Tweaktown released an indept review regarding the Asrock X370 Pro 4 motherboard. The Asrock X370 Pro 4 is specifically designed for AMD’s Raven Ridge APU’s, including the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G. Both cpu’s feature integrated GPU’s in the form of Vega 8 and Vega 11. Turning the motherboard on its side reveals the i/o panel giving you three display outputs, DVI, VGA and HDMI but no displayport.

We learned that Raven Ridge cpu’s only support up to 8x PCI-E, so why on earth has Asrock decided to develop a luxury X370 motherboard,  crippled by the cpu in the first place?

First, the Asrock X370 Pro 4 also provides support for Ryzen 3, 5 and Ryzen 7 cpu’s.  Secondly, the VRM of this specific board is relatively robust compared to other lower end B350 AM4 motherboards, offering a 6+3 phase power delivery. Furthermore, we find two M.2. slots (one only SATA-600) and two RGB fan headers. In the audio department we find an ALC892 chip which is okay, but not more than that.

For only € 105,00 you will get your hands on a motherboard that accepts every Am4 cpu on the market today. Blessed with a good VRM and all the basic features you need, except for USB 3.1 gen 2. and onboard RGB. Combining the Asrock X370 Pro 4 with for example a Ryzen 5 2400G, provides an exceptionally long upgrade path. In the end you could be rocking a  Ryzen 7 2700X with Crossfire Vega 64’s without ever having to change the motherboard. Just think about that 🙂

  • Unique Feature
    ASRock Super Alloy
    – Premium Power Choke
    – Sapphire Black PCB
    – High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    – 2oz Copper PCB
    ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4)
    ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
    ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
  • CPU
    – Supports AMD Socket AM4 A-Series APUs (Bristol Ridge) and Ryzen Series CPUs (Summit Ridge and Raven Ridge)
    – Digi Power design
    – 9 Power Phase design
    – Supports 95W Air Cooling
  • Chipset
    – AMD Promontory X370
  • Memory
    – Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
    – 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
    – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Summit Ridge) support DDR4 3200+(OC) / 2933(OC) / 2667/2400/2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
    – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Raven Ridge) support DDR4 3200+(OC)/2933(OC)/2667/2400/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
    – AMD 7th Gen A-Series APUs support DDR4 2400/2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
    – Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB**
    – 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots

    *Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock’s website for more information.
    Please refer to below table for DDR4 UDIMM maximum frequency support.

    A-Series APUs:

    UDIMM Memory Slot Frequency(MHZ)
    A1 A2 B1 B2
    SR 2400
    DR 2400
    SR SR 2400
    DR DR 2133
    SR SR SR SR 1866
    SR/DR DR SR/DR DR 1866

    Ryzen Series CPUs:

    UDIMM Memory Slot Frequency(MHZ)
    A1 A2 B1 B2
    SR 2667
    DR 2667
    SR SR 2667
    DR DR 2400-2667
    SR SR SR SR 2133-2400
    SR/DR DR SR/DR DR 1866-2133

    SR: Single rank DIMM, 1Rx4 or 1Rx8 on DIMM module label
    DR: Dual rank DIMM, 2Rx4 or 2Rx8 on DIMM module label

    **Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.

  • BIOS
    – 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
    – Supports “Plug and Play”
    – ACPI 5.1 compliance wake up events
    – Supports jumperfree
    – SMBIOS 2.3 support
    – DRAM Voltage multi-adjustment
  • Graphics
    – Integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega Series Graphics in Ryzen Series APU*
    – Integrated AMD Radeon™ R-Series Graphics in A-series APU*
    – DirectX 12, Pixel Shader 5.0
    – Max. shared memory 2GB
    – Three graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
    – Supports Triple Monitor
    – Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2160) @ 24Hz / (3840×2160) @ 30Hz
    – Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
    – Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
    – Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
    – Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
    – Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D and HDMI Ports

    *Actual support may vary by CPU
  • Audio
    – 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)*
    – Premium Blu-ray Audio support
    – Supports Surge Protection
    – ELNA Audio Caps

    *To configure 7.1 CH HD Audio, it is required to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
  • LAN
    – PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
    – Realtek RTL8111GR
    – Supports Wake-On-LAN
    – Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    – Supports LAN Cable Detection
    – Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    – Supports PXE
  • Slots
    AMD Ryzen series CPUs
    – 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (single at x16 (PCIE2); dual at x16 (PCIE2) / x4 (PCIE4))*
    AMD 7th A-Series APUs/ Raven Ridge CPUs
    – 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (single at x8 (PCIE2); dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x2 (PCIE4))*
    – 4 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots
    – Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™**

    *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
    If M2_1 is occupied, PCIE4 will be disabled.

    **This feature is only supported with Ryzen Series CPUs (Summit Ridge and Raven Ridge).

  • Storage
    – 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug*
    – 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    – 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2242/2260/2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s) (with Ryzen Series CPU) or Gen3 x2 (16 Gb/s) (with A-Series APU)**
    – 1 x M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module

    *M2_2 and SATA3_3 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the other one will be disabled.

    **If M2_1 is occupied, PCIE4 will be disabled.
    Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
    Supports ASRock U.2 Kit

  • Connector
    – 1 x COM Port Header
    – 1 x TPM Header
    – 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
    – 1 x RGB LED Header*
    – 1 x AMD Fan LED Header**
    – 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)***
    – 3 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)****
    – 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
    – 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
    – 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
    – 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)

    *Supports in total up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip

    **The AMD Fan LED Header supports LED strips of maximum load of 3A (36W) and length up to 2.5M.

    ***The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.

    ****CHA_FAN2 and CHA_FAN3 can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.

  • Rear Panel I/O
    – 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
    – 1 x D-Sub Port
    – 1 x DVI-D Port
    – 1 x HDMI Port
    – 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Port (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 5 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    – HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
  • Software and UEFI
    – ASRock A-Tuning
    – ASRock RGB LED
    – ASRock XFast LAN
    – ASRock Full HD UEFI
    – ASRock Instant Flash
    – ASRock Internet Flash
    – ASRock Easy RAID Installer

    *These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
  • Support CD
    – Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
  • Accessories
    – Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
    – 2 x SATA Data Cables
    – 2 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
  • Hardware Monitor
    – CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
    – CPU/Chassis Fan Tachometer
    – CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan
    – CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
    – Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
  • Form Factor
    – ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.8-in, 30.5 cm x 22.4 cm
    – Solid Capacitor design
  • OS
    – Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Certifications
    – FCC, CE
    – ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

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