ASRock X570 Taichi Motherboard Review

ASRock’s Taichi Series of motherboard have always been solid, while providing great value. With the X570 chipset ASRock wants to continue that tradition. ASRock has really seemed to go all out with this motherboard, if you look at all of ASRock’s current Taichi boards this is definitely the best looking out of the bunch and really stands out. ASRock has loaded this board with some pretty awesome RGB lighting and a large heatsink that covers the entire bottom half of the board. The X570 Taichi is not absent of any features you would expect to find on an X570 motherboard either, you have three PCI-Express 4.0 M.2 slots, USB 3.2 gen 2 support, WiFi 802.11ax networking, a 14-phase VRM, integrated I/O shield, and even a metal backplate. Is the X570 Taichi the best Taichi board we’ve seen yet? Read on to find out!

Special thanks to ASRock for providing us with the X570 Taichi Motherboard to review.

Features

  • Supports AMD AM4 Socket Ryzen™ 2000 and 3000 Series processors
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4Gbps) + BT 5.0
  • Supports DDR4 4666+ (OC)
  • 3 PCIe 4.0 x16, 2 PCIe 4.0 x1
  • NVIDIA® NVLink™, Quad SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound™ 4 & DTS Connect
  • 8 SATA3, 2 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4 & SATA3), 1 Hyper M.2 (PCIe Gen4 x4)
  • 3 USB 3.2 Gen2 (Rear Type A+C, Front Type-C), 8 USB 3.2 Gen1 (2 Front, 6 Rear)
  • Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • ASRock Polychrome SYNC

Packaging

The X570 Taichi comes in a very large box, much larger than other motherboard boxes. On the front it has the signature Taichi clockwork symbols and lets us know that the board is AMD Ryzen 3000 Desktop ready.

ASRock X570 Taichi Motherboard

Flipping the box over to the back we have a breakdown of some of the main features of the board as well as an overview of the rear I/O ports and a list of specifications.

ASRock X570 Taichi Motherboard

Getting everything out of the box as far as accessories go you have two bags of SATA cables, a WiFi antenna, small screw driver, a SLI bridge, ASRock case badge, standoffs and screws for the M.2 slots, a quick installation guide, and a driver and software CD.

ASRock X570 Taichi Motherboard

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