CES 2019: ASRock Launches 5 B365 Motherboards

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At CES 2019, ASRock released five new motherboards ranging from mini-ITX to full-size ATX based on Intel’s B365 chipset.

To little fanfare, Intel launched the B365 chipset last month based on the previous generation 22nm process node. This seems to be a regression but makes sense with all Intel’s struggles with 14nm and subsequent delays with 10nm. This has not stopped motherboard manufacturers from launching products that support Intel’s B365 chipset. Although the new B365 chipset does increase PCIe lanes from 12 to 20, it does not feature native USB 3.1 Gen 2 support or CNVi WiFi, which were two of the main benefits of the B360 chipset.

The top of ASRock’s B365 lineup will be the B365 Phantom Gaming 4 motherboard. It features all the bells and whistles we expect from the ASRock Phantom Gaming family, like high-quality power bits and RGB lighting. What makes this board unique is the two M.2 slots with “armor”, or heatsinks to keep them running cool. There will also be a Micro-ATX version (B365M Phantom Gaming 4) with only one M.2 armor slot.

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Rounding out the lineup will be the B365 Pro4, B365M Pro4, and B365M-ITX/ac. Pricing and availability are not yet known.

Matt Ring (mdcomp)

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