ASRock W480 Creator

After we already reviewed the motherboards of the Steel Legend series and B460, H470 and Z490 chipsets on OCinside.de, 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.

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SuperMicro X12SAE

For every current W480 model on the market, there are at least 4-5 Z490 variants, which makes Intel’s workstation platform slim pickings for choice. One of the reasons behind this is down to necessity, with workstations platforms opting for functionality and core feature sets over bling and fancy designs. What the Supermicro X12SAE lacks in visual appeal, it makes up for in its feature set with much of what we have come to expect from its mid-level professional models. 

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ASRock W480 Creator

The ASRock W480 Creator is aimed primarily at creative minds and content creators. You notice this very quickly in the lavish furnishings. In addition to Bluetooth, WLAN with 802.11ax support and 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 has been designed to accommodate many additional cards. The already existing PCIe 4.0 support is a great feature, provided that Intel supplies the corresponding processors.

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