ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3 Motherboard Review

Small computers (SFF) are getting more popular lately, so it’s only natural that more users are looking for a high-performance ITX platform for gaming. And to satisfy these demanding enthusiasts, we point you to the affordable, yet powerful Ryzen processor.

AMD’s X570 chipset was introduced some weeks ago, but many manufacturers have not yet released their X570 motherboards in the mini-ITX format. This means the list of decent mini-ITX X570 motherboards out on the market, are far and few between.

Today, we will present you with the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3 motherboard. It’s a very interesting motherboard, that not only offers a huge amount of features, but also comes in a mini-ITX form factor. You’ll have to read this review to find out what I mean. As usual, let’s start with essential features and specifications.

 

 

I would like to thank ASRock for providing the review sample. This is a snippet from what ASRock has to say about themselves on their website:

 

 

ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept.

ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency.

 

 

Key features of the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming TB3/ITX:

  • Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen™ 2000 and 3000 Series processors
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps) + BT 5.0
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • Supports DDR4 4533+ (OC)
  • 1 PCIe 4.0 x16
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
  • Supports Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 5
  • 4 SATA3, 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4)
  • 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 (2 Rear Type A), 4 USB 3.2 Gen1 (2 Front, 2 Rear)
  • 1 Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C
  • ASRock Polychrome SYNC

You can buy ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming TB3/ITX motherboard for around $286 from Amazon. Also available …

 

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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.