ASRock, the Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer giant who has been powering the market with powerful motherboards since 2003 comes out with yet another series upgrade, now that the Intel 9th generation ‘Coffee Lake Refresh’ processors are around the corner.
The ASRock Phantom Gaming Motherboard Series
Earlier this year, ASRock had confirmed the future release of 12 new Phantom Gaming motherboards for the new Intel Z390 chipset that is scheduled to be released late 2018 as their newest line of gaming motherboards.
This means replacing their earlier range of Fatal1ty Gaming Motherboards which were their previous high-end set of SKUs aimed towards gamers and power users alike.
ASRock’s flagship Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 motherboard leaked https://t.co/TrZW1W8MXa
— VideoCardz.com (@VideoCardz) September 13, 2018
There was a new leak from VideoCardz, revealing details on ASRock’s upcoming high-end motherboard. In comparison the Fatal1ty H370 Performance featured dual x4 PCI-E 3.0 M.2 slots, Gbit LAN port, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, and SATA6Gb/s; and on the other hand from the pictures of the ASRock Phantom Gaming 9 Z390 motherboard and I/O backplate, we can see onboard WiFi, three reinforced PCIe x16 slots along with three M.2 slots. There are also a total of three Ethernet ports onboard, with one of them supporting 10Gbps transfers. There’s even what appears to be Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port out back.
The top of the line SKUs will be a perfect fit for the following upcoming Intel 9th Generation ‘Coffee Lake Refresh’ line of processors: They are :
- Core i9-9900K: 8 cores / 16 threads, 3.6GHz to 5GHz, 16MB L3 cache, 95W TDP
- Core i7-9700K: 8 cores / 8 threads, 3,6GHz to 4.9GHz, 12MB L3 cache, 95W TDP
- Core i5-9600K: 6 cores / 6 threads, 3.7GHz to 4.6GHz, 9MB L3 cache, 95W TDP
The following ASRock Phantom Gaming motherboards are set to be released later on in the year:
- ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9
- ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac
- Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac
- Z390 Gaming K6
- Z390 Gaming-ITXac
- Z390 Master SLI/ac
- Z390 Pro4
- Z390 Taichi Ultimate
- Z390 Taichi
- Z390M Pro4
- Z390M-STX MXM
The ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming motherboards are clearly aimed at gamers, they will fill in the void, left by the Fatal1ty series. Prices will be announced at a later date.