ASRock Z790 Taichi Motherboard Review

The technical data …

Manufacturer ASRock
Description Z790 Taichi
Typ / Chipset Intel LGA 1700 CPU / Intel Z790 Chipset
Dimensions +++ 15 mm (39 mm radius) from the socket to the next capacitor or component – see Fit for Fan. To the next bigger heatsink the space is about 28 mm (54 mm radius). The overall size of the ATX board is 305 x 267 mm.
Slots ++++ 2x PCIe 5.0 x16/x8, 1x PCIe 4.0 x4, 4x DDR5-800 – DDR5-7200+ (OC), max 128GB RAM
Connection +++++ 8x SATA3, 4x Hyper M.2 64Gb/s Gen4 x4, 1x Blazing M.2 128Gb/s Gen5 x4, 1x M.2 WIFI/BT, 1x 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps base-T Ethernet (Realtek Dragon RTL8125BG), 1x RJ-45 LAN Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Intel I219V), 2x USB 4.0 Thunderbolt 4 Type-C, 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 10x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (4x of them int. optional, slot bracket not included), 1x USB 3. 2 Gen2x2 Type-C front (int. optional, slot bezel not included), 4x USB 2.0 (via slot bezel), 6-channel Realtek ALC4082 onboard 5.1 sound with 2x 3.5 mm jacks (1x optical S/PDIF out, 1x int. aux, ext. mic, ext. line out), 1x HDMI and 8x fans (8x 4Pin).
Vcore +++++ In BIOS Vcore from 0.800 Volt to 2.200 Volt and Vcore -0.100 to +0.300 Offset
Multiplier +++++ In BIOS from 4x to 85x (maximum multi depending on CPU)
BCLK +++++ In BIOS from 97.5 – 500 MHz
VIO/VDD +++++ DRAM Voltage (DDR5 Voltage) 0.800 to 1.435V and Offset, +1.05V PCH Voltage 0.950 to 1.350V, +0. 82V PCH Voltage 0.720 to 1.120V, VCCIN AUX Voltage 1.700 to 2.500V, GPU Voltage 0.800 to 2.000 Volt and -0.100 to +0.300 Offset, VDD_CPU Voltage 1.016 to 1.656 Volt, VDD_IMC Voltage 0.005 to 1.650 Volt, CPU Load Line Calibration 1 to 5, GPU Load Line Calibration 1 to 5, P-Core/E-Core/Ring/System Agent/Memory/GT PLL Voltage Offset.
Performance* ++++ Benchmark values comparison with different graphics cards and benchmark tools.

SiSoftware Sandra benchmark results with Intel Core i7-12700K CPU.
SiSoftware Sandra Arithmetic Processor Performance: 461.4 GOPS
SiSoftware Sandra Multimedia processor performance: 799.77 MPixel/s

Benchmark values with Intel Core i7-12700K processor.

ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC PCIe 4.0 graphics card:
3DMark Time Spy: 8933
PCMark10: Overall 6260, Essentials 10295, Productivity 8138, Digital Content Creation 7948

OnBoard Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU (i7-12700K):
3DMark Time Spy: 916
PCMark10: Overall 5267, Essentials 11005, Productivity 7615, Digital Content Creation 4734

Manual and Labeling +++ Well placed, complete motherboard description and good manual with a lot of tips about topics like CPU installation, RAM installation, M.2 installation, etc.. The manual comes in different languages.

ASRock Z790 Taichi Layout, design and features …