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ASRock Z690 Taichi vs ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

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ASRock Z690 Taichi

ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate

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Brand
ASRock
Brand
ASRock
Model
  • Z690 Taichi
  • 90-MXBGV0-A0UAYZ
Model
X470 Taichi Ultimate
Release Date
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Release Date
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* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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User reviews
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(17 reviews)
Price history
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Supported PC parts
Supported PC parts
Socket
LGA1700
Socket
AM4
Form factor
ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z690
Chipset
AMD X470
Supported Memory
DDR5
4800Mhz 5000Mhz 5200Mhz 5400Mhz 5600Mhz 5800Mhz 6000Mhz 6200Mhz 6400Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Killer E3100
LAN Chipset
AQUANTIA AQC107
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed
10Gbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 2 x Antenna Ports
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 2 x USB 4.0 Thunderbolt 4 Type-C Ports (40 Gb/s for USB 4.0 protocol; 40Gb/s for Thunderbolt protocol) (Supports ESD Protection)
  • * Supports USB PD 2.0 up to 9V@3A (27W) / 5V@3A (15W) charging.
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
  • * USB3_2
  • USB3_3 and USB3_4 are from Intel Z690; USB3_1 is from ASMedia ASM3042.
  • * USB3_1_2 are the Lightning Gaming Ports.
  • * Ultra USB Power is supported on USB3_3 port.
  • * ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_3 port.
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • 1 x BIOS Flashback Button
  • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks with LED)
Back I/O Ports
  • 2 x Antenna Ports
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port (10Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)*
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)*
  • 6 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • 1 x Clear CMOS Button
  • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
  • * Ultra USB Power is supported on USB3_5_6 ports.
  • * ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_5_6 ports.
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
5
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
1
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
8
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
3
M.2 Ports
3
M.2 Devices support
  • 2280 - M Key
  • 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2230 / 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
M.2 Devices support
  • 2260 / 2280 / 22110 - M Key
  • 2230 / 2242 / 2260 / 2280 - M Key
  • 2230 - E Key
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
128 GB
Maximum Supported RAM
64 GB
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Expert reviews
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Expert reviews

"Both boards are great, while the specs are similar the Taichi and Taichi Ultimate has quite some price gap. The Taichi retails at RM 979 awhile the Taichi Ultimate retails at RM 1199 – that's more than RM 200 gap for just the Aquantia 10Gbps LAN and..."


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Reasons to pick the ASRock Z690 Taichi:

  • Newer Wi-Fi protocol.
  • +64 GB maximum RAM supported.
  • Supports back I/O Thunderbolt.

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Reasons to pick the ASROCK AMD X470 Taichi Ultimate:

  • 23% cheaper, you can save $90.00.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.

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