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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  • Kougar - Monday, July 15, 2019 - link

    Sincerely appreciate the multi-G table on the last page. Was thinking multi-gig would be more commonplace with this generation but guess I was wrong.

    So much useless stuff on these boards, would trade almost all of it and the Wifi in favor of just a 5G NIC. Not sure mobo manufacturers have realized just how many consumers/businesses have moved all those SATA drives out of the computer and into a NAS.
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  • kri55 - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Can you please post a picture from the back of this motherboard? I am thinking of buying this one and I want to watercool the chipset, so I need to know how the chipset radiator is fixed. If you could measure the distance between the mounting points it would be awesome. Reply
  • HideOut - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Your prices apparently mean nothing. When you click no them they show much different results when you get to either neweggs or amazons sites. Reply
  • jamawass - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Does the ASUS Prime X570-Pro have USB 3.1 type A or Type C headers to connect to a case's USB ports? Reply
  • icf80 - Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - link

    X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI, on the gigabyte site is says it has Wifi 5 and BT 4.2, but in the review it says it has Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax wireless interface and BT 5.0. Check https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/X570-AORUS-EL... Reply
  • mike_bike_kite - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    Can anybody summarise why you'd want an X570 board over one of the older boards ie X470? I know there's better overclocking support but, from all the reports I've read, these new Ryzens are near their max anyway. I know there's PCie4 support but does anyone own such a device? I know it has EEC memory support but why on earth do I need that? Why didn't this review tell us why we should want one of these new boards over the existing boards?

    I'm considering going all AMD with the 3700X 5700 though my current system (i5-3570K/1060 6GB/8GB RAM) is fairly snappy for what I do (mainly for 2D game development) but I'm just in the mood for a new PC. Smaller, quieter and more powerful would be nice and help justify the cost.
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  • Bateluer - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - link

    The ASRock site lists the Steel Legend as having the ALC1220 chip, not the ALC1200 as noted in the AT table. https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/X570%20Steel%20Legen... Reply
  • enkov - Sunday, August 2, 2020 - link

    To confirm from my X570 Steel legend - ALC1220 here. HWINFO64 says Audio Codec Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_1220&SUBSYS_18492223&REV_1001 Reply
  • croc - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    I find it appalling that no x570 MB has more than 4 DIMM slots, and only dual channel at that. No support for more than 64 GB ram, even on the 'workstation' MB's. For around 700 US I expect better. It should also be considered 'standard equipment' by this time for the M.2's to offer raid support. Really, as a retired professional, I feel raped by these prices and lack of professional features. Reply
  • icf80 - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - link

    All x570 boards supports: 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 128 GB (32 GB single DIMM capacity) of system memory Reply

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