With the launch of Intel’s 9th Generation Core processors, including the Core i9-9900K, Intel has also introduced the Z390 chipset. Since Intel’s official announcement we’ve already seen quite a lot of motherboards Z390 motherboards announced. Today we are taking a look at our first Z390 motherboard, which happens to be the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac. It sits right in the middle of ASRock’s Phantom Gaming line and features a 10-phase power design, 2.5 Gigabit LAN, SLI and CrossFire support, and much more. Let’s get this board on the test bench and see what it can do!
- Supports 9th and 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors (Socket 1151)
- Phantom Gaming 2.5 Gigabit LAN
- Digital PWM, 10 Power Phase
- Supports DDR4 4300+(OC) MHz
- 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 3.0 x1
- NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD Quad CrossFireX™
- Graphics Output Options : HDMI, DVI-D
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
- Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 6 SATA3, 2 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
- 2 USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C)
- 8 USB 3.1 Gen1 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
- Intel® 802.11ac WiFi + BT 4.2
- ASRock Polychrome SYNC
ASRock is keeping the same type of colors and branding that they used on their Phantom Gaming graphics cards. On the front of the box there is a large Phantom Gaming logo and it lets us know we do indeed have the Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac.
Flipping over to the back we have a full overview of the board and some of the main features are detailed.
Getting everything out of the box we have our I/O shield, 2 SATA cables, SLI HB bridge, WiFi antennas, screws for the M.2 slots, software setup guide, quick installation guide, user’s guide, case sticker, and a driver and software CD.