ASRock Releases B450 Steel Legend

Source: Tom's Hardware

As the title says, ASRock has finally released the B450 Steel Legend motherboard to the market, and if we are being honest, from the images we have it looks like it just follows the line of 'RGB, RGB, RGB, RGB!' while doing an okay job at best. In our opinion of course.

Okay, maybe that statement was a little harsh. I'm sure it will look good when inside a case, but from the image supplied it doesn't do the board justice. Let's get onto more technical details shall we?

The Steel Legend motherboard is in the standard ATX form factor and has a six-phase VRM to supply power to the Ryzen CPU of your choice. As with most ATX boards, it has four RAM slots allowing up to 64GB of DDR4 which is capable of running at speeds above and beyond 3,533MHz which is certainly a thumbs up from me. The board has four SATA III ports from the AM4 chipset while there are also another two from ASRock's own controller, totalling six SATA 3 ports. The board also features two M.2 slots, one running at PCI-E 3.0 x4 and the other at x2. It should be noted that only one of these slots has a heatsink.

If you are into board expansions then you are in luck, because ASRock has been rather nice and provided two PCI-E 3.0 x16 ports as well as four PCI-E 2.0 x1 ports. Not to mention, if you are into multi-GPUs, then you will be able to crossfire your AMD cards. Unfortunately, it doesn't support NVLink or SLI, so no fun on the Nvidia side. But then again, multi-GPU is certainly on it's last legs anyways. The board itself has a display output of HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2, while also having a Gigabit Ethernet controller for internet connection.

Audio is provided by Realtek's ALC892 codec and has five gold-plated 3.5mm audio jacks. The board also has a plethora of USB connectors as follows:

Two USB 2.0

One USB 3.1 Gen2

One USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C

Four USB 3.1 Gen1

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