ASRock expands its Z390 motherboard line-up with a value-oriented Z390 offering the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4S. Compared to the Z390 Phantom Gaming 4, this motherboard lacks the USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port on its rear I/O and is two power phases less having an 8-power phase design. As for aesthetics, the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4S sports the black and silver colour theme of the ASRock Phantom Gaming Series with a Sapphire Black PCB. It also packs the same Intel I219V Gigabit Ethernet LAN. It comes with an M.2 Socket Key E slot for 2230 WiFi/Bluetooth modules. Sporting the high-end Intel Z390 chipset, the Z390 Phantom Gaming 4S retains most of the premium features found in other Z390 motherboards such as support for high-performance DDR4 memory of up to 4300MHz+ in overclocked settings and up to 128GB of memory.
On the other hand, check out our review of the ASRock Z390 Extreme4 Motherboard here.
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4S Features
Supports 9th and 8th Generation Intel Core processors
Supports up to 128GB of DDR4 memory and frequencies of up to 4300MHz+ OC
2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 3 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 M.2 Key E for WiFi
Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX and CrossFireX
Supports HDMI 1.4 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 30Hz
7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1200 Audio Codec), ELNA Audio Caps
6 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
8 USB 3.2 Gen1 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
Intel Gigabit Ethernet LAN
ASRock Polychrome RGB Sync Ready
Pricing and Availability
The ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4S is expected to be cheaper than the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 which is already at $99.99 USD so we expect this motherboard to also be under $100 USD. No information on availability as of this writing. Learn more about the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4S motherboard here.