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ASRock to Introduce Brand New Intel B365 Motherboards at CES 2019

ASRock B365 Motherboard

ASRock has just announced that they will officially launch it’s brand new motherboard lineup, ASRock B365 motherboard lineup, based on the Intel B365 Chipset. The new motherboards will fall under ASRock’s Phantom Gaming lineup of high end motherboards targeted at gamers and hardware enthusiasts. Intel’s new B365 chipset is based on Intel’s new 22nm fabrication process, which closely resembles the already in production B360 chipset, was expected to be released early this year.

At a glance, the new B365 chipset supports up to 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes which is increased up from 12 currently supported by the B360. Additionally, the B365 PCH fully supports hardware RAID for PCIe and SATA storage devices, which is a feature that the B360 lacks.

The new B365 Phantom Gaming series’ motherboards aiming at mainstream market, with huge improvement on functionality and aesthetics. The product line includes Mini-ITX, the ever popular PRO series and the latest Phantom Gaming motherboards, giving a wide range of selection for everyone.

The new ASrock B365 Phantom Gaming motherboards will be launched during the CES 2019 event in LAS Vegas this month.

Intel B365 Chipset Specifications

Here is a comparison of the common Intel chipsets next to the new Intel B365 chipset.

Intel 300-series PCH Comparison
Z370 H370 Q370 B365 B360 H310
Launch Date Oct ’17 Apr ’18 Apr ’18 Dec ’18 Apr ’18 Apr ’18
Target Market Consumer Consumer/
Enterprise Consumer/
ME Firmware 11 12 12 11 12 12
HSIO Lanes n/a n/a n/a 30 24 14
Total USB n/a n/a n/a 14 12 10
Max USB 3.1 Gen2 n/a 4 6 0 4 0
Max USB 3.1 Gen1 10 10 8 8 6 4
SATA 6Gbps 6 6 6 6 6 4
PCIe 3.0 Lanes 24 20 24 20 12 n/a
PCIe 2.0 Lanes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 6
Max RST PCIe Storage 3 2 3 2 1 0
RAID PCIe 0, 1, 5 0, 1, 5 0, 1, 5 0, 1, 5 n/a n/a
SATA 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 10 n/a n/a
Intel Optane Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Integrated 802.11ac No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Intel Smart Sound Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Intel vPro No No Yes No No No
TDP 6W 6W 6W 6W 6W 6W

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I wonder when we will start seeing these avaialbe they look pretty good.

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