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ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 (AMD X399) Motherboard Review

By Steven Bassiri from Mar 5, 2019 @ 10:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASRock

Packaging and Overview

 

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The box and packaging are very similar to other ASRock X399 motherboards.

 

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The accessory package includes four SATA6Gb/s cables, WIFI bracket, an SLI HB bridge, M.2 screws, IO shield, Post Card, manuals, and driver DVD.

 

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There are five fan headers on this motherboard, the one circled in red is a CPU fan header that works in PWM mode and is rated up to 1A. The other four headers circled in blue are 2A hybrid PWM/DC mode headers and can work in their mode. The VRM heat sink extends towards the IO through a heat pipe and covers up the IO's silver metal. The motherboard's aesthetics are a mixture of black and red and gray silk screen. The back of the motherboard is pretty bare, except for some components that have been moved to the back to make the PCB look cleaner.

 

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The rear IO panel we find a PS/2 keyboard/mouse, eight USB 3.0 ports, USB 3.1 type-A, USB 3.1 type-C, Gbit LAN, 2.5Gbit LAN, and 7.1 gold plated audio with S/PDIF out.

 

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The PCI-E layout is quite simple as all three x16 slots are wired x16. There are a few M.2 slots on the motherboard covered by heat sinks, except this one.

 

 

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The motherboard also features an M.2 WIFI slot. All the M.2 slots support x4 PCI-E 3.0, but only one supports SATA6Gb/s.

 

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There are eight SATA6Gb/s ports on the motherboard. The motherboard also features a USB 3.0 internal header and a single USB 2.0 header near the middle of the board.

 

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At the top of the motherboard we find the RGB LED header. There are two USB 2.0 internal headers at the bottom near the Clear CMOS button, power button, and reset button. There is another USB 3.0 internal header here too.

 

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We find a right angled HD audio header as well as an addressable RGB LED header and an RGB LED header. There are two 8-pin power connectors on the motherboard.

 

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The heat sinks on this motherboard are decent, everything looks like its making solid contact.

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