ASRock Launches Their New H670, B660 And H610 Intel Motherboards
mATX, Mini-ATX, And ATX To Choose From
ASRock have released details on several new motherboards, including a new chipset called the H670. The ASRock H670M-ITX/ax includes support for PCI-Express 5.0 16x graphics cards, with enough lanes left over for two PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSDs, Wi-Fi 6E (2×2), Dragon 2.5G LAN and Intel Gigabit Ethernet as well. The big difference between the Z690 and the H670 seems to be the power delivery, this HS670 has an eight phase Dr.MOS VRM design. That should help reduce the price without completely destroying your ability to overclock.
They have also updated their Steel Legend series with the ASRock B660 Steel Legend series in both ATX and mATX sizes. a six layer PCB with 2oz copper and powerful 9-phase Dr.MOS power phases. They chose to go with DDR4 instead of DDR5 to keep your costs down, not to mention allowing you to benefit from the maturity of that type of memory. As with the H670 you will get a 16x PCIe 5.0 slot, two PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSDs and 2.5Gbps LAN; WiFi can be added to the Key-E M.2 port if you so desire.
The ASRock B660 Pro Rocket Series comes in either the DDR4 B660(M) Pro RS or you can try out DDR5 with the B660M Pro RS/D. With this series you will see a PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, a heavily reinforced Steel Slot to support the weight of high end GPUs, and keeps the two PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD slots and Intel LAN. It also adds Nahimic Audio and Polychrome RGB with ARGB sync so your system will both sound and look good.