ASRock B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Motherboard Review

Not so long ago, we reviewed the ASRock B365 Phantom Gaming 4 motherboard. It was a good all-rounder that’s rich in features. Today we will take another look at its smaller, micro ATX version – the B365M Phantom Gaming 4.

On the motherboards market, there are many interesting options but not many manufacturers decided to release inexpensive motherboards which are also full of gaming features. For budget gamers who care about high-quality products, ASRock released B365 series motherboards which seem to perfectly fit into that group of users.

Let’s take a look at what to offer has one of the latest ASRock motherboards – B365M Phantom Gaming 4.

 

  • Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors (Socket 1151)
  • Supports DDR4 2666 MHz
  • 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 M.2 Key E for WiFi
  • AMD Quad CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: HDMI, Display Port
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1200 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
  • 6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4), 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 7 USB 3.1 Gen1 (2 Front, 4 Rear, 1 Type-C)
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • ASRock Polychrome RGB

 

 

Armor Your VR Machine

Prepare yourself well to enjoy the impressive world of Virtual Reality. Before that, you have to make sure everything is qualified, including hardware, software and drivers. Motherboard is the key to connect every critical components and ASRock’s VR Ready motherboards are definitely the one you’re looking for. The premium quality is assured by rigorous testing during development. The sturdy components and rock-solid performance makes you completely immersive in the VR scenario. Users can be assured to experience VR enjoyments without any compatibility problems.

A SOLID M.2-SOLUTION PERFORMER

Dual M.2 For SSD, Supports Type 22110 M.2

Ready for higher capacity and even faster Type 22110 M.2 NVMe SSD to fulfill the need of performance. Two Ultra M.2 sockets that support both SATA3 6Gb/s and PCIe Gen3 x4 modes, pushing data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s, and is compatible with ASRock’s U.2 Kit for installing some of the world’s fastest U.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD.

M.2 Armors

Good M.2 SSD protection is important for longevity and stability. ASRock provides a completed M.2 armor solution on B365 platform that makes SSDs to run in a certain low temperature.

RULE YOUR OWN LIGHTING WAY – POLYCHROME RGB

In addition to the built-in RGB illumination, it also features onboard RGB headers and an addressable RGB header that allow motherboard to be connected to compatible LED devices such as strip, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and so on. Users may also synchronize RGB LED devices across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories to create their own unique lighting effects.

*The addressable RGB LED header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip (5V/Data/GND), with a maximum power rating of 3A (5V), a max of 80 LEDs and length within 2 meters.
*The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strip (12V/G/R/B), with a maximum power rating of 3A (12V) and length within 2 meters.

Post Status Checker

An easy troubleshooting tool that shows the CPU / DRAM / VGA / BOOT operation every time you start up the system. Post Status Checker is an fast and easy way to identify the source of the problem.

INTEL ETHERNET

Stable & Reliable
Intel® LAN provides the best throughput performance, lower CPU utilization and enhanced stability and is able to deliver ultimate network experience to users!

Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

Supports Intel® Optane™ memory technology and Intel® Optane™ storage technology that redefines a new standard of high performance and responsiveness.

M.2 (KEY E) For WiFi

Besides the onboard LAN port, users may also choose 802.11ac wireless connections by M.2 (Key E) slot. 

*Wi-Fi module is not included.

Live Update & APP Shop

ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can also easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
 
You can buy the ASRock B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Motherboard for around USD $79  from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2WMpUJn
 
 

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