ASRock B560 Steel Legend Motherboard Review

The Box and Packaging

Inside the box, you’ll find the instructional manual, software setup guide, postcard, drivers disc, 1 pack of SATA data cables, M.2 screws for you SSDs, a pair of velcro cable straps and a sheet of Steel Legend stickers.

 

The Motherboard

The LGA1200 socket is designed specifically for the latest Intel 11th Gen (Rocket Lake), as well as the previous 10th Gen (Comet Lake) processors. If you own a 8th or 9th Gen processor, this motherboard will not be compatible.

 

A Closer Look

The Steel Legend motherboard series comes with the usual in silver, white, grey camo design. I do like the simplistic layout, and the etched Steel Legend logo on the motherboard. There are several silver heatsinks that help cool the chipset, VRMs, and there’s one full coverage M.2 SSD heat shield. 

The B560 Steel Legend has a total of 6 x SATA ports for your storage devices, as well as 2 x Ultra M.2 (PCIE Gen 3) and 1 x Hyper M.2 (PCIE Gen4) for NVME SSDs. And of course, you’ll find the usual PCIE 4.0 x16 Steel Slot for your graphics card.

For connectivity, you’ll find a PS/2 keyboard and mouse port, USB 2.0, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen2, both Type-A and Type-C). There’s also the Dragon 2.5GB LAN port, more USB 3.2 Gen1 ports and the usual array of connectors for 7.1 HD audio. This layout is exactly the same for most of the Steel Legend series of motherboards from ASRock.

There’s no onboard wifi and no buttons for power-on, reset or clear CMOS … I guess you’ll find those extra features on ASRock’s higher-end motherboards.

 

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