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H370: The best ITX motherboard

For now we have only been able to test one H370 mini-ITX board, theĀ ASRock H370M-ITX/ac. The six SATA ports and the M.2 slot prove that the motherboard has sufficient storage options. By the way, one SATA connection is lost when the M.2 slot is in use, but that won't spoil the fun for most users. The power supply of this board consists of six phases, and again we see two DDR4 memory slots.

ASRock H370M-ITX/ac

As for further connections, the H370M-ITX/ac has got you covered. You have a modern range of possibilities. First of all you'll come across two HDMI 1.4 connections, just like a DisplayPort version 1.2. The latter is essential to enable ultra-hd-resolution at 60 Hz. USB is excellently represented here with 4 times USB 3.1, and both 2 times USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. These are all type-a connectors, unfortunately ASRock has omitted type-c connectors. Besides USB we find two gigabit network connections and the dual band wifi based on the Intel wireless-AC 3168 chip. Unfortunately, this chip delivers a limited speed of 433 Mbit per second. In terms of audio, ASRock has also saved something by opting for the slightly older Realtek ALC892.

All in all, the ASRock H370M-ITX/ac is a solid all-round ITX board that many users will appreciate. If you can hang it on wired internet, that is preferable. The simpler audio codec is something to take into account. This board is especially attractive because of its modest price, for an average of 130 dollars you can build a compact system based on Intel's eighth generation. Overclocking is not included, it is an excellent combination with an i5 8400, 8600 or i7 8700.

ASRock H370M-ITX/ac

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