ASRock has unveiled the industry’s first micro-ATX form factor motherboard made for AMD’s Ryzen Threadrupper processors, the X399M Taichi. This board will support a full-featured Threadripper build. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin and 8-pin EPS connectors and uses an 8-phase VRM for the CPU. Power delivery components are covered by two large heatsinks, which are connected via heatpipe.
You have four DDR4 DIMM slots, which support quad-channel DDR4 memory. There are three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, at least two will run x16 bandwidth at all times.
For storage you have three 32 GB/s M.2 slots, one 32 GB/s U.2 port, and eight SATA 6GB/s ports. For networking you have two 1 GbE interfaces as well as 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth.
When it comes to USB there are eight USB 3.0 and two USB 3.1 (including 1 type-c) on the rear panel and four USB 3.0 ports via headers.
ASRock is also using their highest-grade onboard audio solution, which takes advantage of a 120 dBA SNR CODEC, audio-grade capacitors, and ground-layer isolation. Expect to see this board at CES!