Software & Lights
As far as motherboard companion software ASRock makes downloading apps and drivers very easy with their APP Shop. Through it you can download all of the drivers, software, and misc apps for your motherboard.
ASRock’s main motherboard companion software is A-Tuning, although when you download it on a Phantom board it will be called Phantom Gaming Turning. Here you can fully tune your system within Windows. On the main screen you have Operation Mode where you can select between Performance Mode, Standard Mode, or Power Saving Mode.
The next tab is OC Tweaker. Here you have sliders for all different types of settings that have to do with tuning your CPU and memory.
System Info will show you your clock speeds, fan speeds, temperatures, and voltages in real time.
Finally you have FAN-Tastic Tuning, which allows you to set custom fan curves or even run a test to set a curve based on your setup.
For RGB control on the board you have ASRock’s Polychrome Sync software. You have the ability to control all of the lights on the board at once (make them all the same color / effect) or you can set them all individually. This software also gives you control over the RGB headers on the board.
As far as lighting on the board you have RGB LEDs on the large heatsink on the bottom of the board and along the edge of the board. Overall this is some of the best RGB implementation that we’ve seen from ASRock.