ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 Motherboard Review
Peter Donnell / 3 months ago
ASRock Z370 Extreme 4
Have you checked out our reviews of the new 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8400 and the i7-8700K? If that’s a CPU you want in your next system build, then you’ll be needing the new Z370 motherboards! Today we’ve got the latest ASRock Extreme 4 motherboard, which comes packed full of features that are sure to appeal to system builders and PC gamers alike.
Featuring a durable design that implements a 12 Power Phase Digital PWM design, robust motherboard cooling and more, the Extreme 4 promises to be a powerhouse for the new Intel CPUs. Allowing for high overclocks and improved stability on your memory, PCIe devices, and the CPU. Even better, it looks set to do so without breaking the bank.
“The improved power phase design offers smooth power delivery to the more powerful 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, providing unmatched overclocking capabilities, lower temperature for advanced gamers, and reinforced system stability for taking on all sorts of arduous computing tasks.” – ASRock
If high-end overclocking isn’t all you’re after, you’ll also find room for multiple graphics card, exceptional onboard audio thanks to Realtek and DTS Connect, a huge amount of storage options including M.2 and Optane, as well as Gigabit LAN. Oh, and it has RGB lighting, but show me something that doesn’t these days; love it or hate it, it’s here to stay.
- Supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151)
- Digital PWM, 12 Power Phase
- Supports DDR4 4333+(OC)
- 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
- NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
- Graphics Output Options : HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
Supports Purity Sound™ 4 & DTS Connect
- 8 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
- 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C)
9 USB 3.1 Gen1 (1 Front Type-C, 4 Front Type-A, 4 Rear)
- Intel® Gigabit LAN
- ASRock RGB LED
- Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
Other nice features include the powerful 12 Phase design, with high-performance chokes, Dual-Stack MOSFET and Combo Caps, allowing you to hit high overclocks with increased stability and reliability.
Check out the video from ASRock below, showing off some of the cool features on this motherboard. Bonus, they’ve got a video showing off their cool RGB LED lighting features too!
RGB LED Lighting
What’s in the Box?
There’s not a lot of extras in the box, just the usual paperwork, and a CD. You’ll also get a few SATA cables, SLI bridge, and backplate, but again, it’s all fairly standard stuff.