ASrock has unveiled its latest motherboard made for Intel’s Core X processors called the X299 Taichi XE. According ASRock, the X299 Taichi XE is the company’s flagship motherboard that comes with a LGA 2066 socket. The company debuted the “original” X299 Taichi earlier this year.
Speaking of which, when it comes to design, the ASRock X299 Taichi actually comes with same aesthetics as the earlier released X299 Taichi. The only major difference between the two is that the newer X299 Taichi XE is endowed with, according to the company, a newly designed VRM, which is capable of channelling higher current delivery.
Besides that, the new CPU VRM on the X299 Taichi XE also draws power from a two 8-pin EPS connectors – the X299 Taichi only has one of those. That aside, other specifications of this motherboard include eight DDR4 DIMM slots (quad-channel), Intel 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2. Meanwhile, the ASRock X299 Taichi XE is also fitted with four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots; three M.2 slots; ten SATA 6Gbps sports; and a couple of USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports.
Unfortunately, ASRock has not announced the local date of availability and pricing for the new X299 Taichi XE motherboard. Despite this, we do expect the motherboard to be slapped with a “premium” price tag nonetheless – the original X299 Taichi currently retails for around RM1,549.
(Source: The Tech Report)