AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X Review With ASRock X399 Professional Gaming and ASRock X399 Taichi Motherboards

Dec 15, 2017


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X

10th August, 2017
Type Processor
Price $799 US

ASRock X399 Taichi Motherboard- Features

The ASRock X399 Taichi is so far the cheapest of all X399 motherboards but still packs a lot of punch to itself. It comes with a similar design scheme as the X299 series with a aggressive metallic finish on the heatsinks and a matte black covers. The X399 Professional Gaming features the TR4 socket and a 11 phase Digi power delivery system. Power is provided by a single 8 pin connector and there are a total of eight DDR4 DIMM slots that can support up to 128 GB capacity in total. The motherboards can support memory speeds of up to 3600 MHz (OC+).


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The design of the ASRock X399 Taichi is a little bit more striking with the mechanical dial design that we have also seen on Intel based ASRock Taichi offerings. The motherboard packs four PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots, a single PCI-e 3.0 x1 and three M.2 slots. Storage includes 8 SATA III ports, a single U.2 port, dual USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 ports and we can also spot a 6-Pin power connector to juice up the expansion slots when running multiple array of discrete graphics cards.

The rear panel IO includes 8 USB 3.0, 2 USB 3.1 ports, dual RJ45 LAN ports, a 7.1 channel audio jack, BIS flashback switch, a single optical S/PDIF port and a Wi-Fi wireless adapter. The board will cost $340 US at launch on 10th August.

ASRock X399 Taichi Motherboard Features:

  • ASRock Super Alloy
  • Supports AMD TR4 Socket Ryzen Threadripper Series CPUs
  • IR Digital PWM, 11 Power Phase & Dr. MOS
  • Supports DDR4 3600+(OC)
  • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • NVIDIA 4-Way SLI, AMD 4-Way CrossFireX
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec), Supports DTS Connect
  • 8 SATA3, 3 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 2 USB 3.1 10Gb/s (1 Type-A + 1 Type-C), 12 USB 3.0 (4 Front, 8 Rear)
  • 1 U.2 Connector
  • Dual Intel Gigabit LAN
  • Intel 802.11ac WiFi
  • ASRock RGB LED
  • BIOS Flashback
  • Hyper BCLK Engine III

ASRock X399 Taichi Motherboard Product Gallery:

AMD X399 Motherboard Roundup:

Motherboard NameASUS ROG Zenith ExtremeASUS ROG STRIX X399-EASUS PRIME X399-AASRock FATAL1TY X399 ProfessionalASRock X399 TaichiASRock X399M TaichiAORUS X399 Gaming 7
CPU SupportAMD Ryzen Threadripper (Up To 16 Cores)AMD Ryzen Threadripper (Up To 16 Cores)AMD Ryzen Threadripper (Up To 16 Cores)AMD Ryzen Threadripper (Up To 16 Cores)AMD Ryzen Threadripper (Up To 16 Cores)AMD Ryzen Threadripper (Up To 16 Cores)AMD Ryzen Threadripper (Up To 16 Cores)
Socket TypeSocket TR4 (4094 Pin)Socket TR4 (4094 Pin)Socket TR4 (4094 Pin)Socket TR4 (4094 Pin)Socket TR4 (4094 Pin)Socket TR4 (4094 Pin)Socket TR4 (4094 Pin)
Power Phases8+28+28+21111118+2
CPU Power Connectors8+8 Pin8+4 Pin8+4 Pin8+4 Pin8+4 Pin8+4 Pin8+4 Pin
DDR4 DIMM SlotsEight (Quad Channel)Eight (Quad Channel)Eight (Quad Channel)Eight (Quad Channel)Eight (Quad Channel)Four (Quad Channel)Eight (Quad Channel)
Memory ClocksUp To 3600 MHz OCUp To 3200 MHz OCUp To 3200 MHz OCUp To 3600 MHz OCUp To 3600 MHz OCUp To 3600 MHz OCUp To 3600 MHz OC
SATA III 6 GB/s Ports6668888
U.2 Ports111221N/A
PCI-e 3.0 x16 Expansion Slots4444435
PCI-e 3.0 x1 Expansion Slots1 x1
1 x4
1 x1
1 x4
1 x1
1 x4
1 x11 x1N/AN/A
M.2 PCI-e Expansion Slots3223333
USB 3.1 Ports (Internal/External)151515221413
USB 3.0 Ports (Internal / External)N/AN/AN/A1212N/AN/A
USB 2.0 Ports (Internal / External)2444424
Networking1 x Aquantia 10/5/2.5Gbe card
1 x Intel Gbe
802.11ad WiGig
802.11ac WiFi 2x2 MU-MIMO
1 x Intel Gbe
802.11ac WiFi 2x2 MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2
1 x Intel Gbe
1 x 10 Gigabit LAN 100/1000/2500/5000/10000 Mb/s (AQUANTIA
2 x GigaLAN Intel I211AT
2 x GigaLAN Intel I211AT2 x GigaLAN Intel I211ATRivet Networks Killer E2500 LAN chip
Realtek S1220 Codec
SupremeFX S1220ASupremeFX S1220ARealtek ALC1220 Audio Codec
Realtek ALC1220 Audio CodecRealtek ALC1220 Audio CodecRealtek ALC1220 codec
Support for Sound BlasterX 720
Price$550 US$400 US$350 US$440$340$340$390
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