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Is Asrock the best AM4 Motherboard?

The Asrock AM4 Motherboard has very good review in Newegg (5/5 egg).
The Gigabyte 3-4/5 egg
The Asus 3/5 egg

We all know the best motherboard manufacturer are Asus and Gigabyte , but why they're getting some bad reviews for their AM4 motherboard? Do you think the Asrock getting very good reviews because it is cheaper?

And now people said the under-rated brand Biostar upgraded the components and they have good quality for their AM4 mobo.

What do you think is the best AM4 motherboard for regular use and overclocking?
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  1. What's your budget?
    Ignore amazon/newegg reviews, they're all over the place.
    The AsRock B350 Pro4 is generally the best value in AM4.
  2. Chugalug_ said:
    What's your budget?
    Ignore amazon/newegg reviews, they're all over the place.
    The AsRock B350 Pro4 is generally the best value in AM4.


    i can afford in GA AB350M GAMING 3 price range
    is asrock b350 pro4 still a better option? does it support crossfire?
  3. Asus and gigabyte are the two biggest motherboard makers by volume, they generally charge more for same features. ASRock tends to offer more features for same price but obviously they ought to cut some quality here and there. It's still nothing major difference though, so if you want best bang for bucks ASRock is generally better. It's all depends on your priority.
  4. BigBoomBoom said:
    Asus and gigabyte are the two biggest motherboard makers by volume, they generally charge more for same features. ASRock tends to offer more features for same price but obviously they ought to cut some quality here and there. It's still nothing major difference though, so if you want best bang for bucks ASRock is generally better. It's all depends on your priority.


    despite all of the features they provide, which one is the most durable? i think durability is the main thing
  5. Durability isn't a key thing, boards are all generally quite durable, although i'd have to say Gigabyte and Asus have the strongest construction from what I can tell handling mobos daily.
    Budget in local currency and local retailers pls.
  6. Personally I prefer ASUS and Gigabyte for better quality build but really if you're after more features at low price, MSI and ASROCK offer more.
  7. Chugalug_ said:
    Durability isn't a key thing, boards are all generally quite durable, although i'd have to say Gigabyte and Asus have the strongest construction from what I can tell handling mobos daily.
    Budget in local currency and local retailers pls.



    BIOSTAR B350ET2 - 82.5 USD
    BIOSTAR B350GT5 -122.5 USD

    AsRock AB350 Pro 4 - 103 USD
    AsRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 - 122 USD

    Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 - 124 USD

    ASUS Prime B350M-A - 127 USD
  8. Chugalug_ said:
    Durability isn't a key thing, boards are all generally quite durable, although i'd have to say Gigabyte and Asus have the strongest construction from what I can tell handling mobos daily.
    Budget in local currency and local retailers pls.


    BigBoomBoom said:
    Personally I prefer ASUS and Gigabyte for better quality build but really if you're after more features at low price, MSI and ASROCK offer more.


    Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 - 125USD

    Asrock AB350 PRO4 - 103USD
    Asrock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 - 122USD

    ASUS Prime B350M-A - 127USD

    BIOSTAR B350ET2 - 82.5 USD
    BIOSTAR B350GT5 - 122.25 USD
  9. Jonathanbp said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Durability isn't a key thing, boards are all generally quite durable, although i'd have to say Gigabyte and Asus have the strongest construction from what I can tell handling mobos daily.
    Budget in local currency and local retailers pls.


    BigBoomBoom said:
    Personally I prefer ASUS and Gigabyte for better quality build but really if you're after more features at low price, MSI and ASROCK offer more.


    Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 - 125USD

    Asrock AB350 PRO4 - 103USD
    Asrock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 - 122USD

    ASUS Prime B350M-A - 127USD

    BIOSTAR B350ET2 - 82.5 USD
    BIOSTAR B350GT5 - 122.25 USD


    Forget the Gigabyte AB350m gaming 3, I wouldnt even waste your money, I think even Gigabyte have given up on it too, just have a look at the website for that board, no bios updates to fix the issues most of these boards had in the beginning.

    Also the ASUS Prime B350m has a lack of VRM heatsinks, not good for temps.

    Presonally I had my best experiences on an MSI B350m Mortar motherboard, not tried a Biostar, but im now currently on an MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon.
  10. Jonathanbp said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    Durability isn't a key thing, boards are all generally quite durable, although i'd have to say Gigabyte and Asus have the strongest construction from what I can tell handling mobos daily.
    Budget in local currency and local retailers pls.



    BIOSTAR B350ET2 - 82.5 USD
    BIOSTAR B350GT5 -122.5 USD

    AsRock AB350 Pro 4 - 103 USD
    AsRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 - 122 USD

    Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 - 124 USD

    ASUS Prime B350M-A - 127 USD


    The Pro4 is far and away the better choice over the competition, no argument there.
  11. Best answer
    On AM4 Gigabyte failed big time, BOS is crap. Asus seems to fare much better this time. MSI seems to be OK, better than Gigabyte but not good as Asus.

    But remember this : Asrock is the brand name for Pegatron, and Pegatron is actually the manufacturing arm of Asus spun out as a new company ( separation was due some family issues between founders - no other readons actually). What made Asus as the Asus we know is in Pegatron now.

    If waiting is an option, wait for next generation of motherboards.

    Look at this clip :'AMD confirmed that its AGESA update for May improves DDR4 memory compatibility, although it also stressed on the need for motherboard manufacturers to improve their board designs in the future, with more PCB layers and better copper traces between the DIMM slots and the SoC socket. '

    https://www.techpowerup.com/233476/amd-talks-improved-r...

    So, there is a hardware related issue as well. And AMD has startied shifting blame to 'improved amount of copper in layers between CPU and RAM" etc.
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