Continuing our examination of high-end X370 motherboards for AMD’s new AM4 platform, ASRock’s £230 X370 Taichi is put under the microscope. Acting as the second-rung product in ASRock’s current X370 line-up, the Taichi uses a slightly different approach to supplied features in comparison to competing board vendors.
Key features for the ASRock X370 Taichi include a robust 16-phase power delivery system with high-quality electronic components, dual PCIe-capable M.2 ports, and onboard 802.11ac WiFi. ASRock adds further SATA 6Gbps ports on top of the eight from AMD’s X370 chipset, while onboard audio is built around the vendor’s Purity Sound 4 system.
Featuring a unique black and white design and promising strong overclocking capacity thanks to a power delivery solution stronger than anything from competing vendors’ AM4 products, is the X370 Taichi a winner?
Features (taken from ASRock’s webpage):
- ASRock Super Alloy
- Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen Series CPUs (Summit Ridge)
- Supports DDR4 3200+(OC)
- 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 M.2 (Key E)
- NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD Quad CrossFireX™
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 4 & DTS Connect
- 10 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3), 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x4)
- 2 USB 3.1 (1 Type-A, 1 Type-C), 10 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 6 Rear)
- Intel® Gigabit LAN
- Intel® 802.11ac+ BT 4.2