The ASRock AB350M HDV motherboard is equipped with several unique features, including ASRock Super Alloy with High Density Glass Fabric PCB and Sapphire Black PCB for enhanced durability. It also features ASRock Ultra M.2 for high-speed storage connectivity, ASRock Full Spike Protection for safeguarding USB, audio, and LAN ports, and ASRock Live Update & APP Shop for easy software management.
In terms of CPU support, the motherboard is compatible with AMD Socket AM4 A-Series APUs (Bristol Ridge) and Ryzen Series CPUs (Matisse, Picasso, Summit Ridge, Raven Ridge, and Pinnacle Ridge). It incorporates a Digi Power design and a 7 Power Phase design, supporting CPUs with a maximum power rating of 65W.
The chipset used is AMD Promontory B350, and it supports Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology with two DDR4 DIMM slots. The memory support varies depending on the CPU series, with different speeds and ECC/non-ECC options available.
The motherboard utilizes a 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support, providing a user-friendly interface. It supports features like “Plug and Play,” ACPI 5.1 compliance wake-up events, jumper-free configuration, and multi-adjustment of DRAM voltage.
Graphics capabilities include integrated AMD Radeon Vega Series Graphics in Ryzen Series APUs and integrated AMD Radeon R-Series Graphics in A-Series APUs. The motherboard offers multiple graphics output options, including D-Sub, DVI-D, and HDMI, supporting resolutions up to 4K. It also supports triple monitor setups and features various display-related technologies such as Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color, and HDCP.
For audio, the motherboard incorporates a 7.1 CH HD Audio with the Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec, providing high-quality sound output. It also supports surge protection and features ELNA Audio Caps for improved audio performance.
In terms of networking, the motherboard includes a PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN port with the Realtek RTL8111GR controller. It supports Wake-On-LAN, Lightning/ESD Protection, LAN Cable Detection, Energy Efficient Ethernet, and PXE.
Expansion slots on the motherboard include PCI Express x16 slots with different modes depending on the CPU series, along with a PCI Express x1 slot.
For storage, it offers four SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors with support for RAID configurations, NCQ, AHCI, and Hot Plug. Additionally, it provides an Ultra M.2 Socket, accommodating both M Key type 2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s modules and M.2 PCI Express modules up to Gen3 x4 or Gen3 x2, depending on the CPU/APU series.
The motherboard includes various connectors for peripherals and internal components, such as a Print Port Header, COM Port Header, TPM Header, Chassis Intrusion, and Speaker Header, CPU Fan Connector, Chassis Fan Connectors, ATX Power Connector, USB Headers, and Front Panel Audio Connector.
The rear panel I/O section features a PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port, D-Sub Port, DVI-D Port, HDMI Port, USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports, RJ-45 LAN Port, and HD Audio Jacks for line-in, front speaker, and microphone.
Software and UEFI offerings include ASRock A-Tuning, ASRock APP Charger, ASRock XFast LAN for software management, and ASRock Full HD UEFI, ASRock Instant Flash, and ASRock Easy RAID Installer for UEFI functionality. The motherboard also provides hardware monitoring capabilities for temperature, fan speed, case open detection, and voltage levels.
In terms of form factor, the ASRock AB350M HDV motherboard is a Micro ATX board with dimensions of 9.1 inches x 8.1 inches (23.1 cm x 20.6 cm). It features a solid capacitor design for enhanced stability and durability.