ASRock W480 Creator Intel LGA1200 Motherboard Review

After we already reviewed the motherboards of the Steel Legend series and B460, H470 and Z490 chipsets on, today we take a look at a motherboard for Content Creator with W480 chipset, the ASRock W480 Creator. This is mainly aimed at professional PC application areas and offers special support for Xeon processors, like the recently tested Intel Xeon W-1290. What other features it has to offer, we show in the following review.

Thanks for the support …

Thanks for the support mit dem Test an Itchi and the manufacturer ASRock.

The ASRock W480 Creator is at review date available for about 430 Euro (12/2020).

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ASRock delivers the W480 Creator motherboard in an appealing box in chic blue.

Turning the box over, we can already see some cool features that the board supports. Among others, the high-quality sound with WIMA audio capacitors for better sound, PCIe 4.0 support on the hardware side, Thunderbolt 3, WiFi with 802.11ax standard and a 10Gb network connection.

After opening the box, the first thing we see is a lot of accessories.

Besides 2 SATA cables and the bezel for the connection …

… we also find a WLAN antenna.

This is provided with a 3M adhesive tape on the back.

Also included are 2 Velcro strips as cable ties with ASRock emblem and a set of screws.

Before we take a look at the motherboard, here are the two manuals that ASRock includes. Of course, you can also download the corresponding documents in several languages on the manufacturer’s website.

To ensure that nothing happens to the W480 Creator during transport, it was safely packed in foam and antistatic foil. We removed the foil for the photo.

ASRock W480 Creator technical specifications …