HARDWARE: Asrock B360M Pro4

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L’Asrock B360M Pro4

 

As for the price of the B360, the Asrock card offers great value for money, although at $ 85 I had hoped these cheap Intel Coffee Lake cards were priced a little more competitively.
The Asrock B360M Pro4 stands out from any other B360 card currently available. What we get with the Asrock B360M Pro4 is a well-structured motherboard, with all the features we could hope for in this price range, plus the peripheral also offers a great design. The board has a solid 45 amp VRM on a high density PCB. Asrock advertises support for up to 95-watt processors, so you shouldn’t have a problem getting the most out of a Core i7-8700 too.
The real benefit is the fact that the card packs four DIMM slots, making future memory upgrades much cheaper. Of course we have a decent sound and network card for the price range, with six 6Gb SATA ports and a pair of M.2 slots. Overall the Asrock B360M Pro4 is a very good quality B360 motherboard that cannot be beaten at this price point.

Full size ATX+

If you’re looking for a full-sized ATX card, there are just two budget options in the B360 range: Asrock B360 Pro4 and MSI B360-A PRO. Both made with excellent workmanship, although the Asrock model is slightly cheaper and better equipped, so it is the best choice.
As you might expect, the Asrock B360 Pro4 is basically the ATX version of the MicroATX model, so unless there is a need for a larger form factor, you might as well purchase the MicroATX version. This model costs around € 10 more, and apart from a cooler for the larger chipset, you won’t get any other extras except for another PCIe x1 slot

Asus TUF B360M-E Gaming

The Asus TUF B360M-E Gaming is another quality MicroATX B360 motherboard, albeit hardly comparable to the model seen previously. In fact, you immediately notice the lack of two DIMM slots, having only two slots means that the upgrade from 8 GB to 16 GB of RAM will be much more expensive.
Double M.2 for SSD
Equipped with M.2 slot which supports both SATA3 6Gb / s interface and PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 which pushes the data transfer rate up to 32Gb / s and is
compatible with ASRock’s U.2 kit for installing some of the fastest U in the world .2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD.