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Pictures leak of Gigabyte's upcoming B660 Gaming X DDR4 budget motherboard for Alder Lake

The Gigabyte B660 Gaming X appears to be one of Gigabyte's budget Alder Lake motherboard contenders (Image source: Videocardz)
The Gigabyte B660 Gaming X appears to be one of Gigabyte's budget Alder Lake motherboard contenders (Image source: Videocardz)
Videocardz recently outed pictures of what appear to be the Gigabyte B660 Gaming X DDR4, a budget LGA 1700 motherboard for 12th-gen Intel CPUs. While we're yet to hear anything about pricing, it will be interesting to see how the Gaming X DDR4 compares to the purported US$119 MSI PRO B660M-E, a bargain Alder Lake board that supports DDR5 memory.

Videocardz recently outed what appear to be pictures of the Gigabyte B660 Gaming X DDR4, an upcoming budget Alder Lake motherboard. The photos arrive just days after a tipster leaked information about MSI's B660 motherboard lineup, set to include a US$119 DDR5-compatible model. 

As the name suggests, the Gigabyte model in question is a DDR4 board. This means that Alder Lake users will need to look elsewhere for a motherboard that supports the latest DDR5 standard. Considering the heavily inflated pricing for DDR5 modules right now, a DDR4 board like the Gigabyte Gaming X still makes plenty of sense. 

B660 motherboards are expected to launch in early 2022. As of right now, getting into Alder Lake means buying an expensive Z690 motherboard. These start in the US$200-300 price range, but can cost upwards of US$500. 

With budget Alder Lake i5s and i3s set to arrive early next year, B660 boards like the Gaming X DDR4 will offer budget and midrange builders a more balanced choice in terms of LGA 1700 platforms. We should hear more about the Gigabyte B660 Gaming X DDR4 and other B660 boards in the weeks to come, including pricing and availability. It'll be interesting to see how the Gigabyte board stacks up to MSI's upcoming B660 price-performance champs like the PRO B660M-E.

Check out the MSI PRO Z690-A here on Amazon.

The B660 Gaming X appears to feature a PCI-5.0 slot along with a pair of PCI-4 slots (Image source: Videocardz)
The B660 Gaming X appears to feature a PCI-5.0 slot along with a pair of PCI-4 slots (Image source: Videocardz)

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Arjun Krishna Lal
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I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. Apart from working as an editor at Notebookcheck, I write for outlets including TechSpot and Gamingbolt. I’m the Director of Content at Flying V Group, one of the top 5 digital marketing agencies in Orange County. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-12- 7 (Update: 2021-12- 7)