ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition AMD Motherboard Review

The technical data …

Manufacturer ASRock
Name B550 Taichi Razer Edition
Type / Chipset AMD AM4 CPU / AMD B550 chipset
Dimensions ++++ 26 mm (46 mm radius) around the socket to the next capacitor or other mainboard parts – for further information see Fit for Fan. The space to the next bigger heatsink is approx. 38 mm (59 mm radius). The overall size of this ATX motherboard is 305 x 244 mm.
Slots +++++ PCIe 4.0: 3×16, 2×1, 4x DDR4-800 – DDR4-3200, max 128GB RAM
Connectors +++++ 8x SATA3 (4x of them ASMedia ASM1061), 1x Hyper M.2 Gen4 x4 64 Gb/s, 1x M.2 Gen3 x4 32 Gb/s, 1x 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps base-T Ethernet (Killer E3100X), 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Typ-C, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Typ-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Frontpanel optional, 8x USB 3.2 Gen1 (4x of them internal, slot bracket not included), 6x USB 2.0 (4x of them internal, slot bracket not included), 8-channel Realtek ALC1220 onboard 7.1 sound with 5x 3.5 mm jacks (1x optical S/PDIF out, 1x int. Aux, ext. Line in, ext. Mic, ext. Front out, ext. Rear out, ext. Center/Subwoofer), 1x HDMI,1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x 12V RGB, 2x 5V ARGB and 7x Fan.
VCore ++++ In BIOS Vcore from 0.900 Volt to 1.800 Volt or -0.100 to +0.300V Offset
Multiplier ++++ In the BIOS from 22x to 63x (maximum multi depending on the CPU)
BCLK ++++ In the BIOS from 100 – 150 MHz
VIO/VDD ++++ DRAM Voltage (DDR4 Voltage) 1.002 to 2.196V, VTT_DDR Offset -0.600 to +0.600 Volt, VPPM 2.420 to 3.000V, VDDP 0.700 to 1.550V, VDDCR SOC -0.100 to +0.300 Volt Offset, CPU VDD +1.8V Voltage 1.700 to 2.100V.
Performance* ++++ Benchmark values comparison with different graphics cards and benchmark tools.

SiSoftware Sandra benchmark values with AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU.
SiSoftware Sandra arithmetic processor performance in Windows 10: 320,6 GOPS
SiSoftware Sandra multimedia processor performance in Windows 10: 820,16 MPixel/s

Benchmark results with AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processor.

ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC PCIe 4.0 graphics card:
3DMark Test: Time Spy 8444, Fire Strike 21192, Cloud Gate 54619, Ice Storm 211923

PCMark10: Overall 5931, Essentials 9481, Productivity 6713, Digital Content Creation 8896

Manual and Labeling +++ Well placed, complete motherboard description and good manual with a lot of tips about topics like CPU installation, memory installation, M.2 installation, etc.. The manual comes in different languages. In addition a separated Software Setup Guide with UEFI settings is contained.

ASRock B550 Taichi Razer Edition Layout, Design and Features …