ASRock X299 Taichi review – wheels in motion

At Computex, ASRock showed their family of X299 motherboards and some of them are particularly interesting. One of those s X299 Taichi which landed on my desk a few days ago. This review is revealing the capabilities and performance of the current ASRock flagship, as OC Formula is not launched yet.




ASRock X299 Taichi


- Intel Socket 2066 for Intel Core X-series

- Supports Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0


- Intel X299


- 8x DDR4 memory slots,

- supports 128GB in quad channel at 4400MHz+ (Skylake-X)

- supports 64GB in dual channel at 4400MHz+ (Kabylake-X)

- Quad & Dual channel memory architecture


- Realtek ALC1220 HD

- 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio

- Supports S/PDIF output


- 1x Intel i219V Gigabit

- 1x Intel i211 Gigabit

- 1x Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi


- 4x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16

- 1x PCIe 2.0 x1


Intel X299 chipset:

- 3x Ultra M.2 Socket 3

- 8x SATA3 ports

- Supports Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Rapid Recovery Technology, Intel Optane

ASMedia ASM1061

- 2x SATA3 ports

USB ports

Intel X299 chipset:

- 6x USB 2.0 ports (4 back, 2 by extension)

- 8x USB 3.1 ports (4 back, 4 by extension)

ASMedia USB 3.1:

- 3x USB 3.1 Gen2 (2 at back panel, Type-A + Type-C, plus 1x header)

Form Factor

- ATX Form Factor
- 12 x 9.6 inch (30.5 x 24.4 cm)



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