ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

Conclusion and Verdict

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac is an amazing little motherboard. It’s equipped with various controllers and advanced features which are usually reserved for larger motherboards. Two M.2 sockets, multiple USB 3.1, Thunderbolt 3, WiFi and Bluetooth and many more things are causing you won’t really need a large ATX motherboard to build really powerful and versatile PC.

This motherboard is designed for gamers and I guess they can’t complain at anything. Every single element of this motherboard is well designed. Everything runs cool and fully stable. Memory support is also great so no matter what memory we will use, it should run without problems.

On top of the list is overclocking. The Z390 PG-ITX/ac is tiny but it overclocks like any full ATX size motherboard. The only limit may cause CPU cooling which we can install in the PC case. Our small ITX box had only CRYORIG C7 Cu cooler and it was still able to handle the i7-8086K at 4.5GHz on all cores and the Predator RGB memory modules at DDR4-4500. I guess it’s more than enough for all gamers.

 

The Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac costs about $200 in various online stores. Amazon has it for $212 right now what I can say isn’t cheap but once we look at what this motherboard offers and we compare it to the competition then it’s a reasonable price.

ASRock also offers three-year support and I can tell you that their support reacts fast and is really helpful.

 

Pros:

  • High performance
  • Top quality
  • Two M.2 PCIe sockets
  • M.2 heatsink
  • Great BIOS
  • High overclocking potential
  • WiFi+Bluetooth
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • DDR4-4500 out of the box
  • High compatibility with memory modules

 

Cons:

  • Nothing worth to mention

 

Final words:

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac is the top choice if we are looking for a well-performing, well-overclocking, feature-rich, high-quality motherboard which won’t let us down during long gaming sessions.

The Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac is simply one of the best ITX motherboards we had a chance to review in our redaction. Well-deserved Editor’s Choice Award!

 

editors choice

 

You can buy the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard from Amazon for around USD $212 – https://amzn.to/2DcI802

 

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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.