ASRock X299 Taichi XE Motherboard Review, The Taichi Reborn

Sep 4, 2018


ASRock X299 Taichi XE

Type Motherboard
Price $309.99 US

ASRock X299 Taichi XE Motherboard- Unboxing

The ASRock X299 Taichi XE motherboard comes inside a large, rectangular shaped cardboard box. This package is very heavy compared to some normal motherboards but it shows that ASRock has packed a lot of goodies aside from the board inside the box.

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The Front has various marketing material. The board name is listed boldly on the front along with the company title "ASRock". There are other marketing logos that include Intel X299 Inside, Intel Core-X series, NVIDIA SLI, AMD Crossfire, RGB LED and Intel Optane Memory support. The whole box has a mechanical gear theme that reflects the symbol of Taichi.

The back of the box contains all the marketing details along with product specifications. Most of the marketing tags have already been detailed by us in the “Features” section above. As can be seen, this board is loaded in features. Some important highlights include Dual Intel LAN, 13 Phase Power, and DR.MOS, Hyper BCLK Engine II, Triple Ultra M.2, and RGB LED.

There's a second container within the package which houses the motherboard and all of the accessories.

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There's a good list of accessories included in the ASRock X299 Taichi package. These range from physical to software support disks. All of them are listed below:

- Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 4 x SATA Data Cables
- 1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
- 1 x ASRock 3-Way SLI-2S1S Bridge Card
- 2 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antennas
- 3 x Screws for Ultra M.2 Sockets

Out of the box, the motherboard has a very unique design and layout. The motherboard sticks to the ATX form factor regardless of all the features and additions that ASRock has made to their high-end X299 product.

ASRock X299 Taichi XE (Left) and X299 Taichi (Right) Motherboard Comparison:

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