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ASRock Taichi Z390 Motherboard Specification


ASRock Z390 Taichi may be a new board of Taichi, but it can be a stretch of a new design. ASRX chipset-based USB Gen2 (and the previous generation Z370 Taichi’s third-party USB controllers removed) Corrected a few pathways to enable. But the slot follows the same system as the previous general model, as most of the connectors do. Both boards were even called “12-phase” voltage regulators, although the Z390 version used the Ti 40-MPSF instead of the 30-amp parts of the previous board. The heater shrinkage of that benefit transistor is much larger, and the plastic short behind it gets its own RGB lamp.

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– Large Aluminum Alloy Heatsink

– Premium 60A Power Choke

– Premium Memory Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to iron powder choke)

– Combo Caps (Nichicon 12K Black Caps)

– Nichicon 12K Black Caps (100%
– Japan made high-quality conductive polymer capacitors)

– Matte Black PCB

– High-Density Glass Fabric PCB

Our tests show that the fully loaded core i9- 9900K core is pulling 50 percent more power than the i7-8700K but it is important to remember that its extra power comes from the CPU’s high clock speed and the higher voltage levels are needed to support it. When we both processors use the same core voltage to enlarge their stability limits, then 33 percent more power than 9900K 8700K
This is because in the sense of 33 percent more core and fortunately the increase of the new board increases the MP power by 33 percent. The good news is that we have reached high frequencies despite the extra core, thanks to thanks to Intel’s latest 14nm +++ lithography process.

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– Supports 9thand 8thGen Intel®Core™ Processors (Socket 1151)

– 12 Power Phase design

– Supports Intel®Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology

– Supports ASRockHyper BCLK Engine II


– Intel®Z390


– Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology

– 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots

– Supports DDR4 4200+(OC)/ 4133(OC) / 3600(OC) / 3200(OC) / 2933(OC) / 2800(OC) / 4000(OC) / 3866(OC) / 3800(OC) / 3733(OC) / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory

– Supports ECC UDIMM memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)

– Max capacity of system memory: 64GB

– Supports Intel®Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0

– 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots


– 2 x 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support (1 x Main BIOS and 1 x Backup BIOS)

– Supports Secure Backup UEFI Technology

– ACPI 6.0 Compliant wake-up events

– SMBIOS 2.7 Support

– GT Core/Cache, DRAM, VTT DDR, CPU Core/Cache, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, CPU PLL 2, CPU Cold Bug Killer, CPU PLL 1, VCCSA, VCCPLL, CLK VDD, DMI, CPU Internal PLL, GT PLL, Ring PLL, System Agent PLL, Memory Controller PLL Voltage Multi-adjustment


– Supports Intel®UHD Graphics Built-in Visuals: Intel®Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full HW Encode1, Intel®InTru™ 3D, Intel®Clear Video HD Technology, Intel®Insider™, Intel®UHD Graphics

– DirectX 12

– Dual graphics output: Support HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 ports by independent display controllers

– Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2160) @ 30Hz

– Supports DisplayPort1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096×2304) @ 60Hz

– Supports HDCP with HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports

– Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports


– 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)

– Premium Blu-ray Audio support

– Supports Purity Sound™ 4

– 120dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier

– NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier for Front Panel Audio Connector (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)

– PCB isolate shielding

– Impedance Sensing on Rear Out port

– PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel


– Gold Audio Jacks

– 15μ Gold Audio Connector

– Supports DTS Connect


– Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s

– 1 x Giga PHY Intel®I219V, 1 x GigaLAN Intel®I211AT

– Supports Wake-On-LAN

– Supports Lightning/ESD Protection

– Supports Dual LAN with Teaming*

– Supports PXE

Wireless LAN

– Intel®802.11ac WiFi Module

– IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

– Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)

– High-speed wireless connections up to 433Mbps

– Supports Bluetooth 4.2 / 3.0 + High-speed class II

We still see the same combination of three Metal-afforded x16-tall and two open-end PCIe x1 slots. As the Z370 Taichi, the top x1 slot has been removed against an M.2 storage slot, where the actual edge of a card can be rested on any drive inserted there. New for the Z390 Taichi, though, the second x1 slot is directly open points in the battery, such as if the firm does not want anything more than an X4 card.

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But the reason for the removal of the ASRock battery is a good one: where the Z370 version was second and third M2 slots removed from the end to the second and third x16 card slots, the Z390 model moved them to M.2. Storage slot where the battery used. This resulted in a board that is 120mm and 80mm SSD, where the previous version was limited to 80 mm drive in all the three slots.


– 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2/PCIE4/PCIE5: single at x16 (PCIE2); dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4); triple at x8 (PCIE2) / x4 (PCIE4) / x4 (PCIE5))

– 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)

– Supported AMD Quad CrossFireX™, 3-Way CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX

– Supported NVIDIA®Quad SLI™ and SLI™

– NVIDIA®NVLink™ with dual NVIDIA®GeForce RTX graphics cards

– 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi-802.11ac module (on the rear I/O)

– 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)

Storage Capacity

– 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel®Rapid Storage Technology 16), NCQ, AHCI, and Hot Plug

– 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMediaASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI, and Hot Plug

– 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), support M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s
module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)

– 2 x Ultra M.2 Sockets (M2_2 and M2_3), support M Key type 2260/2280/2230/2242/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)

Where Z370 Taichi had a set of cellar pads for a missing second connector, Z390 Taichi placed its single front panel audio headers. Motivate it slightly ahead for that simple cable management. A standard LED 3-pin cable, two standard RGB strips, Thunderbolt add-in card, a fan, TPM, four-pin (single port) USB 2.0 half-header, a single pin headline (Standard Dual Port) USB 2.0, Beep-code speakers, an Intel-standard LED / button group and another fan. As before, the display of a port 80 status code is slightly above the bottom of the front of the panel headings.

Form Factor

– ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm


– 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)

– 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)

– 1 x 4 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)

– 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)

– 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector (5-pin)

– 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 3 USB 2.0 ports) (Intel®Z390) (Supports ESD Protection)

– 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports) (ASMedia ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection)

– 1 x Front Panel Type C USB 3.1 Gen2 Header (ASMedia ASM1562 Retimer)

– 1 x TPM Header

– 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header

– 2 x RGB LED Headers

– 1 x Addressable LED Header

– 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)

– 1 x CPU/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)

– 6 x Chassis/Water Pump Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)

– 1 x Performance Mode / Easy OC Header

– 1 x Dr. Debug with LED

When searching for additional significant changes from the Z390 Taichi Z370 Taichi, we have found an additional 4-pin CPU capacity header, eight-pin version, one fan power connector has been removed from the rear behind the voltage regulator to the heat sink. Z-390 has eight RGB fan headers (five instead of) in Taichi, and Z390 buyers have two RGB and a well-connected LED stripe connector compared to the old RGB headgear headers. ASRXx Z390 added a heat spreader to Taichi’s third M2 slot and the front panel adjusts the USB 3.0 / 3.1 header position. And the old model’s XMP-capable switch has been ditched here.

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There are eight face-to-face SATA ports and the ASM 1061 Controller connects two ports. Sharing of HSIO paths between ports and M.2 slots is unchanged: HSIO 0 and 3 for SATA ports convert to PCI for the top M.2 slot, SATA ports 4 and 5 are treated the same way as M.2 below. Slots and intermediate M.2 slots only enable SATA port 3, using SATA M.2 drives.

Rear Panel I/O

– 2 x Antenna Ports

– 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port

– 1 x HDMI Port

– 1 x DisplayPort1.2

– 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)

– 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port

– 3 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Ports (10 Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)

– 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10Gb/s) (ReDriver) (Supports ESD Protection)

– 4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Intel®Z390) (Supports ESD Protection)

– 1 x Clear CMOS Button

– HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)

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CLR_CMOS buttons, dual gigabit Ethernet jacks, digital optical and five analog audio jacks, and all are powered by the same controllers found in previous Z370 Taichi. We still use DisplayPort1.2 and HDMI 1.4b to tweak the CPC-integrated graphics. We still get four Gen1 USB 3.1 ports. We still have legacy 433 MB / s Wi-Fi standard, but this is a new module on this board. Z390 Taichi has two more USB 3.1 Jane 2 ports (total four, one type-C) in its I/O panel, and the key Wi-Fi module is now on top of single PS / 2 ports.





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– Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield

– 1 x ASRockSLI_HB_Bridge_2S Card

– 2 x ASRockWiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antennas

– 4 x SATA Data Cables

– 3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets


– Temperature Sensing: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans

– Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature): CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans

– Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans

– Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU/Water Pump, Chassis/Water Pump Fans

– Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, DRAM VPP, VCCSA, VCCST, DMI, CPU Cold Bug Killer

Z390 Taichi has hardware and software manual, driver and application disc, an I / O slope, four SATA cables, Wi-Fi antennas, a
high bandwidth SLI bridge, and a foil-backed case badge.

For more details please visit ASRock Official Website.

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