Friday, February 7th 2020

ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3 Receives Official Thunderbolt Certification

The leading global motherboard, graphics card and mini PC manufacturer, ASRock, announces X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 receives the Thunderbolt Host certification from Intel. It is the first Thunderbolt Certified AMD motherboard.

X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 is the high-end Mini-ITX model in the ASRock X570 series motherboard which supports AMD Ryzen 2000 and 3000 series processors with AM4 socket. It is equipped with 10 power phase design (Dr.MOS) which provides completely smooth power delivery to the CPU to offer unmatched overclocking capabilities, and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers. The key feature of this motherboard, Thunderbolt 3 technology, enables lightning-fast data bandwidth up to 40 Gbps, and can also provide both data and video transmission. Meanwhile, X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 can connect up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices such as graphics card, hard disk or monitor simultaneously by means of Daisy Chain technology.
With the innovative specifications, sturdy components and marvelous performance, X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 wins many awards from worldwide medias like Tom's HARDWARE, TechPowerUp, ANANDTECH, etc.. There's no doubt ASRock brings innovative technology and high quality products to the market again.

For more information, visit the product page.
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8 Comments on ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX TB3 Receives Official Thunderbolt Certification

#1
Berfs1
But X570 Aqua already had TB3
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#2
IceShroom
Berfs1
But X570 Aqua already had TB3
Yes but the board maker could not say that their board has Thunderbolt. Looks like AsRock can do that now for the X570 ITX.
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#3
Berfs1
IceShroom
Yes but the board maker could not say that their board has Thunderbolt. Looks like AsRock can do that now for the X570 ITX.
However on the X570 Aqua's product page, they state it has thunderbolt on it. Dual thunderbolt in fact.
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#4
silentbogo
Berfs1
But X570 Aqua already had TB3
It's not the first board with TB3, it's the first Intel-certified board with TB3.
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#5
gamefoo21
Berfs1
But X570 Aqua already had TB3
X570 TaiChi has it too. For us mere mortal types.
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#6
Cheeseball
Not a Potato
This is the other ASRock X570-series board that has a better fleshed-out BIOS than any of their Pro4s (its like the Taichi, Steel Legend and Extremes). I also returned this one because it's ITX (I like that its small but didn't fit my needs at the time) and it was $250.00. I do need TB3 as I have a TB3 dock at home and a bunch in the office.

EDIT: Oh shi- it's $220 now on Amazon. Hmm...
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gamefoo21
Cheeseball
This is the other ASRock X570-series board that has a better fleshed-out BIOS than any of their Pro4s (its like the Taichi, Steel Legend and Extremes). I also returned this one because it's ITX (I like that its small but didn't fit my needs at the time) and it was $250.00. I do need TB3 as I have a TB3 dock at home and a bunch in the office.

EDIT: Oh shi- it's $220 now on Amazon. Hmm...
I'm really disappointed that Asrock decided at the last minute to go Daisy Chain topology on the X570 TaiChi for retail.

If it wasn't for Newegg being Newegg with a crap no cancellation and no returns sales policy up here, I would have returned my TaiChi. For the build I am helping with, I ended up having to custom make a Southbridge cooler.

Who the beep... Thought making a big plate over the entire bottom of the board is a good idea. I actually found only one review that mentions that changing your M.2 drive(s) if watercooling the GPU is a loop draining procedure.

I had to replace caps to fit a decent VRM cooling setup. The heatsink us a thermal block, the heatpipe is hot glued into place only on the ends...

It's a cheap board for what you get but it's definitely got some drawbacks. If I do it again and they want this level of board, 100% I'd nudge them towards the X570 Aorus Master.
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#8
aleck
Heh, maybe now they will finally update the BIOS with more Thunderbolt 3 options, like force power, boot support etc.
I have this board and improved TB3 support would make it an absolute killer in the ITX segment.
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