++++ You can buy the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9/A/ASRK Mainboard for a price of approx. 299 Euro (12/2018). It is in the upper price segment of the Intel LGA 1151 v2 motherboards.
The ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 Intel LGA 1151-2 DDR4 ATX motherboard offers not only an incredible basic equipment, but is also incredibly high overclockable and loadable, making it the optimal motherboard for the high-end processors of the Intel LGA1151 v2 Coffee Lake (Gen 8) and the current Coffee Lake Refresh (Gen 9) series.
The Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 motherboard comes equipped with a total of five PCI Express slots, eight SATA3 ports, three fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots, , a USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, three USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A, up to eight possible USB 3.1 Gen1 ports (formerly USB 3.0), up to four possible USB 2.0 ports, Intel 2T2R Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, two Gigabit LAN ports, one 2.5 Gigabit LAN port, 7.1 Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 5 with Content Protection, analog sound output via five jack sockets, digital sound output via optical S/PDIF, four DDR4 slots, ASRock Phantom Gaming Tuning software for overclocking and fan control in Windows, ASRock RGB LED lighting as well as Polychrome RGB for addressable RGB LEDs and much more.
All in all you can only be surprised what the new ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 motherboard has to offer. Thanks to the Intel Z390 chipset and its own Hyper BCLK Engine II IC it’s perfectly suited for overclockers. Furthermore, the new ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 motherboard features addressable RGB LED control via UEFI and software in Windows as well as effective RGB lighting under the chipset cooler, on the I/O cover and on the audio area. So if you are looking for an absolute high-end motherboard for Windows 10 for the new Intel LGA1151 v2 CPUs of the 8th and 9th generation and want to overclock it properly, this motherboard is the best possible choice.
Thanks to the incredibly good basic equipment and the extremely high overclocking results, the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 motherboard gets our OCinside.de Overclocking Dream Award 12/2018.
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.
* All Intel LGA1151 v2 motherboard reviews since 01.07.2018 are based on an Intel Core i7-8700K and Intel Core i9-9900K CPU, MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCI Express 3.0 video card, 4x 16GB Ballistix Sport DDR4-2666 memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, SiSoftware Sandra, Futuremark PCMark10, 3DMark and 3DMark06 (OC software is available in the Links & Downloads section). All benchmark results only offer a comparison among themselves for a rough motherboard performance comparison.