ASRock Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4 AMD AM4 Motherboard Review

The technical data …

Manufacturer ASRock
Name Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4
Type / Chipset AMD AM4 CPU / AMD X470 Promontory chipset
Dimensions ++++ 25 mm (47 mm radius) around the socket to the next capacitor or other mainboard parts – for further information see Fit for Fan. The space to the next bigger heatsink is approx. 37 mm (59 mm radius). The overall size of this ATX motherboard is 305 x 244 mm.
Slots +++++ PCIe 3.0: 2×16, PCIe 2.0: 4×1, 4x DDR4-800 – DDR4-2933, max 64GB RAM
Connectors +++++ 6x SATA3, 1x Ultra M.2 32 Gb/s, 1x M.2 10 Gb/s, 1x PS/2, 1x TPM, 1x serial (optional), 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps base-T Ethernet (Intel I211AT), 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, 10x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A (4x of them internal, slot bracket for additional ports is not included), 4x USB 2.0 (all of them internal, slot bracket for additional ports is not included), 8-Channel Realtek ALC1220 onboard 7.1 sound with 5x 3.5 mm connectors (1x optical S/PDIF, 1x int. Aux, ext. Line in, ext. Mic, ext. Front out, ext. Rear out, ext. Center/Subwoofer), 1x HDMI, 1x AMD Fan LED and 5x Fan (5x 4Pin)
VCore +++++ In the VCore BIOS of 0.87500 volts up to 1.5500 volts or -0.100 to +0.400 Offset
Multiplier ++++ In the BIOS from 16x to 63x (maximum multi depending on the CPU)
BCLK – In the BIOS not directly changeable.
VIO/VDD ++++ DRAM Voltage (DDR4 voltage) 1.100 to 1.500V, VTT_DDR 0.500 to 0.750V, GPU 0.90000 to 1.55000, VDDCR SOC -0.035 to +0.420 Volt, 2.50V_PROM Voltage 2.000 to 3.000V, +1.8V Voltage 1.700 to 3.000V, Chipset 1.05V 0.950 to 1.250V, VPPM 2.4 to 2.7V.
Performance* ++++ Benchmark values comparison with different graphics cards and benchmark tools.

SiSoftware Sandra 2017 benchmark values with AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU.
SiSoftware Sandra 2017 arithmetic processor performance in Windows 10: 120.91 GOPS
SiSoftware Sandra 2017 multimedia processor performance in Windows 10: 238.38 MPixel/s

Benchmark results with AMD Ryzen 5 2400G processor

OnBoard AMD Radeon Vega GPU (AMD Ryzen 5 2400G):
3DMark: Fire Strike 3041, Cloud Gate 13887, Ice Storm 76859

1x MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCIe 3.0 graphics card:
3DMark: Fire Strike 6922, Cloud Gate 18190, Ice Storm 87282
PCMark10: Overall 3992, Essentials 7935, Produktivität 7165, Digital Content Creation 3038

Manual and Labeling +++ Well placed, complete motherboard description and good manual with a lot of tips about topics like CPU installation, memory installation, etc.. The manual comes in different languages. In addition a separated Software Setup Guide with UEFI settings is contained.

ASRock X470 Gaming K4 Layout, Design and Features …