ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9

Introduction

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.

Official product link:

https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Z390%20Phantom%20Gaming%209/index.asp

 

Packaging and accessories

The motherboard is packaged in the same style of cardboard box that is used with all the Phantom Gaming products. The front side features the PG initials alongside the main colors of the series, all these elements being part of an abstract photo. The name of the motherboard is placed on the lower right corner and the front of the box opens to reveal a plastic window.

 

The back of the box presents all the main features and the overall layout of the motherboard and the I/O panel located at the back. The left side is covered by full color diagrams of the motherboard, VRM system and the I/O panel. The right side presents the secondary features of the board, such as the network components, audio system and the storage options.

 

The sides of the box are simple, here only the name of the motherboard and the ASRock logo are present alongside the overall design used for the packaging.

 

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x User Manual
– 1x Quick Installation Guide,
– 1x Support CD,
– 1x I/O Shield
– 1x ASRock PostCard
– 4x SATA Data Cables
– 1x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
– 1x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
– 3x Screws for M.2 Sockets

 

 

Specifications

MODEL: Z390 Phantom Gaming 9
CPU SUPPORT: 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
SOCKET: Intel 1151
CHIPSET: Intel Z390
POWER DESIGN:
– CPU: 12 Power Phase design
– Memory: 2 Power Phase design
FORM FACTOR: ATX 30.5cm x 24.4cm
INTEGRATED GRAPHICS: No
MEMORY: 4x DDR4 DIMM Slots
– DDR4 4266+(OC) /4133(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933(OC) / 2800(OC) / 2666/2400 / 2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory.
– Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB
BIOS: 2x 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support (1 x Main BIOS and 1 x Backup BIOS)
Expansion Slots:
– 3x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2/PCIE4/PCIE5: single at x16 (PCIE2); dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4); triple at x8 (PCIE2) / x4 (PCIE4) / x4 (PCIE5)).
– 2x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)
– 1x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ac module (on the rear I/O)
STORAGE:
– 6x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 16), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug.
– 2x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug.
– 1x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), support M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s).
– 2x Ultra M.2 Sockets (M2_2 and M2_3), support M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s).
NETWORKING:
– 1x 2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Dragon RTL8125AG);
– 2x Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (1 x Intel® I219V, 1 x Intel® I211AT);
– 1x Intel® 802.11ac WiFi Module.
AUDIO:
– 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
– NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier for Front Panel Audio Connector (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
PORTS:
– 2x Antenna Ports
– 1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
– x HDMI Port
– 1x DisplayPort 1.2
– 1x Optical SPDIF Out Port
– 3x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Intel® Z390) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 3x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
– 1x Clear CMOS Button
– HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
FAN HEADERS: 8x 4-Pin

Features:

– ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2
– ASRock Front Panel Type C USB 3.1 Gen2 Header (10 Gb/s)
– ASRock Rear USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10 Gb/s)
– ASRock Rear USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s)
– ASRock Super Alloy
– XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
– Premium 60A Power Choke
– Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
– Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
– 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
– ASRock Phantom Gaming 2.5G LAN

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