ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures

We will be running the Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 in the following setup.

ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 Motherboard

Test System Specs
Processor: Intel Core i9-11900K
Motherboard: Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4
Graphics: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
Memory: 16GB G.SKILL Trident Z Royal 3600 MHz
Storage: Samsung 870 EVO
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12A
Power Supply: Corsair HX1200i
Case: Open PC Test Bench

For motherboard testing we will running the processor and motherboard and the default optimized settings in the BIOS (as if you would restore the defaults on the board). We feel that this is how most users will have their systems configured. So everything will be on auto, except for setting our XMP profile for our memory. Here are the tests we’ll be running.

We will also be comparing the ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 to the following Z590 motherboards to give you an idea of the performance difference…

ASRock Z590 PG Velocita
ASRock Z590 Taichi
Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Master
Gigabyte Z590 Vision G

Overall System Testing
PCMark 10

CPU Testing
SiSoftware Sandra
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multi-Media
x265 HD Benchmark

Graphics Testing
– Time Spy Benchmark
– Time Spy Extreme Benchmark
– Fire Strike Benchmark
– Fire Strike Extreme Benchmark

SATA, USB & Power Testing
Kill-A-Watt Meter

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