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ASRock Fatal1ty B250M Performance Motherboard Review

ASRock Fatal1ty B250M Performance Motherboard Review
Looking for enthusiast features on a motherboard that won't punish your bank account? Check out ASRock's Fatal1ty B250M Performance.
By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: May 13, 2017 1:50 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASRock

Introduction

 

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While I typically review high-end motherboards, lower-end models tend to be significantly more popular because of their affordability. If you don't need to overclock and just want a rock-solid system on the Intel side of things, the H, B, and Q series chipsets make a lot of sense over the Z or X series chipsets. Today I will look at ASRock's Fatal1ty B250M Performance, a fancy B250 chipset motherboard that supports Intel's 6th and 7th generation processors.

 

 

You lose the following features when going from the Z270 chipset to the B250 chipset; overclocking, multi-GPU support, 12 PCI-E 3.0 lanes from the PCH, two USB ports, two M.2 storage slots, vPro, SIPP, and Smart Response Technology. Even though you lose those features, ASRock ensured the motherboard has two M.2 32Gb/s slots (no RAID support), RGB LED support, and even a strong VRM.

 

Let's see how this budget board fairs against its more expensive counterparts.

 

 

Specifications

 

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The Fatal1ty B250M Performance offers Intel LAN, two 32Gb/s Ultra M.2 slots, SATA6Gb/s, USB 3.0, and even four fan headers.

 

 

Pricing

 

The Fatal1ty B250M Performance costs $84.99.

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