For our tests, we used a test rig which includes the ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard, along with an AMD Ryzen 7 – 3700X at default clock speed of 3.6GHz (turbo boost 4.4GHz), as well as 16GB of XPG Spectrix D60G (DDR4-3600) ram in dual channel mode.
All tests were conducted at turbo clock speeds at a resolution of 1920×1080. High or Ultra settings enabled.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 7 – 3700X (Matisse) @ 3.6GHz / Boost @ 4.4GHz|
|Cooling||Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240 AIO|
|Motherboard||ASRock B550 Taichi|
|Ram||16GB of XPG Spectrix D60G (DDR4-3600)|
|SSD/HDD||Adata XPG Gammix S50 – 1TB SSD (PCIE Gen4x4)|
|PSU||Thermaltake ToughPower 750W|
|VGA card||Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 AMP Extreme Core 8GB GDDR6|
|Nvidia Drivers||Latest GeForce Drivers – WHQL|
We tested the motherboard with two BIOSes … the first release default BIOS (AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 v2 22.214.171.124) and the latest Beta BIOS (AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 v2 126.96.36.199 + SMU 46.61). You can download the latest BIOS here.
ASRock Beta version BIOS are designed for the users who are seeking to achieve the best performance out of their PCs such as gamers, overclocking lovers and PC enthusiasts. However, we don’t recommend users to update BIOS while the system is running well. For any damages caused by improper operation of downloading or updating BIOS, ASRock assumes no responsibility.
Visit ASRock’s website for more information.
Load temperatures reached a high of around 87 degrees Celsius, which falls within our expectations. The good thing is our Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 AIO did a good job of cooling the Ryzen 7 3700X. We highly recommend you use a decent AIO cooler.