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ASRock X399 Taichi Threadripper TR4 Motherboard Review (Page 1)

ASRock X399 Taichi Threadripper TR4 Motherboard Review

ASRock's X399 Taichi is the first AMD X399 Ryzen Threadripper TR4 motherboard to go under our tests. Let's see what it musters up!

Steven Bassiri | Aug 15, 2017 at 06:31 pm CDT - 1 min, 14 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASRock

Introduction

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AMD's Threadripper CPUs dropped onto the market last week and with it a handful of motherboards built with the AMD X399 chipset. The chipset itself is similar to the X370 chipset, as in it acts as a south bridge, with the CPU providing a large amount of IO.

While the CPU SoC offers 60 lanes of PCI-E 3.0 (four other lanes connect to the X399 chipset) for up to seven devices, it also provides HD audio, eight USB 3.0 ports, and the SPI bus (BIOS communication). The X399 chipset offers eight SATA 6Gb/s ports, eight PCI-E 2.0 ports, two USB 3.1 ports, five USB 3.0 ports, and six USB 2.0 ports. There are also two PCI-E 3.0 ports in the X399 chipset that can be used for an extra four SATA ports or two SATA Express ports.

ASRock's X399 Taichi takes full advantage of the new X399 chipset and includes many of ASRock's unique features. The motherboard is just as loaded with features as any HEDT platform from the competition and offers the same level of modern connectivity. The X399 Taichi also focuses heavily on overclocking features, and that includes a high-quality VRM.

Let's begin our first AMD X399 motherboard review with the X399 Taichi.

Specifications

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The X399 Taichi features dual Intel NICs, USB 3.1, USB 3.0, SATA6Gb/s, three Ultra M.2 slots, support for up to 4-way SLI/CrossFireX, U.2, and even multiple RGB LED headers.

Pricing

The ASRock X399 Taichi costs $339.99.

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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