ASRock Z790 Taichi Motherboard Review

++++ The ASRock Z790 Taichi motherboard is available for approx. 530 Euro (01/2023) and is thus in the upper-price segment of Intel LGA 1700 motherboards.

The ASRock Z790 Taichi is also available as ASRock Z790 Taichi Carrara version. By the way, this has nothing to do with Carrera 😉 but is called ASRock Carrara, since the Taichi Carrara, in contrast to the tested Taichi, is not delivered in a dark design, but in a bright Carrara marble look – thus optimal for white cases.

The Intel LGA 1700 DDR5 ATX motherboard has a fantastic basic equipment with USB 4.0 Thunderbolt ports up to 2.5 Gigabit LAN at the I/O panel including addressable ARGB lighting, which is already integrated in the I/O panel, in the chipset and under the M.2 cooler. Furthermore, it can overclock current Intel LGA1700 processors of the 12th and 13th generation excellently!

As a basic configuration, the Z790 Taichi motherboard offers a total of three PCI Express slots, a total of eight SATA3 ports, four fast Hyper M.2 64Gb/s slots and one Blazing M.2 128Gb/s slot, one M.2 2230 slot with pre-installed WIFI/BT module, two USB 4.0 Thunderbolt Type-C, two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, up to ten possible USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, an additional USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C front panel port, up to six possible USB 2.0 ports, a 2.5 Gigabit LAN port, one 1 Gigabit LAN port, analog sound output via two jack sockets, digital sound output via optical S/PDIF, four DDR5 slots, ASRock A-Tuning software also for controlling the fans in Windows, ASRock Polychrome Sync RGB for addressable RGB LED lighting and much more.

The ASRock Z790 Taichi motherboard is the first-class choice for overclockers due to the Intel Z790 chipset and has an enormously strong SPS power supply. In addition, the stylish ASRock Z790 Taichi motherboard has a fantastic basic equipment and convinces with an enormous amount of USB ports up to the fast USB 4.0 Thunderbolt as well as the high-performance 2.5 Gigabit LAN port and a lot of fast M.2 slots. We would have only wished for the usual five jack sockets in the sound ports, although many users now use sound solutions via USB anyway.

With this fantastic overall package, we would like to award the ASRock Z790 Taichi motherboard our Overclocking Dream Award 01/2023.

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* All Intel LGA 1700 motherboard tests from 01.01.2022 are based on an Intel Core i7-12700K CPU, ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC PCIe 4.0 graphics card, 2x 8GB Crucial DDR5-4800 Memory, 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.

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