AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 Core / 12 Thread CPU Review With ASRock X370 Killer SLI AM4 Motherboard

Apr 11, 2017


AMD Ryzen 5 1600X + ASRock X370 Killer SLI

April 2017
Type Processor + Motherboard
Price $249.99 US + $144.99 US

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 Super Alloy Power Design

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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.

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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.

2oz Copper

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.

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