ASRock

At CES 2022, ASRock has announced two premium and limited edition Z690 motherboards. The ASRock Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC motherboards both boast impressive specifications, including a custom monoblock cooling both the processor and power delivery, 10 GbE, 2 GbE, and Wi-Fi 6E networking, as well as dual Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports, eight SATA ports, and three PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots. In 2019, ASRock debuted its highly premium yet expensive Aqua series through the ASRock X570 Aqua, which we reviewed. We also reviewed the ASRock Z490 Aqua, and our overall thoughts were that the Aqua was extremely 'cool' in both performance and aesthetics. Fast forward to 2022, and ASRock has launched two new Aqua series motherboards for Intel's Alder Lake, one for conventional...

Computer Upgrade King Shows Off a Compact 32-Core Ryzen Threadripper PC

Workstations based on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors with up to 32 cores are available from the vast majority of boutique PC makers. Since we are dealing with hardware for...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/28/2019

AMD Reveals the X570 Chipset: PCIe 4.0 is Here

At Computex 2019 during AMD's keynote, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled details new X570 chipset designed for the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series "Matisse" processors. The new 3rd generation...

30 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/26/2019

ASRock Completes Its Z390 Line-up With the Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and Z390 Phantom Gaming X

ASRock has released two new ATX motherboards to complete its Z390 product range, the Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and the Z390 Phantom Gaming X. Both the ASRock Z390 Phantom...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/20/2019

GeIL Launches Evo Spear Phantom Gaming Edition Memory, Designed For SFF Systems

Following on from a wide range of ASRock Phantom Gaming branded products, memory manufacturer GeIL has announced its new Evo Spear Phantom Gaming Edition memory, which is designed for...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/17/2019

The ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4S Motherboard: An 8-Phase Board With M.2 For $118

In a relatively quiet launch, ASRock has added another model to its Phantom Gaming series of motherboards: the new ATX sized ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4S. The Z390 Phantom...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/15/2019

The ASRock DeskMini A300 Review: An Affordable DIY AMD Ryzen mini-PC

Small form-factor (SFF) machines have emerged as a major growth segment in the desktop PC market. Performance per watt is an important metric for such systems, and Intel has...

89 by Ganesh T S on 4/26/2019

The ASRock IMB-1216: Intel’s Whiskey Lake-U Goes Mini-ITX

ASRock has introduced a new Mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel’s Whiskey Lake-U SoCs, which is aimed at embedded applications. The IMB-1216 mainboard is designed for applications like panel PCs...

8 by Anton Shilov on 4/19/2019

Ready for Intel’s New R0 9th Generation ‘Coffee Lake’ CPUs? BIOS Updates Now Available From the Big Four

Back in March it turned out that Intel was prepping a new stepping of its Coffee Lake processors that was due to arrive in the second quarter. By now...

17 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2019

The ASRock DeskMini 310 Mini-PC Review: A Cost-Effective Mini-STX Platform

Small form-factor PCs and gaming systems have emerged as bright spots in the mature PC market over the last decade or so. Intel's NUC form-factor introduction was the turning...

49 by Ganesh T S on 3/15/2019

Best Motherboards: Q1 2019

We're once again back with our quarterly look at the PC motherboard market. For the first quarter of this year there has been a lot of buzz around impending...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/14/2019

The ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 Motherboard Review: $250 Sixteen Core Stunner

The ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 hardware is one of the cheapest X399 motherboard currently on the market and brings the Phantom Gaming name to the high-end desktop market...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/12/2019

Tiny at $200: ASUS Z390-I Gaming vs. ASRock Z390 Gaming-ITX/ac Review

With the popularity of small form factor systems ever increasing, today we reviewing two of the most attractive and high-end mini-ITX motherboards on the Z390 chipset which sit happily...

26 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/12/2019

ASRock Unveils B450 Steel Legend Series: Shiny and Chrome for ATX and microATX

Today ASRock has announced two brand new motherboards based on AMD's B450 chipset. Notably, both the ASRock B450 and B450M Steel Legend feature the company's "Full Spike" ESD protection...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/25/2019

CES 2019: ASRock's Five New B365 Motherboards

ASRock unveiled five new B365 motherboards at CES 2019 with a mixture of features similar to its Z390 offerings. The B365 Pro4 and B365M Pro are targeted towards professional...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/15/2019

ASRock at CES 2019: DeskMini A300, World’s First AMD Ryzen Mini STX PC Launched

ASRock has introduced its miniature DeskMini A300-series desktop PC barebones that are powered by AMD AM4 processors with integrated graphics. The world’s first Mini STX platform supporting AMD Ryzen...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

CES 2019: TeamGroup And ASRock Release Phantom Gaming Branded Memory and SSD

One of the leading players in memory Team Group has joined forces with ASRock to release the Phantom Gaming branded T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSD and T-FORCE XCALIBUR...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2019

Memory Frequency Scaling in SFF Systems: An Investigation with SO-DIMMs and Coffee Lake

High-performance SFF and UCFF desktops as well as gaming notebooks are becoming big market segments. Makers of PC components have also started to offer high-end parts designed for such...

27 by Ganesh T S on 11/28/2018

ASRock's Super Tiny DeskMini GTX Z390: Up to 9900K with MXM GPU

ASRock has recently introduced its new DeskMini GTX system that combines high-performance components and miniature Micro-STX form-factor. The new DeskMini GTX Z390 supports Intel’s eight-core processors, up to DDR4-4000+...

11 by Anton Shilov on 11/26/2018

ASRock Launches The New X399 Phantom Gaming 6 Motherboard

The Phantom Gaming series, debuted recently, has been an interesting development from ASRock. Going for a more sleek look, the range offers additional functionality above the norm different to...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/26/2018

The ASRock Z390 Taichi Review: Jack of All Trades, Master of None

In the first of our new Z390 motherboard reviews, we're taking a look at the ASRock Z390 Taichi. This model sits quite high up in the product stack and...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/1/2018

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