ASRock Announces ITs Line Of X470 Motherboards For AMD 2nd-Gen Ryzen

Posted by at 11:19 am on April 13, 2018

ASRock has debuts six new motherboards based on the AMD X470 chipset to go long with AMD opening up pre-orders for the Ryzen 2 chips. The boards are split over the company’s Taichi, Master, and Fatal1ty series and cover ATX and ITX form factors.

X470 Taichi Ultimate

The flagship of the announcement is the X470 Taichi Ultimate. This ATX motherboard features ASRock’s 16-phase power regulation circuitry, four DDR4 DIMM slots, dual reinforced PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, and dual PCIe M.2 slots (PCIe 3.0 x4 and PCIe 2.0 x2). On the connectivity front, there are front and rear USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, eight SATA 3.0 ports, and an integrated HDMI 1.4 jack.

Other features include support for ASRock’s newly created Polychrome RGB lighting ecosystem, which is based on four-pin 12V RGB and three-pin digital RGB connectors, premium integrated audio via the Realtek ALC1220 codec with dedicated headphone amplification, and a high-current PWM header dedicated for water pumps.

X470 Taichi, Master, And Fatal1ty Gaming K4

Slotting in below the Taichi Ultimate are the regular Taichi, Master SLI/ac, Master SLI, and Fatal1ty Gaming K4. The four of these boards share nearly identical features and differ mainly only in aesthetics. Between the Taichi and the two Master boards, the differences are in the design of the heatsinks, power circuitry, and the board layout. The Master series boards feature less advanced, 12-phase power regulation. Both the Taichi and the Master SLI/ac feature the same integrated wireless as the Taichi Ultimate, but sans 10GbE . It is replaced with conventional gigabit ethernet. The Master SLI loses the integrated wireless features, and is otherwise identical to the Fatal1ty Gaming K4 sans the heatsink designs.

Fatal1ty X470 Gaming-ITX/ac

The only ITX board on offer from ASRock is the Fatal1ty X470 Gaming-ITX/ac. Unfortunately, ASRock didn’t reveal full details for this board and hasn’t put up the product page for it yet. All we can say at the moment is that it has integrated WiFi (from an Intel wireless controller), a conventional ITX board layout with two DIMM slots and one metal-reinforced PCIe slot, and one PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot.

Pricing

ASRock didn’t announce pricing and availability for their motherboards yet. Let’s hope it better than when Ryzen first lunched.

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