ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

I’m pretty sure you guys have seen my rant for the Z270 Extreme4 model, so will the ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance suffer the same bashing?

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

Well fortunately not, in fact I like this board very much. The ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance looks so beautiful with its red and black color scheme and what I like is that it doesn’t look like anything from MSI, nor ASUS ROG / Gaming.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

The most attractive part has got to be this upper portion, I usually don’t fancy I/O port covers but this one does look great! It comes with Digi Power 8 Power Phase Design using premium 40A power choke.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

At this corner, again nothing out of the ordinary.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

Now this part is where I always have something to talk about. I like the small heatsink and forward facing SATA ports, not many but plenty sufficient. Note also that it has 2 Ultra M.2 slot for your M.2 needs.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

The ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance comes with Sound Blaster Cinema 3 audio system and it also support CrossfireX multi-GPU in 16/4 configuration.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

At the rear, there aren’t too many USB ports but what I like is that it comes with VGA output and PS/2 connector. Note that it also has a USB 3.0 Type-C connector.

– 2 x Antenna Ports
– 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
– 1 x D-Sub Port
– 1 x DVI-D Port
– 1 x HDMI Port
– 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
– 1 x USB 2.0 Port (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 2.0) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 3 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C Port (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
– 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
– HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

All in all the board looks great and it fits extremely well with my ADATA XPG Z1 memory.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

User Experience

The ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance’s UEFI interface is just as with any other ASRock board.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

On the Advanced mode, it’s using ASRock’s red themed interface.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

What’s neat about the UEFI here is that you get to overclock the processor, however the overclocking is very limited and the success rate depends on your processor. I’m using an Intel Core i5-7600K and the base speed went from 3.8 to 4Ghz.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

Here’s the CPU-Z capture, I just wish that it allows finer BLCK adjustment.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

Lastly the LED, yes the board comes with LED and while it is inherently inconsistent due to the different way the light is output, the board looks AWESOME in red colored LED. One last thing to mention, the board supports AURA lighting with RGB strip connection.

ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance Review

The Verdict

The ASRock Fatal1ty H270 Performance retails at RM 639 and comes with 3-years warranty, it is a lovely board with some overclocking features, and it comes also with RGB lights.

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