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So he made a long ass video complaining about what is obviously a bug in the BIOS...

They are pushing out BIOSes for these boards pretty fast trying to work out the issues with Ryzen. And he is using P2.00, which is the first BIOS AFAIK, that uses the new AGESA. So I highly doubt this is the way it is meant to work, and likely just a bug that go overlooked as they rushed this BIOS out.
 
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So he made a long ass video complaining about what is obviously a bug in the BIOS...

They are pushing out BIOSes for these boards pretty fast trying to work out the issues with Ryzen. And he is using P2.00, which is the first BIOS AFAIK, that uses the new AGESA. So I highly doubt this is the way it is meant to work, and likely just a bug that go overlooked as they rushed this BIOS out.
sooooo 9.9/10 then.
 
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It'd be nice if these could actually stay in stock. I can't find them anywhere for MSRP.
 

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So he made a long ass video complaining about what is obviously a bug in the BIOS...

They are pushing out BIOSes for these boards pretty fast trying to work out the issues with Ryzen. And he is using P2.00, which is the first BIOS AFAIK, that uses the new AGESA. So I highly doubt this is the way it is meant to work, and likely just a bug that go overlooked as they rushed this BIOS out.
From what I read here:
http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4826&title=x370-taichi-bios-200
The AGESA version is still 1.0.0.3 with Bios 2.0.
 
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The Biostar X370GT7 plus included free 240GB M.2 SATA SSD might be another board to keep an eye on @ $209.99 Also Biostar didn't cheap out on the CPU VRM components.

Edit: Comes with this SSD: Biostar M200-240
 
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The Biostar X370GT7 plus included free 240GB M.2 SATA SSD might be another board to keep an eye on @ $209.99 Also Biostar didn't cheap out on the CPU VRM components.

Edit: Comes with this SSD: Biostar M200-240
It'd take me a long time to build up enough trust in Biostar to ever entertain a purchase from that company.
 
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It'd take me a long time to build up enough trust in Biostar to ever entertain a purchase from that company.
The first step to trust is to buy something from them...oh like....a motherboard.....and see how it goes. Its like dating. Except doing research on them is NOT super creepy.
 

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Have you touched the AsRock Killer motherboard? After many years I am going red again (Back to AMD). Haven't had an AMD processor since the Athlon 64.

The TaiChi seems to always be out of stock. How does the Killer SLI/Ac compare to it?
 

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Have you touched the AsRock Killer motherboard? After many years I am going red again (Back to AMD). Haven't had an AMD processor since the Athlon 64.

The TaiChi seems to always be out of stock. How does the Killer SLI/Ac compare to it?
I do not have the Killer board yet, but I do have the GAMING and GAMING K4. The GAMING K4 looks to be equal to the Taichi, but with different LAN, whereas the "regular" GAMING I have yet to open the box of (I just got it a short time ago). I think the Killer board was shipped to me, but there were some "ahem" delivery issues... apparently I wasn't home. (I was, nobody tried to deliver anything) :p
 

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I do not have the Killer board yet, but I do have the GAMING and GAMING K4. The GAMING K4 looks to be equal to the Taichi, but with different LAN, whereas the "regular" GAMING I have yet to open the box of (I just got it a short time ago). I think the Killer board was shipped to me, but there were some "ahem" delivery issues... apparently I wasn't home. (I was, nobody tried to deliver anything) :p
Thanks for that synopsis. I ordered the Fatality Gaming K4 for 147 on ebay. If the Taichi comes back in stock, the seller has a 30 day return policy.
 
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So the Z270 Taichi is worth a 10 grade too?? Because is basically the same motherboard but for Intel.
 
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So the Z270 Taichi is worth a 10 grade too?? Because is basically the same motherboard but for Intel.
Lets go with yes.
 
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Cadaveca pointed that one of the cons is that the MoBo dont come with flexible sli bridge, the intel version Z270 come with a flexible sli bridge.
 
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If anyone wants one Newegg FINALLY has these in stock again. I doubt they'll be there for long.
 

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If anyone wants one Newegg FINALLY has these in stock again. I doubt they'll be there for long.
I want one for my build but, unfortunately, no AsRock AM4 board (not just the Taichi) is available in my country :(

If i were to purchase it from another country, the customs charge would make it much more expensive then it's worth , so no point: @ least, it was so with a monitor i bought a while back :(
 

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So the Z270 Taichi is worth a 10 grade too?? Because is basically the same motherboard but for Intel.
I will likely NOT score the Z270 board @ 10/10. Sharing a name doesn't make them equally designed for the platform, although they do target the same audience. The Z270 Taichi is good (I do have one for review purposes, will get to it eventually :p) Anyway, the triple M.2 slots and the internal USB Type-A connector are not needed for this product, IMHO, and the cost of those a couple of other items could have been removed to lower the price, or the cost could have gone elsewhere. I also do not like the Super I/O being stuck on the back of the board.

But, the Z270 taichi is very affordable, and will provide just about any user with the experience they are looking for, unless you are looking to try to break memory frequency records.
 
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Just finished completing my build with this board and so far so good
 

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I've never seen someone bitch and over react so much to minor bugs in a BIOS...

Like, seriously, they are not major bugs, I've seen much worse.
 
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Like, seriously, they are not major bugs, I've seen much worse.
The question is not whether there are worse BIOS bugs out there. This is the BIOS. It should not have any bugs. Zero.
We're talking about a company that tries to make it's name on solid, robust designs - not flashy features.
BIOS should be written like a spaceship driver - every line of code and every scenario tested.

I know we're years past that, but I really miss the traditional BIOS. They... worked.
 

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I just had an issue this morning. I updated my mobo to 2.30 last night with no issues. This morning I tried to get into the UEFI and no matter what I do I couldn't get into it because no options were available. I had to use the CMOS jumper to reset it. It works now
 
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So comparing this board to the X370 Professional Gaming board, the only real difference (besides the bios background and board design) is the Professional Gaming has a 5000 Mbps lan controller for approximately $40 dollars more. I use fiber optics where I live so I would be willing to pay the money for the Professional Gaming board.
 
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Wow. A perfect rating on a motherboard? I will buy into the hype. Gonna pick this board up along with 1700x after work today. If you live in US and near a Microcenter, you can get $100 discount for the combo cpu/motherboard. Now what ddr4 do you recommend for this set up? I heard a lot of compatibility issues so far and inability to run at rated ram speed.
 
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Wow. A perfect rating on a motherboard? I will buy into the hype. Gonna pick this board up along with 1700x after work today. If you live in US and near a Microcenter, you can get $100 discount for the combo cpu/motherboard. Now what ddr4 do you recommend for this set up? I heard a lot of compatibility issues so far and inability to run at rated ram speed.
While there is still a hard limit of 3200 MHz and it still favors Samsung 1D chips, that is mostly worked out in the latest BIOS revision. Most RAM will run at rated speeds, but I would still check the ASRock site for tested and confirmed RAM compatibility.
 
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