Computex 2022: ASRock Unveils X670E Taichi and Taichi Carrara Edition Motherboardsby Gavin Bonshor on May 25, 2022 10:00 AM EST
At Computex 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan, ASRock has lifted the lid on a few of its X670E motherboards designed for AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7000 series of processors. The first two of ASRock's socket AM5 motherboards include the X670E Taichi and the special edition X670E Taichi Cararra. While both X670E Taichi boards are aesthetically different, the two share the same core feature set, including support for PCIe 5.0, DDR5 memory, and dual Thunderbolt 4-enabled USB Type-C ports on the rear panel.
The ASRock Taichi series is one of the most popular and premium models in its line-up. For years, the Taichi aesthetic has brought cogwheels to the design, and the Z590 Taichi for Intel's 11th Gen Core series even included a motorized cogwheel integrated into the rear panel cover.
The only difference between the ASRock X670E Taichi and the X670E Taichi Cararra is the design. The regular X670E Taichi has a primarily black finish with a bronze-looking trim on the left-hand side of the board, with RGB LEDs built into the chipset heatsink.
ASRock X670E Taichi (left) and X670E Taichi Cararra (right) motherboards
The X670E Taichi Cararra is based on Cararra Marble from Italy, which is white in color and was used for many years in ancient Roman architecture due to its elegance and strength. It is designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ASRock, and ASRock hasn't specified if the Cararra edition will be limited in numbers like its Aqua series or if it will cost more than the regular X670E Taichi.
In terms of features, both ASRock X670E Taichi models boast an advertised 26-phase power delivery, which is mightily impressive. Other features include support for DDR5 memory, dual full-length PCIe 5.0 slots (x16, x8/x8), and one PCIe 5.0 x4 M.2 slot, three PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, and eight SATA ports.
A Realtek ALC4082 HD audio codec and ESS Sabre ES9218 DAC power the onboard audio solution on the rear panel, while a Killer E3100G 2.5 GbE controller and Killer AX1675 Wi-Fi 6E provide solid networking connectivity. Regarding connectivity, ASRock includes dual Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports, five USB 3.2 G2 Type-A, and three USB 3.2 G1 Type-A ports.
At present, ASRock hasn't revealed pricing on the X670E Taichi and X670E Taichi Cararra Edition motherboards, but we expect to find out more closer to the launch of AMD's Ryzen 7000 processors expected in the fall.
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Silver5urfer - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - linkThat Cararra Marble edition looks dope. Also this round except ASRock nobody is using SATA connectors more than 6, why the hell esp when you have this huge bucketload of PCIe DMI / Chipset link speed. SATA Is much better for the HDDs like WD Red / Seagate Exos and esp SATA SSDs as well 870 EVO 4TB.
We just confirmed leak by MSI about EXPO (AMD's XMP rival for DRAM OC) that Ryzen 7000 series processors have PCIe5.0x4 chipset link, which is exactly having same bandwidth of Z690's PCIe4.0x8 speed link.
ballsystemlord - Thursday, May 26, 2022 - linkActually, I'm currently using 8.
1 for Blue-ray/DVD/CD drive.
1 for SATA SSD.
4 for HDDs in RAID configuration.
Even if I used an M.2 drive instead of an SATA SSD, that's still 7 connectors.
ballsystemlord - Thursday, June 2, 2022 - linkEDIT: I meant 6 for HDDs in RAID configuration.
at_clucks - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - link"Taichi Cararra is based on Cararra Marble from Italy,"
Is this actual marble or just looks like it?
hd-2 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - link"Based on" so my money is on stickers.
Slash3 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - linkLooks like X690E isn't "Gen5 everywhere" after all.
Is the only board with full Gen5 support so far Gigabyte's X670E Extreme?
Slash3 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - link*X670E, nice to finally have an edit button. /s
Techie2 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - linkI don't see an X690E chipset mobo. What do you see missing as "Gen5 everywhere" on the specific Asrock X670E?
Slash3 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - linkThe only Gen5 is on the CPU connected x16 PCI Express slot and the CPU connected NVMe M.2 slot - the remaining three NVMe M.2 slots are Gen4.
Techie2 - Thursday, May 26, 2022 - linkPerhaps this is because most consumers would not be using four Gen5 NVMe M.2 devices? Obviously if the X670E chipset supports more Gen5 options mobo makers are likely to enable them. If Gigabyte is using Gen5 to all PCIe and NMVe M.2 slots likely all the major mobo makers will offer this when the Ryzen 7000 CPUs are released. If not then consumers will need to pick the mobo that best meets their needs.