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Outside of its Aqua series of motherboards, which come with exquisitely crafted monoblocks, ASRock's Taichi brand has been a critical part of the company's offerings in the land of premium motherboards. The ASRock B550 Taichi sits at the top of its product stack and features an impressive quality feature set. Some of the most notable features include a large 16-phase power delivery, eight SATA ports, dual M.2 slots, an Intel 2.5 GbE Ethernet controller, and an Intel Wi-Fi 6 interface. At $300 it comes equal in price with the X570 version, which leaves questions on the table as to which one is actually worth the money.

ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus and TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi Motherboards

At Computex 2019, ASUS announced two TUF Gaming branded motherboards, the TUF Gaming X570-Plus and TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi. Both models are identical in terms of specifications apart from...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/12/2019

GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro AM4 Motherboard: Mid Range at $249

Since AMD announced its intention to release the Ryzen 3000 series processors during Computex, GIGABYTE unveiled a number of X570 motherboards to complement its release. The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/7/2019

ASRock X570 Pro4 and X570M Pro4 Motherboards: More For Professionals

ASRock unveiled a number of its X570 models during Computex 2019: a lot of gaming-focused models, and some extremely high-end offerings, but the ATX sized ASRock X570 Pro4 and...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/6/2019

ASRock X570 Aqua: Heaviest AMD Flagship Motherboard Ever (Plus Thunderbolt)

During Computex 2019, ASRock unveiled its latest flagship motherboard for AMD's AM4 socket, the X570 Aqua. Featured is a wide range of high-end components including 10 G LAN, Wi-Fi...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/3/2019

GIGABYTE AM4 Motherboards: PCIe 4.0 Ready for Ryzen 3000

In preparation for the launch of AMD's next generation of Ryzen processors, GIGABYTE has released a wave of firmware updates for its X470 and B450 AM4 socket motherboards. The...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/21/2019

Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme Rev. B: An Air Cooler for 320 W

Announcements of new high-performance air CPU coolers tend to get rare these days. On the one hand, many enthusiasts switched to closed loop liquid coolers in the recent years...

30 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2019

ASRock Unveils B450 Steel Legend Series: Shiny and Chrome for ATX and microATX

Today ASRock has announced two brand new motherboards based on AMD's B450 chipset. Notably, both the ASRock B450 and B450M Steel Legend feature the company's "Full Spike" ESD protection...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/25/2019

The True Shortest AM4 Motherboard: Thin-ITX Comes to AMD

There seems to be a bit of a rush on small motherboards lately for AMD systems. We saw the mini-STX platform that ASRock announced back at CES, which is...

21 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2019

The MSI B450 Tomahawk Motherboard Review: More Missile Than Axe

From the few second-generation AMD B450 and X470 motherboards we have tested, the majority have been refreshed models of pre-existing boards. Over time, the vendors have had the opportunity...

37 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/11/2018

The Biostar X470GTN Motherboard Review: AM4 ITX Revisited

Last year Biostar released the first mini-ITX AM4 motherboard and it did its utmost to impress us without too much fluff or unnecessary features - it was a simple...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/24/2018

The MSI B350M Gaming Pro Review: Micro Size, Micro Price

Although most manufacturers have a primary focus on X470 chipset motherboards, AMD has made it clear that the B350 chipset will be sticking around for a long time. The...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/12/2018

The $120 MSI X470 Gaming Plus Review: Only 4-Phase VRM, Not 11-Phase as Advertised

Low budget doesn’t necessarily mean low quality and although there are always exceptions to this rule, MSI looks to break the stigma behind this with their lowest cost X470...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/4/2018

ASUS Unveils ROG Ryujin AIO LCSes for AMD’s Ryzen & Ryzen Threadripper

ASUS has released two ROG Ryujin closed-loop liquid coolers designed for AMD’s Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper processors. Both AIO LCSes feature a square waterblock with an embedded OLED screen...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2018

The ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate Motherboard Review: Aquantia 10GbE on Ryzen

With the new X470 motherboard refresh to compliment the release of the Ryzen 2000-series of processors, motherboard vendors have had the opportunity to improve upon their previous X370 models...

44 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/2/2018

The ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/ac and B450 Gaming K4 Motherboard Reviews

With the launch of the new AMD B450 budget focused chipset, we’re taking a look at two gaming branded ASRock motherboards; the B450 Gaming ITX/ac and the Fatal1ty B450...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

GIGABYTE B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi: A Second Gen Mid-Range Motherboard

With the launch of the second generation of Ryzen, AMD also launched the X470 chipset which enabled the next generation of Precision Boost, a new adaptive storage technology called...

14 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

AMD BIOS Limitations: Bristol Ridge Dropped From Certain Motherboards

One of the functions of a motherboard BIOS, or UEFI, is the ability to discern which CPU is installed in the socket. With each new generation of CPUs, new...

34 by Ian Cutress on 6/15/2018

Tyan Tomcat EX: The First AM4 Ryzen Motherboard with Management Control

A surprise at Computex was seeing the first public AMD Ryzen-based AM4 motherboard that will implement an Aspeed AST2500 BMC chip for additional management. Tyan was showcasing its Tomcat...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

MSI B450 AM4 Motherboards at Computex

AMD's 2000-series Ryzen processors represent an incredible step forward even though they are based on a revamped architecture, but much like Intel's Coffee Lake launch, the company only released...

9 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

AMD B450 At Computex: ASRock Invite Mentions B450 Chipset on Display

ASRock on Thursday announced plans to demonstrate its new AM4 motherboards based on AMD’s yet-unannounced B450 chipset next week at Computex. The new chipset is expected to bring a...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

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