++++ The ASRock X399M Taichi/A/ASRK motherboard is available for approx. 350 Euro (05/2018) and is thus in the middle price segment of the AMD TR4 motherboards.
The ASRock X399M Taichi AMD TR4 DDR4 Micro ATX motherboard hardly differs from the features of adult ATX motherboards, even achieves almost identical OC results and is therefore currently without competition on the market for high-end AMD Ryzen Threadripper Micro ATX PCs!
The X399M Taichi motherboard offers a total of three PCI Express slots, eight SATA3 ports, three fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots, one U.2 32Gb/s port, one USB 3.1 Type C, one USB 3.1 Type A, up to twelve possible USB 3.1 Gen1 ports (USB 3.0), up to four possible USB 2.0 ports, two Gigabit LAN ports, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, 7.1 Purity 4 sound with content protection, analog sound output via five jacks, digital sound output via optical S/PDIF, four DDR4 slots, ASRock A-Tuning software for easy Ryzen Threadripper overclocking and fan control in Windows, ASRock RGB LED lighting, ASRock BIOS Flashback function for BIOS update without CPU and much more.
All in all, the new ASRock X399M Taichi motherboard offers a fantastic basic configuration with extensive OC options for building a current high-end AMD Ryzen Threadripper PC system in Micro ATX format – we are excited!
We would like to thank ASRock for their support.
* AMD TR4 motherboard reviews since 01.10.2017 are based on an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X/1950X CPU, MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCI Express 3.0 video card, 4x 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2666 memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit and the following software configuration: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 10 Pro, SiSoftware Sandra, Futuremark PCMark10, 3DMark and 3DMark06 (OC software is available in the Links & Downloads section). All benchmark results only offer a comparison among themselves for a rough motherboard performance comparison.