ASRock B450 Steel Legend

Introduction

ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the Eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of Eco-friendly concept.

 

Official product link:

https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/B450%20Steel%20Legend/index.asp

Packaging and accessories

The B450 Steel Legend motherboard is packaged in a standard size cardboard box that uses the same design elements as the whole Steel Legend line of products. The front side of the packaging is covered by a linear brushed metal texture and digital camouflage pattern on the corners. The name of the motherboard and of the series is printed in the middle, with the main features of the board listed on the lower part.

 

The back of the box presents in detail the main features of the motherboard and the Polychrome Sync RGB System. On the lower right corner, the full specification of the motherboard are listed. The upper right corner features a top down photo of the motherboard and of the I/O panel. The left side has the main features of the motherboard including the Nichicon 12K Black Capacitors, the Chokes, and the USB ports and system.

 

The sides of the packaging share the same overall design as the front side. The name of the motherboard and the ASRock logo are printed at the center, with two small Ryzen logos placed on the left side.

 

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x User Manual
– 1x Quick Installation Guide,
– 1x Support CD
– 1x I/O Shield
– 2x SATA 6 Gb/s cables
– 2x M.2 mounting screws
– 1x M.2 standoff
– 1x ASRock sticker
– 1x ASRock branded postcard

 

Specifications

MODEL: B450 Steel Legend
CPU SUPPORT: AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen Series CPUs (Summit Ridge, Raven Ridge and Pinnacle Ridge)
SOCKET: AM4
CHIPSET: AMD Promontory B450
POWER DESIGN:
– CPU: 4 Power Phase design
– Memory: 2 Power Phase design
FORM FACTOR: ATX 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS: No
MEMORY: 4x DDR4 DIMM Slots
– DDR4 3466+(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933/2667/2400/2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory
– Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB
BIOS: 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
Expansion Slots:
– 2x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1: x16 mode; PCIE4: x4 mode)
– 4x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots
STORAGE:
– 4x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
– 2x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061
– 1x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)
NETWORKING:
– 1x 10 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
– 1x Realtek RTL8111H
PORTS:
– 1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
– 1x HDMI Port
– 1x DisplayPort 1.2
– 1x Optical SPDIF Out Port
– 2x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
– 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)*
– 1x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
– HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
AUDIO: 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
FAN HEADERS: 5x 4-Pin

Features:

– ASRock Super Alloy
– XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
– Premium 60A Power Choke
– Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
– I/O Armor
– Sapphire Black PCB
– High Density Glass Fabric PCB
– 2oz Copper PCB

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