A rare review of something compact does not begin with words about the difficulties of pushing top straps and equipment into a compact format and the use of non-standard engineering solutions for this. This is doubly relevant when we are talking not about a slightly truncated mini-ATX motherboard, where, in general, even without liters of sweats from engineers, everything climbs so well, but about choosing a real hardcore player!

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Starting at the top, the B550i Gaming currently supports Ryzen 3000 series, but ASUS does have plans to support Zen 3 with an upcoming BIOS update. As noted above, this motherboard is on the B550 chipset platform and, as such, supports DDR4 memory – 2133 JEDEC as a minimum with 5100+ speeds capable with overclocking.

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ASRock B550 Taichi

Following its usual Taichi design scheme, Asrock festoons the B550 Taichi with gears along with a black, steel-gray, and gold color scheme. Aesthetics are a matter of opinion, but personally I feel this board looks spectacular. Black is the dominant color, but there’s enough gray that the board doesn’t feel overly dark, nor does the amount of steel feel overwhelming. 

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The ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME is the latest iteration of the Maximus line which began about 10 years ago as one of the earliest entries into the ROG family. This one utilizes Intel’s Z490 Express chipset and supports it’s LGA 1200 socket processors and Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs. This is not what you would call a value solution. The Maximus XII Extreme costs of $742.99 on Amazon at the time of this writing.

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The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is an update to last year’s award winning ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero. The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero has been equipped with the same accouterments as last year’s Hero, with a few upgrades. The M.2 heatsinks on both slots, a premium lighting solution, integrated rear I/O shield, and great ASUS BIOS have not changed. But the VRM Power Stages have been upgraded to 90 A from 60 A, and most importantly, ASUS has done away with the chipset fan. 

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ASRock B550 Extreme4

The B550 Chipset from AMD is the mainstream chipset whereas the X570 is the high-end or enthusiast chipset. ASRock like many other manufactures has released a slew of B550 motherboards in all sizes and price ranges and as I am wrapping up my B550 reviews, they sent over the ASRock B550 Extreme4. The ASRock B550 Extreme4 is a full-size ATX motherboard featuring some of the latest innovations from ASRock.

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MSI MAG B460 Tomahawk is an inexpensive ATX motherboard based on the Intel B460 chipset, focused on building a standard size system for little money. It is suitable for those users who want to get high performance for a reasonable price, but, at the same time, having received a well-thought-out basis in every sense that can ensure the smooth operation of any LGA1200 processor currently in existence. 

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Colorful CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14 is a well-designed motherboard that offers a perfect mix of high performance and unique aesthetics at a reasonable price. A robust power section handles all modern AM4 processors, while PCIe 4.0 support gives additional support for upcoming devices.

All those searching for a micro ATX B550 motherboard should look at the CVN B550M Gaming Frozen V14 as it’s fast and looks great. White PCB looks amazing with RGB lighting and easy to use software manages additional illumination modes giving fantastic effects.

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ASRock Launches the X570 PG Velocita

TAIPEI, Taiwan, November 5th, 2020 – For AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor, ASRock, a leading global motherboard manufacturer, has launched the X570 PG Velocita. It is a new crew of Phantom Gaming series designed to meet the needs of high-end gamers and the best choice for high price-performance build.

“We’ve heard the voice of online gamers! The Killer networking on the X570 PG Velocita offers the uninterrupted online experiences and makes gamers beat all competitors in an instant!” said Chris Lee, general manager of ASRock motherboard business unit.

Evolution of Phantom Gaming

Users may well spot on the phantom gaming logo’s difference! The blazing fire in the core symbols the higher transmit rate. Users can enjoy the PCI express 4.0 with double bandwidth from previous generation. At the same time, the whole new Killer Ethernet & Wifi offer a faster and more reliable networking for gamers towards perfect gaming experiences. The cool color around contrasts quite markedly with the flame inside, making the design code of phantom gaming full of mystery. The frame-break shield integrates all elements above, showing temperament of domineer and unbeatable strength of new Phantom Gaming.

Killer™ Wireless and Killer™ Ethernet

ASRock X570 PG Velocita has both Killer E3100 and Killer AX1650, which support Killer Prioritization Engine and Killer DoubleShot Pro, offering the most reliable networking. The Killer Prioritization Engine can Identifies thousands of games, applications, and websites. It prioritizes real time packets over other packets and makes Gaming in first priority, offering more enjoyable and uninterrupted online entertainment experiences with better throughput and lowest latency.

Killer DoubleShot Pro is a technology for systems that have both Killer Wireless and Killer Ethernet products, enabling your computer to use Wi-Fi and Ethernet at the same time. It will automatically utilize the fastest network connection for all of the PC’s high priority traffic, and all standard traffic are then sent over the other interface. This ensures the highest priority traffic will always be put on the fastest and most reliable link.

Gamer-Centric Features for Incredible Performance

For AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, X570 PG Velocita provides the 14 Digi Power Phase & 50A Dr. MOS, offering a completely smooth power delivery to fully develop the OC potential of CPUs with optimized heat dissipation. Besides, it provides two Hyper M.2 sockets with full-coverage heatsink for up to Gen4 x4 (64 Gb/s), ensuring that high-performance M.2 SSDs can always work at full capacity and have the longer component lifespan. With PCI express 4.0 slots for graphic cards and all features above, gamers have been already one step forward than other competitors.

Style Your Personality

With Polychrome RGB, ASRock offers a very comprehensive control to perform the built-in RGB LEDs or the connected LED strips, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and any RGB devices smoothly. There are both 3-pin addressable RGB header and traditional 4-pin RGB LED headers on X570 PG Velocita that allows users to connect RGB strips directly to the motherboard and sync their lighting system using the app provided.

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