ASROCK Z370 TAICHI

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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

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