ASRock has unveiled two of its brand new motherboards, which are equipped with AMD’s latest X399 chipset. More specifically, ASRock has debuted the X399 Professional Gaming and the X399 Taichi. For those who aren’t aware: X399 motherboards are made to cater for AMD’s upcoming Threadripper family of CPUs.
Let’s first take a look at the ASRock X399 Professional Gaming. It comes with eight RAM slots with support for quad-channel DDR4 memory and four PCIe x16 lanes, which are compatible with a four-way SLI or CrossFireX configuration. This motherboard is also equipped with three ‘Ultra’ M.2 slots.
That aside, ASRock also has the X399 Taichi motherboard – which interestingly also comes with the same key specifications as the X399 Professional Gaming. Likewise, both the X399 Professional Gaming and X399 Taichi motherboards by ASRock comes with the same design too. They come with the same metallic grey colour scheme along with somewhat similar layout of ports, slots and I/O.
ASRock, sadly, made no mention about the release date and pricing of both the X399 Professional Gaming and X399 Taichi motherboards. Despite this, now that AMD has announced that its Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will be revealed in summer 2017, we expect all X399 motherboards to be made available to consumers during then as well.