+++ You can buy the ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4/A/ASRK Mainboard for a price of approx. 120 Euro (04/2017). It is in the lower price segment of the AMD AM4 motherboards.
The ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 AMD AM4 DDR4 motherboard is a first-class motherboard for the inexpensive switch to an AMD Ryzen PC, offering a good basic equipment, some bling-bling and despite AMD B350 chipset even very good OC results.
As standard features, the AB350 Gaming K4 mainboard has a total of six PCI Express slots, six SATA3 ports, a fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slot, a M.2 6Gb/s Slot, up to seven possible USB 3.0 ports, up to six possible USB 2.0 ports, a 1 Gigabit LAN port, 7.1 sound with content protection, analog sound output over three jacks, TPM connector, four DDR4 slots, ASRock F-Stream Software for Ryzen overclocking and fan control in Windows, ASRock RGB LED lighting and much more.
A few features such as the optical S/PDIF output or five audio jacks you have to dispense with this motherboard, also, the B350 motherboard lacks a setting for the bus clock or even an external clock generator such as the Hyper BCLK Engine II of the X370 Taichi motherboard, yet we achieved in our tests excellent overclocking results and stable performance even with an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X.
All in all, the ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 Mainboard offers an inexpensive entry for building an AMD Ryzen PC system and in spite of the B350 chipset you can expect well overclocking, even if it’s not on the same equipment level of the high-end motherboards from the company ASRock.
With these good results at such a low price, the ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard receives our OCinside.de price tip award 04/2017!
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.
* All AMD AM4 motherboard reviews since 01.04.2017 are based on an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU, MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCI Express 3.0 video card, 2x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 / PC4-19200U memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 10 Pro,, SiSoftware Sandra, Futuremark 3DMark and 3DMark06 (OC software is available in the Links & Downloads section). All benchmark results only offer a comparison among themselves for a rough motherboard performance comparison.
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