MSI official introduced MSI B650M Project Zero Micro-ATX motherboard. A significant feature of the novelty is the power connectors and connectors for connecting peripheral devices laid on the back of the board. The novelty was first shown at Computex 2023 in June this year. It looks like the manufacturer decided to release it for sale.
The novelty uses a 13-phase VRM power subsystem with a 10 + 2 + 1 scheme and a 6-layer printed circuit board. MSI B650M Project Zero got four DIMM slots with support for DDR5 6400+ RAM modules (via overclocking profiles), one PCIe 4.0 x16, one PCIe x1, two M.2 slots for NVMe drives (one PCIe 4.0, one PCIe 3.0 ), six USB 2.0 ports (two rear, four front), four USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (two rear, two front), three USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (rear), one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C (front ) and a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C (rear).
The novelty is also equipped with a 2.5-gigabit Realtek RTL8125BG network controller and supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 wireless networks provided by the AMD radio module.
As mentioned above, almost all of the connectors on the MSI B650M Project Zero board are on the back panel. These include the board’s 24-pin power connector, two 8-pin processor power connectors, SATA connectors, ARGB connectors, and USB connectors.
The board requires the use of a compatible housing. The manufacturer’s range includes models of GUNGIN and SEKIRA cases that support this. Solutions from other manufacturers are also expected in the future.
The MSI B650M Project Zero motherboard is not yet commercially available. The manufacturer did not provide any information about the costs.