ASRock Z490 Taichi Motherboard - Unboxing

The ASRock Z490 Taichi comes in the standard cardboard package. The front is themed in black and silver which has been part of the Taichi lineup for a while now. You can also note the ASRock Gear logo for their Taichi motherboards on the front which looks great.

The front side also lists down support for Intel's 10th generation Core processors. There's also support for Intel Optane memory along with Polychrome Sync, and HDMI support mentioned.

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The backside of the package lists down the specifications and special features of the motherboard such as the 50A Dr.MOS design, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps) ports, WiFi 6 802.11ax, & other features mentioned.

The front side also comes with a full cover which gives us another preview of the feature set that the motherboard has to offer.

Inside the package is another box that contains the accessories in the top and motherboard at the bottom. It is very easy to access although the accessories are a bit scattered and things could get messy sorting out the various additions.

There are several accessories included in the package such as a Wi-Fi antenna module, four SATA III cables, screws for the M.2 storage devices, a high-bandwidth SLI bridge, a driver disk, a manual for the board and a Taichi postcard. Following is the full list of accessories in the package.

  • Quick Installation Guide, Support CD
  • 4 x SATA Data Cables
  • 1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card
  • 1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
  • 1 x ASRock Screwdriver
  • 3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
  • 2 x Standoffs for M.2 Sockets

The motherboard is housed underneath the accessories and has anti-static wrapping to protect it from any built-up electrical resistance that can affect the board.

The ASRock Z490 Taichi has a very aggressive design scheme that screams high-end. The design itself is an upgraded variation of the X570 Taichi which we had a look in our AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU review over here. It is an even bigger upgrade over the Z390 Taichi Ultimate in terms of design that I reviewed here.

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