ASRock X399 TAICHI Review & Specifications

ASRock X399 TAICHI sTR4 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX

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Supports AMD TR4 Socket Ryzen Threadripper Series CPUs
IR Digital PWM, 11 Power Phase & Dr. MOS
7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
8 SATA3, 3 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
2 USB 3.1 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C), 12 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 8 Rear)

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Specs Overview

Model X399 TAICHI
Release Date February 2018
Series
Socket TR4
Form factor ATX
Chipset AMD X399
Supported Memory DDR4:
2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz 3200Mhz 3600Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1220
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Intel i211AT
Max LAN Speed Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 3
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 8
Maximum Supported RAM 128GB

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  • Unique Feature

    ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2
    - ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s)
    - ASRock USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s)
    ASRock Super Alloy
    - XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    - Premium 60A Power Choke
    - Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)
    - IR3555M Dr. MOS 60A
    - Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
    - I/O Armor
    - Matte Black PCB
    - High Density Glass Fabric PCB
    Intel® 802.11ac WiFi
    ASRock Steel Slots
    ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
    ASRock Ultra USB Power
    ASRock Full Spike Protection (for all USB, Audio, LAN Ports)
    ASRock Live Update & APP Shop

  • CPU

    - Supports AMD TR4 Socket Ryzen Threadripper Series CPUs
    - IR Digital PWM
    - 11 Power Phase design
    - Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine III

  • Chipset

    - AMD X399

  • Memory

    - Quad Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
    - 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
    - Supports DDR4 3600+(OC)/3200(OC)/2933(OC)/2667/2400/2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory(U-DIMM)
    - Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB*
    - 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
     

    *Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.

  • BIOS

    - 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
    - Supports "Plug and Play"
    - ACPI 5.1 compliance wake up events
    - Supports jumperfree
    - SMBIOS 2.3 support
    - CPU, VCORE_NB, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.05V, +1.8V, VDDP, PROM 2.5V, Voltage Multi-adjustment

  • Graphics

    - n/a

  • Audio

    - 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
    - Premium Blu-ray Audio support
    - Supports Surge Protection
    - Supports Purity Sound™ 4
    - Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
    - 120dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
    - TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier for Front Panel Audio Connector (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
    - Pure Power-In
    - Direct Drive Technology
    - PCB Isolate Shielding
    - Impedance Sensing on Front Out port
    - Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
    - Gold Audio Jacks
    - 15μ Gold Audio Connector
    - Supports DTS Connect

  • LAN

    - Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
    - 2 x GigaLAN Intel® I211AT
    - Supports Wake-On-LAN
    - Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
    - Supports Dual LAN with Teaming*
    - Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
    - Supports PXE
     

    *Teaming is supported on Windows® 10 RS2 and above.

  • Wireless LAN

    - Intel® 802.11ac WiFi Module (Free Bundle)
    - Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    - Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
    - Supports high speed wireless connections up to 433Mbps
    - Supports Bluetooth 4.2 / 3.0 + High speed class II

  • Slots

    - 4 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE2/PCIE4/PCIE5: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x16 (PCIE1) / x16 (PCIE4); triple at x16 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE2) / x16 (PCIE4); quad at x16 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE2) / x16 (PCIE4) / x8 (PCIE5))*
    - 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot
    - Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 4-Way CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
    - Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, 4-Way SLI™, 3-Way SLI™ and SLI™
    - 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ac module (on the rear I/O)
    - 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1 and PCIE4)
     

    *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks

  • Storage

    - 8 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    - 2 x Ultra M.2 Sockets (M2_1 and M2_2), support M Key type 2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)*
    - 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_3), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)*
    - 1 x U.2 Connector**
     

    *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
    Supports ASRock U.2 Kit

    ***If U.2 Connector is plugged, M2_1 will be disabled

  • Connector

    - 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
    - 2 x RGB LED Headers*
    - 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)**
    - 1 x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)***
    - 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
    - 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)****
    - 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector) (for Motherboard)
    - 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector) (for Motherboard)
    - 1 x 4 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector) (for Motherboard)
    - 1 x 6 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector) (for PCIe graphics card)
    - 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)*****
    - 1 x Right Angle Front Panel Audio Connector*****
    - 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    - 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports) (Supports ESD Protection)
    - 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
    - 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
    - 1 x Power Switch with LED
    - 1 x Reset Switch with LED
    - 1 x CPU Xtreme OC Switch
     

    *Each header supports up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip

    **The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12W) fan power.

    ***The CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.

    ****The Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.
    CPU_FAN1, CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2, CPU_OPT/W_PUMP and CHA_FAN3/W_PUMP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.

    *****Connect the audio device to either one of the audio connectors.

  • Rear Panel I/O

    - 2 x Antenna Ports
    - 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
    - 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
    - 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
    - 8 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 BIOS Flashback Switch
    - HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
     

    *Ultra USB Power is supported on USB3_6 port.
    ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_6 port.

  • Software and UEFI

    Software
    - ASRock A-Tuning
    - ASRock RGB LED
    - ASRock APP Charger
    - ASRock XFast LAN
    UEFI
    - ASRock Full HD UEFI
    - ASRock Instant Flash
    - ASRock Internet Flash
    - ASRock Crashless BIOS
    - ASRock Easy RAID Installer
     

    *These utilities can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.

  • Support CD

    - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar

  • Accessories

    - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
    - 4 x SATA Data Cables
    - 1 x ASRock 3-Way SLI™ Bridge Card
    - 1 x ASRock 4-Way SLI-S111 Bridge Card
    - 1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_3S Card
    - 2 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antennas
    - 3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets

  • Hardware Monitor

    - Temperature Sensing: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    - Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    - Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    - Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
    - Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, VCORE_NB, DRAM, PCH 1.05V, +1.8V, VDDP

  • Form Factor

    - ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
    - 8 Layer PCB
    - 2oz Copper PCB

  • OS

    - Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit*
     

    * Windows® 10 RS2 is supported

  • Certifications

    - FCC, CE
    - ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

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