ASRock Fatal1ty X470 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

We took a short break from ASRock motherboards designed to work with AMD Ryzen processors so it’s a time to present the highest version of the ITX size motherboard based on the X470 chipset. I mean the Fatal1ty X470 Gaming-ITX/ac.

Each year we can see that gamers try to build smaller but still powerful gaming computers. With the help of ASRock, we are able to build our tiny dream gaming PC.

Let’s move forward to check key features and later we will take a closer look at the motherboard itself. For sure it’s worth to stay with us.

 

 

AMD StoreMI Technology

A powerful tool that combines the speed of your SSD with the capacity of your hard disk into a single, fast, easy-to-manage drive. SSDs are fast, but expensive, and offer minimal capacity. Mechanical hard drives boast large capacity for a low price, but are much slower than an SSD. AMD StoreMI technology “combines” these two types of storage into a single drive and automatically moves the data you access the most to the SSD, so you get the best of both worlds: SSD responsiveness, and mechanical hard disk capacity. You can also use up to 2GB of RAM as a last-level cache for ultra-fast data.

*AMD StoreMI software is only free with 400-series chipset based motherboards.
 

RULE YOUR OWN LIGHTING WAY – POLYCHROME RGB

In addition to the built-in RGB illumination, it also features onboard RGB headers and an addressable RGB header that allow motherboard to be connected to compatible LED devices such as strip, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and so on. Users may also synchronize RGB LED devices across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories to create their own unique lighting effects.

 
*The addressable RGB LED header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip (5V/Data/GND), with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V), a max of 80 LEDs and length within 2 meters.
*The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strip (12V/G/R/B), with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V) and length within 2 meters.
 

CREATIVE SOUND BLASTER™ CINEMA5

A new world of cinematic audio that delivers unprecedented levels of audio realism, dynamics and punch to gaming sound. Whether you’re gaming or watching a movie, Reality 3D technology lets you enable 5.1/7.1 surround sound for an additional layer of transience to your listening experience even with just a pair of headphones or stereo speakers.

2T2R 802.11ac WiFi

Dual Band (2.4/5 GHz)

No one has time for weak WiFi signals and sluggish internet! That’s why this motherboard comes with an exclusive 2T2R 802.11ac WiFi 2.4/5Ghz (160Mhz) module that supports up to 1.73Gbps wireless networks and Bluetooth v5.0. Experience up to 289% speed boost compared to your old WiFi!

*The doubled bandwidth 160MHz with the max. speed up to 1.73Gbps is only supported with 802.11ac Wave 2 router.

 

Ultra M.2 32 Gb/s (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)

The PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 interface pushes data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s. In addition, it also supports SATA3 6Gb/s M.2 modules.

Dual USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-A + Type-C)

This motherboard has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 ports built on the rear i/o for supporting next generation USB 3.1 Gen2 devices and to deliver up to 10 Gbps data transfer rates.

PCI-E STEEL SLOTS

The advanced PCI-E Steel Slots packed with solid cover that prevent any signal interference with graphics cards. It also ensures the heavy graphics cards to be well-installed in the PCI-E slots safely.

Full Spike Protection

Some sensitive digital components on the motherboard are vulnerable to power surges, the excessive current may cause your system to malfunction immediately. ASRock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboard’s components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.
 
You can buy something similar the ASRock Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4 Motherboard from Amazon for USD $179 – https://amzn.to/2OARcSp
 

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