High-end Basic Motherboard: The H370 Performance is ASRock's top of the line H370 motherboard, and not only does it look high-end, but it also features many high-end features.
VRM: The VRM on the H370 Performance is pretty big and decent, and I have no doubt that the motherboard will easily support 95W TDP CPUs. The motherboard also has large heat sinks on the VRMs to cool them down, and in the end, the VRMs don't get that hot.
Internal USB Support: Many H370 motherboards have a single USB 3.0 header and a single USB 2.0 header, but the H370 Performance has two of each. ASRock even used a USB 2.0 hub to allow for two USB 2.0 headers.
Upgraded Audio: Many H370 motherboards have just a Realtek ALC1220 or lower controllers. Here ASRock has used the ALC1220, added a Texas Instruments amplifier, audio capacitors, and gold plated connectors.
Rear IO: You only get four type-A ports on the rear IO, as most of the space has been taken up by a VGA connector, and you also get one type-C connector. The motherboard also lacks the new Intel WIFI chip but has the full infrastructure to install it, along with the empty bracket on the back of the rear IO panel.
The ASRock Fatal1ty H370 Performance is a solid motherboard with great aesthetics and a great amount of features. You can add WIFI, control RGB and addressable RGB strips, plug in a VGA monitor, use USB 3.1 devices, and listen to pretty good audio.
ASRock put a lot of effort into gaming features, so they made upgrades to audio that many others did not, included a huge VRM, improved lighting support, and front panel USB support. Many people buy i5-8400s and other non-K SKUs for gaming and might want an H370 motherboard to match, and for that, the H370 Performance is a good buy.
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The Bottom Line: ASRock's H370 Performance is loaded with features, upgradability, and quality aimed at gamers and enthusiasts alike.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and Fatal1ty H370 Performance Overview]
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- Page 5 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks]
- Page 8 [System IO Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [Thermal Imaging and Power Consumption]
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