ASRock’s Taichi branded motherboards have been a very popular choice the last few generations for their well-balanced platform offering rock-solid, easy to use premium features at an optimal price point. The Taichi features the usual machine gear pattern over the majority of the board but in a more subdued grey and black contrast with a large gear shaped heatsink over the new Intel Z370 chipset.
With a board targeted at an optimal price to performance a target, we’ll see if any corners had to be cut. The Taichi supports the latest in connectivity from triple M.2 ports supporting RAID and Optane memory to front panel USB3.1 and we can’t count out the new 6-core, 12-thread 8th generation CPU’s to power it all.
ProClockers would like to thank ASRock for sending the Z370 Taichi over to check out!
ASRock’s take on the Z370 Taichi:
Supports 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Socket 1151)
Supports DDR4 4333+(OC)
3 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1
NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
Graphics Output Options: HDMI, Display Port
7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
Supports Purity Sound™ 4 & DTS Connect
8 SATA3, 3 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
3 USB 3.1 Gen2 (1 Front Type-C, 1 Rear Type-C, 1 Rear Type-A)
8 USB 3.1 Gen1 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN
Intel® 802.11ac WiFi + BT 4.2
ASRock RGB LED
Hyper BCLK Engine II
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready