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ASRock B85M
8.0 out of 10

ASRock B85M

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Overall 8
8.0

nice price, ok mobo

Martin J., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I paired this with an i3 4330 and have had a great deal of issue with the HD4600 graphics. The ONLY driver that works is the stock one from mobo manufacturer. The windows update driver causes a bios screen loop.
  • Pros: Great price and easy to work with the clear instruction set.
  • Cons: The only issue I had was installing the stock drivers. My build has no CD ROM so I tried to use the internet flast from BIOS which I could not get to work. Easy work around was to use another computer with CD to load drivers on USB and transfer that way.
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Overall 10
10

Great little board

Cecil S., Newegg
27 March 2016
  • Summary: I decided to move my Haswell build from a mid-tower to a mini-ITX form factor and wanted a B85 chipset to make the swap and Windows 10 re-activation easier, and this board fit the bill.
  • Pros: Affordable Solid caps Fast boot times
  • Cons: None that I can find, this board meets all my expectations
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Overall 10
10

Unintended Steam Machine

Matthew D., Newegg
3 March 2016
  • Summary: Originally purchased this board for a low-end server/NAS and paired with with a cheap Celeron processor. My current build is: Intel Core i7 4790k G.Skill TridentX 1600 CL7 EVGA GTX 980 Classified Samsung EVO 850 Seagate 1TB 2.5" SSHD All in a Silverstone ML08B-H Milo Case Performance does not...
  • Pros: -Stable -Has most of the features an end user will need for a home PC or home server
  • Cons: - locked board - no hardware RAID or overclocking features
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Overall 8
8.0

Limited board

dylan f., Newegg
2 February 2016
  • Summary: Doing an RMA
  • Pros: small, good bios.
  • Cons: only two connections for fan, cpu and board. memory slot A inop. otherwise, OK.
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid board for the price

Daniel D., Newegg
28 January 2016
  • Summary: - Overall, it's solid for a small build. Was able to get this on sale ($55) and pair it with Core i3-4770 ($80) so not bad for the price.
  • Pros: - Overall, is a good board that runs well as my media PC. Paired with a Core i3-4770, 2x8gb ram and a SSD. - Quick - Front USB 3.0
  • Cons: - Not sure why it would only have 2 USB 3.0 in the back but have 4 USB 2.0, if anything it should be the other way around - Not sure if it's a problem with the board or my case, though I'm pretty sure it's the board, when I plug 2 different devices in the front hub USB 3.0, one of the ports won't...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so great

Alexander D., Newegg
26 January 2016
  • Summary: There is little more stressful than new component failure. I would recommend a different chipset, I have used Asrock hardware in the past with success, so this may be an exception.
  • Pros: When it works, it does work well, and as advertised.
  • Cons: Lasted about a week, looks like maybe corrupt BIOS. Bizarre behavior, all testing points to motherboard. After first sign of failure, board ended up in an unusable state, strange graphical corruption in UEFI, no combinations of hardware alleviated the issue, and everything used was triple tested ...
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Overall 8
8.0

OC not supported on G3258 with new BIOS

Anonymous, Newegg
24 January 2016
  • Summary: My Rig: Intel Pentium G3258 @4.3 GHz 8gb G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1400 (My CPU limits it to 1333, but I used XMP) Intel stock cooler Dell vostro 260 case Mushkin chronos 480gb SSD Corsair CX430m PSU
  • Pros: -mini itx -4 sata 3 -esata -usb3.0 I recommend this board if your doing a build that has a celeron, Pentium, i3, or i5
  • Cons: -no plastic on the I/O sheild, all metal -You have to downgrade the bios to 2.30 to have overclocking options on the g3258 -Slow Internet downloads
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Overall 10
10

Great ITX board!

Goran J., Newegg
19 January 2016
  • Summary: This time shipping was super slow. Ordered on Thu, received it the next Wed. 6 days from Indianapolis to Chicago. Come on Fedex.
  • Pros: Great board for small desktop builds, firewalls, media center pcs, linux rigs. Paired with a SSD and a Celeron board performs great. I use ASRock most of the time and never had a single issue.
  • Cons: No onboard Intel NICs
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Overall 10
10

Good amout of features for the price.

Anonymous, Newegg
19 January 2016
  • Summary: I installed Windows 7 and flashed it to 2.30. I then overclocked my G3258 to 4.4 ghz with little more than a few clicks in the BIOS. Most everything still on auto. I noticed the Vcore is over 1.4v but it runs cool enough with the stock HSF.
  • Pros: VGA, DVI and HDMI out. Optical digital audio out. Front panel USB 3.0
  • Cons: I can't find a case speaker output. It Shipped with BIOS 2.40 that oddly will allow Vcore up to 2 volts but has no multiplayer adjustment for my G3258.
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Overall 10
10

Working Properly

James I., Newegg
17 January 2016
  • Summary: I was reluctant to buy a ASRock B85M-ITX motherboard because of all of the comments about it not working with Linux. However, since the price was so attractive and the motherboard included all the features I wanted, I decided to give it a try.
  • Pros: Running dual boot Windows 10 - 32 bit and Linux Mint 17.3 - 64 bit on a Silicone Power 120GB SSD with no issues. Typical ASRock fast booting.
  • Cons: None. Does exactly what I wanted.
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