ASRock B450M Steel Legend (AM4) Motherboard Review

Test Setup

For our tests, we used a test rig which includes the ASRock B450M Steel Legend Motherboard, along with an AMD Ryzen 5 2600X at default clock speed of 3.6GHz, as well as 16GB of GEIL Super Luce RGB DDR4-3600 ram in dual channel mode.

All tests were conducted at turbo clock speeds at a resolution of 1920×1080. High or Ultra settings enabled.


CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (Pinnacle Ridge) @ 3.6GHz
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Cooler
Motherboard ASRock B450M Steel Legend
Ram 16GB of GEIL Super Luce RGB DDR4-3600
XMP 2.0 profiles Yes
SSD/HDD Adata XPG SX7000 – 240GB SSD
PSU Cooler Master GXII 750W
VGA card Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB GDDR5
Nvidia Drivers Latest GeForce Drivers – WHQL
OS Windows 10



AIDA64 Info


CPU-Z Info


Idle Temps

Using our large Noctua D15 CPU cooler, our idle temperatures was a super cool 30 degrees Celsius. Now that’s really cool! (pardon the pun). 


Load Temps

Our load temperatures was extremely low at only 54 degrees Celsius. This is all thanks to the large Noctua D15 CPU cooler, plus the fact the Ryzen 5 2600X only has a TDP of 95W. 


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