LGA1700 socket: Support for 12th Generation Intel ® Core™, Pentium ® Gold and Celeron ® Processors* L3 cache varies with CPU * Please refer to “CPU Support List” for more information.
Intel ® B660 Express Chipset
Support for DDR5 5600(O.C.) / 5400(O.C.) / 5200(O.C.) /4800/4000 MHz memory modules 4 x DDR DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory Dual channel memory architecture Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode) Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules (Please refer “Memory Support List” for more information.)
Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel ® HD Graphics support: 1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2160@60 Hz * Support for HDMI 2.1 version and HDCP 2.3. ** Support native HDMI 2.1 TMDS compatible ports 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096×2304@60 Hz * Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version and HDCP 2.3 (Graphics specifications may vary depending on CPU support.)
Realtek ® Audio CODEC High Definition Audio 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel * To configure 7.1-channel audio, you need to open the audio software and select Device advanced settings > Playback Device to change the default setting first. Please visit GIGABYTE’s website for details on configuring the audio software. Support for S/PDIF Out
Intel ® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbps/1 Gbps/100 Mbps)
Wireless Communication module
WIFI Module WIFI a, b, g, n, ac, ax, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band BLUETOOTH 5.2 Support for 11ax 160MHz wireless standard and up to 2.4 Gbps data rate * Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) * For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot. (The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 4.0 standard.) 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4) (The PCIEX4 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
Support for AMD Quad-GPU CrossFire™ and 2-Way AMD CrossFire™ technologies
CPU: 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_CPU) Chipset: 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280/22110 PCIe 4.0 x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P_SB) 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 Intel ® Optane™ Memory Ready * System acceleration with Intel ® Optane™ Memory can only be enabled on the M.2 connector supported by the Chipset.
Chipset: 1 x USB Type-C ® port on the back panel, with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 support 1 x USB Type-C ® port with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support, available through the internal USB header 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel Chipset+2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Hubs: 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header) Chipset+2 USB 2.0 Hubs: 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 1 x CPU fan header 1 x water cooling CPU fan header 3 x system fan headers 1 x system fan/water cooling pump header 2 x addressable LED strip headers 2 x RGB LED strip headers 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 1 x front panel header 1 x front panel audio header 1 x USB Type-C ® header, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers 2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors 1 x Trusted Platform Module header (For the GC-TPM2.0 SPI/GC-TPM2.0 SPI 2.0 module only) 1 x serial port header 1 x reset button 1 x Q-Flash Plus button 1 x reset jumper 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
1 x USB Type-C ® port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 support 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R) 1 x HDMI port 1 x DisplayPort 1 x RJ-45 port 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector 2 x audio jacks
iTE ® I/O Controller Chip
Voltage detection Temperature detection Fan speed detection Water cooling flow rate detection Fan fail warning Fan speed control * Whether the fan (pump) speed control function is supported will depend on the fan (pump) you install.
1 x 256 Mbit flash Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Support for APP Center * Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications. @BIOS EasyTune Fast Boot Game Boost ON/OFF Charge RGB Fusion Smart Backup System Information Viewer Support for Q-Flash Plus Support for Q-Flash Support for Xpress Install
Norton ® Internet Security (OEM version) cFosSpeed
Support for Windows 11 64-bit Support for Windows 10 64-bit
Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm
B660M AORUS PRO AX PERFORMANCE UNLEASHED
Rule supreme with the B660 AORUS gaming motherboards. The new king of gaming platform continues the legendary AORUS bloodline with the most robust power delivery and dominant thermal design, glorified with the complete memory overclocking technology to crown your PC with the best Alder Lake’s performance in all its gaming glory.
To ensure maximum Turbo Boost and performance of Intel new generation CPU, GIGABYTE B660 equips the best VRM design we’ve ever built with the highest quality components.
Dual PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2
GIGABYTE B660 Motherboards are focused on delivering M.2 technology to enthusiasts who want to maximize their system’s potential
Hybrid Cores Optimization
With new Intel Hybrid technology, GIGABYTE exclusively creates two new “CPU Upgrade” in BIOS profiles to meet different users’ scenarios by adjusting P-Core and E-Core activation and voltage policy.
• Deactivate all E-Core
• Zero compromise on gaming performance
• Up to 20% lower CPU package power
• Up to 5°C lower CPU temperature
GIGABYTE B660 Motherboards feature the latest DDR5 architecture and XMP 3.0 capability. The new DDR5 memory technology brings 50% more bandwidth to the platform and increases the system performance drastically by implementing Unlocked Native DDR5 Voltage, Xtreme Memory Routing. In addition to the hardware upgrades, the user friendly UI provides full functionality to overclock higher with exclusive DDR5 tuning capability.
Support for DDR5 XMP Up to 5600MHz and Beyond*
AORUS is offering a tested and proven platform that ensures proper compatibility with profiles up to 5600MHz and beyond. All users need to do to attain this performance boost is to ensure that their memory module is XMP capable and that the XMP function is activated and enabled on their AORUS motherboard.
• GIGABYTE exclusive circuit design unlocks Native DDR5 voltage control
• Transforms Native DDR5 memory module to Overclocked DDR5 memory
• Increases DDR5 memory overclocking performance and capability
• Supports all PMIC vendors for maximum compatibility
DDR5 Auto Booster
Automatically Boost the Native DDR5 frequency to 5000MHz while the system is under heavy loading by a single click.
ADVANCED THERMAL SOLUTION
GIGABYTE B660 Series Motherboards’ Un-throttled performance is guaranteed by innovative and optimized thermal design to ensure the best CPU, Chipset, SSD stability and low temperatures under full load application and gamin
GIGABYTE Ultra-Efficient M.2 Thermal Guard
With durability in mind, GIGABYTE provides a thermal solution for M.2 SSD devices. The M.2 Thermal Guard prevents throttling and bottlenecks from high speed M.2 SSDs as it helps to dissipate heat before it becomes an issue.
3% Cooler by implementing 2X copper PCB Design
By adopting 2X copper on PCB inner layer, it lowers the components’ temperature at least 3% by turning the PCB into a super thin PCB size copper heatsink to dissipate the heat from the components effectively, due to it’s high thermal conductivity and lower impedance.
Smart Fan 6 contains several unique cooling features that ensure gaming PC maintain its performance while staying cool and quiet. Multiple fan headers can support PWM/DC fan and pump, and users can easily define each fan curve based on different temperature sensors across the board via intuitive user interface.
High Current Support
Each fan headers support PWM and DC fan and Water cooling Pump , and up to 24W (12V x 2A) with Over-Current Protection
6 temperature/fan speed control points for precise fan curve
Dual Curve Mode
Slope/Stair dual mode for different user scenario
Fan can stop completely below users’ specified temperature point
GIGABYTE B660 Series Motherboards let you experience ultimate connection flexibility and blazing data-transfer speed with next generation network, storage, and WIFI connectivity.
First adopter on 2.5GbE LAN onboard 2X Faster than ever
ㆍAdoption of 2.5G LAN provide up to 2.5 GbE network connectivity, with at least 2X faster transfer speeds compared to general 1GbE networking, perfectly designed for gamers with ultimate online gaming experience. ㆍSupport Multi-Gig(10/100/1000/2500Mbps) RJ-45 Ethernet
WIFI 6 802.11ax + BT 5 Module
Wireless solution 802.11ax WIFI 6 with new dedicated 6GHz band, enables gigabit wireless performance, provides smooth video streaming, better gaming experience, few dropped connections and speeds up to 2.4Gbps*. Moreover, Bluetooth 5 provides 4X range over BT 4.2 and with faster transmission.
Benefit of WIFI 6
5.5X throughput than 802.11ac 1×1*
4X better network capacity, no traffic jams especially in those dense area with lots of devices
Network efficiency increase for better user experience
Connecting the Future – USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®
Featuring the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 design which is doubled the performance than previous generation of USB 3.2 Gen 2. It works up to 20Gbps ultra-fast data transfer while connecting to USB 3.2 compliant peripherals. Through the USB Type-C® connector, users can enjoy the flexibility of reversible connection to access and store massive amounts of data rapidly.
High-End Audio Capacitors
AORUS motherboards use high-end audio capacitors. These high quality capacitors help deliver high resolution and high fidelity audio to provide the most realistic sound effects for gamers.
Audio Noise Guard
AORUS motherboards feature an audio noise guard that essentially separates the board’s sensitive analog audio components from potential noise pollution at the PCB level.
GIGABYTE motherboards bundle several useful and intuitive software to help users to control every aspect of motherboard and provide customizable lighting effect with outstanding aesthetics to fit your unique personality
RGB FUSION 2.0
With B660 Motherboard, RGB Fusion 2.0 is even better with Addressable LEDs.* RGB Fusion 2.0 offers users the option to control onboard RGB and external RGB / Addressable LED light strips for their PC. Already feature filled with colors and patterns, RGB Fusion 2.0 on B560 Series Motherboards are now upgraded with Addressable LED support. With external Addressable LED strips*, where each LED is digitally addressable, users can experience even more patterns, styles, and illuminations. With B660 Motherboard will support either 5v or 12v Addressable LED lighting strips and up to 300 LED lights. RGB Fusion 2.0 with Addressable LEDs comes with new patterns and various speed settings with more to come.
New User Interface
All new EASY MODE shows important hardware information in one page including CPU clock, Memory, Storage, Fan.
Add constantly used items into the favorite menu for quick access.
Show all kinds of storage information including SATA, PCIE and M.2 interface.
List all changes before saving and exiting bios. Quickly review overall settings modification.
Intuitive Load Line Curve
Clearly show each loadline calibration setting in an intuitive curve graph.
GIGABYTE’s EasyTune™ is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or adjust system and memory clocks and voltages in a Windows environment. With Smart Quick Boost, one click is all it takes to automatically overclock your system, giving an added performance boost when you need it the most.
System Information Viewer
GIGABYTE System Information Viewer is a central location that gives you access to your current system status. Monitor components such as the clocks and processor, set your preferred fan speed profile, create alerts when temperatures get too high or record your system’s behavior; these are the possibilities of the System Information Viewer.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ features its product durability and high-quality manufacturing process. GIGABYTE motherboards use the best components and reinforce every slots to make each of them solid and durable.
Update the BIOS easily without installing the CPU, memory and graphics card.
With GIGABYTE Q-Flash Plus, you don’t need to install the CPU, memory and graphics card nor enter the BIOS menu to flash the BIOS. Just download and save a new BIOS file (rename to gigabyte.bin) on the USB flash drive, then press the dedicated Q-Flash Plus button and you’re good to go!
Solid Pin Power Connectors
AORUS motherboards feature solid plated ATX 12V 8pin + 4pin power connectors to offer a stable power supply during CPU overloading.
Solid Pin Power connector advantages
Larger contact area for electricity
More metal quantity to sustain higher power and generated heat
Ultra durable and longer lifespan
Intel® B660 AORUS Motherboard with 12*+1+1 Twin Hybrid Phases Digital VRM Design , DDR5 MEMORY Design, Fully Covered Thermal Design , 2 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 with Thermal Guard, Intel® 2.5GbE LAN, WIFI 6 802.11ax, Rear USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C®, RGB FUSION 2.0, Q-Flash Plus
Supports 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Series Processors
Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR5, 4 DIMMs
12*+1+1 Twin Hybrid Digital VRM Design with 60A DrMOS
DDR5 MEMORY Design with Shielded Memory Routing
Fully Covered Thermal Design with High Coverage MOSFET Heatsinks
WIFI6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT5 with AORUS Antenna
Blazing Fast Intel® 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guard
SuperSpeed USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C® delivers up to 20Gb/s transfer speeds
Pre-installed IO Shield for easy and quick installation
RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Support Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
Smart Fan 6 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP
Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS without Installing the CPU, Memory and Graphics Card