Highly competitive motherboard manufacturer ASRock revealed its X570 motherboard line-up ahead of the Ryzen 3000 series processors launch. Its 13th iteration of the Taichi design, the ASRock X570 Taichi includes a new RGB inspired design and shifts away from the black and white theme. Included is support for Wi-Fi 6, and interestingly supports DDR4-4666 for the new Ryzen 3000 series of processors.

The ASRock X570 Taichi redefines the range and marks a change in aesthetics across the entirety of the board. Its favored cogwheel design is still a main element of the design but it now includes black heatsink armor around the PCIe slot area. The X570 chipset is actively cooled by a fan, mainly due to the X570 chipsets tendency to run warmer than previous generations. On the rear panel cover as with the chipset heatsink is ARGB for users looking to make a visual statement with their system. The X570 Taichi uses a 14-phase power delivery and has one 8-pin and one 4-pin 12 V CPU power inputs. On the rear panel is a single Intel I211-AT Gigabit port, and features the new 802.11ax Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi 6 wireless adapter.

On the X570 Taichi is three full-length PCIe 4.0 slots operating at x16, x8/x8, and x8/x8/x4, with two PCIe 4.0 x1 slots. Underneath the heatsink armor is three PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, while the board also supports up to eight SATA devices. For users looking for Thunderbolt connectivity, a Thunderbolt AIC 5-pin connector is present, but support is limited to ASRock's separately supplied AIC card. A total of four memory slots with support for DDR4-4666 are present, with a maximum supported capacity of up to 128 GB. This marks noticeable improvement n terms of the integrated memory controller on the Ryzen 3000 processors; real-world scenarios with speeds this high are still yet to be seen.

Pricing and availability are currently unknown, but it's expected to be jointly launched alongside the Ryzen 3000 series processors.

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  • nevcairiel - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    The x16 slots are all connected to the CPU, so they will split the lanes if they need to, down to 8/8/4 (using the 4 SSD lanes as well)

    The x1 slots are connected to the chipset, so even though they are 4.0 capable, they don't use up lanes as such.
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  • RogerAndOut - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    16 come from the CPU (X16 or X8X8) and the rest (X4,X1,X1) come from the X570 chip that multiplexes the 4 lanes it had to the CPU across all its interfaces/ports. So it's peak bandwidth is X4 PCI 4.0, but that is a lot of bandwidth. The rest is that the slots get their lanes after lanes have already been allocated to extra SSDs, LAN interface and WiFi. The X570 is one big, hot chip Reply
  • rhysiam - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    Not quite. The x4 slot (PCIe5) comes from the CPU but uses the same lanes as the CPU connected m.2 slot. You can have either an m.2 NVMe SSD connected to the CPU OR use PCIe slot 5, but not both. Reply
  • John_M - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    Well, that's disappointing. I'd rather the m.2 slot and PCIe5 were both fed with four lanes of PCIe v3.0 instead of just one of them being fed with V4.0 that I can't actually use. It seems as though nobody has thought about how to use PCIe v4.0. I don't have any v4.0 capable cards. I don't even have any v3.0 cards other than graphics cards. Even my 10G Ethernet cards are v2.0 and my 1G Ethernet cards are all v1. Reply
  • npz - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    On every single Intel and AMD motherboard for Z370 and X470 that overprovision IO, they always sacrifice something, whether it's pcie lanes for m.2 or pcie slots, SATA ports, or whole pcie slots. Reply
  • npz - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    As I expected, they do the same for the X570 Taichi:
    https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X570%20Taichi/#Speci...

    *If M2_3 is occupied, PCIE5 slot will be disabled
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  • npz - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    As another example from Intel, I have this motherboard, Asus WS Z370 Pro, which has a PLX Switch. Despite that, you STILL sacrifice something:
    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/WS-Z390-PRO/s...

    *3 M2X4_1 socket shares lane with the SATA6G_56 connector:
    When using the M2X4_1 socket is PCIe or SATA device, the SATA_56 connector will be disabled.When using the SATA_56 connector, no device must be connected to the M2X4_1 connector.
    M2X4_2 socket shares lane with the U.2_2 and SATA6G_12 connector:
    When using the M2X4_2 socket is PCIe or SATA device, the U.2_2 connector will be disabled.
    When using the M2X4_2 socket is SATA device, the SATA6G_12 connector will be disabled.When using the U.2_2 connector, no device must be connected to the M2X4_2 socket.

    Someone gave a bad review on Newegg precisely because when he plugged in his second m.2 card, one his SATA ports didn't work, which he thought was a defect. Turns out it's this way because the second m.2 slot is connected to the chipset and the chipset multiplexes (i.e. mutual exclusive sharing) not switches, between two i/o paths.
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  • WatcherCK - Thursday, May 30, 2019 - link

    Does anyone with an x470 Taichi make use of PBO and if so what experiences have you had (good bad or not worth the effort?)

    And price, I hope it is less than 300 however PCIe 4 will not come cheap...
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  • Koenig168 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Aorus X570 Master is rumored to be USD299 so the Tachi should be priced around there or lower as the Master has better specs. Reply
  • evernessince - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    The Taichi has been priced around $200 USD for the last 2 generations. Only ASRock's Gaming professional mobos hit near the $300 price point.

    Might as well buy a ROG if you are going to spend $300, they consistently have the best overclocking.
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