Preview: ASRock Z390 Taichi Motherboard First Pictures

We got our hands on the ASRock Z390 Taichi Motherboard featuring the Intel Z390 chipset supporting all Intel’s latest 9th-Gen processors (Coffee-Lake S), which is expected to launch around 16th October. No benchmarks or scores at the moment, as we’re under NDA … so in the meantime, enjoy some of our exclusive pics 😉   


The Box and Package

As far as I can tell … there’s not much difference between original Z370 and the Z390. Let’s give it a real test when pair the Z390 with a Coffee-Lake S (9th gen) processor and see …


A Closer Look



(Subject to change)

  • Supports 8th and 9th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151)
  • Supports DDR4 4333+(OC)
  • 3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
  • NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
  • Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DisplayPort
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec) Supports Purity Sound™ 4 & DTS Connect
  • 8 SATA3, 3 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen2 (1 Front Type-C, 1 Rear Type-C, 1 Rear Type-A) 8 USB 3.1 Gen1 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
  • Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • Intel® 802.11ac WiFi + BT 4.2
  • ASRock RGB LED
  • Hyper BCLK Engine II
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

  Watch out for our review and video coming soon … 

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