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ASRock X570 Taichi (AMD X570) Motherboard Review (Page 2)

Steven Bassiri | Jul 19, 2019 at 01:47 am CDT - 2 mins, 7 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASRock

Packaging and Overview

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The box is of a new design, it's larger and quite nice. Packaging is excellent and should do a great job of protecting the motherboard.

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The accessory package includes four SATA6Gb/s, WIFI antenna, Hex screw driver, SLI-HB bridge, case badge, and M.2 screws.

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ASRock put six fan headers on the motherboard, and the one circled in blue is 1A PWM header for the CPU fan. The other five headers circled in red are rated for up to 2A and are hybrid PWM/DC mode header. The aesthetics of the motherboard have also been re-worked, and the Taichi chipset logo has some welcomed gold. The back of the motherboard has a metal backplate, and there is some diffusion material for the right edge of the underside of the motherboard.

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The rear IO panel features six USB 3.0 ports, two USB 3.1 (10Gbps) ports one type-A ports and one type-C, clear CMOS button, Flashback button, WIFI antenna, 1G LAN, HDMI, PS/2 keyboard and mouse, and 7.1 gold plated audio outputs with S/PDIF out.

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Here we find the PCI-E slot arrangement, the first two slots are wired to the CPU at x16 PCI-E 4.0 and operate at x16/x0 or x8/x8. The bottom x16 slot is electrically x4 PCI-E 4.0 routed to the chipset, and we also have two x1 PCI-E 4.0 slots. There are three PCI-E x4 M.2 slots, the top one is routed to the CPU and should be used with any PCI-E 4.0 drives, the middle and bottom slot area routed x4 PCI-E 4.0 to the chipset, but if you use a PCI-E M.2 drive in the bottommost slot it will disable the bottom x16 slot.

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All of the eight SATA6Gb/s ports are routed to the chipset. The USB 3.1 (10Gbps) type-C header and USb 3.0 internal header are located mid board.

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At the bottom of the motherboard we find a power button, reset button, POST code display, and two USB 2.0 internal headers. We also find an addressable RGB LED header and a normal RGB LED header.

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At the center of the motherboard near the CPU socket we find an RGB LED header and a single USB header for AMD's Prism cooler. The motherboard features one 8-pin CPU power header and another optional 4-pin header.

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The heat sinks are all screwed into the motherboard, and the VRM heat sink also cools the inductors.

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