Product Comparison: MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX vs ASRock B450 Steel Legend


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
ASRock
Model
B450 GAMING PLUS MAX
B450 Steel Legend
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
The ASRock B450 Steel Legend is based on the AMD B450 chipset and supports AMD processors for the AM4 socket It has four DDR4 slots for up to 64 GB of RAM Other features of the B450 Steel Legend include a CPU-dependent graphics solution.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
AM4
AM4
Chipset
AMD B450
AMD Promontory B450
Supported Processors
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
AMD Radeon Vega Series
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard
  • The look of this board is awesome, it's minimal and clean. Good form factor.
  • Board is clean. Form factor is well.
  • This motherboard was great for my build. Good form factor for my case.
  • Good motherboard does it's job. Good chipset.
  • Great motherboard for my needs (gaming and general use pc). Great form factor.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.61 in.
9.61 in.
Depth
2.12 in.
2.99 in.
Weight
2.64 lbs.
1.1 lbs.

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 Steel Legend

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 Steel Legend

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 Steel Legend

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 Steel Legend

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

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 Steel Legend

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 Steel Legend

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 Steel Legend

What customers say about "Memory"
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.
ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard
  • Everything just works, recognized my memory. Good slot.
  • Worked out of the box. Good memory speed.
  • Board works as expected. Memory speed is awesome.
  • Excellent, no problems. 4 memory slots.
  • Very bad memory support. Slots are not working.
Connectivity
PCI
6
10
PCI-E
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x PCIe 3.0 x1
6x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x PCIe 2.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
4x USB 3.2 Gen1, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2, 6x USB 2.0
2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 4x USB 3.1 Gen1
SATA
6
6
Other Interfaces
M.2, PS/2, DVI-D port, RJ-45, 6x audio jacks, Serial port connector
Ultra M.2, M.2, RJ-45, PS/2, Optical S/PDIF out, 5x audio jacks

MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAX

ASRock B450 Steel Legend

What customers say about "Connectivity"
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.
ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard
  • It's very nice and flashy, installation was fairly easy.
  • Everything is super easy to install though.
  • Amazing product easy to install and has nice rgb. Would recommend to anyone!
  • I really enjoy this motherboard, it was easy to setup everything onto it!
  • Easy ROG bios and quick setup. Easy install.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC892
Realtek ALC892
Additional Accessories Included
Driver disk, 2x SATA cable
I/O Shield, 2x SATA cable, 2x M.2 Screw, M.2 standoff
Extras
AMD Turbo USB 3.2 Gen2, Turbo M.2, Flash BIOS Button, Audio Boost, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost, Multi-GPU, EZ Debug LED
M.2 Armors, 2oz Copper PCB, Antistatic shield, Pure audio quality, Ultra stable power, PCIe steel slot
What customers say about "Features"
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.
ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard
  • Nice looking board with the features to match the aesthetic.
  • The aesthetic is awesome too, and the RGB feature can be adapted in any way you wish.
  • Great easy feature to adjust the lights etc.
  • However, if you are expecting more premium features from this board, you should look elsewhere.
  • My only qualm is that that RGB software for ASRock is a bit archaeric.
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
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer


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