While we as enthusiasts can hardly carry on a conversation without the word "overclocking" being included at some point, there is a large part of computing that does not include the term. Intel's recently released chipsets are the epitome of this, as the support these chipset have for overclocking is completely removed, offering a strict set of features with every chipset that is tailored around a specific usage model or design. Intel's mainstream CPUs that do not support overclocking have fairly decent power consumption with most only requiring 65 W or less, so it is perfectly natural that we have a series of motherboard designs set to take advantage of that fact, including many based on the mITX form factor. ASRock's H370M-ITX/ac is one of these boards.
Built with Intel's H370 chipset onboard, the ASRock H370M-ITX/ac is a well-featured mITX product equipped with dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet controllers and an Intel Wi-Fi/BT controller. With a very low price of just over $100 US, the ASRock H370M-ITX/ac is an affordable option for those looking to build a basic PC that runs stocks and a single graphics card, with tremendous networking capabilities that make it a great option for internet cafes and media streamers. The provided 6-phase CPU power supply runs cool and efficient, while the six SATA ports allow for lots of drives to be connected for HTPC streaming use, or even as a media server. Add in a triplet of onboard video outputs, and even if you don't need a VGA, you've got some great connectivity options. If you don't need to overclock and want to build a new PC with Intel's newly-released Coffee Lake CPUs, you might want to take a look at this ASRock H370M-ITX/ac.
|CPU Support:||Supports 8th Generation Intel Core Processors (Socket 1151, up to 95 W)|
|Power Design:|| CPU Power: 6 phase |
Memory Power: 1 phase
|Integrated Graphics:||Depends on installed CPU|
|Memory:||2x DIMM, Support Dual Channel up to DDR4-2666/Max. 32 GB|
|BIOS:||128 MB AMI UEFI BIOS|
|Expansion Slots:||1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (x16 mode)|
|Storage:|| 6x SATA 6 Gb/s port (AMD X399)|
1x M.2 port (front, 2230/2242/2260/2280 devices, PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6 Gb/s)
|Networking:||1x Intel I211AT, 1x Intel I219V|
Intel Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi
|Rear Ports:|| 1x PS/2 Combo Port|
2x Antenna ports
2x LAN (RJ45) ports
4x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A ports (10 Gb/s)
2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
2x HDMI port
3x Audio jacks
|Audio:||Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec|
|Fan Headers:||3x 4-pin|
|Form Factor:||mITX Form Factor: 6.7 inches x 6.7 inches|
Packaging and Contents
I was a bit surprised by the size of the box the ASRock H370M-ITX/ac comes in. It's flat and wide, with a simple design that's direct and to the point.
Opening the box reveals why it is so large; the accessories are on the side of the box.
There are only a few accessories included in the box. Here's what I found:
- Quick installation guide, support DVD
- 1x Rear I/O cover
- 2x SATA 6 Gb/s cables
- 2x Wi-Fi antenna
- 1x ASRock case badge
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