Today we’ll be taking a look at another enthusiast-grade motherboard from ASRock – the B650E Taichi. The ASRock B650E Taichi as its name suggests uses AMD’s latest B650E chipset supporting all of AMD’s latest Rzyen 7000 series of processors on the AM5 socket. The B650E is targeted at the upper-end of the mainstream market to about the mid-range enthusiast segment.
Now the main difference between the higher-end X670E and the B650E is the total number of usuable PCIE lanes. The X670E has 44 usable PCIE lanes, while the B650E offer only 36 usable PCIE lanes. Both support CPU overclocking and AMD’s EXPO for optimized memory profiles.
The ASRock B650E Taichi features the same 24+2+1 Power phase design with SPS for VCore+GT as its bigger brother the X670E Taichi. It support for DDR5 ram with speeds of up to DDR5-6400 OC, and comes with 1 x PCIE5 x16 steel slot for your next-gen graphics card, as well as 1 PCIE4 x16 slot for further expansion.
For storage, it comes 1 x Blazing M.2 PCIE Gen5x4 slot, 2 Hyper M.2 PCIE Gen4x4 and 4 SATA ports for your SSDs. For Audio, it features the Realtek 5.1 HD Audio Codec, ESS SABRE 9218 DAC with WIMA Audio Caps.
For connectivity, it comes with the Killer 2.5 Gigabit LAN and the Killer Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth. And finally, this motherboard comes with all of ASRock great features including the Reinforced DIMM slots, Surface Mount Tech, 8-layer PCB, USB4 Type-C ports, and of course ASRock’s Polychrome RGB.
The B650E chipset is one of AMD’s newest chipset supporting all the latest Ryzen 7000 series of processors on the new AM5 socket (LGA1718). It provides a total of 36 usable PCIE lanes and supports CPU overclocking as well as AMD’s EXPO for optimized memory profiles. And of course, it supports DDR5 memory, PCIE 5.0 standards for both GPU and M.2 SSDs. Let’s take a closer look below …
AMD B650E Chipset
If you are a serious gamer or creator, you will want an AMD B650E motherboard. With PCIe® 5.0 support for your NVMe drive and DDR5 support featuring AMD EXPO™ technology, AMD B650E is packed with features that help speed up your game.
The B650E chipset allows a total 36 usable PCIE lanes, with upto a maximum of 24 lanes for PCIE 5.0. It can support upto 4 SATA ports 6Gbps and 1 x PCIE 5.0 x16 slot for the latest next-gen graphic cards. It’s also capable of up to 6 x SUPERSPEED USB 10Gbps and up to 1 x SUPERSPEED USB 20Gbps.
“”Taichi” represents the philosophical state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential. It’s ASRock’s biggest offering in the easy-to-use, rock-solidly stable line of motherboards that fulfills every task – with style! Specially designed for the all-round PC user who wants a motherboard packed with premium features.”
ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, “Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness”, the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept.
ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets from mainstream to enthusiast MB segments for different kinds of users, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency.
We’ve already reviewed the ASRock’s highest-end flagship motherboard for the AM5 platform, the ASRock X670E Taichi, which we thought was an excellent motherboard. It produced phenomenal results during our benchmarks. So, I’m expecting the same for the B650E Taichi.
We’ll be testing the ASRock B650E Taichi Motherboard with an AMD Ryzen 9 7900X (AM5) processor at default speed, along with 32GB of Kingston FURY Beast RGB DDR5-6000, Adata Legend 840 PCIE Gen4 SSD, and an EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card.
OK, let’s dive straight in and begin by taking a look at the specifications and features in our next page.
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