ASRock Unveils Motherboards For Ryzen 9000 At Computex 2024: X870E Taichi and X870E Taichi Lite

During Computex 2024, ASRock held an event to unveil some of its upcoming X870E motherboards, designed for AMD’s Zen 5-based Ryzen 9000 series processors. ASRock’s announcement includes a pair of Taichi-branded boards, the X870E Taichi and the lighter X870E Taichi lite, which uses AMD’s Promontory 21 chipset for AM5.

The current flagship model announced from ASRock’s X870E line-up for Ryzen 9000 is the ASRock X870E Taichi. ASRock is advertising a large 27-phase power delivery through 110A SPS, suggesting this board is designed for overclockers and all-around power users. Two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots provide high-speed bandwidth for cutting-edge graphics cards and other devices. The four DDR5 DIMM slots allow users to experience the most advanced memory technology for faster and more powerful configurations.

The storage offering is impressive, with three Hyper M.2 slots supporting PCIe Gen5 x4. Also present are two USB4 Type-C ports that deliver expansive and high-bandwidth connectivity with solid networking capabilities, including a Realtek 5 GbE LAN and Wi-Fi 7 CNVi. The audio setup includes a Realtek ALC4082 codec and ESS SABRE9218 DAC supporting high-fidelity sound. The BIOS flashback feature is also a nice touch, and we believe this should be a feature on all mid-range to high-end motherboards, which provides an easy way to update the firmware without installing a CPU. The X870E Taichi is a premium motherboard with a slew of features to help attain superior performance and be future-proof for emerging technologies.

The ASRock X870E Taichi Lite offers a streamlined alternative to the X870E Taichi, retaining key features like the 27-phase power delivery with 110A smart power stages, dual PCIe 5.0 x16 slots operating at x16 or x8/x8, four DDR5 DIMM slots, and three Hyper M.2 slots (PCIe Gen5 x4). It includes Realtek 5GbE LAN, Wi-Fi 7, and the ALC4082 codec with ESS SABRE9218 DAC for high-quality audio as the more premium Taichi; the Taichi Lite features a simpler silver-themed design, while the standard Taichi has a more intricate gold-accented and fanciful aesthetics.

In terms of availability, there’s no actual release date, and according to Andreas Schilling from HawrdwareLUXX, the X870E and X870 motherboards aren’t expected to be launched at the same time as the Ryzen 9000 series featuring Zen 5 cores. We will investigate this and contact the motherboard vendors to confirm the situation. Still, as X870E/X870 barely differ from the current X670E/X670 motherboards, and as they are all AM5 socketed, users can use these with Ryzen 9000 processors when they launch.

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