ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP Motherboard
Moving away from the bundle and onto the board you can see we've got a fairly plain setup. We've got that typical brown colored PCB which isn't very sexy and you can see a fairly bland heatsink setup. We'll look at this closer in just a moment.
Moving in closer to the board we can see the expansion slot side of things. While we have two PCIe x16 slots, the H77 chipset can't split the x16 slot into an x8/x8 configuration. What this means is that this dual slot PCIe x16 setup comes in at x16 / x4. While CrossFire is on offer, if you really wanted to make use of it, I say spend the money on a more expensive Z77 board, so that you can at least get x8 / x8.
Alongside the two x16 PCIe slots you can see the far left gives us a single PCIe x1 slot and three legacy PCI slots. It's not the greatest expansion slot setup with a lot of older legacy PCI slots on offer. With less PCIe lanes to play with, though, this is about all we could expect ASRock to come up with here.
Heading across the bottom of the board we continue with a fairly simple setup. We've got HD Audio, COM1 and USB 2.0 headers along with a few fan headers and the main front panel header.
As we turn the corner you can see our fairly standard SATA setup with a total of six SATA ports being present. We've got four black ones which are SATA II and two grey ones which are SATA III. All six of these ports run off the Intel H77 chipset.
As we head to the top half of the board you can see a further two SATA ports in a slightly unusual position. These are two more SATA III ports that operate off the ASMedia ASM1061 controller. Above you can see a USB 3.0 header while to the right you can see the main 24-pin ATX power connector. Above that we've got four DIMM slots which support up to 32GB of DDR3 with speeds ranging from 1066MHz DDR to 1600MHz DDR.
As we head around to the CPU area you can see the 8-pin CPU connector at the top of the board with a fan header next to it. As we move back a bit to look at the CPU area you can see not much at all is going on. We've got a small heatsink across the top of the board, but apart from that, nothing much else.
Finally we finish off with the I/O side of things and starting from the left you can see a PS/2 port along with six USB 2.0 ports. We've got a DVI-D, VGA and HDMI connector for video out along with two USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit networking via the Realtek RTL8111E controller. Finally we finish off with five auxiliary connectors and an optical out which run off the Realtek ALC892.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Battlegrounds on Xbox One X: 30-40FPS with 100 in server
- Full PC with AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper starts at just $1699
- AMD Ryzen 5 2500U spotted, new APU rocks Vega GPU tech
- AMD Radeon RX Vega could be priced at up to $850
- Ryzen ThreadRipper delidded: half its CPU dies disabled
- Fnatic Gear RUSH G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
- Asrock A88M-G/3.1 + A10-7860K = freezes in the idle state
- ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 Dual 3G: Mid-Range On The Cheap
- AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPU Review
- Lian-Li PC-O5SW...Watercooling and dimensions
- Toshiba introduces TR200 SATA retail SSD series with 64-layer 3D flash memory
- Need for Speed Payback takes cars from scrap to stock to supercar in new trailer
- Visbit releases Unity SDK and web VR player for its all-in-one VR streaming service, bringing high quality VR streaming to the masses
- GWENT Gamescom 2017 tournament announced
- Toshiba NVMe SSDs now available with Lenovo's new ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers