ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

Test Setup

For our tests, we used a test rig which includes the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 Motherboard, along with an Intel Core i7-8700K (Coffee Lake) at default clock speed of 3.7GHz (turbo boost 4.7GHz), as well as 16GB of GEIL Super Luce RGB DDR4-3600 ram in dual channel mode.

All tests were conducted at turbo clock speeds at a resolution of 1920×1080. High or Ultra settings enabled.

 

CPU Intel Core i7-8700K (Coffee Lake) @ 3.7GHz / Turbo @ 4.7GHz
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Cooler
Motherboard  ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7
Ram 16GB of GEIL Super Luce DDR4-3600
XMP profiles Yes
SSD/HDD Adata XPG SX7000 – 240GB SSD
PSU Thermaltake ToughPower 750W
VGA card Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB GDDR5
Nvidia Drivers Latest GeForce Drivers – WHQL
OS Windows 10

 

 

AIDA64 Info

 

 

CPU-Z Info

 

Load Temps

Our load temperatures was reached a high of 79 degrees Celsius, which was within our expectations … and nothing our massive Noctua D15 cooler couldn’t handle. 

I would recommend a decent AIO cooler with a 240mm radiator or larger … these Coffee Lake processor do run pretty hot!

 

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