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ASRock X570 Taichi

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Meta-review: Testers were mostly satisfied with the performance of the ASRock X570 Taichi and the VRM in particular. They were less impressed by the M.2 cover/heatsink and the noisy fan.

Last updated on September 11, 2019 9:30 pm

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Price history for ASRock X570 Taichi AM4/M.2/DDR4/HDMI/ATX Motherboard
Latest updates:
  • $309.99 - September 11, 2019
  • $279.99 - September 3, 2019
  • $299.99 - August 21, 2019
Since: August 21, 2019
  • Highest Price: $309.99 - September 11, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $279.99 - September 3, 2019

Description

The Taichi brand signifies that this motherboard is part of ASRock’s premium lineup. In this case, it’s based on the AMD X570 chipset that was released in 2019 along with the 3rd-generation Ryzen CPUs. It’s comparatively full-featured and comes with a Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax chip, multiple M.2 slots, and not least a 14-phase power delivery setup. 

ASRock X570 Taichi Key Features

AMD’s X570 chipset uses the same AM4 socket as previous generations and supports 2nd- and 3rd-generation Ryzen processors. However, it was launched in 2019 and is mainly intended for the 3K CPU lineup. Along with improved support for the latest AMD CPUs, the chipset introduces the PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 interface on the consumer market. This effectively doubles the theoretical bandwidth available to PCIe-attached devices – primarily SSDs at the time of launch.  It is quite a demanding platform, and like most other X570 motherboards, the Taichi uses active cooling to keep motherboard temperatures in check. 

The X570 Taichi has three slots for M.2 SSDs, all of which support the fast PCIe 4.0 interface provided that the SSD is capable of utilizing the additional bandwidth. Two of the slots will hold drives in up to M-key type 2280 (standard length) and one has room for longer 22110 drives. Drives are covered by a single large heatsink that is included with the Taichi. 

Like many competitors in the premium segment, the ASRock X570 Taichi features a Wi-Fi 6/802.11ax MU-MIMO wireless module. The Ethernet controller is, however, a more standard-variety Gigabit Intel I211AT. Also like all competitors at launch, the Taichi has four RAM slots (dual channel) for up to 128 GB of DDR4 (4x 32 GB). 

Power to the CPU is provided by a 14-phase design using the integrated power stage solution Dr.MOS, which can deliver up to 50A of continuous current for each phase. 

To simplify building and maintenance, the Taichi includes a BIOS flashback feature as well as an integrated and adjustable I/O shield. ASRock’s Polysynch RGB functionality lights up the Taichi and comes with an addressable RGB LED strip header. 

ASRock X570 Taichi Vs. Asus ROG Strix X570-E

ProductASRock X570 TaichiROG Strix X570-E Gaming
Form FactorATXATX
CPU Support2nd- and 3rd-gen AMD Ryzen2nd- and 3rd-gen AMD Ryzen
Power Delivery14 phases Dr. MOS12+4 phases
RAM Support (up to)4666 MHz (Gen3 Ryzen)
3600 MHz (Gen2 Ryzen)
4400 MHz (Gen3 Ryzen)
3600 MHz (Gen2 Ryzen)
Memory Slots (Channels)2 (4)2 (4)
Max. RAM128 GB128 GB
PCIe 4.0 X16 Slots33
PCIe 4.0 X1 Slots22
SATA III Ports88
PCIe 4.0 M.2 Slots32
RAID Support0/1/100/1/10
Network Adapters1x Intel I211-AT
Wi-Fi 6 ax
1x Intel I211-AT
Realtek RTL8125-CG 2.5G LAN
Wi-Fi 6 ax
USB Ports incl. header2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A,
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C,
7x USB 3.2 Gen 1
4x USB 2.0
8x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A,
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C,
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2x USB 2.0
SLI/CrossfireY/YY/Y

When only comparing the feature sets of the X570 Taichi versus Asus’ Strix X570-E, there is no clear winner. While the ASRock board has an extra PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots and support for faster RAM out of the box, the Asus model features a 2.5 Gbit/s Ethernet adapter in addition to the 1 Gbit/s Intel variety. The Strix X570-E also has more USB 3 Gen2 slots (header included). 

Reviews

Tomshardware

The X570 Taichi is a solid board, but we’d rather pay $20 less for it and have the convenience of easy M.2 slot access. We’d also like to see a firmware update that brings a default RPM slope to the 6000 RPM fan.

TweakTown

Loaded with features like Wi-Fi 6, a solid 12 phase VRM, and some stellar looks, ASRock’s X570 Taichi is a very nice motherboard and a great successor to the X470 Taichi.

TechPowerup

The excellent build quality and sleek updated looks make the ASRock X570 Taichi a solid choice.

Vortez

The ASRock X570 Taichi is a premium offering from a high-end motherboard manufacturer but the long and short of it is, it falls a little before the mark. The FCH fan is also terrible and must be addressed by ASRock.

Tech Yes City:

8Expert Score
Meta-review: Testers were mostly satisfied with the performance of the ASRock X570 Taichi and the VRM in particular. They were less impressed by the M.2 cover/heatsink and the noisy fan.
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PROS
  • Great VRM
  • Good performance
  • Three M.2 slots
CONS
  • Unwieldy cover/heatsink
  • Noisy fan that must be turned down manually

Additional information

Specification: ASRock X570 Taichi

Item Dimensions

Height: 1370, Length: 1620, Weight: 265, Width: 390

EAN List

EAN List Element: 4717677338683

Title

ASRock X570 Taichi AM4/M.2/DDR4/HDMI/ATX Motherboard

Warranty (years)

1

Package Dimensions

Height: 406, Length: 1654, Weight: 659, Width: 1378

Release Year

2019

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