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ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming vs ASRock Z390 TAICHI

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ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming

ASRock Z390 TAICHI

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Brand
ASUS
Brand
ASRock
Model
  • ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING
  • STRIX B550-I GAMING
  • 90MB14L0-M0EAY0
Model
Z390 TAICHI
Release Date
📅 June 2020
Release Date
-
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 30 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Recommended supported parts
Recommended supported parts
Series
ROG
Series
-
Socket
AM4
Socket
LGA1151
Form factor
Mini ITX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
AMD B550
Chipset
Intel Z390
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3400Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3800Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz 5000Mhz 5100Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3800Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4200Mhz
* 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 memory support also depends on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
ROG SupremeFX Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC S1220A
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
Audio Channels
7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset
Intel I225-V
LAN Chipset
Intel I219-V
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
Yes
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
No
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (3 x Type-A + 1 x USB Type-C)
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port (1 x audio USB Type-C)
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x ASUS Wi-Fi Module
  • 1 x BIOS FlashBack button
  • 1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
  • 3 x LED-illuminated audio jacks
Back I/O Ports
  • 2 x Antenna Ports
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Intel Z390) (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)
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Wi-Fi Generation
6
Wi-Fi Generation
5
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x16 Slots
3
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
4
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
4
RAM Slots
2
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
64GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
Critic Reviews
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Critic Reviews

"With good overall marks offsetting minuscule competitive setbacks, the Z390 Taichi is a capable home base for a new Core i9 CPU. But buyers sitting on the fence will should check if newer firmware improves efficiency and voltage..."


What are the differences between ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming and ASRock Z390 TAICHI? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming:

  • 24% cheaper, you can save $65.00.
  • Around 57% lower thermal design power.
  • If you are building a mini ITX PC.
  • Newer Wi-Fi protocol.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 4266MHz, 4400MHz, 4600MHz, 4800MHz, 5000MHz, 5100MHz

Reasons to pick the ASRock Z390 TAICHI:

  • Supports NVIDIA SLI.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports RAID.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +2 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +2 Ports SATA 6Gb/s.
  • +2 Ports M.2.
  • +2 RAM slots.
  • +64GB maximum RAM supported.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1.
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