ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures

We will be running the ASRock B550 Taichi in the following setup.

ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard

Test System Specs
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard: ASRock B550 Taichi
Graphics: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro 6G
Memory: 16GB G.SKILL Trident Z Royal 3600 MHz
Storage: Crucial MX 300 750GB
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12A
Power Supply: Corsair AX860i
Case: PrimoChill Praxis WetBench

For motherboard testing we will running the processor and motherboard and the default optimized settings in the BIOS (as if you would restore the defaults on the board). We feel that this is how most users will have their systems configured. So everything will be on auto, except for setting our XMP profile for our memory. Here are the tests we’ll be running.

We will also be comparing the ASRock B550 Taichi to the following X570 / B550 motherboards to give you an idea of the performance difference…

ASRock X570 Taichi
ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi)
ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi)
Gigabyte X570 AORUS Master
MSI MEG X570 Ace

Overall System Testing
PCMark 10
PCMark 8
– Home Benchmark
– Work Benchmark
– Creative Benchmark

CPU Testing
SiSoftware Sandra
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multi-Media
x264 HD Benchmark 5.0

Graphics Testing
– Time Spy Benchmark
– Fire Strike Benchmark
– Fire Strike Extreme Benchmark
– Fire Strike Ultra Benchmark

SATA, USB, Network & Power Testing
LAN Speed Test
Kill-A-Watt Meter

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