Powered by AMD B450 chipset, this motherboard supports up to 2nd generation AMD Ryzen processors of up to eight cores. This board looks great, featuring a camouflage-themed PCB, aggressive-looking heatsinks, and has onboard LED lighting that supports full spectrum of RGB colors with various effects, and can synchronize with other devices enabled with ASRock Polychrome. More than a pretty face, this B450 Steel Legend has quad DIMM slots supporting DDR4 3533+ (OC), two PCI-E x16 slots ready for AMD Quad CrossFireX, two M.2 slots, and two USB 3.1 Gen2 ports (rear Type-A + Type-C), so you have all essentials needed to build your new powerhouse. Moreover, this board is also constructed to be tough, with Super Alloy components, Full Spike Protection, and a PCI-E x16 slot covered by steel plate for better strength and less EMI.
If you're looking for a solid, budget-friendly yet feature-rich foundation for your dream system, look no further than ASRock B450 Steel Legend.
- AMD AM4 Socket
- Supports DDR4 3533+ (OC)
- 2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x PCIe 2.0 x1
- AMD Quad CrossFireX™
- Graphics Output: DisplayPort and HDMI
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec), Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 6x SATA3, 1x Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4), 1x M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x2 and SATA3)
- 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Rear Type-A + C)
- 6x USB 3.1 Gen1 (2 Front and 4 Rear)
- Realtek Gigabit LAN
- Ultra USB Power
- 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps
- Gold Audio Jacks
- Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- AMD AM4 Socket Supports 105W Water Cooling Digi Power Premium 60A Power Choke Nichicon 12K Black Caps
- Dual M.2 Sockets
- PCI-E Steel Slot
- Built-in Addressable LED ARGB Header RGB Header
Steel Legend represents the philosophical state of rock-solid durability and irresistible aesthetics. Built around the most demanding specs and features, the Steel Legend series aims at daily users and mainstream enthusiasts! Providing a strong array of materials/components to ensure a stable and reliable performance, these motherboards fulfill every task with style!
Steel Legend motherboards deliver stunning performance and superior aesthetics to rule your own colorful lighting way! ASRock offers highly comprehensive control to smoothly utilize the built-in RGB LEDs or connected LED strips, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and any other compatible RGB devices. Devices can be synchronized across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified line of accessories as well.
The addressable RGB LED header supports a WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip (5V/Data/GND) with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V) and a max of 80 LEDs with a length up to 2 meters.
The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strips (12V/G/R/B) with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V) and lengths within 2 meters.
Dual M.2 for SSDs That Supports Type 22110 M.2
The B450 houses two of the world's fastest M.2 slots. One slot delivers up to PCIe Gen3 x4 32Gbps transfer speed, the other one supports PCIe Gen3 x2 & SATA3 6Gbps mode.
Good M.2 SSD protection is important for longevity and stability. ASRock has provided a complete M.2 armor solution on the B450 platform that makes SSDs run perfectly at low temperatures.
This motherboard has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 ports built on the rear I/O to support next-generation USB 3.1 Gen2 devices while delivering up to 10 Gbps data-transfer rates.USB 3.1 Gen2 doubles the data transfer rate!
ULTRA STABLE POWER
The +5V voltage on these motherboards is transferred from the +12V, supplying enough current to USB devices without dropping voltage directly from the PSU.
Protect your mouse and keyboard against static electricity. This especially lowers the chances of USB mouse lag or stuttering.
The USB speaker is best connected via Ultra USB Power ports to execute a pure current while offering high audio quality without distortion.
This motherboard has been made with 2 ounces of copper inner layers. The copper materials for PCB layers were carefully selected to deliver lower temperatures and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.
ASRock's premium 60A power chokes effectively make the saturation current up to three times better, thus providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.
The advanced PCI-E steel slot packed with a solid cover prevents any signal interference with graphics cards. It also ensures that heavy graphics cards can be safely installed in the PCI-E slot.
Extra-large, aluminum-alloy heat sinks effectively take away heat from the MOSFET and chipset so that your whole system may perform more stably.
Compared to traditional chokes, ASRock's premium 60A power chokes effectively make the saturation current up to three times better, thus providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.
Supreme 12K black capacitors with lifespans of at least 12,000 hours. Compared to other counterparts on high-end motherboards that merely have lifespans of around 10,000 hours, ASRock applied Nichicon 12K Black Caps that offer 20% longer lifespans and provide more stability and reliability.
A newly designed protective cover for all of the crucial parts near the motherboard's rear I/O serve to protect the motherboard from damage by static electricity.
The new Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid quality and gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch.
The motherboard's High Density Glass Fabric PCB design reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.
Using only carefully selected copper materials for PCB layers, the 2oz Copper PCB delivers lower temperatures and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.
Some sensitive digital components on the motherboard are vulnerable to power surges, the excessive current may cause your system to malfunction immediately. ASRock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboard's components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.
The ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can also easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
|Model||B450 Steel Legend|
|CPU Socket Type||AM4|
|CPU Type||Ryzen Series|
|Chipset||AMD Promontory B450|
|Audio Chipset||Realtek ALC892/897 Audio Codec|
|Audio Channels||7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection
Supports Surge Protection
|LAN Chipset||Realtek RTL8111H|
|Max LAN Speed||10/100/1000Mbps|
|Back I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)*
1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
* Ultra USB Power is supported on USB3_34 ports.
* ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_34 ports.
|Onboard USB||2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
|Other Connectors||1 x COM Port Header
1 x TPM Header
1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
1 x RGB LED Header*
1 x Addressable LED Header**
1 x AMD Fan LED Header***
1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)****
1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)*****
3 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)******
1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
* Supports in total up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip.
** Supports in total up to 5V/3A, 15W 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.
***** The CPU/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.
****** The Chassis/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.
****** CPU_FAN2/WP, CHA_FAN1/WP, CHA_FAN2/WP and CHA_FAN3/WP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.
|Dimensions (W x L)||12.0" x 9.6"|
|Power Pin||1 x 24-pin ATX Power Connector
1 x 8-pin 12V Power Connector
|Date First Available||February 28, 2019|