Compare Motherboards: ASRock X370 Taichi vs ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING

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ASRock X370 Taichi

ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING

Price
$229.95
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Price
$249.99
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Availability
Out of Stock

Last time in stock: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Availability
In Stock
Brand
ASRock
Brand
ASUS
Model
  • X370 Taichi
  • 90-MXB500-A0UAYZ
Model
ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING
Release Date
📅 February 2017

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Release Date
📅 May 2020

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

TDP
🔌 70 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
Series
ROG
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1200
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD X370
Chipset
Intel Z490
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3333Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4500Mhz 4600Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** Memory compatibility support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
No
ECC RAM Support
No
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
8 Channels
LAN Chipset
Intel i211AT
LAN Chipset
Intel I225-V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
SLI Support
Yes
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (1 x Type-A + USB Type-C)
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to USB BIOS FlashBack)
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF out
  • 1 x USB BIOS FlashBack Button(s)
  • 5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
No
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports
0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
10
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
3
mSATA Slots
0
mSATA Slots
0
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Critic Reviews

"At around £230, ASRock’s X370 Taichi offers strong value for money. Gigabyte’s slightly-cheaper Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 is a noteworthy competitor, as is ASUS’ slight more expensive Crosshair VI Hero. However, ASRock’s X370 Taichi is a different approach to the high-end X370 motherboard that offers enough of its own unique features to appeal to a powe ..."

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Compare Motherboards: ASRock X370 Taichi 🆚 ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better Motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASRock X370 Taichi:

  • 8% cheaper, you can save $20.04.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Wireless LAN Integrated.
  • +4 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.

Reasons to pick the ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING:

  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 2800MHz, 2933MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3333MHz, 3466MHz, 3600MHz, 3733MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz, 4266MHz, 4400MHz, 4500MHz, 4600MHz
  • +1 Ports M.2.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
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