Asrock B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Motherboard
The B450 chipset forms the centrepiece of the ASRock B450 Gaming ITX motherboard and has been specially developed and optimised for 2000- series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen CPUs. B450 motherboards support all features of 2nd gen Ryzen processors, such as the AMD's new XFR2 overclocking. Additionally, the motherboards support up to 64 GB of RAM with a guaranteed clock frequency of 2.933 Megahertz. Overclocking to higher frequencies is also an option, although the increase will depend on the motherboard.
THE FEATURES OF THE ASROCK B450 GAMING ITX AT A GLANCE:
- 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16) for high-end graphics cards
- 2x USB 3.1 (1x Type C, 1x Type A) / 4x USB 3.0 / 4x USB 2.0
- 1x M.2 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA6G) / 4x SATA 6G
- DDR4-RAM up to 3.466 MHz via OC
- Intel ac WiFi with antenna & digital RGB header
THE FEATURES OF THE ASROCK B450 GAMING ITX IN DETAIL:
The ASRock B450 Gaming ITX Mini-ITX motherboard offers a reinforced PCI-Express 3.0 slot with a full x16 lanes of connectivity for powerful graphics cards. The two RAM slots support up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM at a frequency of up to 2.933 Megahertz and can even be overclocked to rates of up to 3.200 MHz.
An M.2 slot with PCIe- and SATA connectivity is available due to the motherboard being AM4-compatible. It comes with four PCI-Express Lanes and connects to the chipset with the SATA6G protocol. M.2 SSDs use the advanced NVM-Express protocol (NVMe) and support, thanks to the PCI-Express 3.0 connectivity, speeds of up to eight times faster than those of SATA 6G hard drives. This means data transfer speeds of up to 32 Gbit/s are possible.
The ASRock B450 Gaming ITX offers a USB 3.1 Type C connector as well as a USB 3.1 Type A connection. The USB Type C port can be inserted in either orientation and is especially slim. USB 3.1 Gen 2 is capable of achieving speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s per port and USB ports supporting this standard are generally compatible with smartphones and tablets that offer fast charging. For CPUs with integrated graphics, like AMD's Raven Ridge APUs, the board offers an HDMI- and a DisplayPort connector.
In terms of special features, the ASRock B450 Gaming ITX offers an Intel ac WiFi module complete with antennae as well as high quality onboard sound with Sound Blaster Cinema 5 support and premium Nichicon capacitors. Additionally the motherboard provides a header for static lighting and a header for addressable RGB lighting.
Mini-ITX (170 x 170 mm)
AM4 (for Pinnacle Ridge / Summit Ridge / Bristol Ridge / Raven Ridge)
2x DDR4 (max. 2.933 MHz, 3.466 with OC)
max. 32 GB
Slots (with a Ryzen CPU):
1x PCIe 3.0 x16
4x SATA 6G (RAID 0, 1, 10)
1x M.2 (M-Key, PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA6G with max. 32 Gbit/s, Sizes 2242 to 2280)
1x USB 3.0 Header (2 Ports)
1x USB 2.0 Header (2 Ports)
3x 4-Pin Fan (PWM)
1x Front-Panel Audio Connector
1x LPC Header
1x AMD LED Fan USB Header
1x 3-Pin RGB Header (5V)
1x 4-Pin RGB Header (12V)
2x WiFi Antennae
1x S/PDIF (optical)
1x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
2x USB 3.1 (1x Type A and Type C)
2x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
1x Gigabit LAN (Intel I211AT)
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x HDMI 2.0
5x Audio (Realtek ALC1220, 7.1 Sound)
1x 24-Pin ATX12V
1x 8-Pin ATX12V