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|
|Launch Date||Oct ’17||Apr ’18||Apr ’18||Dec ’18||Apr ’18||Apr ’18|
|Max USB 3.1 Gen2||n/a||4||6||0||4||0|
|Max USB 3.1 Gen1||10||10||8||8||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|
|Intel Smart Sound||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|