ASRock Taichi X399 Review

Overclocking & VRM Temperatures

ASRock X399 Taichi Review

Test Setup

MSI X399 Carbon
AMD Threadripper 1950X
Corsair LPX 2666MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Gskill Trident-Z 3200MHz
Corsair H100i V2
Noctua NHU14S TR4
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i  

Overclocking

Using the Tachi was actually VERY simple and easy. One thing we were concerned about was a buggy BIOS based on our experience using the X370 board. We are happy to report we had and found no issues what so ever! We found our CPU max quickly and easily and a huge plus point is Asrock are not using the standard AMD voltage offsets. Some brands dont give you full control of your voltages when manually overclocking and seeing such control with the Asrock is actually very refreshing with current AMD boards.

CPU Temperatures were about 8-10c warmer than we have had on other boards and we did try remounting our cooler several times to try and rectify this. We came to the conclusion that there must be a hidden section in the BIOS that needs tweaking a little and we would urge Asrock to investigate as this was our only (some what minor) gripe.


VRM Temperatures

As you can see below the additional heat sink has managed to keep the VRM temperatures down, quite a lot cooler than the single heat sink cooled MSI board.

 

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Most Recent Comments

16-09-2017, 14:43:52

Avet
ASRock is seriously ramping up. I am following their stuff more and more in the recent times. As you have said Tom they could work on the design, but if they are competitive with the price many people that use X299/X399 really don't care how their PC looks. Just price/performance.Quote

16-09-2017, 17:01:11

Bartacus
I hope Asrock keeps on this track! I'm an Asus fanboy, but I'd love more options. MSI seems to always make rather huge mistakes, so I wouldn't touch them with a 10 ft pole, and Gigabyte is ok I suppose, but not in Asus' league. Options are good!Quote

19-09-2017, 05:47:13

kitomano
Asus is the best one I thinkQuote

19-09-2017, 05:54:07

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitomano View Post
Asus is the best one I think
They are using the AMD offset voltages so if you want to overclock Id actually say in this rare instance they are not the best. That and the VRM fan is far too annoying.

Everything else about the Asus is epic though and sadly they could fix it all with BIOS - doubt they will because they havnt with normal Ryzen yet :/Quote

19-09-2017, 05:56:09

AlienALX
Seriously nice board Great review Tom Quote
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