ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 – Throttling at Stock! ReviewPosted on 2021-03-05 09:52:20 by Thomas De Maesschalck
With Intel’s 10th Gen processors becoming increasingly competitive thanks to price and availability improvements, there’s still plenty of life left in the LGA 1200 mainstream platform. That point is especially true with BIOS updates likely to permit for support of Intel’s upcoming 11th Gen CPUs. As such, the ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 remains an interesting choice for SFF gamers, especially as it sits atop ASRock’s hierarchy of LGA 1200 Mini-ITX offerings. But is there more to this £290 motherboard than meets the eye? And has ASRock made some questionable design choices? Spoiler alert: yes!