Chinese brand MaxSun – maker of the graffiti RTX 4070 Ti iCraft OC – has announced a B760M motherboard with DDR5-8000 support and 2.5GbE, all for £90.
Dubbed Terminator B760M GKD5, this Micro-ATX motherboard carries Intel’s LGA1700 socket for 12th and 14th Gen Core processors alongside a mid-range B760 chipset. To power the CPU, the brand opts for an 8+1+1 50A design – with 200W PL1 and 253W PL2 – fed via one 8-pin plus one 4-pin cable. 14th Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs are also expected to get support.
MaxSun advertises B760M Terminator as capable of handling up to DDR5-8000 XMP memory through its dual-channel slots, meaning 96GB maximum capacity using two 48GB sticks. While we have yet to see 48GB modules running at such speed, if nothing, this shows that higher clocks are also possible on cheaper boards. How much cheaper? 999 RMB (£108 GBP), currently discounted at 829 RMB (£90 GBP).
Due to its limited 245mm × 245mm size, the board only includes one PCIe 4.0 x16 slot, one x4 and an x1 of unknown speed. Storage is covered by three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, plus four SATA ports, with I/O comprising six USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.2, one HDMI, one DisplayPort, 2.5Gb/s Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm audio and a handy clear-CMOS button. Internally, we find a single USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 for the chassis. Not bad for the price.
Currently, the cheapest 32GB DDR5-8000 kits we find sit at £245.38 on Amazon UK, making it more expensive than the board itself. But since chances are those looking for faster RAM are probably also purchasing a dearer board to leverage that performance; one questions what’s the point of this offering? The answer could be overclocking. While DDR5-8000 is expensive, DDR5-7200 is available for £100 less, and with some tweaking 8,000MT/s may be achievable without breaking the bank.