’s audio performance. Like all of ASRock’s different H610 fashions, none of those options any kind of USB 3.2 G2 connectivity, nor do they embody any stage of help for USB Sort-C.

ASRock hasn’t specified when its H670, B660, and H610 Worth Collection motherboards will hit retail channels, nor have they offered any pricing.

Supply: ASRock

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