ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard Review

Test Setup

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)
XMP profiles Yes
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
OS Windows 10

 

We tested the motherboard with two BIOSes … the first release default BIOS (AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 v2 1.0.0.1) and the latest Beta BIOS (AMD AGESA Combo-AM4 v2 1.0.0.2 + 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.

 

 

AIDA64 Info

 

CPU-Z Info

 

Load Temps

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.

 

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