ASRock B450M 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/B450M%20Steel%20Legend/

 

Packaging and accessories

The B450M Steel Legend motherboard is delivered inside a regular cardboard box which shares the overall design with the rest of the Steel Legend products. The product and series names are printed at the center on the front side of the box. A couple of features are listed on the lower edge of the box with a small ASRock logo placed at the top.

 

The back side of the packaging presents in detail the motherboard and the main features. The upper side presents the ASRock Polychrome SYNC RGB system and the installed connectors. The right side features a top photo of the motherboard with a diagram of the I/O panel and all the connectors present. Further down, the full specifications of the motherboard are listed, next to a couple of photos with the main features of the board.

 

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.

 

The motherboard is protected inside the box by a soft foam case, that covers the edges of the motherboard as well as the backside. The foam frame is attached to the motherboard by four plastic zip-ties. While this motherboard is a budget model, ASRock did not skimp on the internal packaging and protection.

 

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 ASRock sticker
– 1x ASRock branded postcard

 

Specifications

MODEL: B450M 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: 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm (Micro ATX)
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:
– 1x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot
– 1x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot
– 1x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot
STORAGE:
– 4x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
– 2x 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:
– 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
– 1 x HDMI Port
– 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
– 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
– 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
– 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
– 1 x 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 ALC892 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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