Product Comparison: ASRock B450M PRO4 vs MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX


General Specifications
Brand
ASRock
MSI
Model
B450M PRO4
B450M PRO-VDH MAX
Origin
China
China
About the Product
This motherboard uses a next generation Hybrid Digi Power design to bring precise control and smooth power. With the ensured efficient and clean power delivery to the CPU, the stability and lifespan of motherboard is also greatly enhanced.
MSI motherboards feature all the latest solution for enthusiast gamers and prosumers. CPU and memory enhancement and fast storage and USB transfer speed are ready to be on the battlefield.
Key Specs
Form Factor
Micro ATX
Micro ATX
Socket
AM4
AM4
Chipset
AMD Promontory B450
AMD B450
Supported Processors
Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASRock B450M PRO4 AM4 M-ATX Motherboard
  • Main 2700 runs on 4.2 GHz with the board my RAM running on 3200 mhz it runs better than on my x470 motherboard.
  • Installing the board is easy, so is putting in the CPU, GPU, RAM and connectors.
  • Compatibility with AMD Store MI, which allows you create your own SSD/standard drive hybrid storage solution.
  • Excellent overclocking bios. RAM and CPU overclocking easy to do, and VRM heatsinks are up to the task.
  • You can flash the bios and enable the latest 3000 series Ryzen to run on this. Say you are on a 2600, you could move up to as high as a 3900X without a full motherboard transplant.
MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX M-ATX Motherboard
  • My new computer (AMD Ryzen 5 2600x, radeon rx vega 56, 16GB Corsair memory) was wonderfully built with this motherboard.
  • Excellent motherboard, I mounted it on a ryzen 5 3600, it seems great.
  • Good motherboard mounted with a Ryzen 5 3600 and a super gtx 1660.
  • The BIOS is very easy to use and performs OC automatically.
  • Really nice board paired with a 3600 everything installed first time, xmp was a breeze setting my ram to 3200 and worked straight.
Size & Weight
Height
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
1.57 in.
1.18 in.
Weight
1.1 lbs.
1.52 lbs.

ASRock B450M PRO4

MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX

ASRock B450M PRO4

MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX

ASRock B450M PRO4

MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX

ASRock B450M PRO4

MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
3200 MHz
3866 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
128 GB

ASRock B450M PRO4

MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX

ASRock B450M PRO4

MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX

ASRock B450M PRO4

MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX

What customers say about "Memory"
ASRock B450M PRO4 AM4 M-ATX Motherboard
  • It's great have to 4 memory slots and 2 M.2 slots.
  • I have 16 GB RAM installed and an Xubuntu 18 OS installed on it. And it perfect work.
  • Recognized immediately the 3000mhz memory of the corsair lpx c15.
  • It has 4 RAM slots. Rather less common for such a small board.
  • Nicely laid out board, and nice to look at. 4 RAM slots.
MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX M-ATX Motherboard
  • It has 4 slots for RAM memory, which is not a small feature for a mATX motherboard.
  • This board can support high RAM speeds and works with most AMD Ryzen CPUs. The bios is simple and easy to navigate.
  • Great motherboard, very easy to install everything and it's all in great positions to get your cable management sorted. And has great performance of memory.
  • It supports upto really high speeds of ram. And has 4 memory slots.
  • Sometimes loses RAM clock and does not let me install Deepin Linux on disk.
Connectivity
PCI
3
3
PCI-E
2x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16, PCIe 2.0 x1
PCIe 3.0 x16, 2x PCIe 2.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
6x USB 3.1 Gen1, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 6x USB 2.0
8x USB 2.0, 6x USB 3.2 Gen1
SATA
4
4
Other Interfaces
Ultra M.2, M.2, PS/2, VGA, DVI-D, RJ-45, 3x audio jacks
Serial port connector, PS/2, VGA, RJ-45, DVI-D, 3x audio jacks, M.2

ASRock B450M PRO4

MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX

What customers say about "Connectivity"
ASRock B450M PRO4 AM4 M-ATX Motherboard
  • 3 video outputs: coupled to a 2400g (or other APU), allows you to connect 2 monitors and maybe a projector to watch a movie without disconnecting and reattaching cables.
  • A beautiful USB Type-C, to connect many devices and charge them quickly.
  • There are 2 x M2 for SSD, I am more than satisfied with Asrock and this motherboard.
  • Working on the board wasn't hard, it's layout is good and the SATA ports are thankfully at right angle to the board face.
  • The I/O cover is not sturdy at all, and it gave me a problem with one of the hooks stuck in the HDMI port.
MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX M-ATX Motherboard
  • Has all the connectors you need, M.2 is also on board.
  • It has plenty of connections, lots of fan ports, USB ports, sata ports, etc.
  • Everything is labeled and the connections are placed well.
  • Has very few SATA connectors which are partly still stupid.
  • It's just the m.2 slot and WiFi card slot is to close to the gpu slot in my opinion.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC892
Realtek ALC892
Additional Accessories Included
Driver disk, I/O Shield, 2x SATA cable, 2x M.2 Screw
I/O Shield, 2x SATA cable, Driver disk
Extras
ASRock Super Alloy, Premium 42A Power Choke, Sapphire Black PCB, High Density Glass Fabric PCB, 2oz Copper PCB, ASRock Full Spike Protection, ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
DDR4 Boost, Audio Boost, Turbo M.2, EZ Debug LED, Core Boost, PCI-E Steel Armor
What customers say about "Features"
ASRock B450M PRO4 AM4 M-ATX Motherboard
  • Excellent motherboard, paid a little too much but now it is at a decent price.
  • 3 stages VRM video: if you use an APU, any overclocking will be better managed in the video compartment.
  • The board comes well packaged, with all the necessary bits.
  • Excellent sound chip with some high quality chokes.
  • It's small size. High surface area vrm heatsinks.
MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX M-ATX Motherboard
  • The installation was straightforward, even for a beginner.
  • The motherboard looks great: very beautiful aesthetically and small the right point.
  • Works right out of the box on ryzen gen 3 processors which is great.
  • Easy to install as an upgrade to my old pc, no problems with installation. Worked first time.
  • I am very pleased with this motherboard and I recommend it.
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
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