MSI MAG B660M Mortar WiFi DDR4 Review 2022 – After the successful launch of Intel’s 12th Gen Core-processors in 2021, the company is at it again to keep the pressure on AMD with a new budget originated chipset for the LGA-1700 socket.
This means motherboard manufactures are once again readying more products at a much cheaper in price point. While Intel may have not officially axed DDR5-memory support for the B-660 chipset, it seems most of the offerings are DDR4 only. This comes as a welcome surprise as DDR5 is not a costeffective approach for Alder-Lake budget builds.
The biggest difference between Intel’s flagship Z690 and the B-660 chipset is a cut to the DMI-4.0 inference, which is now lowered to x4. This in turn leaves less PCIe-4.0 and 3.0 lanes available, which will lower the total amount of available M-2 sockets and PCIe slots. Being that the B-660 chipset is targeted towards casual users and a budget conscious people, the lack of these extra lanes may go unnoticed.
The MAG naming convention serves as MSI entry-range line for a Intel motherboards. These tend to focus on essentials rather then premium features, and their B-660 lineup is comprised of just two models currently, the Tomahawk and the Mortar. The MSI MAG B-660M Mortar WiFi is using an M-ATX form factor and has DDR4 and DDR5 models to choose a from.
The MSI MAG B-660M Mortar WiFi-DDR4 features a duet VRM design with 12power stages, PCIE 4.0, and two M.2 sockets. To round out the experience the B660M Mortar WiFi also offers great connectivity with WiFi-6 technology, 2.5G LAN, and USB 3.2 20Gbps for those who need to transfer data quickly. There is a lot to cover in this review so let’s take a closer look at what the MSI MAG B-660M Mortar WiFi DDR4 has to offer.
|CPU Support :||Intel Socket LGA1700 12th Gen Core,
Pentium Gold, and the Celeron processors.
|Power Design :||CPU Power: 12phase
iGPU Power: 1phase
|Chipset :||Intel B-660|
|Integrated Graphics :||Dependent on installed a CPU.|
|Memory :||4xDIMM, 128GB, dual channel DDR4-4000+ (OC).|
|BIOS :||AMI UEFI-BIOS.|
|Expansion Slots :||1x PCIe Gen4 x16slot
1x PCIe 3.0 x1slot
1x PCIe 4.0 x4slot
|Storage :||6x SATA 6Gb/s ports
2x M.2 Sockets (SATA3/PCIe Gen4-x4).
|Networking :||1x Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet
1x Intel Wi-Fi6
|Rear Ports :||3x USB 3.2 Gen 2-10Gbps ports
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2-20Gbps ports
4x USB 2.0 ports
1x DisplayPort-2x Wi-Fi antenna connectors
1x 2.5 Gb Ethernet
5x audio jacks
|Audio :||1x Realtek ALC-1200 Codec|
|Fan Headers :||4x 4-pin|
|Form Factor :||Micro-ATX Form Factor: 9.6 x 9.6 in.; 24.4 x 24.4cm|
|Exclusive Features :||
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