ASRock B450M Pro4 Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅14-08-18
BIOS & Overclocking
BIOS
ASRock EUFI is styled just like the motherboard with a monochrome, brushed aluminium style. The Main screen is handy for a quick overview of how your PC is currently working showing current BIOS version and clockspeeds.



Within the OC Tweaker, things are laid out rather well for basic overclocking, suiting the usage of the B450 chipset. We don’t expect people to push their Ryzen CPU to the limit on this chipset, instead we’d assume consumers would opt for the X470 motherboard range.



Overclocking

We know from previous tests that our 2700X CPU can achieve 4.35GHz with 1.45v, however, pushing our voltage above 1.42v on the ASRock B450M Pro4 caused issues, limiting us to 1.4v at best. This may be down to the smaller power delivery heatsinks and scaled-back chokes.

However, we did manage a permanent overclock to the 2700X of 4.2GHz across all 8 cores. This bumped our Cinebench score from 1801 to 1872, though you may find some other applications may perform worse if Precision Boost 2 and XFR2 are able to boost your cores past 4.2GHz.



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