ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X


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%20X

Packaging and accessories

The Z390 Phantom Gaming X comes in a large all black cardboard box. The look of the packaging is minimalist, with barely any graphics printed on the front and sides of the box.
The front side of the packaging features the Phantom Gaming logo printed in a reflective texture, on the lower edge there are the full name of the motherboard and some of the main features included.

 

The back of the packaging has the standard graphics present on motherboard packaging. On the center there is a profile image of the motherboard and it’s backplate. The full technical specifications of the motherboard and a frontal diagram of the I/O panel are printed on the lower right corner.

 

The sides of the box are simple with only the name of the motherboard and the ASRock logo printed.

 

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x User manual
– 1x Quick Installation Guide,
– 1x Support CD
– 4x SATA Data Cables
– 1x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
– 1x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
– 1x ASRock Torx 8 Screwdriver
– 3x Screws for M.2 Sockets
– 3x Standoffs for M.2 Sockets

 

Specifications

MODEL: Z390 Phantom Gaming X
CPU SUPPORT: 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
SOCKET: 1151
CHIPSET: Intel Z390
POWER DESIGN:
– CPU: 12 Power Phase design
– Memory: 2 Power Phase design
FORM FACTOR: ATX 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
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: 128GB
BIOS: 2x 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
Expansion Slots:
– 3x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE3/PCIE5: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE3); triple at x8 (PCIE1) / x4 (PCIE3) / x4 (PCIE5))
– 2x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)
STORAGE:
– 6x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
– 2x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061
– 3x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)
NETWORKING:
– 1 x 2.5 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mb/s (Dragon RTL8125AG)
– 2x Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (1x Intel I219V, 1x Intel I211AT)
PORTS:
– 2x Antenna Ports
– 1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
– 1x HDMI Port
– 1x DisplayPort 1.2
– 1x Optical SPDIF Out Port
– 3x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
– 4x USB 3.2 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)
AUDIO: 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
FAN HEADERS: 8x 4-Pin

Features:

– Premium 60A Power Choke
– 50A Dr.MOS
– 14 power phase Digital PWM
– Hyper BCLK Engine II
– 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
– Phantom Gaming 2.5G LAN
– WiFi 6 support (802.11ax)
– NVIDIA SLI & AMD Quad CrossFire support
– ASRock Steel Slots

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