With the increasing demand of X399 based Ryzen Threadrippers, an equal increase in the production of X399 based motherboards is noted and ASRock’s X399 Taichi is one of the finest options available on the market. Though we have other options lying in the same X399 category, we will be focusing on the ASRock X399 Taichi in this article.
The Taichi Nomenclature
Before moving on to the specs, let’s just take a quick look at the nomenclature which comes from the martial art ‘Tai chi’. With this interesting name, the Taichi series is equally interesting as the performance bar for this series is quite high! The only downside to this chipset is the absence of 10Gbit Aquantia Ethernet which is already a part of Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming board.
Here are some of the key features that the company claims to be included in the board:
- ASRock Super Alloy
- Supports AMD TR4 Socket Ryzen Threadripper Series CPUs
- IR Digital PWM, 11 Power Phase & Dr. MOS
- Supports Quad Channel DDR4 3600MHz+(OC) & ECC Unbuffered DIMM Memory
- 4x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, 1x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
- Nvidia 4-Way SLI, AMD 4-Way CrossFireX
- 7.1 Channel HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
- 8x SATA 3, 3x Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
- 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s (1x Type-A + 1x Type-C)
- 12x USB 3.1 Gen1 (4 Front, 8 Rear)
- 1 U.2 Connector
- Dual Intel Gigabit LAN
- Intel 802.11ac WiFi
- ASRock RGB LED
- BIOS Flashback
- Hyper BCLK Engine III
If having a look at this list doesn’t convince you well, here’s a video by Kitguru to explain you more about this board!