ASRock

ASRock Industrial has been at the forefront of AMD-based UCFF PCs, being one of the first to bring out systems based on the Ryzen Embedded APUs in mid-2019. In fact, their boards have been adopted by vendors such as OnLogic in their ML100G-40 systems. These 4x4 BOX systems definitely got the footprint right, matching the Intel NUCs in that department. However, the performance of the Embedded R-Series made them a better fit for embedded systems with single-purpose use-cases. On the general purpose computing front, they could not match up against the large variety of Intel-based NUCs with different performance profiles. Today, this aspect is being rectified with the launch of three new SKUs in the 4x4 BOX-4000 series. These systems use the latest AMD...

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...

9 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...

10 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...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/1/2018

The ASRock X399 Taichi Motherboard Review: Cost-Effective Threadripper

In this review we are having a look at the ASRock X399 Taichi, one of the few motherboards for Ryzen Threadripper processors that retails for less than $300. Despite...

30 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/26/2018

Intel Z390 Motherboard Overview: 50+ Motherboards Analyzed

As far back as May of this year details of Intel's Z390 chipset were seemingly leaked accidentally (or was it?). And ever since then, speculation has been rife with...

79 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 10/8/2018

ASRock's New Z390 Motherboards Show Up Early

While a lot of speculation in regards to Z390 motherboards has been made recently, ASRock has jumped the gun (on purpose?) and unveiled its upcoming gaming-focused Z390 product stack...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/5/2018

ASRock Preps Phantom Gaming Motherboards: Initial SKU to Feature 2.5G Ethernet

ASRock is readying another lineup of motherboards aimed specifically at gamers. The Phantom Gaming mainboards will join ASRock’s Radeon graphics cards that carry the same brand. The first products...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

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