The ASRock B450M-HDV is a motherboard that offers several unique features and supports various AMD processors. It belongs to the ASRock Super Alloy series and includes High Density Glass Fabric PCB and Sapphire Black PCB for enhanced durability. It also features ASRock Ultra M.2 for high-speed storage options and Full Spike Protection for USB, audio, and LAN ports.
The motherboard supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen processors, including Ryzen 2000, 3000, 4000 G-Series, 5000, and 5000 G-Series Desktop Processors. It has a Digi Power design and can support CPUs with a power consumption of up to 105W.
The chipset used in the motherboard is AMD Promontory B450. It supports Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology and has two DDR4 DIMM slots. The supported memory configurations vary depending on the CPU being used, with different Ryzen series CPUs and APUs supporting different memory speeds and types. The maximum capacity of system memory is 64GB, and it also supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules. The DIMM slots have 15μ Gold Contacts for improved reliability.
The motherboard has a 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support and offers various features such as “Plug and Play,” ACPI 5.1 compliance wake-up events, jumperless setup, and support for SMBIOS 2.3. It also includes graphics capabilities with integrated AMD Radeon Vega Series Graphics in Ryzen series APUs. It supports multiple display outputs, including D-Sub, DVI-D, and HDMI, and can handle resolutions up to 4K.
For audio, the motherboard features 7.1 CH HD Audio with the Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec, providing high-quality sound. It also includes surge protection and ELNA audio caps for enhanced audio performance.
In terms of connectivity, the motherboard has a PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN port with the Realtek RTL8111H controller, supporting Wake-On-LAN, Lightning/ESD protection, Energy Efficient Ethernet, and PXE.
Expansion slots include one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, which operates at x16 mode for certain Ryzen series CPUs and at x8 or x4 mode for others, depending on the model. There is also a PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot.
The storage options on the motherboard include four SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors for traditional hard drives and SSDs, with support for RAID 0, 1, 10, NCQ, AHCI, and Hot Plug. Additionally, there is an Ultra M.2 socket that supports both SATA3 and PCI Express Gen3 x4 modules for high-speed M.2 storage devices.
The motherboard provides various connectors for additional peripherals, including USB headers, a print port header, a COM port header, a TPM header, and fan connectors for CPU, chassis, and water pump. It also includes multiple USB ports, PS/2 mouse/keyboard port, audio jacks, and an RJ-45 LAN port on the rear panel.
The ASRock B450M HDV comes with software utilities such as ASRock A-Tuning and ASRock XFast LAN, along with a user-friendly UEFI BIOS interface. It also offers hardware monitoring capabilities for temperature, fan speeds, and voltage.
The motherboard has a Micro ATX form factor with dimensions of 9.1 inches x 8.1 inches (23.1 cm x 20.6 cm) and features a solid capacitor design for improved stability and longevity.