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ASRock X99 Taichi
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ASRock X99 Taichi


8/10
Overall rating 8/10

The ASRock X99 Taichi is the company's flagship Intel X99 motherboard from the Broadwell-E refresh. It combines a judicious selection of features with a palatable price to appeal to a broad swathe of the market.

Performance:
8
Features:
7.5
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Affordable price
Competitive feature set that rivals more expensive models
Attractive and unique design
THE BAD
Overclocking performance loses out to rivals
Comparatively fewer PCIe slots

Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports Intel Core i7 Processors in the LGA2011-3 package
  • Intel X99 Chipset
Memory
  • Quad Channel DDR4 memory technology
  • 8 x DIMM slots
  • Supports DDR4 3300+(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133MHz non-ECC, un-buffered memory
  • Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
  • Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB
Storage
  • 1x SATA Express port
  • 10x SATA 6Gb/s ports
  • 1x M.2 socket 3, support type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110
  • 1x M.2 socket 3, support type 2230/2242/2260/2280
  • Supports Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Audio
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec)
  • Premium Blu-ray Audio support
  • Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
  • Supports Purity Sound™ 3
  • Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
  • 115dB SNR DAC with differential amplifier
  • TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to 600 ohm headsets)
  • Pure Power-In
  • Direct Drive Technology
  • PCB isolate shielding
  • Supports DTS Connect
Video
  • Supports NVIDIA 3-way/Quad-GPU SLI Technology
  • Supports AMD 3-way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX Technology
Networking
  • Intel I218-V Gigabit LAN Controller
  • Intel I211-AT Gigabit LAN Controller
  • 1x1 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
FireWire (IEEE 1394) N.A.
Rear I/O
  • 1x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
  • 1x Optical SPDIF Out Port
  • 3x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 1x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM1142) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 1x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM1142) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 3x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® X99) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 2x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
  • 1x Clear CMOS Switch
  • HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
Internal Connectors
  • 1x COM Port Header
  • 1x TPM Header
  • 1x Power LED and Speaker Header
  • 1x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)* (Smart Fan Speed Control)
  • 1x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin)*
  • 3x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin)***
  • 1x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
  • 1x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
  • 1x Front Panel Audio Connector
  • 2x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 1x USB 3.0 Headers (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
  • 1x Dr. Debug with LED
  • 1x BIOS Selection Switch
Expansion Slots
  • 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2 @ x16 mode; PCIE4 @ x16 mode; PCIE5 @ x0 mode) (PCIE2 @ x16 mode; PCIE4 @ x8 mode; PCIE5 @ x8 mode)
  • 2x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
  • 1x Vertical M.2 socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT module
  • 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe slot
Other Features
  • ASRock X Series OC Socket
  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • - XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
  • - Premium 60A Power Choke
  • - Ultra Dual-N MOSFET (UDM)
  • - Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps (100% Japan made high quality conductive polymer capacitors)
  • - I/O Armor
  • - Sapphire Black PCB
  • - High Density Glass Fabric PCB
  • ASRock Steel Slots
  • ASRock 802.11ac WiFi
  • ASRock Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • ASRock Full Spike Protection
  • ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm

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