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ASRock X370 Pro4 Review – is X370 still relevant?

Rating: 7.5.

ASRock sent us the X370 Pro4 just before the launch of AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen. This was unexpected because we knew full well the new Ryzens would be accompanied by the X470 chipset, which meant the X370 Pro4 felt old before its time.

There was method to ASRock’s apparent madness as they wished to demonstrate that motherboards with the X370 chipset could support the new generation of CPUs, provided the BIOS was up to date. Our sample of X370 Pro4 came with a ‘2nd Gen Ready’ sticker on the box and when we installed a Raven Ridge Ryzen 5 2400G it did indeed work perfectly.

Our video went live before the launch of Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X so we also used a Ryzen 7 1700X, just to prove the point that X370 Pro4 could handle a regular CPU as well as that baby APU.

Watch the video via our VIMEO Channel (Below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE

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Features:

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Premium Power Choke
  • Sapphire Black PCB
  • High Density Glass Fabric PCB
  • 2oz Copper PCB
  • ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4)
  • ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
  • ASRock Live Update & APP Shop

Specification:

CPU Support: AMD Socket AM4
Chipset: AMD X370
Memory: 4x DDR4 DIMMs, up to 64GB Dual Channel DDR4 3200+(OC)
Expansion:
2x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots
4x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots

Graphics:
Three graphics outputs: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
HDMI with max. resolution 3,840×2,160 @30Hz
DVI-D and D-Sub with max. resolution 1,920×1,200 @ 60Hz

Audio: Realtek ALC892 7.1-channel HD Audio
LAN: 1x Realtek RTL8111GR Gigabit

Storage:
4x SATA III 6.0 Gb/s, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10)
2x SATA III 6.0 Gb/s by ASMedia ASM1061
1x Ultra M.2 Socket supports up to M.2 type 2280 PCIe Gen3 x4
1 x M.2 Socket supports up to M.2 type 22110 SATA III 6.0 Gb/s

Connectors:
1x Power LED and Speaker Header
1x RGB LED Header
1x AMD Fan LED Header
3x 4-pin Chassis Fan Connectors
1x Front Panel Audio Connector

USB:
6x USB 2.0 (4 internal, 2 on I/O)
7 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (2 internal, 5 on I/O)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Port on I/O

Rear Panel I/O:
2x USB 2.0
5x USB 3.1 Gen1
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Port on I/O
1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1x D-Sub Port, 1 x DVI-D Port, 1 x HDMI Port
1x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED
HD Audio Jacks: Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone
Form Factor: ATX 305mm x 224mm
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit

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