( 4.5 Average / 43 Ratings )
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Excellent overall. Perfect layout to fit the HDPlex 160W. WiFi is slow. The included bluetooth sucks. My bluetooth keyboard and headset wouldn't function properly even when individually connected. Now the bluetooth device just shows an error no matter what I do to try install the drivers. Buying a USB BT 4.0 adapter fixed my problems.
Got this as a replacement for the Biostar X370GTN. Looks a bit more toughly-built than the Biostar and has a full 8-pin connector for the CPU auxiliary cable. The I/O shield is of good quality but looks pretty gaudy, and the audio outputs are marked properly.
Does its job so far, no complaints... yet.
It's not my ideal concept of an iTX board but it's the best of the lot in my eyes at the moment. Initially I ordered the X370 version but promptly returned it when I noticed that ASRock used a hefty chunk of dubious thermal pad under the vrm heatsink. Figured I'd save a few bucks, I opted for the B350 version and was happy to see they extended the metallic material down to where the thermal padding used to be. Temps hover around mid-50s during long gaming sessions. I might just switch this board out when more attractive options debut. Until then, this is the one to get in this form factor at the time of this writing.
There aren't a lot all AM4 ITX motherboard i variant n the market. I chosen this board because:
1) Standard Layout,
2) With wifi connection,
3) No much difference compared to X370 variant
For several months after Ryzen, you didn't have very many options for a mini ITX motherboard. Biostar's motherboard does not come with wifi, and so I thought that I would have to buy some garbage wifi adapter to get this to work at all. Finally, this board came out in July, and I trusted ASRock more than Gigabyte so I bought this motherboard. Personally, I have never been bottlenecked by the wifi being slower than the x370 version. Motherboard VRM temperatures show up at about 115c, but they go down as the rest of the system heats up, so I think that's just a bug. Also, the first one I had bricked when I set the CPU voltage too low.
Amazing value of at board at $86(Paired with Ryzen CPU at Microcenter). The ports are positioned perfectly for a case like the Phantek Shift, where the I/O ports are positioned at the top, and the SATA, 24 Pin, and USB 3 connector all located at the bottom. This allows for a cleaner cable management in my situation. Would have loved to see another M2 slot on this board though. No issues with WiFi or Bluetooth.
Nice layout, I've tried to overclock my Ryzen 1700 to 3.8 and RAM to 3333Mhz.
Great board that has on-board WiFi. I would, however, have preferred a color neutral design and DC fan control to be supported on all case fan headers, not just one of the two. Other than that I have no complaints. The BIOS seems pretty easy to use.
Great board, easy to work with and the front panel headers wasn't that difficult to install. Wifi and Bluetooth works great.
Great board. I went with the Gigabyte gaming micro build on another build and this ASRock is the better board. There are more fan headers, better LAN, better BIOS (which was updated to the latest out of the box) and everything just worked right away. I have no complaints at all. Everything is running smooth and stable. Best part - it was on sale.