Thursday, September 12th 2019

ASRock Launches the Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi X Graphics Card

The leading global motherboard, graphics card and mini PC manufacturer, ASRock, announces their new Taichi X series graphics cards - the Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi X 8G OC+, which is ASRock's first Taichi X series graphics card featuring AMD's latest Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU and 8 GB 256-bit GDDR6 memory, brings exceptional computing power and an immersive experience nested within an elegant design.

In Chinese culture, "Taichi" represents the philosophical state of yin and yang. ASRock's Taichi graphics cards are designed for tech geeks and power users who care about products' design and quality, and comes with premium features that can fulfill every geek's dream and fulfill power user's important task. To carry forward Taichi's spirit, which symbolizes the balance between elegance and stability; Taichi graphics cards are formed with two main elements in mind - "design" and "quality".
The newly developed Taichi X OC+ graphics card delivers a completely new 2.5-slot heat-sink module with 3 fans and ARGB lighting which can be customized using the software utility. Featuring a 3D metal backplate, 6 display outputs (4 DisplayPorts and 2 HDMI connectors), and a dual BIOS and full housing within a reinforced metal frame. Based on AMD's new RX 5700 XT RDNA architecture, the Taichi X series graphics cards are capable of delivering superior 1440p productive and gaming experiences. Onboard is a reliable heat-sink module, and the 10+1 phase high quality power supply provides decent power. Therefore, the Taichi X 8G OC+ edition features a boost GPU clock of up to 2040 MHz, which is much higher than most other RX 5700 XT graphics cards to date.

"Elegance makes glory!" Not only does the graphics card exceed in performance and quality, but exudes in design aesthetics. ASRock has paid a lot of attention and effort to product outlook. Adding a breath of sophisticated technology, the precise stacking and assembly of embedded gears makes the graphics card backplate more legendary to the eye, and brings a piece of design nostalgia - something users had never known before on graphics cards. The ARGB lighting on the front cover clearly displays its beauty and awesomeness. Accompanying this unique design is the center fan which is decorated with a moving colorful halo, something geeks can surely appreciate being purely Taichi X.

ASRock brings quality and reliability to the Taichi X series graphics cards by implementing a lot of high-quality components, such as a long-life power choke, two- ball bearing fans with 0 dB fan-stop functionality, a high thermal conductivity pad, and galvanized thermal pipe. With quality and design being two elements, the ASRock Taichi X graphics card offers a reliable, practical-oriented futuristic aesthetic as it relates to connected work productivity, an exciting gaming experience, and earmarked for professional PC systems. The ASRock Taichi X series graphics card has introduced a successful visual design proof of concept as its marque product outlook. In addition to product quality, the company also offers a reliable, high-quality commitment in providing reliable hardware.

Coupled with the previous Phantom Gaming and Challenger graphics cards, the new series-production model — Taichi X is the first joint appearance of this visionary model to ASRock's design and is unquestionably the highlight of the ASRock graphics card product line. The world debut for the ASRock Taichi X, which redefines the graphics card genre with ARGB lighting renders a revolutionary aesthetic concept.

For more information, visit the product page.
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29 Comments on ASRock Launches the Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi X Graphics Card

#2
Totally
Annnnnnd still ugly.
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#3
Aldain
when is review :D
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#4
Lionheart
Doesn't look that bad, maybe get rid of the colour in the middle of the card, it would look decent.
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#5
shilka
Actually like how the backplate looks but as said the middle fan looks terrible
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#6
djisas
Massive height on every 5700, none can feat my case with lateral fans mounted...
They should think about people with slimmer cases, and mines isnt exactly small...
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#7
umdterps71
Remove the fan led and put RGB on the top with company/graphics card name. Keep the back plate... Either way, what were they thinking with this card?
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#8
The Egg
Warranty length really needs to be discussed much more in product reviews, especially on the subject of value. I find it bizarre that it's almost never mentioned. Anyhow, to the best of my knowledge, warranty length by card partners are as follows:

Asrock - 1 year
Asus - 3 years
EVGA - 3 years
Gigabyte - 3 years
MSI - 3 years
Powercolor - 2 years
Sapphire - 2 years
XFX - 2 years
Zotac - 2 years

(all of this is subject to change, of course, and in some cases might vary by model)
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#10
Minus Infinity
I say "bling it on".

Laugh how people care what the card looks like, do you spend your day looking inside your case or at your computer screen.
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#11
Lionheart
Minus Infinity, post: 4115676, member: 178790"
I say "bling it on".

Laugh how people care what the card looks like, do you spend your day looking inside your case or at your computer screen.
Whats it to you? If people like visually pleasing looking PC hardware let them.
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#12
yakk
/Looks at open air computer besides monitor

:D
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#13
Redwoodz
The Egg, post: 4115618, member: 190467"
Warranty length really needs to be discussed much more in product reviews, especially on the subject of value. I find it bizarre that it's almost never mentioned. Anyhow, to the best of my knowledge, warranty length by card partners are as follows:

Asrock - 1 year
Asus - 3 years
EVGA - 3 years
Gigabyte - 3 years
MSI - 3 years
Powercolor - 2 years
Sapphire - 2 years
XFX - 2 years
Zotac - 2 years

(all of this is subject to change, of course, and in some cases might vary by model)
^(all of this may be fiction)^
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#14
Zubasa
The Egg, post: 4115618, member: 190467"
Warranty length really needs to be discussed much more in product reviews, especially on the subject of value. I find it bizarre that it's almost never mentioned. Anyhow, to the best of my knowledge, warranty length by card partners are as follows:

Asrock - 1 year
Asus - 3 years
EVGA - 3 years
Gigabyte - 3 years
MSI - 3 years
Powercolor - 2 years
Sapphire - 2 years
XFX - 2 years
Zotac - 2 years

(all of this is subject to change, of course, and in some cases might vary by model)
It is only useful if the company feels like honoring their warranty.
Something that I am not so sure about these days. :banghead:
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#15
Dammeron
The Egg, post: 4115618, member: 190467"
Warranty length really needs to be discussed much more in product reviews, especially on the subject of value. I find it bizarre that it's almost never mentioned. Anyhow, to the best of my knowledge, warranty length by card partners are as follows:

Asrock - 1 year
Asus - 3 years
EVGA - 3 years
Gigabyte - 3 years
MSI - 3 years
Powercolor - 2 years
Sapphire - 2 years
XFX - 2 years
Zotac - 2 years

(all of this is subject to change, of course, and in some cases might vary by model)
Gotta love Europe - every electronics sold has to have 2 years warranty from a shop (there's still warranty from the manufacturer beside this).
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#16
Vayra86
The Egg, post: 4115618, member: 190467"
Warranty length really needs to be discussed much more in product reviews, especially on the subject of value. I find it bizarre that it's almost never mentioned. Anyhow, to the best of my knowledge, warranty length by card partners are as follows:

Asrock - 1 year
Asus - 3 years
EVGA - 3 years
Gigabyte - 3 years
MSI - 3 years
Powercolor - 2 years
Sapphire - 2 years
XFX - 2 years
Zotac - 2 years

(all of this is subject to change, of course, and in some cases might vary by model)
Factory warranty length in my country is a legal minimum of 2 years regardless, and beyond that there is an extended warranty (also legal) where you have reduced rights to get things repaired or replaced at low cost (no profit), that is at least 3 years for computer parts and PCs (often longer).

And tbf any self respecting country on the free market should have something similar - should - I know its not the case everywhere.

Dammeron, post: 4115832, member: 150201"
Gotta love Europe - every electronics sold has to have 2 years warranty from a shop (there's still warranty from the manufacturer beside this).
^
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#17
Turmania
I have seen this from many other brands with long gpu's. Is there a specific reason why they don't make the backplate match the length of the gpu? It looks bad with radiators sticking out naked. Edit: my bad I thought I was in sapphire nitro+ page.this product has the backplate to match the length of the gpu.
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#18
Epsyl
This article is suspicious... ly similar to that from guru3d.

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/asrock-officially-launches-radeon-rx-5700-xt-yaichi-x-8g-oc.html

(Just realized, in the url, they spelled it yaichi instead of taichi ^^)

Epsyl, post: 4115862, member: 190503"
This article is suspicious... ly similar to that from guru3d.

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/asrock-officially-launches-radeon-rx-5700-xt-yaichi-x-8g-oc.html

(Just realized, in the url, they spelled it yaichi instead of taichi ^^)
edit: nvm, it's on their (asrock) newspage.
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#19
Chrispy_
Totally, post: 4115537, member: 90126"
Annnnnnd still ugly.
I like the look of AMD and Nvidia's reference design language and I like the noise/performance of the aftermarket coolers.

It seems like you can get tasteful styling and bad cooling OR cluttered Asian design language and decent cooling. :rolleyes:
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#20
Chloe Price
Hm, looks hella cool IMO, especially the backplate has the best look I've seen so far.
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#21
The Egg
Redwoodz, post: 4115765, member: 148684"
^(all of this may be fiction)^
https://www.asrock.com/support/index.us.asp?cat=RMA

I didn't spend a bunch of time researching, but 1-year is what I'm interpreting from their poorly written official warranty page. 2-years is mentioned at the bottom, but only for some motherboards? Feel free to prove me wrong if you can find more concrete evidence; 1-year does seem awful short.
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#22
Kinestron
Zubasa, post: 4115774, member: 30988"
It is only useful if the company feels like honoring their warranty.
Something that I am not so sure about these days. :banghead:
Exactly. I was about to mention this as well. I always read the reviews and many of these companies have horrible tech support or RMA processes.
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#23
PanicLake
Looks like the middle fan is countering both surrounding fans... why?
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#24
Chrispy_
PanicLake, post: 4116130, member: 188909"
Looks like the middle fan is countering both surrounding fans... why?
All the fans spin anticlockwise, if that's what you mean?
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#25
tvamos
Turmania, post: 4115848, member: 182201"
I have seen this from many other brands with long gpu's. Is there a specific reason why they don't make the backplate match the length of the gpu? It looks bad with radiators sticking out naked. Edit: my bad I thought I was in sapphire nitro+ page.this product has the backplate to match the length of the gpu.
Better cooling when airflow is not blocked off by backplate.
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