MSI introduces B760M PROJECT ZERO motherboard

This year, a luminous trend in the DIY market has been the advent of “rear-mounted hardware.” Illustrious manufacturers such as ASUS, Maxsun, Colorful, MSI, Xianma, and Linkworld have consecutively launched products of this nature, leading to a veritable explosion in the consumer sector within a fleeting span. MSI now unveils a novel rear-mounted offering, the motherboard christened B760M PROJECT ZERO.

Crafted to the M-ATX standard with symmetrical dimensions of 245mm, the B760M PROJECT ZERO is bathed in a sophisticated silver-black palette and sheathed in alloy cooling armor. It is tailored to accommodate Intel’s 12th, 13th, and 14th generation Core desktop processors with the LGA 1700 socket. At its heart lies a 12+1+1 phase power design; it boasts four DDR5 memory slots, harmonizing with Intel XMP 3.0 technology, capable of reaching frequencies up to a staggering 7800+MHz (when overclocked) with a zenith capacity of 192GB. It showcases a PCIe 5.0 x16 full-length slot, a PCIe 4.0 x4 full-length slot, and a PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. Additionally, it houses two PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 2280 slots, both endorsing the NVMe protocol, with one accommodating the SATA protocol, supplemented by four SATA III ports. An M.2 2230 slot, designed for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules and harmonizing with the CNVi protocol, graces the motherboard, enabling Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 wireless connectivity.

On the rear I/O front, the B760M PROJECT ZERO motherboard is generously endowed with a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, three USB 3.2 Type-A ports, four USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, a DP 1.4 port, and features a 2.5Gbps network card port, complemented by a Wi-Fi antenna port. Notably, MSI has provisioned the motherboard with a front-facing USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C socket and an additional suite of USB 3.2 Gen1 front-facing ports.

The motherboard’s posterior reveals a 24Pin power connector flanked by two 8Pin power connectors, along with an ensemble of fan, pump power, and other assorted connectors.