ASRock B450M Pro4 Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅14-08-18
Closer Look
Starting with the CPU Socket, it’s obvious that the power phase cooling isn’t enormous, but it’s attached directly to the top and provides plenty of surface area to help cool the ASRock 42A power chokes employed on this model.

The 8 pin CPU power is tucked away at the top of the board, helping with cable management using the rear of the motherboard tray for routing in most cases. The cooling connections are also catered for here, with a pair just above the CPU socket, both capable of powering an all-in-one water cooling pump.

Despite the small stature of the board, we’re still provided with four full DDR4 DIMM slots, capable of supporting up to 64GB of 3200MHz memory (Depending on the model of Ryzen CPU used).

Next to the DIMM slots is the USB 3.0 front panel connector, alongside the 24pin PSU power connection.

Tucked away in the bottom right of the photo is an RGB fan connector, configurable within software in Windows or within the BIOS.

Further south of the front USB 3.0 connector is a quartet of right-angled SATA 3.0 ports, all capable of the SATA 6Gbps standard.

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