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ASRock X299 Taichi Review

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On Monday, the 19th of June, at approximately 6:45 PM, there was a knock on my door. I was lying on the living room floor with my legs up on the seat of my office chair, sleeping. You see, I'm kind of between houses right now, with my worldly possessions strewn across two cities. My supple leather couch that I love to melt into is at the OTHER house, not this one, so I had to deal with it.

The knock woke me up, but only barely. When what was going on properly registered in my foggy thoughts, I tried to clear the sleep out of my eyes and pay attention. I had been waiting for this moment for a few weeks now, and I wasn't going to miss a second.

My wife dropped two envelopes and a very large box at my head. I had to rub my forehead. If only I could explain the backstory here, you would understand it all, but that's a conversation best told over a glass of scotch, and I'm afraid my bottle is all dry at the moment. I was expecting a motherboard? Also two chips and a piece of paper? WTF is this huge thing? I asked Rachel to open it. She's nice like that.

Now it's 4:46 AM on the 21st of June, there are beer cans, fast food wrappers and something in a green bag here, and my kids are going to wake up soon. It's been 34 hours, and these CPUs... Let's talk about a motherboard! ASRock sent me their X299 Taichi. You know what that means; its perfectly average, right in the middle, but uh, if you want to get a little serious, this is yet another board that isn't going to add any stress to the moment. And thankfully so because I've got a story to tell...


CPU Support:Supports Intel Core X-Series Processor Family for the LGA 2066 Socket
Power Design: CPU Power: 13 phase
Memory Power: 2 phase
Chipset:Intel X299
Integrated Graphics:N/A
Memory:8x DIMM, Max. 128 GB; supports 4400 MHz+(OC)
Expansion Slots: 4x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
1x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
3x Ultra M.2 slot (32 Gb/s)
Storage: 8x SATA 6 Gb/s port (Intel X299)
2x SATA 6 Gb/s port (ASMedia ASM1061)
Networking:1x Giga PHY Intel I219V, 1x GigaLAN Intel I211AT
Rear Ports: 2x Antenna Ports
1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1x Optical SPDIF Out Port
2x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
1x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM3142) (Supports ESD Protection)
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM3142) (Supports ESD Protection)
4x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
2x LAN Ports
1x BIOS Flashback Switch
1x Clear CMOS Switch
6x HD Audio Jacks
Audio:Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec
Fan Headers:5x 4-pin
Form Factor:ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
Exclusive Features:
  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • 13 Power Phase Design
  • Dr. MOS
  • DDR4 4400+(OC)
  • NVIDIA 3-Way SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
  • Purity Sound 4 & DTS Connect
  • 3 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • Dual Intel Gigabit LAN
  • Intel 802.11ac WiFi
  • ASRock RGB LED
  • BIOS Flashback
  • Hyper BCLK Engine III
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