++++ The ASRock B650E Taichi motherboard is available in stores for about 590 Euro (03/2023) and is thus in the upper price segment of AMD AM5 motherboards.
Thanks to the B650E chipset, all the latest interfaces are on board to form the perfect basis for a high-performance gaming PC. Its M.2 slots with PCIe 5.0 connection, DDR5, USB4 with 40Gb/s simply offer everything you could wish for from a motherboard. The drawbacks compared to the ASRock X670E Taichi are very small and in most cases hardly worth mentioning. The rest of the equipment doesn’t lag behind the X670E Taichi either. 6GHz WiFi 6E AX, Bluetooth, 2.5Gbit LAN and a high-quality audio section leave nothing to be desired and RGB has not been forgotten either. In terms of RGB, the B650E Taichi is even minimally ahead of the X670E Taichi.
The B650E Taichi also plays in the highest league when it comes to CPU power supply. 24 power amplifiers with 105A each for the CPU alone are second to none!
For tweakers and hardcore overclockers, the board offers buttons for power, reset and BIOS flashback as well as a 7-segment Dr. Debug LED display.
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.
* The AMD AM5 motherboard review is based on an AMD Ryzen 5 7600X processor, 2x 16GB Crucial DDR5-4800 memory modules, Lian Li 850W 80+ Gold power supply and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 11, Futuremark PCMark10 and 3DMark (available in the Links and Downloads section as download). All benchmark results are for comparison of approximate motherboard performance only.