The ASRock W480 Creator is primarily aimed at creative minds and content creators. This is quickly noticed by the lush configuration. Besides Bluetooth, WLAN with 802.11ax support, two really fast network cards, it also offers support for ECC memory and Nvidia Quadro cards.
The board layout is very well thought-out and was designed to install many additional cards. The already existing PCIe 4.0 support is also a great feature, as long as Intel delivers corresponding processors.
Furthermore, the W480 Creator offers all possibilities to overclock an Intel K CPU and the 16 phase power supply offers enough reserves. As a small gimmick on top, Polychrome RGB is also supported, if you have ARGB or RGB LED strips installed in the case.
If you are looking for a motherboard for the Intel LGA 1200 socket and don’t want to make any compromises in terms of features, you are well served here. Alternatively, we recommend the significantly less expensive ASRock Z490 Steel Legend.
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.