ASRock Z690 Taichi – Comptoir Hardware

Standard bearer at ASRock, the Taichi range and its recognizable design among all represent what the manufacturer knows how to do best in terms of motherboards. The Z690 Taichi that interests us today is no exception to the rule: intended for Intel’s Alder Lake processors, this LGA 1700 socket mobo is overflowing with features, expansion ports and connectors… and RGB. But who says technological showcase and high-end features also says very high price, and here too this ASRock Z690 Taichi respects this rule to the letter.

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ASRock Z690 Taichi – OCInside

Under full load (Cinebench 23 and Furmark in combination), the power consumption was a good 555 watts, after which the power limits reached a good 480 watts. The heat sinks around the CPU socket didn’t get unnaturally hot either, to be exact 40°C to the left of and 45°C above the CPU. The board didn’t get particularly warm after 35 minutes in the Aida64 system stability test either, we measured around 40°C and 44°C.

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ASRock Z690 Taichi – TweakTown

The Z690 Taichi comes in two SKUs; the standard Z690 Taichi and a Razer Edition, which we will be looking at in an upcoming review. Hardware-wise, these two platforms are nearly identical; Taichi is a Z690 chipset platform using DDR5 memory. Memory support is across four slots with a maximum capacity of 128GB. Speeds supported start at the bottom with JEDEC 4800 and run up to 6400MHz with XMP.

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ASRock Z690 Taichi – PurePC

ASRock Z690 Taichi, as befits a motherboard occupying the highest position in the hierarchy, excluding the completely niche ASRock Z690 Aqua, received a very solid equipment. The manufacturer took care of a powerful power section, an efficient cooling system, impeccable appearance and solutions that make it easier for overclockers to play. In addition, the latest modules responsible for wireless connectivity and a high-quality sound system were also added.

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ASRock Z690 Taichi – ThinkComputers

As we continue our coverage of Z690 motherboards we move over to ASRock and their Z690 Taichi motherboard. I’ve always been a fan of the Taichi series from ASRock as these boards were always loaded with features and they have that awesome clockwork theme. On the Z590 Taichi we finally got a moving gear on the board and of course they are bringing that back with the new Z690 version. On top of that you are getting all of the features you would expect from a Z690 motherboard like a 20 phase power design, PCI-Express 5.0 support, Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 gen 2×2, WiFi 6E and so much more!

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ASRock Z690 Taichi – FunkyKit

The motherboard is absolutely feature-packed and comes in a matte black finish with some gold trimmings thats’s typical of their Taichi series. The entire board is covered by serveal large full length heatshield/heatspreaders that helps cool your SSDs. Near the top of the board, you’ll find extra heatsinks with heatpipe that helps to cool the VRMs/Mosfets surrounding the processor socket. There’s also a bundled 3cm high performance fan for better cooling and silence performance. 

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ASRock Z690 Taichi – Chiphell

Compared with competing products of the same generation, the expansion configuration of the Z690 Taichi can be described as unique. For example, the onboard 2.5GbE LAN and Wi-Fi 6E network cards are the latest styles of the once-popular Killer brand, and supplemented with a classic I219V thousand Mega LAN. And the ratio of the storage interface is also “heavy SATA, light M.2”. In terms of audio, it still sticks to the classic ALC 1220 Codec configuration, and has not transitioned to the latest ALC 408x series. 

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ASRock Z690 Taichi – HardwareCooking

In terms of connectivity, high-end motherboard means we are spoiled. Indeed, on the rear connector we can count on the presence of two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C ports (40 Gbps) supporting 27 W fast charging technology for mobile devices. We also have two PCIe 5.0 slots in x16 and a third in PCIe 4.0. You can also find a real Type-A USB 3.0 port directly on the motherboard PCB and a non-angled SATA port away from the others on the edge of the card. We have on this Taichi three slots for SSD in M.2 format and all have a heat sink to avoid  Thermal Throttling . On the other hand, be careful,no PCIe Gen5 for SSDs , we will be satisfied here with PCIe Gen4.

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ASRock Z690 Taichi – PC Magazine

Aesthetically, the Z690 Taichi is an attractive board with a black PCB, black heatsinks, and metallic copper highlights. Decorative LEDs are set over the chipset and the rear I/O shroud, as well as down the right side of the board, adding extra flair whenever the board is powered up. Much of the rear of the PCB is braced in metal plating for a sturdy, stiff feel.

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