ASRock B450 Fatal1ty Gaming-ITX/ac Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅25-09-18
BIOS & Overclocking
With the Fatal1ty Gaming Gear branding, you’d expect some decent overclocking features, which the BIOS delivers in spades. The BIOS also looks great, with a proper colour scheme being employed.
The Main page gives a good overview of the current state of the system.

Overclocking is as simple as flicking the option to manual and changing the CPU frequency and voltage. RAM settings can be dealt with by XMP with only a single click as well.


As we mentioned in the Closer Look section, we speculated that the small power phase heatsink may pose an issue with heat. We found that this piece got unspeakably warm during our overclocking at 4.25GHz so decided to back things down to 4.1GHz and drop the voltage by 0.1v. This seemed to help somewhat, though it was still hot.

We managed a stable 4.1GHz which passed our overclocking test.

Our Cinebench results didn’t appreciate the overclock, however, due to the ability of the CPU to reach 4.1GHz across all cores quite easily. We saw a small gain but nothing ground breaking.

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