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ASRock AMD X670E Motherboard Lineup Covers Five Price-points

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ASRock is bringing as many as five motherboard models based on the AMD X670E chipset, for upcoming Ryzen 7000-series Socket AM5 processors. The lineup includes the twins X670E Taichi and X670E Taichi Carrara at the top; followed by the X670E Steel Legend, X670E Pro RS, and the X670E Phantom Gaming Lightning. The X670E Taichi/Carrara feature a mammoth 26-phase VRM, which going by the trends, could use 90 to 105 A power-stages. You get two PCi-Express 5.0 x16 slots (x8/x8 with both populated), at least two Gen 5 M.2 slots wired to the SoC, additional Gen 5 M.2 slots from the chipset, and a plethora of connectivity options.

What sets the two Taichi boards apart is the Carrara does away with the matte-black "gearwheel" design theme, and instead features a white marble appearance. It's not known if the marble pattern is a print, or if ASRock used actual stone. ASRock has been trying to upmarket its Steel Legend SKUs for the past couple of generations, and it appears like the X670E Steel Legend will be the third-based board from the series, with no PG Velocita SKU in sight. You get just the one PCI-Express 5.0 x16, at least two Gen 5 M.2 slots, a couple of Gen 4 M.2 slots, and fairly premium connectivity, including WLAN.



The X670E Pro RS is a slight step down, features the company's less-flashy Pro design scheme. You get a slightly leaner CPU VRM, but mostly similar connectivity options to the Steel Legend. At the bottom of the stack is the X670E PG Lightning. This is the only Phantom Gaming (PG) SKU from the lineup. The board looks rather spartan. The CPU VRM solution appears similar to that of the Pro RS, but the connectivity is slimmed down, with no WLAN on offer.

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No PG Velocita SKUs = no interest in AsRock for me anymore.
How is the killer LAN/WiFi working? Is it true you can team them together for better throughput? I was considering this motherboard but was unsure about that LAN chip and the Nahimic Audio.
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Steel Legend and PG Lightning seem to be the 1s with the most pcie slots
 
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I'm actually waiting for the high end 650E boards top drop, as they might be the sweet spot between features and price. Still these 670E's offer a lot and the idea of 27W USB4 charging ports is very tempting.
 
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PS2 ports?

from what i have seen @AsRock Homepage, 4 out of 5 X670E seem to be missing a PS/2 port, so no, most probably no. Hopefully they come up with a revision that will include it.
 
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Steel Legend and PG Lightning seem to be the 1s with the most pcie slots

That's what I was thinking shame PG Lightning sacrificed on the VRM's a bit and some other area's, but 3 full length PCIE slots on the other hand is a really nice plus in terms of backward compatibility that could make use of them. So long as at least two are x8 capable that's defiantly a good perk.
 
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It's not known if the marble pattern is a print, or if ASRock used actual stone.
If it's actually marble/stone, I'll be very interested
 
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yes, more natural substances, please.
 
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