Throughout CES 2022, GIGABYTE unveiled many B660 and H610 motherboards designed for Intel’s newest Alder Lake processors. Maybe probably the most fascinating and ‘premium’ of those is the GIGABYTE B660 Aorus Grasp and B660 Aorus Grasp DDR4 fashions, which embody equivalent characteristic units. The one distinction is that one helps the newest DDR5 reminiscence and the opposite DDR4. Different options embody three M.2 slots, 4 SATA ports, 2.5 GbE networking, in addition to a typical Aorus impressed gaming aesthetic.
As a part of GIGABYTE’s Aorus themed gaming collection, the GIGABYTE B660 Aorus Grasp and the DDR4 model characteristic the identical basic specs and design. This consists of an ordinary ATX-sized PCB, with a big black rear panel cowl, with silver heatsinks overlaying the M.2 slots and chipset, in addition to two zones of built-in RGB LED lighting.
The DDR5 model helps DDR5-5333 reminiscence, whereas the DDR4 model boasts help for as much as DDR4-6000 reminiscence. Each fashions can accommodate as much as 128 GB of their respective reminiscence sorts throughout 4 reminiscence slots.
Wanting on the options of each GIGABYTE B660 Aorus Grasp fashions, they embody one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, with two full-length PCIe 3.0 slots working at x4/x1. Relating to storage, there may be a complete of three M.2 slots, together with two with help for PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 drives and one with help for PCIe 3.0 x4 drives. There are additionally 4 SATA ports supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays.
On the rear panel of each B660 Aorus Grasp motherboards is one USB 3.2 G2x2 Kind-C, one USB 3.2 G2 Kind-A, 4 USB 3.2 G1 Kind-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. Additionally on the rear panel are 5 3.5 mm audio jacks and S/PDIF optical output managed by a Realtek ALC1220-VB HD audio codec. networking, an Intel I225-V 2.5 GbE controller is powering one Ethernet port, with an Intel Wi-Fi 6 CNVi that features help for BT 5.2 units.
GIGABYTE hasn’t shared the anticipated pricing of its B660 Aorus Grasp motherboards, nor do we all know once they may hit retail cabinets.