ASRock Reveals AMD X570 Motherboards at Computex
New Motherboards Include X570 Phantom Gaming X and X570 Taichi
This year’s Computex has been dominated by news from AMD and its partners, with a lot of excitement around not only the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series processors but AMD’s X570 platform – and its PCI Express 4.0 spec – in general. To this end ASRock has been showcasing new X570 motherboards at Computex, including a pair of high-end ATX options.
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X
The high-end ATX option from ASRock gets plenty of style points its integrated Polychrome SYNC lighting, Heatsink Armor, and metal backplate, but there’s plenty under the hood as well.
The X570 Phantom Gaming X offers ASRock’s Super Alloy design which includes their XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink, premium 60A power choke and premium memory alloy choke, 14 Power Phase design with an Intersil Digital PWM and 50A DrMOS power stages, and Nichicon 12K Black capacitors.
The board itself is a 2oz copper PCB made of high-density glass fabric, and boasts 15μ gold contacts in DIMM slots and the primary PCIe slot. Expansion options include 3 PCIe 4.0 x16 and 2 PCIe 4.0 x1 slots with NVIDIA NVLink, Quad SLI, and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX support. Storage options include two PCIe Gen4 x4/SATA3 Hyper M.2 slots, one PCIe Gen4 x4 Hyper M.2 slot, and 8 SATA3 ports. With Ryzen 3000 CPUs the board supports DDR4 memory speeds of 4400+ MHz.
Network capabilities include Intel Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax 2T2R for up to 2.4Gbps of wireless throughput, Bluetooth 5.0, and wired networking via ASRock’s Phantom Gaming 2.5 Gigabit LAN and an Intel Gigabit NIC. Onboard sound features the ALC1220 codec with 7.1 CH HD audio and Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 5 support. USB support includes a trio of USB 3.2 Gen2 (Rear Type A+C, Front Type-C) along with 8 USB 3.2 Gen1 (2 Front, 6 Rear).
ASRock X570 Taichi
The other premium ATX option from ASRock is the X570 Taichi, and this motherboard offers many of the same features as the Phantom Gaming X.
Like the X570 Phantom Gaming X the Taichi uses ASRock’s Super Alloy design and 14-phase power delivery with premium 60A power choke, 50A DrMOS, and Nichicon 12K Black capacitors. The board is also the same durable 2oz copper high-density glass fabric PCB with 15μ gold PCIE1 and DIMM contacts of the Phantom Gaming X.
Expansion options are also identical, with triple PCIe 4.0 x16 and a pair of PCIe 4.0 x1 slots, with NVIDIA NVLink, Quad SLI, and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX support. Storage options also include a pair of PCIe Gen4/SATA Hyper M.2 and one PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 slot, as well as 8 SATA3 ports. DDR4 memory speeds of 4400+ MHz are supported as well.
Network configuration is a little different, though it does offer wireless capabilities via Intel Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax 2T2R and Bluetooth 5.0. The wired networking options an Intel Gigabit and second (likely Realtek) Gigabit LAN. Onboard sound features the same ALC1220 codec with 7.1 CH HD audio, this time supporting Purity Sound 4 and DTS Connect. USB support is the same with 3x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Rear Type A+C, Front Type-C) and 8x USB 3.2 Gen1 (2 Front, 6 Rear).
More ASRock X570 Motherboards to Come
More models (and form-factors) are on the way from ASRock, with the X570M PRO4 micro-ATX motherboard spotted by GamersNexus, and the X570 Steel Legend reported by TechPowerUp.
It goes without saying that these motherboards do not have official pricing or release dates just yet.