ASRock’s Small Package, The X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3
AMD And ASRock Come Through For SFF Fans
One thing the X570 chipset seems good at is providing impressively capable mini-ITX systems, such as ASRock’s X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3. As you have gleaned from the name, you do indeed get a proper Thunderbolt 3 Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 port which supports full 40Gb/s transfers over Thunderbolt as well as two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Port for 10Gb/s over USB and a pair of Gen 1.
If you are thinking of pushing the cooling ability of the board by overclocking your system, it does support two DIMMs of up to DDR4-4533. It does indeed have a four lane M.2 2280 M.2 PCI Express 4.0 port and if you were willing to remove the dual band MU-MIMO WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ax and BlueTooth 5 connectivity you could theoretically get a second M.2 drive installed and rely on the Intel Gigabit LAN for connectivity.
There support for a DisplayPort 1.4 in and HDMI 2.0 out if you pick up a Ryzen with an integral GPU, otherwise you will need to populate the single PCIe 4.0 16x slot with a GPU. KitGuru put together a video review of the board for your enjoyment which you can catch here.
Key beneficiaries from the uptick in CPU performance are Mini-ITX and Small Form Factor (SFF) aficionados who can now squeeze a new level of compute performance into their mini PCs.