ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3

Well-known in recent times for its impressive mini-ITX motherboard, the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3 includes a very solid feature set. The ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3 joins a small handful of small form factor X570 models at launch but looks to stand-out from the crowd with a major feature; a Thunderbolt 3 Type-C connector on the rear panel.

Following in line with the rest of its premium X570 product stack, ASRock has equipped the board with a hefty looking 10-phase power delivery, and official support for DDR4-4533 memory across two available slots with a total capacity of up to 64 GB. A single full-length PCIe 4.0 x16 slot is located at the bottom of the board, with a single PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot, and just four SATA ports. The networking is handled by an Intel Gigabit LAN port, while the Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax wireless interface is controlled by the Killer AX1650 interface with support for BT 5 devices.

On the rear panel alongside the single Thunderbolt 3 Type-C connector which is the highlight of the board, the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3 also includes two USB 3.1 G2 Type-A and two USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports. This is contradictive on the official specifications that were given to us at Computex which stated this model has two USB 3.1 G2 Type-A ports on the rear, as well as two USB 2.0 ports which also seem to be missing from the rear panel. On the display model at Computex, there is a clear CMOS button, a DisplayPort input and HDMI video output, with a PS/2 combo port, and five 3.5 mm color coded audio jacks with a S/PDIF optical output due to the use of a Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codec.

The ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3 mini-ITX motherboard looks to stand out from other brands mini-ITX offerings with the Thunderbolt 3 which has been a mainstay of its desktop-focused small form factor models of recent times. A solid looking 10-phase power delivery similar to that of the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac model we reviewed makes this even more appealing to users looking to push out the overclocks on the new Ryzen 3000 series processors. The X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3 has an MSRP of $300, which is by no means cheap in comparison to its other mini-ITX models of late.

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  • Arbie - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    So many people have pointed out for weeks now that these fans will probably rarely even spin up, much less be buzzy, much less wear out soon. But complaining about them seems to be an obsession. Before ruling out whole lines of mobos you might want to at least wait for a test. Reply
  • haukionkannel - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    The problem is that some boards keep those fans running even when They idle... we need information how these boards manage that fan! Reply
  • mikato - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    So why don’t they just put a bigger heatsink on them then? They have plenty of space. Motherboards have had far better heatsinks on those in the past. Reply
  • JNHagis - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    I tough the following mb's has 4+2 phase desing.

    ASUS X570 Strix-F Gaming
    ASUS Prime X570-Pro
    ASUS TUF X570-Plus

    source: Actually Hardcore Overclocking - https://youtu.be/CtvAd7y9B9o?t=359
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  • gavbon - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    You are correct, we just used the information provided by ASUS. I trust Libors analyis Reply
  • Jackbender - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    The workstation-grade ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace not having 10GbE is a mystery to me.
    It would have been a clear buy choice for me otherwise.
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  • mjz_5 - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    I also wonder why they don’t have windows 2016 drivers Reply
  • lenghui - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Thanks for putting this together, Gavin. A complete x570 motherboard information is hard to find and I am glad that AT has gathered them all in one article. This is going on my bookmarks for sure. I would love to see reviews of some of the ITX boards and the only mATX board. Reply
  • gavbon - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Never a problem :D Reply
  • hubick - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Is dual M.2 off the CPU possible? In RAID 0?

    Every board seems to say one M.2 from CPU and others from chipset :-(
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