MSI's PRO B660M-A DDR4: PRO Series Style And Performance
PRO series helps users work smarter by delivering an efficient and productive experience. Featuring stable functionality and high-quality assembly, PRO series motherboards provide not only optimized professional workflows but also less troubleshooting and longevity.
- Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors for LGA 1700 socket
- Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4800+(OC) MHz
- Core Boost: With premium layout and digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance
- Memory Boost: Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best performance, stability and compatibility
- Lightning Fast Experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr
- Premium Thermal Solution: 7W/mK pad, additional choke thermal pad and M.2 Shield Frozr are built for high performance system and non-stop works
- 2.5G LAN: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection
- Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
USER FRIENDLY DESIGN
MSI motherboards feature tons of convenient and smart design for DIY users, countless system tuning and troubleshooting tools are at your disposal to push your system to new heights and satisfy even the most demanding tweaker. Makes it so easy to install your own motherboard without any issue.
M.2 Shield Frozr
World's fastest SSDs can start to lower performance when getting hot. Part of the motherboards heatsink design, M.2 SHIELD FROZR is the next generation M.2 thermal solution to avoid this by offering the best thermal protection to make sure that SSD maintains maximum performance.
Frozr AI Cooling
Detecting CPU & GPU temperatures and automatically adjusting fan duty of system fans to a proper value by adopting MSI AI ENGINE.
- Performance mode
- Silent mode
- Manual mode
Optimized for Water Cooling
Designed to support the most popular All-In-One & customized water cooling solutions on the market. A dedicated water pump PIN header supports up to 3 amp, giving you full control of the water pump speed. A clearly marked 'keep-out-zone' allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
Fully Controllable in BIOS and Software
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, which will adjust the fan speeds automatically.
The most important thing of DIY is expandability. MSI PRO series motherboards feature plenty possibility for prosumers' need. Stable LAN, faster storage and USB transfer speed and other expandable connectors are ready to enlarge your flexibility.
2.5Gbps LAN provides incredible data transfer speed faster than general Gigabit LAN. This is a premium solution for demanding users.
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes the latency-sensitive applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency.
Fast and Future-ready Storage
MSI PRO series motherboards support all the latest storage standards, which allows users to connect any ultra-fast storage device. Higher efficiency makes your work easier.
Lightning Gen 4 PCI-E
MSI lightning Gen 4 PCI-E is the latest and the fastest PCI-E data transfer solution with 64GB/s of transfer bandwidth that has doubled compared to its previous generation. PCIe 4.0 maintains both backward and forward compatibility with older and newer specifications.
Lightning Gen 4 M.2
Utilizing 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, MSI B660 PRO motherboards feature latest Lightning Gen 4 M.2 which is the fastest onboard storage solution on the market with up to 64 Gb/s transfer speed.
Optane: Boost Your HDD to Perform Like SSD
PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with the new Intel® Optane™ Memory device. Intel® Optane™ technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.
MSI PRO series motherboards are designed to satisfy any professional workflow. Elevate your listening pleasure and enjoy extreme sound quality. Moreover, with years of experience in creating performance enhancing tools that are easy to use, only the highest quality applications are at your disposal. The extensive features let you fine-tune your system to deliver reliable maximum performance.
Memory Boost & XMP
MSI OC LAB does not merely work hard on extreme overclocking. The XMP memory profile has great improvement on performance and efficiency for B660. Easy to enable XMP profile with auto power settings to get the best memory speed and stability.
Core Boost technology combines MSI's premium layout and optimized power design which allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only supporting multi-core CPU, also creating the perfect conditions for your CPU overclocking.
- Dedicated high definition audio processor - Make sure you enjoy the purest sound quality in both stereo and surround sound.
- High quality audio capacitors - A high fidelity sound experience with exceptional acoustics and realism for studio level headphones is ensured.
- HD audio connectors - Keep you sound perfect by transmit your audio with pure digital signal.
Isolated Audio Signal
- Isolated audio design - Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.
- Separated audio layers for clean left & right channels - Using separated layers in the PCB ensures equally pristine sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
BIOS & Software
MSI brand new MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboards features and unleash endless possibilities.
Click BIOS 5
Get more from a loaded BIOS designed for ease of use. Fine-tune the motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking world records!
Resizable BAR (Re-Size BAR) is an advanced PCI Express feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
* Function may differ due to version change. Please update the latest VBIOS/BIOS/Driver through MSI official website or consult service center.
All MSI PRO series motherboards have SECURITY function in BIOS to protect every private files for no matter business or daily use.
Secure boot is a security standard to make sure that a device boots using only software that is trusted. When the PC starts, the firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software, including UEFI firmware drivers, EFI applications, and the operating system. The PC boots while the signatures are valid.
- Windows® 11 64-bit
|Make and Model||MSI B660M-A DDR4 mATX Motherboard|
|CPU||Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
Supports processor socket LGA1700
See supported processors
|Chipset||Intel® B660 Chipset|
|Memory||4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB1
Supports non-ECC mode, un-buffered memory
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
1. Please refer to www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.
See supported memory
|Expansion Slots||2x PCIe x16 slot (From CPU)
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology|
|Onboard Graphics||2x HDMI 2.1 with HDR ports, supporting a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz
2x DisplayPort 1.4 ports with HBR3, supporting a maximum resolution of 4K 60
|Storage||4x SATA 6Gb/s ports (From B660 chipset)
2x M.2 slots (Key M)
Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devicesSATA 8 will be unavailable when installing M.2 SATA SSD in the M2_2 slot.
Intel® B660 chipset:
|LAN||1x Realtek® RTL8125BG 2.5Gbps LAN controller|
|Audio||Realtek® ALC897 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
|Back Panel I/O||Keyboard / Mouse
USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A
USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A
|Internal I/O Connectors||1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
4x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
2x M.2 slots (M-Key)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-C port
1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps Type-A connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps ports)
2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1x 4-pin water-pump fan connector
2x 4-pin system fan connectors
1x Front panel audio connector
2x System panel connectors
1x Chassis Intrusion connector
1x TPM module connector
1x Clear CMOS jumper
1x TBT connector (supports RTD3)
1x Serial port
1x Tuning Controller connector
|Operating System||Supports Windows® 11 64-bit|
|Form Factor||Micro ATX Form Factor|
|Dimensions (LxW)||24.4 x 24.4 cm (9.6" x 9.6")|