ASRock B650E Taichi Lite AMD AM5 Motherboard Review

The technical data …

Manufacturer ASRock
Description B650E Taichi Lite
Type / Chipset AMD AM5 / AMD B650 Extreme
Dimensions ++++ 20 mm (46 mm radius) from the socket to the next electrolytic capacitor or component – see Fit for Fan. The distance to the next larger cooler is approx. 41 mm (66 mm radius). The overall size of the E-ATX board is 305 x 267 mm.
Slots +++++ 1x PCIe 5.0 x16, 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (electrically only x4), when using the third M.2 slot, the PCI4 4.0 slot is deactivated, 4x DDR5 up to 7600MT/s with XMP/EXPO support, currently max. 192GB RAM in total.
Connection I/O Panel +++++ 1x RJ45 LAN 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps base-T Ethernet (Killer E3100G), 1x USB 4 Type-C (40Gb/s, 27W, 9V, 3A, PD3.0), 3x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (10Gb/s), 8x USB 3. 2 Gen1 Type-A (5Gb/s), 1x optical S/PDIF out (5.1 HD audio Realtek ALC4082 with ESS SABRE9218 DAC), 2x 3.5 mm gold-plated jack sockets (1x Mic., 1x headset up to 600 Ohm), 1x HDMI 2.1 (up to 4K 120Hz HDR with HDCP 2.3), 2x antenna for WiFi 6E 802.11ax and Bluetooth (antennas included).
Connection intern +++++ 1x PCIe Gen 5 x16 , 1x PCIe Gen 4 x16 (electrical x4), 4x SATA3, 1x Blazing M2. Gen5 x4 128Gb/s (Key M, 2230-22110), 2x Hyper M.2 Gen4 x4 64 Gb/s PCIe (Key M, 2280), 1x USB 3.2 Gen2x2 (20Gb/s) header optional, 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 (2 ports, 5Gb/s) header optional, 2x USB 2.0 headers (4 ports) optional, 1x 12V/3A RGB header, 3x 5V/3A ARGB headers and 8x 4-pin PWM connector for fans and water pumps (1x 3A, 6x 2A, 1x 1A).
Scope of delivery ++++ Motherboard, installation instructions, 4x SATA cables, 1x USB slot bracket (2x USB-A), 1x WiFi antenna, 1x spacer for M.2, 3x M.2 screws.
Miscellaneous When using the integrated graphics unit of the CPU, the USB-C Gen4 port can be used for video output. 802.11ax WLAN 6E module supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 160MHz 2×2 as well as 2.4GHz, 5Ghz and 6GHz. Drivers for Windows 10 + 11 are available. Power and reset buttons on the motherboard, plus 1x CMOS Clear (BIOS reset) and 1x BIOS Flashback (BIOS update without CPU) buttons on the rear I/O panel.
Performance* ++++ Benchmark values

Benchmark values with AMD Ryzen 5 7600X processor.

Integrated AMD Radeon and SATA SSD.
PCMark10: Overall 6760, Essentials 11672, Productivity 11645, Digital Content Creation 6169

Manual and Labeling ++++ Well-placed, complete motherboard labeling. A detailed manual with lots of help on topics such as correct CPU installation, memory installation, M.2 installation, etc. is included. Online instructions for installing a RAID array, overclocking and BIOS terminology are also available for download.

These are the PCMark 10 results in detail …

The results from this test cannot be directly compared with those from the test of the ASRock B650E Taichi, as different RAM, a different SSD and no high-performance graphics card were used this time.

ASRock B650E Taichi Lite Layout, design and features …