ASRock W480 Creator Intel LGA1200 Motherboard Review

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Manufacturer ASRock
Description W480 Creator
Typ / Chipset Intel LGA 1200 CPU / Intel W480 Chipset
Dimensions +++ 10 mm (27 mm radius) from the socket to the next electrolytic capacitor or component – see Fit for Fan. To the next larger cooler, the distance is about 33 mm (52 mm radius). The overall size of the ATX board is 305 x 244 mm.
Slots ++++ PCIe 3.0/4.0: 3×16, 2×1, 4x DDR4-2133 – DDR4-4600+, max 128GB RAM
Connection +++++ 8x SATA3, 3x Ultra M.2 (Hyper M.2 32 Gb/s Gen3 x4 depending on CPU), 1x vertical M.2 port with WiFi 802.11ax Module, 1x SPI TPM Header, 1x Power LED and Speaker Header, 2x RGB LED Header, 2x configurable LED Header, 8x Fan (8x 4-pin), 1x Front Audio, 2 x USB 2.0 Header, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header, 1x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header, 1x Clear CMOS Button, 1x BIOS Flashback Button, 1x Debug LED, 1x Power Button with LED, 1x Reset Button with LED, 2x Antenna Port, 1x HDMI, 1x Optical SPDIF Out Port, 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Thunderbolt 3 Type-C Port, 2x Mini DisplayPort Input Ports (for Thunderbolt), 3x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port, 4x USB 3.2 Gen1 Port, 2x RJ-45 LAN (10 Gigabit LAN 100/1000/2500/5000/10000 Mb/s (AQUANTIA AQC107) and 2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Intel I225LM), Audio Connection (Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone).
Miscellaneous Features ++++ Premium 60A Power Choke, 50A Dr.MOS, Nichicon 12K Black Caps, AQUANTIA 10G LAN, Intel 2.5G LAN Intel 802.11ax WiFi, 16 Power Phase design, supports 10th Gen Intel Core processors, 11th Gen Intel Core processors and Xeon W processors (WE3/WE2/WE1)(Socket 1200), up to 10 cores and 125W, Bluetooth 5. 1, supports NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards, ECC memory support, 2oz copper PCB, ASRock Full Coverage M.2 Heatsink, ASRock Steel Slots.
Voltage settings +++++ CPU Core/Cache, GT, DRAM, VPPM,VTTDDR, VCCSFR, VCCPLL_OC, PCH Voltage, VCCIO, VCCST, VCCSA, VPERGCOMP, CPU Internal PLL, GT PLL, Ring PLL, System Agent PLL, Memory Controller PLL Voltage Multi-Adjustment
Multiplier +++++ In BIOS depending on CPU free adjustable
BCLK +++++ In BIOS extensively adjustable
Manual and Labeling +++ The manual as well as a very detailed quick start guide is included. The pictures are self-explanatory and detailed. A short overview of supported SSDs is also included. The manual is very detailed and covers almost every component on the motherboard as well as the UEFI.

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