ASRock, which is known for its extremely well-performing motherboard line-up has added a new entry to its family that is the H510 Pro BTC+. The mother is specifically designed for cryptocurrency mining and uses the LGA1200 socket and H510 chipset to allows users to set up mining rigs using Comet Lake and the latest Rocket Lake processors.
The thing which sets the H510 Pro BTC+ apart from a classic motherboard is that it has six PCIe slots. Since having more graphics cards in a single system is more cost-effective than having multiple systems, it will be beneficial for crypto mining. But, only the first slot runs at x16 speeds and the other 5 slots are capped at x1 speeds.
Coming to other features, the motherboard has a four-phase power delivery solution with 50A power chokes. But there is only one slot for RAM and only 32GB on both the Rocket Lake and Comet Lake platform. The speeds differ based on the platform with DDR4-2933 on the Comet Lake platform and DDR4-3200 on the Rocket Lake platform.
However, with the 6 PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, the ASRock H510 Pro BTC+ doesn’t fall into a traditional form factor. The motherboard will certainly be a performance beast and 32 GB on intel’s latest processors doesn’t seem like a bad combination to have. However, looking at the board, it looks very long and won’t fit in most cases, so it means that there will be some custom-made cases coming out pretty soon.
The motherboard listing on the ASRock website was spotted out by @momomo_us and the ASRock H510 Pro BTC+ is available for preorder on Newegg for $279.99 with a launch date of July 18th.