If you’re one of those PC enthusiasts who own an all-glass panel chassis (with a panoramic view), and you love to show off your components, then having an all-white/silver design motherboard will make your system POP!
Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the ASRock B650 Steel Legend WiFi moterboard. An affordable, feature-rich motherboard in and all-white/silver design. It supports all the latest AMD Ryzen 8000 and 7000 Series of processors on the AM5 socket, and support memory speeds of up to DDR5-7200+ OC.
It features a rock solid 14+2+1 Power Phase design, 80A Dr.MOS for VCore, and 20K capacitors for superb power delivery.
Expansion slots inlcude 1 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slot with surface mount tech, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, and 1 x PCIe 4.0 x1 slot. And for connectivity, you get the Dragon 2.5G LAN, WiFi 6E and Bluetooth.
For storage it comes with 4 x SATA3 ports, 1 x Blazing M.2 (PCIe Gen5x4), and 2 x Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4x4) slots. Graphics Output includes 1 x HDMI 2.1 port and 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
There’s a total of 19 x USB ports, which includes 1 x 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (Rear), 8 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (4 Rear, 4 Front) and 8 x USB 2.0 (4 Rear, 4 Front).
You also get ASRock’s 7.1 CH HD Nahimic Audio, 8-layer 2oz Copper PCB, EZ Settings, as well as Polychrome SYNC for great lighting effects.
The B650 chipset is one of AMD’s most popular chipset supporting all the latest Ryzen 8000 and 7000 series of processors on the new AM5 socket (LGA1718). It provides a total of 36 usable PCIE lanes and supports CPU overclocking as well as AMD’s EXPO for optimized memory profiles. And of course, it supports DDR5 memory, PCIE 5.0 standards for both GPU and M.2 SSDs. Let’s take a closer look below …
AMD B650 Chipset
If you are a serious gamer or creator, you will want an AMD B650 motherboard. With PCIe® 5.0 support for your NVMe drive and DDR5 support featuring AMD EXPO™ technology, AMD B650E is packed with features that help speed up your game.
The B650 chipset allows a total 36 usable PCIE lanes, but 0 lanes for PCIE 5.0. It can support upto 4 SATA ports 6Gbps and 1 x PCIE 5.0 x16 slot for the latest next-gen graphic cards. It’s also capable of up to 6 x SUPERSPEED USB 10Gbps and up to 1 x SUPERSPEED USB 20Gbps.
“Steel Legend represents the philosophical state of rock-solid durability and irresistible aesthetics. Built around most demanding specs and features, the Steel Legend series aims at daily users and mainstream enthusiasts! Providing a strong array of materials/components to ensure a stable and reliable performance.”
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.
ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency.
Recently we reviewed both the B650E Taichi Lite from ASRock, which offered very good performance with lots of enthuisast features at a price that’s both attractive and affordable. That said, it will be interesting to see what the ASRock B650 Steel Legend WiFi can offer in terms of performance and features.
We’ll be testing the ASRock B650 Steel Legend WiFi Motherboard using an AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D (AM5) processor at default speed, along with 32GB of Lexar ARES RGB DDR5-6200, a Lexar NM800 2TB Gen4 SSD, and an Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card.
OK, now let’s just straight in and begin by taking a look at the specifications and features in our next page.
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