ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3 Motherboard Review

Performance – part 1

All tests were performed on the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming TB3/ITX motherboard, Ryzen 5 3600 processor, MSI GTX1660Ti 6GB graphics card, and 16GB Ballistix Elite DDR4-3600 CL16 memory kit.

The used operating system was Windows 10 Pro x64 with the latest updates on the day of 09.25.2019.

Everything else will be mentioned during the tests.

 

Memory performance

The motherboard has no problem to handle any memory kit up to DDR4-4600. In the specification, you will read that the motherboard supports up to DDR4-4533 and it was tested using Micron E-die memory which is listed in the QVL. We were able to set Micron E-die at DDR4-4600.

Above you can see a screenshot at XMP settings so DDR4-3600 CL16-18-18-38 1N 1.35V. There are no problems with performance or stability. Everything works great.

The motherboard was also tested with Samsung, Nanya, and Hynix based memory. No problems with XMP compatibility on all of them.

 

Processor performance and mixed load tests

Recently there was a news about problems to reach maximum boost clock on many X570 motherboards. It’s not the case with ASRock X570 PG TB3/ITX, and our Ryzen 5 3600 is reaching maximum clock quite often during mixed load tests. Of course, when all cores are in use, then the clock is lower.

As we can see in Cinebench and PCMark benchmark series, the performance of our test platform is pretty good. In these tests performance is +/- 1% compared to the ASRock X570 Extreme4 reviewed some time ago.

 

PCMark 8 and PCMark 10

 

Let’s take a look at additional PCMark 8 results. All of them are high and show no issues with performance.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.