++++ You can buy the ASRock Z390 Taichi Motherboard for a price of approx. 270 Euro (02/2019). It is in the upper price segment of the Intel LGA 1151 v2 motherboards.
The ASRock Z390 Taichi Intel LGA 1151-2 DDR4 ATX motherboard has an enormously good basic equipment, could be overclocked very high and is with the stylish gear look and addressable RGB lighting an excellent basis for Intel LGA1151 v2 Coffee Lake Gen 8 and current Coffee Lake Refresh Gen 9 high-end processors.
As basic equipment, the Z390 Taichi motherboard offers a total of five PCI Express slots, eight SATA3 ports, three fast Ultra M.2 32Gb/s slots, one front panel USB 3.1 Gen2 type-C, one USB 3.1 Gen2 type-C, three USB 3.1 Gen2 type-A, up to eight possible USB 3.1 Gen1 ports (formerly USB 3.0), up to three possible USB 2.0 ports, Intel 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2, two Gigabit LAN ports, 7.1 Purity 4 sound with content protection, analog sound output via five jack sockets, digital sound output via optical S/PDIF, four DDR4 slots, ASRock A-Tuning software for overclocking and fan control in Windows, ASRock RGB LED lighting as well as Polychrome RGB for addressable RGB LEDs and much more.
All in all, the new ASRock Z390 Taichi motherboard impressively shows what you can expect from a high-quality Intel Z390 motherboard and how high you can overclock such a motherboard with Hyper BCLK Engine II. But also the RGB lighting under the stylish gear chipset cooler, on the I/O cover and on the audio area is very impressive. Thanks to the addressable RGB LED control via UEFI and software in Windows an individual design of the case lighting is possible. So if you are looking for a strong high-end motherboard for the latest Intel LGA1151 v2 CPUs of the 8th and 9th generation for Windows 10 and would like to overclock highly, this ASRock Z390 Taichi motherboard is the perfect solution.
With this great complete package regarding basic equipment and overclocking the ASRock Z390 Taichi motherboard gets our OCinside.de Overclocking Dream Award 02/2019.
Special thanks to ASRock for their support.
* All Intel LGA1151 v2 motherboard reviews since 01.07.2018 are based on an Intel Core i7-8700K and Intel Core i9-9900K CPU, MSI Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr Gaming 3GB PCI Express 3.0 video card, 4x 16GB Ballistix Sport DDR4-2666 memory modules, Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit and the following software configuration: Microsoft 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.