ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard in the following setup.

ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard

Test System Specs
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend
Memory: 32 GB Crucial DDR4-3000
Storage: Kingston UV400 480GB
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: AMD Prism RGB CPU Cooler
Case: Primochill Praxis Wetbench

For motherboard testing we will running the processor and motherboard and the default optimized settings in the BIOS (as if you would restore the defaults on the board). We feel that this is how most users will have their systems configured. So everything will be on auto, except for setting our XMP profile for our memory. We will be testing this board against other second generation Ryzen motherboards which include the ASUS Prime X470-PRO and the MSI B450i Gaming Plus AC. Here are the tests that we’ll be running.

Overall System Testing
PCMark 10
PCMark 8
– Home Benchmark
– Work Benchmark
– Creative Benchmark

CPU Testing
SiSoftware Sandra
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multi-Media
CINEBENCH R11.5 64-bit
x264 HD Benchmark 5.0

Graphics Testing
3DMark
– Time Spy Benchmark
– Fire Strike Benchmark

SATA, USB & Network Testing
CrystalDiskMark
SiSoftware Sandra
– Network (LAN) Benchmark

Now let’s get to testing!

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