ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Review: Full-Featured, Compact

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How We Test

We’ll be comparing the ASRock Z570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 to Gigabyte Z570-I Aorus Pro Wi-Fi (review upcoming), as they are both Mini-ITX size boards. We’ve also included the Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi as a data set as well. Just note that it’s a larger full-ATX model.

Comparison Products

The test systems are as close as we can to running the same specifications. Though memory may be different brands, the speed and primary timings are the same as well as the GPU. We use as an updated W10 64-bit OS (1903) with all threat mitigations applied.

Test System Components

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SoundIntegrated HD audio
NetworkIntegrated gigabit networking
Graphics DriverGeForce 413.36

Benchmark Settings

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Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
PCMark 10Version 2.0.2115 64Essentials, Productivity, Digital Content Creation, MS Office
3DMarkVersion 2.9.6631 64Firestrike Extreme and Time Spy Default Preset
Cinebench R15Build RC184115DEMOOpenGL Benchmark - Single and Multi-threaded
Cinebench R20Version RBBENCHMARK281795Open GL Benchmark - Single and Multi-threaded
Application Tests and Settings
LAME MP3Version SSE2_2019Mixed 271MB WAV to mp3: Command: -b 160 --nores (160Kb/s)
HandBrake CLIVersion: 1.2.2Sintel Open Movie Project: 4.19GB 4K mkv to x264 (light AVX) and x265 (heavy AVX)
Corona 1.4Version 1.4Custom benchmark
7-ZipVersion 19.00Integrated benchmark
Game Tests and Settings
Ashes of the Singularity: EscalationVersion 1.31.21360High Preset - 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440Crazy Preset - 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
F1 20172017 Season, Abu Dhabi track, RainMedium PresetUltra High Preset

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Joe Shields
Motherboard Reviewer

Joe Shields is a Freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US. He reviews motherboards.

  • LordVile
    Glad I bough the Aorus one. That little bit of heat sink over the chokes will block a few cooler brackets.
  • sstanic
    If you could explain that power discrepancy please? LordVile your opinion on Aorus I Pro?
  • basti511
    admin said:
    ASRock's Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 includes a robust 10 Phase VRM, 7.1 channel Realtek ALC 1220 audio, integrated Wi-Fi 6 abilities, and one of the highest memory speed support listings we’ve seen, at DDR4 4533+(OC).

    ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Review: Full-Featured, Compact : Read more
    Is it not possible at all to have a Gen 4 m.2 (specifically the Aorus) at the rear, even in a sandwich style case like the Ghost S1 by Louqe? I was so set on getting the ASRock board specifically because it has more 4-pin fan connectors which I'll need with an AIO and extra fan. Now I'm not so sure anymore whether that is the right board since I already have the Aorus NVMe Gen4 SSD. What to do? Wait for the Strix? Any word on when that is coming out?
  • freesample
    Been very disappointed in the quality of the review here lately.
    No information here that is not given on the manufacturer website. This review is a particular disappointment. A nearly unique and different motherboard and your author IGNORES ALL THE UNIQUE FEATURES. If you cannot at least cover these features then you are not qualified to review it. Product differentiation is a critical part of EVERY review.

    Multiple times throughout this "review" the Displayport on the rear IO shield is referred to as an OUTPUT, when it is clearly labeled in YOUR PICTURES AS AN INPUT!

    I, like many other readers, read your reviews because I can't try this out before I buy it. I expect you to actually use these products when reviewing them. Especially products with UNIQUE features such as this. Thunderbold functionality wan't even tested as far as I could tell. This motherboard, to my knowledge, is designed to be able to connect to a display via the USB-C via DISPLAYPORT protocol. ALSO as far as i can tell the DISPLAYPORT on the back of this motherboard is designed to pass a displayport signal from a dedicated GPU INTO the motherboard and out of the USB-C TB3 port on the back!

    This is the ONLY AMD motherboard where this could be done, and one of the only ITX motherboards with this functionality.

    Asrock doesn't document anything well at all, so we as readers depend on YOU to do a better job of covering these products.

    Mr. Joe Shields I understand you have a thankless job, but this really should have been tested.