Product Comparison: ASRock B450 PRO4 vs MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX


General Specifications
Brand
ASRock
MSI
Model
B450 PRO4
B450 GAMING PLUS MAX
Origin
China
China
About the Product
ASRock ATX Motherboard. Pure black PCB appearance. Using only carefully selected copper materials for PCB layers. Complete with all three types of most used connectors. ASRock applied solid capacitors on this motherboard.
Satisfying gamers with what they really need, B450 GAMING PLUS MAX is equipped with Core boost, Turbo M.2, DDR4 Boost, USB 3.2 Gen2 Connector.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
AM4
AM4
Chipset
AMD Promontory B450
AMD B450
Supported Processors
AMD Radeon Vega Series
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASRock B450 PRO4 ATX Motherboard
  • Looks great. Good form factor.
  • It's great so far, I've been pushing it little by little while gaming. Great processor and form factor.
  • Physically solid board. Nice layout. Awesome form factor for my case.
  • No issues, works great out of the Box with AMD Chips.
  • Based on AM4 socket. Reputation for stability, upgradability.
MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX ATX Motherboard
  • It is equipped with PCI slot Express 3.0 x16, so not the fastest standard (4.0 currently), however even installing a third generation Ryzen, which supports PCIe 4.0, there is backward compatibility.
  • It works perfectly on a 3600x AMD receives BIOS updates in no time.
  • Excellent motherboard socket to mount a ryzen 5 2600, the card looks very good aesthetically and not for nothing the idea of being cheap.
  • When I restart times it can sometimes happen that you simply black image has.
  • Mainboard looks good, but unfortunately has some problems booting is unstable, takes too long.
Size & Weight
Height
12.01 in.
12 in.
Width
8.82 in.
9.61 in.
Depth
1.57 in.
2.12 in.
Weight
1.1 lbs.
2.64 lbs.

ASRock B450 PRO4

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 PRO4

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 PRO4

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 PRO4

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
3200 MHz
4133 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
128 GB

ASRock B450 PRO4

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 PRO4

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 PRO4

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

What customers say about "Memory"
ASRock B450 PRO4 ATX Motherboard
  • 4 memory slots, lots of fan headers, I like it.
  • Great Memory/RAM support.
  • Rock solid stability. Good memory slots.
  • The memory slots are useless if not populated correctly.
  • My memory chips did not work on dimms A1 AND B1, due to memory chips clocks being too fast.
MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX ATX Motherboard
  • I like that it supports four dual-channel DDR4 memory slots, with maximum frequency depending on the installed CPU.
  • The card supports RAM up to 4133 (OC) MHz hard has USB sockets of type 3.1 GEN 2 in addition to HDMI and VGA as it also supports ryzen with integrated Vega graphics.
  • Motherboard is really good. It works out-of-the-box with Ryzen 3000. And has great speed of memory.
  • Overclocks well both ram and cpu and it has pretty much every feature you need.
  • It supports faster RAM speeds than the older variant it replaced and has a larger BIOS chip allowing for flashy UEFI features.
Connectivity
PCI
10
6
PCI-E
6x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x PCIe 2.0 x1
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x PCIe 3.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1
4x USB 3.2 Gen1, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 6x USB 2.0
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
Ultra M.2, M.2, PS/2, VGA, DisplayPort 1.2, RJ-45, 3x audio jacks
M.2, PS/2, DVI-D port, RJ-45, 6x audio jacks, Serial port connector

ASRock B450 PRO4

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

What customers say about "Connectivity"
ASRock B450 PRO4 ATX Motherboard
  • No gimmicky plastic I/O port cover obstructing airflow. Good connect.
  • Good amount of USB ports. Numerous fan headers.
  • Plenty of USB, SATA ports, and 2 M.2 slots that is awesome.
  • Easy to install. Fast and easily overclockable with ASUS downloadable software for Windows.
  • Easy to Install. Great Connectivity options.
MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX ATX Motherboard
  • The PCIe 3.0 slot is reinforced with a metal frame to reduce the risk of the weight of the graphics cards.
  • It is equipped with M.2 slot on PCIe 3.0 x4 and 4 SATA 6 Gb/s ports.
  • This board has excellent connection options.
  • Only two ports will work if you install a SSD in the M.2 slot.
  • The board I received had USB chipset errors and had to be returned.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC892
Realtek ALC892
Additional Accessories Included
I/O Shield, 2x SATA cable, 2x M.2 Screw
Driver disk, 2x SATA cable
Extras
Dual M.2 For SSD, Premium Power Choke, Sapphire Black PCB, 2oz Copper PCB, Solid Capacitor Design, ELNA Audio Caps, A-Tuning, Full Spike Protection
AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen2, Turbo M.2, Flash BIOS Button, Audio Boost, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost, Multi-GPU, EZ Debug LED
What customers say about "Features"
ASRock B450 PRO4 ATX Motherboard
  • RGB lights controllable from Windows using included software.
  • Supports Ryzen 5 and 7 processors for future upgrades.
  • Fits comfortably in Mid-tower case with extra room for small liquid cooling rigs.
  • Great features. Looks great.
  • Looks good, had all the features and supported the cpu I bought.
MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX ATX Motherboard
  • The LAN controller is a Realtek 8111H up to 1 Gbps while the built-in audio is provided by a Realtek ALC892 codec up to 7.1 channels
  • Internally provides connectors for 5 4-pin fans (including CPU) and for a pump in the case of liquid cooling systems.
  • It provides two headers for RGB LEDs with 4 pin and 12 V. customizable with the Mystic Light app.
  • Compatible with MSI Mystic Light software for RGB management.
  • Great for my configuration, low price and top features.
Power
Power Connectors
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer


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