ASRock B365M Pro4

Testing

The following system was used to test the motherboard:
– CPU: Intel 9900K @ 4.7 GHz
– RAM: Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
– GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition
– HDD: WD 1TB Blue
– SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
– PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Platinum
– CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240
– Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe
– OS: Windows 10 64-Bit (After May Update)

 

The processor was used with the stock frequency of 3.6 GHz and the factory turbo frequency of 4.7 GHz allowed by the Intel B365 chipset.

Software used for testing the motherboard:

– 3D Mark – FireStrike, CloudGate, IceStorm.
– CineBench r11.5
– SuperPi mod 1.5
– Metro Exodus
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider
– Grand Theft Auto V
– The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

3D Mark

Overall Score

 

Fire Strike

 

CineBench r15

 

SuperPi mod 1.5

 

Grand Theft Auto V

 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

 

Metro Exodus

 

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

 

Final thoughts

The ASRock B365M Pro4 is a good micro ATX motherboard that has the same features as its ATX counterpart. The main design element used on this motherboard is a stripe pattern applied on the PCB and integrated into the heatsinks.

The build quality is very good and the layout of the motherboard is efficient, with most components and slots easily accessible even when the system is fully assembled.

The VRM system is decent, especially for a motherboard that is equipped with the Intel B365 chipset, however the cooling of the VRM is average at best. This is mostly due to the usage of a single heatsink for the entire VRM area of the motherboard.

The ASRock B365M Pro4 is packed with features, such as two Ultra M.2 Sockets, RGB headers & ELNA made audio capacitors. In addition, this motherboard has the six SATA ports placed in two different locations. This was done to aid with the cable management and also provide an easier way of accessing the SATA ports.

While the ASRock B365M Pro4 does not come from the factory with integrated Wi-Fi, it does have a dedicated M.2 socket that will accept either a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network card. This allows the user to choose what Wi-Fi they want.

In conclusion, the ASRock B365M Pro4 is an affordable Micro ATX motherboard that offers good features and an efficient layout. The VRM system is decent and the design is easy to match with any system and configurations.

 

 

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