Friday, January 5th 2018

ASRock Announces X399M Taichi Motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper

ASRock today unveiled the industry's first micro-ATX form-factor motherboard for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, the X399M Taichi. The board supports a full-featured Threadripper HEDT build. Drawing power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, it uses an 8-phase VRM to power the CPU. MOSFETs of this VRM vent heat onto both a smaller primary heatsink, and a larger secondary heatsink, via a heat-pipe. The TR4 socket is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting quad-channel DDR4 memory; and three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (from which at least two run at full x16 bandwidth at all times).

Storage connectivity on the ASRock X399M Taichi includes three 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, one 32 Gb/s U.2 port, and eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Networking connectivity includes 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.x WLAN, and two 1 GbE interfaces. USB connectivity includes eight USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1 (including a type-C) ports on the rear panel, and four USB 3.0 ports via headers. ASRock deployed its highest-grade onboard audio solution, which takes advantage of a 120 dBA SNR CODEC, audio-grade capacitors, and ground-layer isolation. The company will showcase this board at the 2018 International CES.
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12 Comments on ASRock Announces X399M Taichi Motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper

#1
dj-electric
I really wish they would start putting 10Gb LAN on these. Its time for serious motherboards to make it a standard.
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#2
Nokiron
I'm not really sure what I think about this. Would love a Threadripper mATX-board but this looks... weird somehow.

Change that heatsink-cog and get rid of the U.2-connector.

Asus, give me a X399-M WS!
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#3
_JP_
ASRock being ASRock :D
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#4
kenkickr
Waiting for a x399 itx board
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
I love that it has 3 m.2 slots
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#6
Chaitanya
dj-electric said:
I really wish they would start putting 10Gb LAN on these. Its time for serious motherboards to make it a standard.
+1, considering HEDT is mostly targeted at workstation users 100Gb LAN will be very useful for that audience.
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#7
hyp36rmax
Holy shiiiiiiii!!!! YES!!! My Caselabs Mercury S5 is going to love this! Now if only ASUS will release an an X299M-WS intel variant i can replace my X99M-WS. This makes me want to jump on TR for sure.
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#8
btarunr
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kenkickr said:
Waiting for a x399 itx board
I doubt if an mITX TR4 board is even possible. The socket itself is so big.
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
hyp36rmax said:
Holy shiiiiiiii!!!! YES!!! My Caselabs Mercury S5 is going to love this! Now if only ASUS will release an an X299M-WS intel variant i can replace my X99M-WS. This makes me want to jump on TR for sure.
Same setup I am looking to replace. I am just hoping Asus releases a board, I am still not a massive asrock fan, even though I have several of their boards.
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hyp36rmax
cdawall said:
Same setup I am looking to replace. I am just hoping Asus releases a board, I am still not a massive asrock fan, even though I have several of their boards.
Definitely prefer ASUS over ASROCK, but the later has been pretty solid from what i've seen in the last few years. I love how risky they've been with an X99 / X299 ITX and now an X399 MATX. I'm really hoping ASUS counters this with an X299M-WS, but this board is really tempting, for sure.
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
hyp36rmax said:
Definitely prefer ASUS over ASROCK, but the later has been pretty solid from what i've seen in the last few years. I love how risky they've been with an X99 / X299 ITX and now an X399 MATX. I'm really hoping ASUS counters this with an X299M-WS, but this board is really tempting, for sure.
I am on the rocks about skylake x vs TR. This will definitely come down to which board looks better...
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#12
Chloe Price
Now it can be truly seen how damn huge that socket is. :D
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