AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 Core / 12 Thread CPU Review With ASRock X370 Killer SLI AM4 Motherboard
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X + ASRock X370 Killer SLIApril 2017
ASRock X370 Killer SLI AC Board - Features
The ASRock X370 Killer SLI AC motherboard aims to be the choice of gamers looking forward to build mainstream PCs. The motherboard comes in an amazing black and white color scheme which is very imrpessive and the design quality is top-notch. Features of the ASRock X370 Killer SLI AC motherboard are listed below:
- ASRock Super Alloy
- Supports AMD Socket AM4 A-Series APUs (Bristol Ridge) and Ryzen Series CPUs (Summit Ridge)
- Supports DDR4 2933+ (OC) (Ryzen CPU) / 2400 (A-series APU)
- 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
- NVIDIA Quad SLI™, AMD Quad CrossFireX
- Graphics Output:HDMI
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3), 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3)
- 12 USB 3.0 (1 Type-C, 4 Front, 7 Rear)
- Intel Gigabit LAN
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ASRock X370 motherboards adopt the latest Super Alloy power design which include a range of new technologies. These include XXL aluminum alloy heatsink, premium 45A power choke, Nichicon 12K capacitors, I/O armor, Sapphire Black PCB and a high density glass fabric PCB.
12 Power Phase Design
Designed with 12 power phase design, this motherboard features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.
Build your own colorful lighting system! RGB LED and header allows users to connect LED strip and create their unique PC style easily. The ASRock RGB LED utility can be downloaded directly or from an all-in-one utility ASRock Live Update & App Shop!
PCI Express Steel Slots
The advanced PCIe steel slots packed with solid cover that prevent any signal interference with graphics cards. It also ensures that heavy graphics cards can be installed in the PCIe slots safely, without breaking them.
Dual M.2 For SSD
One PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 interface that pushes data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s and is compatible with ASRock’s U.2 Kit for installing some of the world’s fastest U.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD. The other one supports PCIe Gen2 x2 10Gb/s transfer speed. Both of them support SATA3 6Gb/s M.2 modules.
SLI HB Bridge Bundled
The free bundled ASRock’s new SLI HB Bridge is compatible with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards that doubles the available transfer bandwidth, thus delivering rock stable gameplay and experiencing surround gaming in the best way.
It comes with 2 ounce copper inner layers, using only carefully selected copper materials for PCB layers, delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.
Water Pump Header
This is not only a standard CPU fan header, but also supports water pumps! This header provides a maximum of 1.5A power for supporting the most popular water pumps. User also can adjust the voltage of water pump to get higher cooling performance with lower noise.
- Table of Contents
- 1. Introduction
- 2. AMD AM4 Socket - Ryzen, Raven Ridge and Bristol Ridge CPU Support
- 3. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Processor Technical Specifications Run Down
- 4. ASRock X370 Killer SLI AC Board - Features
- 5. ASRock X370 Killer SLI AC Board- Unboxing
- 6. ASRock X370 Killer SLI AC board- Close Up
- 7. Test Setup
- 8. ASRock X370 Killer SLI AC Board - CPU Performance Tests
- 9. ASRock X370 Killer SLI AC Board - Discrete GPU Performance Tests
- 10. ASRock X370 Killer SLI AC Board- Power Consumption / Thermal Temperature Tests
- 11. Conclusion