Product Comparison: ASRock X470 Taichi vs MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON


General Specifications
Brand
ASRock
MSI
Model
X470 Taichi
X470 GAMING PRO CARBON
Origin
China
China
About the Product
In addition to the built-in RGB illumination Asrock X470 Taichi also features onboard RGB headers and an addressable RGB header that allow motherboard to be connected to compatible LED devices such as strip, CPU fans, coolers, chassis and so on.
The X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AM4 ATX Motherboard from MSI is built on the AMD X470 chipset, supporting AMD Ryzen series and A-Series/Athlon processors with an AM4 socket. It has four DDR4 slots that can hold up to 64GB of dual-channel RAM at speeds of up to 3466 MHz when overclocked.
Key Specs
Form Factor
ATX
ATX
Socket
AM4
AM4
Chipset
AMD Promontory X470
AMD X470
Supported Processors
Supports 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Supports 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen
Memory Slot Type
288 pin
288 pin
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASRock X470 Taichi AMD Motherboard
  • It will support 2nd and 1st gen ryzen out of the box.
  • This is AM4 socket ATX motherboard, which I love in this.
  • Works flawless with AMD Ryzen 5 2600 at 4.1 GHz.
  • Great motherboard for ryzen 3000. 100% recommend to anyone.
  • Overclocked ryzen 2600 to 4300 and ram that wasn't on the QVL to 3400. Been working good over a year now.
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • This is a very great board. Good form factor.
  • Overall, it works and works well. Good form factor for my case.
  • Bios was easy to update to be Ryzen 3rd Gen compatible.
  • Don't buy this for a new Ryzen 3000 unless you have an older processor to update the BIOS first.
  • Completely unreliable with R9 3900x, don't waste your money on the m/b if you have that processor.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
9.6 in.
9.6 in.
Depth
2.6 in.
1.97 in.
Weight
2.89 lbs.
3.3 lbs.

ASRock X470 Taichi

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

ASRock X470 Taichi

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

ASRock X470 Taichi

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

ASRock X470 Taichi

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

Memory
Memory Type
DDR4
DDR4
Maximum Speed
3466 MHz
3466 MHz
Number Of Memory Slots
4
4
Max. Memory Supported
64 GB
128 GB

ASRock X470 Taichi

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

ASRock X470 Taichi

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

ASRock X470 Taichi

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

What customers say about "Memory"
ASRock X470 Taichi AMD Motherboard
  • Was important to make the 3200Mhz ram work well and this motherboard easily did it.
  • Good motherboard and a great overclock. 3000Mhz on ram runs great.
  • Excellent, couldn't be happier with it. Runs with 16GB of RAM and capable to do 4x more.
  • Running RAM at 3400mhz stable with solid temps.
  • Overall I like this board for the VRMs, 10Gb of ram, and it does work.
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • BIOS easy to work with specially one click to Over Clock the memory.
  • Memory XMP profiles actually work correctly as expected.
  • I can easily overclocking the cpu and memory in bios to reach highest performance ever.
  • Overall very good motherboard. Good speed memory.
  • The biggest concern was finding compatible memory.
Connectivity
PCI
5
5
PCI-E
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, PCIe 2.0 x16, 2x PCIe 2.0 x1
2x PCIe 3.0 x16, PCIe 2.0 x16, 2x PCIe 2.0 x1
HDMI
1
1
USB
4x USB 2.0, 3x USB 3.1 Gen2, 10x USB 3.1 Gen1
2x USB 3.1 Gen2, 8x USB 3.1 Gen1, 6x USB 2.0
SATA
8
8
Other Interfaces
2x M.2, 2x Antenna Ports, PS/2, Optical S/PDIF out, RJ-45, 6x audio jacks
2x M.2, DisplayPоrt, I211AT, PS/2, 5x audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF out

ASRock X470 Taichi

MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON

What customers say about "Connectivity"
ASRock X470 Taichi AMD Motherboard
  • The abundance of modern USB ports which I love in this card.
  • You won't find USB 2.0 ports on the back, at a minimum they are USB 3.1 Gen 1/3.2 gen 1 which is refreshing.
  • All the USB backwards compatible with any USB 2.0/1.1/1.0 devices.
  • 8 sata connectors for those running many storage devices.
  • Buzz and interference from the rear audio jack ports.
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • Used for an Xubuntu 18.04 install. Easy connect.
  • Simply the best install in the 25 + years I have been building my own Gaming Rigs.
  • Great look, easy installation.
  • Looks good, easy to install, doesn't crash often.
  • The top m.2 connection only supports the NVMe type m.2 drive.
Features
Native Audio
Realtek ALC1220 Codec
Realtek ALC1220 Codec
Additional Accessories Included
Driver disk, I/O Shield, 4x SATA cable, 2x M.2 Screw, Wi-Fi antenna, SLI HB Bridge 2S Card
Driver disk, MSI Gaming logo sticker, 2x SATA cables, I/O Shield, 2x Wi-Fi antennas, SLI HB BRIDGE, Cable label sticker, 2x RGB cables, M.2 Screw
Extras
ASRock Super Alloy, ASRock Polychrome SYNC, Premium 60A Power Choke, Matte Black PCB, High Density Glass Fabric PCB, 2oz Copper PCB
Full gaming I/O cover and Heatsink, PCI-E Steel Armor, Audio Boost 4 with amplifier, MSI Mystic Light utility, Multi-GPU, One click VR
What customers say about "Features"
ASRock X470 Taichi AMD Motherboard
  • The setup for the build was relatively easy as the plugs on the board were clearly marked and there was enough room between the different hardware slots.
  • One of the main reasons I chose this motherboard was the AMD bios feature, to make overclocking easy.
  • I am pleased with this motherboard's functionality and bios design. It is easy to use and looks high end.
  • Best motherboard in my opinion for heavy overclocking.
  • The Bios is not easy to find things and operate on, compared to asus.
MSI X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX Motherboard
  • The most impressive feature is the Audio Boost which supposedly improves input/output, and it did just that.
  • The new features are many and nothing in excess.
  • The feature set is perfect and it's an excellent value for the price.
  • MB has 5v rgb pin that allows me to replace RGB fans and use mysticlight to sync the RGB fans.
  • Other features, like Nvidia Sli, AMD CrossFire, 2 m.2 slot are great either.
Power
Power Connectors
24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX 12V, 4-pin ATX 12V
24-pin ATX, 2x 8-pin ATX 12V
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer


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