Utilize the power of the Intel 12th generation of processors in a small form factor with the PRO B660M-A WI-FI DDR4 LGA 1700 Micro-ATX Motherboard from MSI. Designed to boost system performance whether you are building a gaming system or looking to streamline content creation, the B660M-A gives you ample power to complete important tasks efficiently. Laying the foundation of this motherboard is the Intel B660 chipset, giving you access to an LGA 1700 socket.
This motherboard features four DDR4 RAM slots, four SATA III slots, and two M.2 storage interfaces. Equip your system with an array of graphics and utility cards using the onboard PCIe 4.0 x16, PCIe 3.0 x4, and PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect a wide range of peripherals including keyboards, mice, and headsets, while the USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports give you enhanced connectivity speeds suitable for resource-demanding devices such as external storage drives. Connect wireless peripherals such as headphones thanks to supporting for Bluetooth 5.2. If you are relying on integrated graphics from the processor with this motherboard, you can connect displays to the HDMI or DisplayPort outputs. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities allow you to easily connect to your home or business' wireless network while an RJ45 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port offers a wired connection that is suitable for competitive online gaming or uploading content online. This motherboard is compatible with Windows 11 and Windows 10 (64-Bit) operating systems.
EZ Debug LED
Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of any problems so you know exactly where to look to get your system up and running again.
The enlarged PCIe clip assists you in swapping or removing devices easier from the PCIe slot while reducing the chance of damaging the PCIe clip during installation.
Keep Out Zone
MSI motherboard circuitry ensures the case standoff keep out zones are pure and clean, preventing any component compact or damage to the motherboard. Additionally, protective paint is printed around each screw hole to prevent parts from being scratched during installation.
PCIe Steel Armor
MSI PCI Express Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points to support the weight of heavy graphics cards.
Double ESD Protection
Double ESD protection doubles up the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.
Keep your components operating at ideal temperatures thanks to this motherboard's enhanced cooling features. Featuring an extended heatsink design, M.2 Shield Frozr, Fully Fan control, Frozr AI Cooling, and System Cooling all work together to ensure your components remain cool even under high loads while gaming or creating content.
Fully Fan Control & FROZR AI Cooling
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you to 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. FROZR AI Cooling allows the MSI AI Engine to detect CPU and GPU temperatures and automatically adjust fan settings of systems fans to three different values: performance mode, silent mode, and a custom manual mode.
Gen 4 PCIe and M.2
Gen 4 PCIe has a data transfer solution with 64 Gb/s of transfer bandwidth, double that of the previous PCIe generation. PCIe 4.0 also maintains both backward and forward compatibility with older and newer PCIe specifications.
Intel Optane Memory
Enjoy the performance of an SSD on your HDD by coupling it with an Intel Optane Memory device. Intel Optane technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.
USB Front Type-C
A USB Front Type-C header allows users to connect the latest USB devices to the front of their USB Type-C compatible case.
Connect to your network wirelessly with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, giving you boosted wireless speeds and efficiency, suitable for uploading content and downloading large files. Additionally, this motherboard features a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port for wired networking. MSI's LAN Manager software prioritizes your connection, reducing lag, and keeping your online experience smooth.
Mystic Light Extension
The Mystic Light Extension PIN header provides an intuitive way to control additional RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system, without needing a separate RGB controller. Wireless RGB devices are also controllable with the MSI Center. Ambient Link synchronizes MSI Mystic Light products with on-screen gaming and scenarios, as well as compatible lighting accessories.
Memory Boost & XMP
The XMP memory profile brings improvements in performance and efficiency to your system memory. Easy to enable within the BIOS, the XMP profile has auto power settings to help you get the best memory speed and stability for your memory modules.
Core Boost technology combines MSI's circuit layout and optimized power design which together allow for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision. Not only does this support multi-core CPUs, it also creates the ideal conditions for overclocking your CPU.
Click BIOS 5 & Included Software
The PRO B660M-A Wi-Fi provides you with a suite of programs that allow you to easily manage your hardware and overclock your system with ease. Click BIOS 5 allows you to fine-tune your motherboard's performance with XMP profiles, M-Flash BIOS flashing, and a Hardware Monitor. MSI Center unifies the suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application, giving you control over RGB settings, fan settings, the LAN manager and hardware, and system monitors. The Resizable BAR is advanced PCIe feature within the BIOS that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
Immerse yourself in your favorite media with Audio Boost technology, consisting of high-quality audio capacitors, 3.5mm audio jacks with an S/SPDIF, and a dedicated high-definition audio processor delivers clean and refined audio. The printed circuit board separates audio layers for clean left and right channels, while also isolating audio circuits, reducing crossover talk, and electrical interference. De-pop protection removes the popping sound from plugging or unplugging audio devices to protect your ears.
Featuring an integrated TPM 2.0 chip, this motherboard is certified for use with Windows 11.
12th Generation Processor Support
Built around the B660 Chipset and featuring the LGA 1700 socket, this motherboard supports 12th Generation Intel Core processors.
Stability and Compatibility Testing
MSI has thoroughly tested all of the most popular brands of memory on this motherboard to ensure stability and compatibility.