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ASRock B150M Pro4S

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ASRock B150M Pro4S review: specs and price

ASRock B150M Pro4S
ASRock B150M Pro4S

Why is ASRock B150M Pro4S better than the average?

  • RAM speed
    2133MHzvs2005.44MHz
  • SATA 3 connectors
    6vs5.64
  • Maximum memory size
    64GBvs51.14GB
  • Warranty period
    3vs2.99
  • Audio channels
    8vs7.6
  • DVI outputs
    1vs0.58
  • Width
    244mmvs275.86mm
  • Multi-GPU
    4vs3.01

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General info

1.Supports USB charging boost
ASRock B150M Pro4S

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.

2.height

244mm

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170mm

3.warranty period

3

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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4.CPU sockets

1

The motherboard has more CPU sockets. Multiple CPUs are typically used in servers.

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5.multi-GPU

4

The number of GPUs supported when using a multi-GPU configuration. Using more than one GPU in parallel can give increased performance.

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6.width

244mm

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170mm

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Memory

1.RAM speed

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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2.memory channels

2

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.

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3.memory slots

4

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.

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4.maximum memory size

64GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

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1024GB

5.Supports ECC memory
ASRock B150M Pro4S

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

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Connectors

1.fan headers

3

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.

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2.USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

2

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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3.has a HDMI output
ASRock B150M Pro4S

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

4.SATA 3 connectors

6

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.

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5.USB 3.0 ports

4

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

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6.USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

2

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.

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Expansion slots

1.PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

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PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.

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2.PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

2

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.

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3.PCI slots

0

PCI slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. PCI has been superseded by PCI Express which offers faster data transfer rates, but many cards today still use PCI.

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Audio

1.Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

95dB

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.

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2.audio connectors

3

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.

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3.audio channels

8

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.

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