Twitter user @hw_reveal has shared Gigabyte’s full line of B660 motherboards. The list shows three sub-brands, including the Ultra Durable series, the Gaming series, and of course the Aorus flagship line of B660 motherboards. There are 29 motherboards in total, ranging from DDR4 and DDDR5 variants, micro-ATX and ATX form factors, and more.
B660 is a new chipset option from Intel for the latest Alder Lake platform. Motherboards paired with the B660 chipset will be significantly cheaper than most Z690 motherboards, with reduced features and a lack of CPU overclocking support (but memory overclocking is still around). In particular, PCIe bandwidth and USB port connectivity are significantly limited and halved in most cases. But the result is a series of inexpensive motherboards that should have enough connectivity and features for the average user.
As is tradition with Gigabyte, the Ultra Durable series is expected to include the company’s cheapest B660 motherboard options. The board lineup will consist of the B660M Gaming (which for some reason is in the UD category), DS3H, D3H, D2H, HD3P, and DS3H. These boards will come in DDR4 and DDR5 versions and in ATX and micro ATX form factors and will feature WiFi variants. Expect these cheaper boards to have the lowest connectivity and weaker power supply configuration than Gigabyte’s high-end boards.
The complete list of GIGABYTE B660 & B660 AORUS MASTER ?! @ GIGABYTEUSA @AorusOfficial @tomshardware @VideoCardz @TechPowerUp @anandtech pic.twitter.com/NZqt22e3psDecember 24, 2021
The Gigabyte Gaming lineup represents the company’s mid-range B660 series of motherboards, with the B660M Gaming and B660 Gaming X. Both versions have several different sub-models with DDR4 versions and WiFi options. Depending on your preference, there are also options for ATX or Micro-ATX. Expect a fair amount of connectivity from these motherboards, and of course, gaming-oriented features.
Finally, we have the B660 motherboards from the Aorus brand, the flagship of Gigabyte; these include the Aorus Pro and Aorus Master boards with various sub-models like the Gaming series. But, the Aorus lineup brings with it Gigabyte’s only mini-ITX B660 motherboard known as the B660I Aorus Pro DDR4. It remains a mystery why there is only one mini-ITX variant, but it is better than nothing.
Expect Aorus motherboards to pack the most features when it comes to B660 motherboards from Gigabyte. Typically its standout features include solid power supply systems, good onboard motherboard audio, and a solid rear I / O setup.
All we have for now is a line of motherboards, but we expect pricing and availability details to appear shortly.