ASROCK Z370 TAICHI
Asrock’s Z370 Taichi is a well-rounded board with great mass market appeal. It combines a rich selection of features with a very palatable price tag, so it quite effectively straddles the line between mainstream and enthusiast markets.
It comes with most of the features one expects, including three PCIE 3.0 x16 slots, eight SATA 6Gbps ports, and three M.2 sockets. That’s more than enough expansion options for most users, and eight SATA ports is actually two more than most boards usually offer, thanks to an Asmedia ASM1061 controller.
In addition, it features onboard Wi-fi, which is a nice inclusion given that the pricier ASUS and Gigabyte boards don’t offer it. Most gamers will probably opt for a wired connection, but the added flexibility could come in useful. Speaking of wired, the board is also equipped with dual Intel Gigabit LAN ports that support teaming, so this is one of the most fully featured boards when it comes to networking and storage options.
However, given that the Z370 chipset has a total of 30 HSIO lanes that are divvied