MSI MAG B660M Mortar WiFi DDR4 Review 2022

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).
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 HDMI™-port
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 :
  • Audio Boost 5
  • 2.5G LAN
  • LAN Manger
  • Intel Wi-Fi.
  • M-2 Shield Frozr
  • K7 thermal pad
  • Choke pad
  • Pump Fan.
  • Smart Fan Control
  • Mystic Light
  • Mystic Light Extension
  • Mystic Light SYNC
  • Ambient Device
  • EZ LED Control
  • Lighting Gen-5 PCI-e Slot
  • Lighting Gen M.2
  • Dual CPU Power: 8+8EPS
  • 2 oz copper thickened PCB
  • PCIe Steel Armor
  • Pre-installed I/O Shielding



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