Colorful Launches Two White Mini-ITX Motherboards For Intel Rocket Lakeby Gavin Bonshor on August 16, 2021 4:00 PM EST
Colorful has unveiled two new motherboards designed for Intel Rocket Lake and Comet Lake processors. The CVN B560I Gaming V20 and CVN B560I Gaming Frozen are based on the Mini-ITX form factor, and both share the same feature set; the only difference is in the aesthetics. The most prominent features include one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot, four SATA ports, and a Gigabit Ethernet controller.
Designed around the budget-friendly Intel B560 chipset for 11th and 10th generation Intel desktop processors, both the Colorful CVN B560I Gaming V20 and Frozen models include an unspecified 8-phase power delivery (6+2), with one 8-pin 12 V ATX CPU power input and a 24-pin 12 V ATX motherboard inputs. On the right-hand side of the board are a pair of memory slots with support for up to DDR4-4266 and can accommodate up to 64 GB.
At the time of writing, Colorful hasn't divulged its controller set, but we know it has one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot and one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot along the bottom of the board. For cooling, both boards include three 4-pin fan headers with four straight-angled SATA ports, which can be found on the right-hand side of the PCB. The only difference between both models is that the Frozen variant has a white PCB, and the V20 uses a black PCB. This gives users the option to find a solution to fit their systems aesthetic; However, Colorful doesn't specify if either model includes integrated RGB LED lighting. We would assume neither does based on the images.
Both models share the same rear panel I/O layout and include one USB 3.2 G2 Type-C, two USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, and two USB 2.0 ports. Colorful provides a pair of video outputs, including HDMI and DisplayPort, while an unspecified HD audio codec powers three 3.5 mm audio jacks. Regarding networking, there's one Gigabit Ethernet port and a Wi-Fi 6 CNVi, which also includes support for BT 5.0 devices.
At present, Colorful hasn't provided pricing or when the CVN B560I Gaming V20 and Gaming Frozen models will hit retail shelves.
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JayNor - Monday, August 16, 2021 - link"and both share the same feature set; "
Comet Lake has only PCIE3.
mode_13h - Monday, August 16, 2021 - linkIt's talking about both *motherboards* share the same feature set! That's why they have the same model number, except for the suffix part.
Plus, how could you say "the only difference is in the aesthetics" applies to the CPUs ???
mode_13h - Monday, August 16, 2021 - linkI hope the irony of making virtually colorless motherboards isn't lost on anyone at Colorful.
darkos - Monday, August 16, 2021 - linkSeems like they're not really living up to the 'colorful' brand name with these products?
darkos - Monday, August 16, 2021 - linkUnless the white portions are meant to be the ultimate combination of all colors simultaneously?
mode_13h - Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - linkAt the risk of being sensible, it seems to me that white motherboards and GPUs should be popular with RGB enthusiasts. If you really want that glow, white is surely the way to go.
Spunjji - Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - linkRocket Lake + ITX = 🥵
Great_Scott - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - linkWhy? Less performance / Less cores works well with less room taken up.
Unless you mean cooling would get harder... but for even more space savings you could use a open case...
mode_13h - Friday, August 20, 2021 - linkPeople tend to buy mini-ITX boards to put them in mini-ITX cases. I think Spunjji is concerned there wouldn't be adequate ventilation in many of those cases to keep it from throttling.
Tomatotech - Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - linkThis is a bit ridiculous. Releasing a premium ‘gaming’ ITX mobo in 2021 with only 1 nvme slot? These are intended for tiny computers with little room for HDDs. Where are gamers going to put their giant installs?
2 m.2 slots is the bare minimum, one for a fast SSD eg PCIe 4.0, and the other for a big cheap SSD for storage.