ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 Motherboard Review

Each year when we see new mini-ITX motherboards I always talk about how the mini-ITX industry keeps on getting more popular. I think this past year more than ever we’ve seen the mini-ITX market explode. This is due in part to traditional manufacturers offering some pretty amazing mini-ITX cases and of course those really awesome kit cases from the lesser-known brands. For Z590 ASRock has their Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 which has quite the feature set including Thunderbolt 4, a 10-phase VRM, WiFi 6, 2.5G LAN, and even some RGB lighting. If you are looking to build a small form factor system on the Z590 platform this board might be for you! Read on as we take a look…

Special thanks to ASRock for providing us with the Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 motherboard to review.


– Supports 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and 11th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
– Supports DDR4 4266MHz (OC)
– 1 PCIe 4.0 x16
– Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort, Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4
– 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Nahimic Audio
– 3 SATA3, 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4)
– 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
– 1 Intel® Thunderbolt™ 4 Type-C
– 5 USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gb/s (Rear)
– 2 Front USB 3.2 Gen1 5Gb/s, 1 Front USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C 20Gb/s
– Killer E3100G 2.5G LAN, Intel® Gigabit LAN
– Killer AX1675x 802.11ax(WiFi 6E) + BT 5.2


The Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 comes in a box that is not much larger than the board itself. On the front there is a large Phantom Gaming logo. On the back we have a full list of specifications, an I/O overview, and some of the main features are detailed.

Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 Motherboard Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 Motherboard

Getting everything out of the box as far as accessories go you have two SATA cables, WiFi antennas, two ASRock velcro straps, M.2 screws, a Phantom Gaming post card, driver and utility CD, a software setup guide, and quick installation guide.

ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 Motherboard

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