Companies are encouraging to put more and more motherboards on the market for Ryzen Threadripper processors because they are an AMD sales success.
A good power-price ratio for the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X makes it ideal for enthusiasts, professionals and prosumers, which is a sector where a lot of money is made. ASRock’s X399 Phantom Gaming 6 motherboard follows the company’s usual design, dispensing with the most expensive and gamer lighting and aesthetics by focusing on providing a more economical product.
It has the usual eight memory banks for DDR4 modules up to 3400 MHz before entering the overclocking zone outside of the use of memory profiles. It also has three PCIe 3.0 × 16 slots that allow up to three graphics cards to be used in SLI or CrossFire, and it is curious that it does not have any type of PCI slot anymore. This makes more space for two M.2 slots for units up to type 2280 and 22110.
It includes heads for RGB connections, and only has red lighting around the chipset heatsink. The power supply of the motherboard is done with the usual ATX connect and two eight-pin PCIe. It includes four four-pin connectors for water pumps and liquid cooling that can deliver up to 15 W, compatible with the case fans for which it also has several additional four pins. The audio codec is a Realtek ALC1120 with 7.1 audio, and the Ethernet controller is a Dragon RTL8125AG for 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and has another Intel I211AT for an additional Gigabit Ethernet connection. On the back panel includes a PS / 2 connector, an optical SPDIF, eight USB 3.0, a USB 3.1 and a USB 3.1 type, plus five 3.5 mm connectors. The motherboard is ATX format, with a size of 24.4 cm × 30.5 cm.