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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Critic Reviews

90

ASRock has done a fine job with the X399 Taichi. It looks good, feels like a quality piece of hardware and packs all the features you can expect at this price point. If you choose to overclock your Threadripper you will have to do the job manually but...

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100

I am unable to fault the board, even if I were to be really picky I'd say it lacks detailed overclock tweak settings and perhaps RGB LED that aren't attractive but I do think that would be unjustified.If you're looking for an excellent X399 board then...

80

The X399 Taichi performance wins in important categories earns this beautiful motherboard a thumbs up. Great layout, performance, aesthetics, and a low-price help elevate this motherboard enough to get our approval, but not quite enough to achieve Editor's Choice status.

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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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