+++ You can buy the ASRock H470 Steel Legend Motherboard for a price of approx. 160 Euro (08/2020). It is in the middle segment of the Intel LGA 1200 motherboards.
The ASRock H470 Steel Legend Intel LGA 1200 DDR4 ATX motherboard offers a strong platform even for current high-end Intel processors of the 10th generation, has a good basic equipment including USB 3.2 Gen2 ports and features chic, addressable RGB lighting in camouflage optics.
As basic equipment the H470 Steel Legend motherboard offers a total of four PCI Express slots, six SATA3 ports, three fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots with preparation for Hyper M.2 64Gb/s, one M.2 2230 slot for an optional WIFI/BT module, one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, up to six possible USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, an additional USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C front panel connector, up to six possible USB 2.0 ports, a second USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C front panel connector, a second USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C front panel connector, a second USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C front panel connector, an additional USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C front panel connector, up to six possible USB 2.0 ports 5 Gigabit LAN port, analog sound output via five jacks, digital sound output via optical S/PDIF, four DDR4 slots, ASRock A-Tuning software also for controlling the fans in Windows, ASRock Polychrome RGB for addressable RGB LED lighting and much more.
But the Intel H470 chipset, like the previously tested Intel B460 chipset, allows almost no overclocking!
Thus the ASRock H470 Steel Legend mainboard is not a reasonable choice for overclockers due to the Intel H470 chipset, but it has a powerful VRM power supply to get the maximum performance out of a 10th Gen CPU without unlocked multiplier with the tricky BFB feature. In addition, the stylish ASRock H470 Steel Legend motherboard has an extensive basic equipment and scores clearly with numerous USB ports up to the fast USB 3.2 Gen2 as well as a performant 2.5 Gigabit LAN port.
The extra charge of about 15 Euro from the B460 to the H470 is worth it!
If you are looking for a strong motherboard for current high-end Intel processors with locked multiplier, you get an inexpensive platform with extensive features and the ASRock H470 Steel Legend definitely deserves our OCinside.de Price Tip Award 08/2020.
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.
* All Intel LGA 1200 motherboard tests from 01.07.2020 are based on an Intel Core i5-10500 CPU, ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC PCIe 4.0 and/or MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCI Express 3.0 video card, 4x 16GB Ballistix Sport DDR4-2666 memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, SiSoftware Sandra, Futuremark PCMark10, 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.