Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard $239.20 Delivered (20% off) @ Futu Online eBay
Last edited 17/09/2019 - 12:18 by 1 other user
Since we have good deals on Ryzen, you might need a motherboard.
This motherboard has better fetures in this price range, and ok VRM design
should be able to handle 8 cores/12 cores Ryzen 3 stock easily,
no problem with a little bit of overclock for Ryzen 3 8 cores like 3700X.
I'd not use 2700X on this one, the VRM part will generate too much heat and the heatsink is too weak.
It is entry level specs X570, but should be good for most people.
There's PCIE 4.0 NVME coming soon, but it is a bit early.
If you don't need PCIE 4.0 or USB 3.2 Gen2( USB 3.1 Gen2), you
can get a better quality/feature X470/B450 instead.
Intel Lan chip I211AT.
Real 8+2 phases (but weak) VRM design.
ALC1200 audio chip.
Dual PCIE 4.0 X4 M2 (Some X570 entry ones only has 1 PICE 4.0 X4, 1 PCIE 3.0 X4)
2 USB 3.2 Gen2 (Rear Type-A), 10 USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 Front, 6 Rear)
Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
Support AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™, but no body really use Quad I guess, rarely give you
more fps compared to dual cards.
- 2 x RGB LED Headers*
- 1 x Addressable LED Header**
- 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin) (Supports ASRock Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC Card R2.0 only)
VRM part generates too much heat while handling Ryzen 3 12 cores or the older Ryzen 2 series. The VRM heatsink is not sufficient for that thermal.
No M2 heatsink/shield.
No BIOS flashback.