The new generation of AMD boards feature some interesting aesthetic choices, such you can see on ASRock's X470 Taichi Ultimate. The black and grey theme is contrasted by the RGBs you already knew were present, but it is worth noting that TechPowerUp considered the implementation of the blinken lighten as exceptional. Sadly the same could not be said of the audio chipset on the board, which they found lacklustre for a flagship model. Their overclocking tests showed no deficiencies, the boards ability was met or exceeded the other X470 boards they have tried.
As it is a flagship motherboard, there are quite a few features to cover in the review, which you can find here.
"In addition to the new features brought to the X470 chipset, the Taichi Ultimate offers additional SATA ports, 10 gigabit Ethernet, and superior control in overclocking using the Hyper BCLK Engine II, just to name a few. ASRock's Taichi line of motherboards have traditionally been top performers. Can the ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate and X470 chipset match up?"
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC @ [H]ard|OCP
- Biostar Racing X470GTN @ TechPowerUp
- GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI @ TechARP
- MSI MEG X399 Creation + MSI Xpander-Aero @ TechARP
- ASRock H370M-ITX/ac @ Kitguru
I’d rather have a Buildzoid
I’d rather have a Buildzoid or GN look at any MB AM4/other MB and especially at Any New TR4/TR motherboards that will have to be future proofed for Threadripper 2 and Overclocking! So that’s going to require more removing of Ugly covers and more closeups of the VRMs if folks are even considering any overclocking.
I never look at a VRMs maximum operating current as that usually comes outside of most of the VRM’s efficiency curve. So make with more VRM phases, enough to provide the current/voltage at the most efficient point on the VRM’s efficiency plot. The more the marrier the less the hairier and the VRMs begin to go all rice krispies!
Too bad you cant count on
Too bad you cant count on ASRock to update their software and drivers because the hardware designs are nice. You might get one update after launch if you are lucky.
Well, that doesn’t really
Well, that doesn’t really matter on VGA’s anyways.
But I never had any problems with their stuff. What you need is a good Bios and hardware. Drivers is not Asrock problem.
They really do good designs, can’t wait to see their MK2