BoardChannels, a site dedicated to all the news and rumours surrounding the latest and upcoming motherboards, recently suggested that Intel’s upcoming 13th Gen mid-tier B760 motherboards will be arriving on 5 January. Additionally, the site also said that the average pricing of the new boards has increased by around 100 Yuan (~RM61).
The site (heads up, subscription needed) seems to suggest that the hike is the starting price, and that this will be for the cheaper, more budget-friendly B760 options of the series, while the more advanced models with more features and better power delivery will be anywhere between 200 and 300 yuan (~RM127 and RM190). Again, that average price hike will be higher than what the previous generation B660 models in the same category would cost.
MSI B760 price👀👀👀👀
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— chi11eddog (@g01d3nm4ng0) December 27, 2022
It is somewhat important to note that BoardChannel’s report only addresses the B760 motherboards and to a lesser extent, the lower-tier B750 Series chipset. What it doesn’t address, however, is the pricing of the upper-tier H770 Series motherboards. Of course, it goes without saying that, unlike the higher-end and top-tier Z790 series, both the B-Series and H-Series motherboards will ship out with a reduced number of supported PCIe lanes and the absence of specific features, such as improved overclocking.
In regards to the B760 motherboard, rising hardware leakster chi11eddog (~g0ld3nm4ng0) managed to do a little bit of digging and managed to find what they say is the price range for MSI’s upcoming 13th Gen mid-range motherboards. According to the list, the cheapest on the list is a PRO B760M-A Wi-Fi DDR4, which retails for US$169 (~RM748), while the most expensive model, the MAG Tomahawk Wi-Fi, will retail for US$229 (~RM1014) when they become available on 5 January. In comparison, the MAG B660 Tomahawk Wi-Fi DDR4 currently retails around RM899, so that supposed increase in price is definitely starting to sound legitimate.