Test Setup

ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard System Setup Table

We have the latest motherboard BIOS installed which is version 1.30. Our CPU is running at the default stock performance and motherboard BIOS settings are at default. However, we do have the XMP/DOCP set for the memory so it is running at 3600MHz. The timings are 16-19-19-1T.

Latest drivers are installed for all subsystem components. They are as follows: Intel Wireless Bluetooth 21.110.0.3. Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 21.10.2.2. Intel Ethernet Controller I225-V 1.0.1.4. Realtek Audio 6.0.8940.1.

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11 Comments

  1. Thanks for the review! That’s a sweet looking and performing board. Interesting the performance difference difference between the 2 m.2 slots, pci-e 4/3. Thanks for that analysis 👍
  2. I was hesitant to go with an ASRock board, but so far my experience has been pleasant, at least in the TR4 realm.

    It’s nice to know that at least the Taichi run of mobos, seem to continue to be fair performance for the money.

  3. While listening to the pcper podcast, I think they mostly agree with your take on the board but they found the price beeing too high as the X570 taichi costs the same and B550 should be a lower budget option.
  4. If that board was $75 less it would make sense. At $300 I don’t see a reason to get this B550 over an X570.
  5. If that board was $75 less it would make sense. At $300 I don’t see a reason to get this B550 over an X570.

    I agree as well. My next board will either be a X570 or the next-gen board that comes out after that one. My next purchase, I’d like to have last as long as my X470 one did, if not longer.

  6. I was hesitant to go with an ASRock board, but so far my experience has been pleasant, at least in the TR4 realm.

    It’s nice to know that at least the Taichi run of mobos, seem to continue to be fair performance for the money.

    I have a ASRock B450 ITX board with an APU and it has been great so far.

  7. Very good review, awesome pictures. What a nice board, wish it was X570 for this quality. Price does seem high, is this going to push up next Xx70 board prices?
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