ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X Motherboard Review

Features and Specifications

 

Features

  • Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen™ 2000 and 3000 Series processors
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps) + BT 5.0
  • Phantom Gaming 2.5 Gigabit LAN, Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • Supports DDR4 4666+ (OC)
  • 3 PCIe 4.0 x16, 2 PCIe 4.0 x1
  • NVIDIA® NVLink™, Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
  • Supports Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 5
  • 8 SATA3, 2 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4 & SATA3), 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4)
  • 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 (Rear Type A+C, Front Type-C), 8 USB 3.2 Gen1 (2 Front, 6 Rear)
  • ASRock Polychrome SYNC

 

 

Phantom Gaming 2.5 Gb/s LAN

The intelligent Phantom Gaming 2.5Gb/s LAN platform is built for maximum networking performance for the demanding requirements of home networking, content creators, online gamers and high-quality streaming media. Boost networking performance up to 2.5X the bandwidth compared to the standard gigabit Ethernet, you’ll enjoy the faster and uncompromised connectivity experience for gaming, file transfers and backups.

2.5G ETHERNET, HIGH TCP & UDP THROUGHPUT

Going beyond gaming! ASRock 2.5Gb/s LAN motherboard with higher throughput that is excellent at a small package file transferring and unleash the stunning performance especially for gaming.

Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax

Welcome to the new Wi-Fi standard! ASRock’s motherboard will be the 1st product coming with next generation Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax adapter. The speed will be working up to 2.4Gbps and it will also natively operate with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz simultaneously. Significant improvement in bi-directional MU-MIMO support is another attractive feature as well. 

STEEL SLOT WITH NEW-GEN PCI EXPRESS 4.0

The next generation PCI Express 4.0 is capable of performing twice the speed compared to previous 3rd generation. ASRock’s exclusive Steel Slot with extra anchor points are revolutionary added to ensure signal stability and also making sure heavy graphics cards to be well-installed in the PCI-E slot safely.

UNBEATABLE HEATSINK ARMOR WITH HYPER M.2 (GEN4 X4)

Forged with aluminum alloy heatsink top cover that effectively improves heat dissipation. Underneath is the next generation PCI Express 4.0 Hyper M.2 Socket, with twice the transfer speed of the previous 3rd Generation.

RULE YOUR OWN LIGHTING WAY – POLYCHROME RGB

ASRock motherboards deliver stunning performance and superior aesthetics to rule your own colorful lighting way! ASRock offers a very comprehensive control to perform the built-in RGB LEDs or the connected LED strips, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and any RGB devices smoothly. Devices can be synchronized across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories as well.

Flexible Integrated I/O Shield

Unlike most so called pre-mounted I/O shield that is only decorated with fancy color schemes. We reserve more tolerance space and allow IO shield is adjustable when installing, thus fitting chassis perfectly without any mechanical issue.

14 POWER PHASE DESIGN

Featuring sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.

METAL BACKPLATE

Strengthens the motherboard to prevent bending caused by heavy coolers or graphics cards with better airflow and enhanced stability.

Dr. MOS

Dr.MOS is the integrated power stage solution which is optimized for synchronous buck-set down voltage applications! Intelligently delivering higher current and driving up to 50A continuous current for each phase, thus providing improved thermal result and superior performance.

Dual USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A + Type-C)

This motherboard has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 ports built on the rear i/o for supporting next generation USB 3.2 Gen2 devices and to deliver up to 10 Gbps data transfer rates.

Front USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C

Front USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C header delivers up to 5 Gbps data transfer rate and next generation reversible USB design to the front panel of computer case.

PREMIUM 60A POWER CHOKE

ASRock’s premium 60A power chokes effectively make the saturation current up to three times better, thus providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.

BIOS Flashback

Get the most convenient BIOS flashing with just a simple click. Users can easily achieve the latest BIOS support with a USB and power supply, No CPU, RAM or other components required.

A new world of cinematic audio that delivers unprecedented levels of audio realism, dynamics and punch to gaming sound. Whether you’re gaming or watching a movie, Reality 3D technology lets you enable 5.1/7.1 surround sound for an additional layer of transience to your listening experience even with just a pair of headphones or stereo speakers.

 

 

Specifications

  • Gaming Armor
    Power
    – Hi-Density Power Connectors (24 pin, 8 pin and 4 pin)
    Memory
    – 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
    VGA Card
    – 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
    Internet
    – Phantom Gaming 2.5G LAN
    – Intel® LAN
    Cooling
    – XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    – Heat Pipe Design
    Audio
    – Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 5
  • Unique Feature
    ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2
    – ASRock Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header (10 Gb/s)
    – ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
    – ASRock USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s)
    ASRock Super Alloy
    – XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    – Premium 60A Power Choke
    – 50A Dr.MOS
    – Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
    – Combo Caps (Nichicon 12K Black Caps)
    – Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    – I/O Armor
    – Matte Black PCB
    – High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    – 2oz Copper PCB
    ASRock Phantom Gaming 2.5G LAN
    Intel® 802.11ax WiFi
    ASRock Steel Slot Gen4
    ASRock Full Coverage M.2 Heatsink
    ASRock Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4x4 & SATA3)
    ASRock Ultra USB Power
    ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
    ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
  • CPU
    – Supports AMD AM4 socket Ryzen™ 2000 and 3000 series processors
    – Intersil Digital PWM
    – 14 Power Phase design
    – Capable of providing extra 300W for CPU
    – Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine II
  • Chipset
    – AMD Premium X570
  • Memory
    – Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
    – 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
    – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Matisse) support DDR4 4666+(OC) / 4400(OC) / 4300(OC) / 4266(OC) / 4200(OC) / 4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3466(OC) / 3200 / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
    – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge) support DDR4 3600+(OC) / 3466(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
    – AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Picasso) support DDR4 3466+(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
    – Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB*
    – 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots

    *For Ryzen Series CPUs (Picasso), ECC is only supported with PRO CPUs.

    Ryzen Series CPUs (Matisse):

    Ryzen Series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge):

    Ryzen Series CPUs (Picasso):

    SR: Single rank DIMM, 1Rx4 or 1Rx8 on DIMM module label x=1 or 2
    DR: Dual rank DIMM, 2Rx4 or 2Rx8 on DIMM module label

    **Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.

  • BIOS
    – 256Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
    – Supports “Plug and Play”
    – ACPI 5.1 compliance wake up events
    – Supports jumperfree
    – SMBIOS 2.3 support
    – CPU, CPU VDDCR_SOC, DRAM, VPPM, PREM VDD_CLDO, PERM VDDCR_SOC, +1.8V, VDDP, Voltage Multi-adjustment
  • Graphics
    – Integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega Series Graphics in Ryzen Series APU*
    – DirectX 12, Pixel Shader 5.0
    – Shared memory default 2GB. Max Shared memory supports up to 16GB.**
    – Supports HDMI 2.0 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2160) @ 60Hz
    – Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 2.0 Ports (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
    – Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) with HDMI 2.0
    – Supports HDCP 2.2 with HDMI 2.0 Port
    – Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with HDMI 2.0 Port
    – Supports Microsoft® PlayReady

    *Actual support may vary by CPU

    **The Max shared memory 16GB requires 32GB system memory installed.

  • Audio
    – 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
    – Premium Blu-ray Audio support
    – Supports Surge Protection
    – Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
    – NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier for Front Panel Audio Connector (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
    – Pure Power-In
    – Direct Drive Technology
    – PCB Isolate Shielding
    – Impedance Sensing on Rear Out port
    – Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
    – Gold Audio Jacks
    – 15μ Gold Audio Connector
    – Supports Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 5
  • LAN
    1 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Dragon RTL8125AG):
    – Supports Phantom Gaming LAN Software
    – Smart Auto Adjust Bandwidth Control
    – Visual User Friendly UI
    – Visual Network Usage Statistics
    – Optimized Default Setting for Game, Browser, and Streaming Modes
    – User Customized Priority Control
    – Supports Wake-On-LAN
    – Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    – Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    – Supports PXE 1 x Intel® Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (1 x Intel® I211AT):
    – Supports Wake-On-LAN
    – Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    – Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    – Supports PXE
  • Wireless LAN
    – Intel® 802.11ax WiFi Module
    – Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ax
    – Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
    – Supports WiFi6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps)
    – 2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity technology
    – Supports Bluetooth 5.0 + High speed class II
    – Supports MU-MIMO
  • Slots
    AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Matisse)
    – 3 x PCI Express 4.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE3/PCIE5: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE3); triple at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE3) / x4 (PCIE5))*
    AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge)
    – 3 x PCI Express x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE3/PCIE5: single at Gen3x16 (PCIE1); dual at Gen3x8 (PCIE1) / Gen3x8 (PCIE3); triple at Gen3x8 (PCIE1) / Gen3x8 (PCIE3) / Gen4x4 (PCIE5))*
    AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Raven Ridge) (Picasso)
    – 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (single at x8 (PCIE1))*
    – 1 x PCI Express 4.0 x16 Slot (single at x4 (PCIE5))*- 2 x PCI Express 4.0 x1 Slots
    – Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
    – Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™ and SLI™**
    – Supports NVIDIA® NVLink™ with dual NVIDIA® GeForce RTX series graphics cards**
    – 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ax module (on the rear I/O)
    – 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)

    *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks

    **NVIDIA® NVLink™ Bridge does not come with the package. Please purchase it from NVIDIA® if necessary.
    This feature is only supported with Ryzen Series CPUs (Pinnacle Ridge).

  • Storage
    – 8 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    – 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) (with Matisse) or Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) (with Pinnacle Ridge and Picasso)*
    – 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2260/2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s)*
    – 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_3), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s)*

    *If M2_3 is occupied, PCIE5 slot will be disabled
    Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
    Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
  • Connector
    – 1 x SPI TPM Header
    – 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
    – 1 x AMD Fan LED Header*
    – 1 x RGB LED Header**
    – 1 x Addressable LED Header***
    – 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)****
    – 1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)*****
    – 4 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)******
    – 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    – 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    – 1 x 4 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
    – 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)
    – 1 x AMD LED Fan USB Header
    – 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin) (Supports ASRock Thunderbolt™ AIC Card only)
    – 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.2 Gen2 Header (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
    – 1 x Power Button with LED
    – 1 x Reset Button with LED
    – 1 x Clear CMOS Button

    *The AMD Fan LED Header is compatible with a regular RGB LED stripe.

    **Supports in total up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip

    ***Supports in total up to 5V/3A, 15W LED Strip

    ****The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.

    *****The CPU/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.

    ******The Chassis/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 2A (24W) fan power.
    CPU_FAN2/WP, CHA_FAN1/WP, CHA_FAN2/WP and CHA_FAN3/WP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.

  • Rear Panel I/O
    – 2 x Antenna Ports
    – 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
    – 1 x HDMI Port
    – 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
    – 6 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)*
    – 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
    – 1 x Clear CMOS Button
    – 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
    – HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)

    *Ultra USB Power is supported on USB3_5_6 ports.
    ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_5_6 ports.
  • Software and UEFI
    Software
    – ASRock Phantom Gaming LAN Software
    – ASRock Polychrome SYNC
    – ASRock XFast LAN
    UEFI
    – ASRock Full HD UEFI
    – ASRock Instant Flash
    – ASRock Easy RAID Installer

    *These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
  • Support CD
    – Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar
  • Accessories
    – Quick Installation Guide, Support CD
    – 4 x SATA Data Cables
    – 1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
    – 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
    – 1 x ASRock Screwdriver
    – 3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
    – 2 x Standoffs for M.2 Sockets
  • Hardware Monitor
    – Temperature Sensing: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis/Water Pump Fans
    – Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, CPU VDDCR_SOC, DRAM, VPPM, PREM VDDCR_SOC, +1.8V, VDDP
  • Form Factor
    – ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
    – 2oz Copper PCB

More information can be found on ASRock’s website.

 

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