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ASRock X570 Steel Legend AM4 Motherboard Review

ASRock introduced their new Steel Legend lineup earlier last year and with the debut of the X570 chipset, ASRock has added the Steel Legend series in the launch lineup with the X570 Steel Legend. Today we’ll take a look at this motherboard and see how it performs our current stack of other X570 motherboards. Unlike other sub-series from other brands, ASRock has been conservative with the Steel Legend image. While it sits on their mainstream port folio, the main offering for mainstream is still the Pro and Extreme series while the high-end market receives the new Phantom Gaming and Taichi series. That said, the X570 Steel Legend in a comfortable spot as a flagship contender with the quality to compete but lacks certain features to make it really stand out. The main selling point of the ASRock X570 Steel Legend is durability as the company touts the build quality of this motherboard to serve as a lasting product. For AM4 owners that are looking to live out the AM4 socket until AMD’s new socket, this may be a great choice given that ASUS’ TUF main brand has now vanished and that tough-as-nails branding leaves a considerable niche that ASRock tends to fill with the Steel Legend.

Its a hard feature to quantify so for now let’s see how the ASRock X570 Steel Legend in this review. Read on!

ASRock X570 Steel Legend AM4 Motherboard Review

Features

  • Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen™ 2000 and 3000 Series processors
  • 10 Power Phase Design
  • Supports DDR4 4666+ (OC)
  • 2 PCIe 4.0 x16, 3 PCIe 4.0 x1, 1 M.2(Key E) For WiFi
  • AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Nichicon Audio Caps
  • 8 SATA3, 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4 & SATA3), 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4)
  • 2 USB 3.2 Gen2 (Rear Type A+C), 10 USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 Front, 6 Rear)
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • ASRock Polychrome SYNC

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BossMac Suba

Owner and lead reviewer for Back2Gaming. More than 10-year of corporate IT experience as well as consumer IT journalism. His extensive skill set and experience in communicating complicated technical details into easily understandable bits. He's been with you since dial-up and the ISA slot. His favorite animal is the scapegoat.

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