ASRock X399M Taichi – AMD Threadripper Motherboard Review

There are many good motherboard brands on the market but ASRock is always surprising with something special. We were reviewing the X299E-ITX/ac so the only motherboard designed for the Skylake-X processors in mini ITX format and now it’s time on the only micro ATX motherboard for the AMD Threadripper – X399M Taichi.

 

 

 

11 Power Phase Design

Designed with an 11-Power-Phase Design, this motherboard features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperature for advanced gamers as well.

IR® Digital PWM

The onboard IR® Digital PWM controller delivers the most precise and stable power so that users may achieve optimal performance.

8-Layer PCB / Better DDR4 Performance

The 8 Layer PCB comes with 4 sets of 2 ounce copper inner layers, providing stable signal traces and power shapes and delivering lower temperature and higher energy efficiency for overclocking! Thus, it’s able to support the latest DDR4 memory modules with most extreme memory performance! 

Dr. MOS

Dr. MOS is optimized for monitoring current and temperature of each phase, thus delivering smoother and neater power to the CPU with enhanced performance and OC capability.

Separated CPU Power Connector Design

Unlike traditional dual CPU power connectors which are located closely together at the same side, ASRock separates them to either side of motherboard in order to create wider trace for CPU VRM. This design brings better power delivery efficiency and lower temperature, thus improving system stability and increasing overclocking potential. 

Dual Intel® LAN

Users are able to connect two LAN cables to this motherboard’s rear I/O. Dual LAN with Teaming function enabled on this motherboard allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth, making data transmission more effective. 

Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi

No one has time for weak WiFi signals and sluggish internet! That’s why this motherboard comes with a 802.11ac WiFi (2.4G / 5G WiFi) module which supports wireless networks and Bluetooth v4.2.

Triple Ultra M.2

Triple of the world’s fastest PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 slots that deliver up to 32Gb/s transfer speed, it also supports SATA3 6Gb/s M.2 modules.

U.2 Connector

U.2 is for connecting some of the world’s fastest U.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 SSDs. 

PCI-E STEEL SLOTS

The advanced PCI-E Steel Slots packed with solid cover that prevent any signal interference with graphics cards. It also ensures the heavy graphics cards to be well-installed in the PCI-E slots safely.

Supports Type 22110 M.2

Ready for higher capacity and even faster Type 22110 M.2 NVMe SSD to fulfill the need of performance. 

Dual USB 3.1 Gen2 (Type-A + Type-C)

This motherboard has a pair of onboard Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 ports built on the rear i/o for supporting next generation USB 3.1 Gen2 devices and to deliver up to 10 Gbps data transfer rates. 

RGB LED

Build your own colorful lighting system! RGB LED and header allows users to connect LED strip and create their unique PC style easily. The ASRock RGB LED utility can be downloaded directly or from an all-in-one utility ASRock Live Update & APP Shop! 

BIOS Flashback

Get the most convenient BIOS flashing with just a simple click. Users can easily achieve the latest BIOS support with a USB and power supply, No CPU, RAM or other components required. 

Purity Sound 4

It’s time to enjoy the most purified audio performance with ultra high definition. Purity Sound4 is a combination of several hardware, software audio solutions. 7.1 CH HD audio with the latest Realtek ALC1220 audio codec, individual PCB layers for R/L audio channel, 120dB SNR DAC and other technologies to deliver the crispest sound effects.
 

You can buy the ASRock X399M Taichi motherboard for around USD $410 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2IkDOMd

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.