Phantom Gaming is designed by gamers and for gamers Underneath its relentless appearance lie plentiful gaming oriented features and excellent gaming capabilities. Its all about bringing a new gaming experience to gamersSET THE RULESGame Your Way with Lightning Speed& Ultra-Fast Networking ConnectivityOptimized for Water Cooling XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink with Active FAN DesignXXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink design with active fan that effectively improve heat dissipation and promotes overall performance. This is aimed for die hard gamers and enthusiasts to bring a new computing experience paired with Intels 10-core processors.0dB Silent CoolingRealize the completely silent computing by automatically adjusts fan speed and even command it stop working when the temperature goes low.Its recommended to use water cooling on this motherboard to avoid mechnical conflict on certain air cooling products.Nahimic AudioWhether you are using headphones, a headset, external or internal speakers, via USB, Wi-Fi, analog output or even HDMI, Nahimic Audio offers you the most engaging listening experience, vibrant and rich with details.The Sound Tracker is a visual indicator that points out the directions from which predominant sounds are coming. Each sound is properly positioned in 360 on a radar for a full immersion during the game.Thunderbolt 3 TechnologyThunderbolt 3 technology brings speed and versatility to the most advanced USB Type-C, offering a fast and simple level of connection for work or home. It enables lightning-fast data transfer up to 40Gbps and connects up to 3 Thunderbolt 3 devices with a single wire, and even provides quick charging with 5V3A 15W.Just experience the worlds fastest connectivity with Thunderbolt ready motherboardsBASE Frequency Boost BFB TechnologyWho ever said that only K series CPUs and the Z-family platform are capable of being performed with maximum power. Via ASRock BFB Boost Frequency Boost Technology, users may install their non K series CPUs to ASRocks 400 series motherboards even non Z models and enjoy the base frequency boost with the hidden power of processors immediately.While ASRock BFB breathes life into non K series CPUs and non Z series motherboards, the boost frequency currently still depends on the cooling system applied on your rig. BFB frequency performance results may vary between different CPUs and hardware configurations. Frequency shown in this chart is for reference only.Dr. MOS8 Power Phase DesignDr. MOSDr.MOS is the integrated power stage solution which is optimized for synchronous buck-set down voltage applications Compared to traditional discrete MOSFETs, it intelligently delivers higher current for each phase, thus providing improved thermal result and superior performance.Premium 90A Power ChokeCompared to traditional chokes, ASRocks premium 90A power chokes effectively make the saturation current up to three times better, thus providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.2oz Copper PCB2 ounce copper inner layers that provide stable signal traces and power shapes Delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking, its able to support the latest DDR4 memory modules with most extreme memory performanceRULE YOUR OWN LIGHTING WAY – POLYCHROME RGBASRock motherboards deliver stunning performance and superior aesthetics to rule your own colorful lighting way ASRock offers a very comprehensive control to perform the built-in RGB LEDs or the connected LED strips, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and any RGB devices smoothly. Devices can be synchronized across the Polychrome RGB Sync-certified accessories as well.The addressable RGB LED header supports WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip 5V/Data/GND, with a maximum power rating of 3A 5V, a max of 80 LEDs and length within 2 meters.The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strip 12V/G/R/B, with a maximum power rating of 3A 12V and length within 2 meters.Wi-Fi 6 802.11axWelcome to the new Wi-Fi standard ASRocks motherboard equipped with next generation Intel Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax adapter. The speed will be working up to 2.4Gbps and it will also natively operate with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz simultaneously. Significant improvement in bi-directional MU-MIMO support is another attractive feature as well.Phantom Gaming 2.5 Gb/s LANThe intelligent Phantom Gaming 2.5Gb/s LAN platform is built for maximum networking performance for the demanding requirements of home networking, content creators, online gamers and high-quality streaming media. Boost networking performance up to 2.5X the bandwidth compared to the standard gigabit Ethernet, youll enjoy the faster and uncompromised connectivity experience for gaming, file transfers and backups.Automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge.A SOLID M.2-SOLUTION PERFORMERDual M.2 For SSDReady for higher capacity and even faster Type 22110 M.2 NVMe SSD to fulfill the need of performance. Two Ultra M.2 sockets that support both SATA3 6Gb/s and PCIe Gen3 x4 modes, pushing data transfer speeds up to 32Gb/s.M.2 ArmorsGood M.2 SSD protection is important for longevity and stability. ASRock provides a completed M.2 armor solution that makes SSDs to run in a certain low temperature.Dual USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Type-CThis motherboard has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.2 Gen2 ports built on the rear i/o for supporting next generation USB 3.2 Gen2 devices and to deliver up to 10 Gbps data transfer rates.USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C doubles the charge speedFlexible Integrated I/O ShieldUnlike most so called pre-mounted I/O shield that is only decorated with fancy color schemes. We reserve more tolerance space and allow IO shield is adjustable when installing, thus fitting chassis perfectly without any mechanical issue.Post Status CheckerAn easy troubleshooting tool that shows the CPU / DRAM / VGA / BOOT operation every time you start up the system. Post Status Checker is an fast and easy way to identify the source of the problem.2oz Copper PCBUsing only carefully selected copper materials for PCB layers, 2oz Copper PCB delivers lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking.I/O ArmorA new designed protective cover for all of the crucial parts near the motherboards rear I/O, so that they wont easily be damaged by static electricity.High Density Glass Fabric PCBHigh Density Glass Fabric PCB design that reduces the gaps between the PCB layers to protect the motherboard against electrical shorts caused by humidity.Sapphire Black PCBPure black PCB appearance. The new Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid quality and gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch.Gold Audio JacksEverything will wear off in time, but gold looks better Gold audio jack provides stable sound transmissionWater Pump HeaderThis is not only a standard CPU fan header, but also supports water pumps This header provides a maximum of 2A power for supporting the most popular water pumps. User also can adjust the voltage of water pump to get higher cooling performance with lower noise.Live Update & APP ShopASRock Live Update & APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can also easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.moreFull Spike ProtectionSome sensitive digital components on the motherboard are vulnerable to power surges, the excessive current may cause your system to malfunction immediately. ASRock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboards components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.